Lauren Balotin

Lauren is an Environmental Science and Media Studies double major from Braselton, Georgia. She is a staff writer for the Emory Wheel, a member of Pi Beta Phi, president of Emory Running Club and a member of the Emory Environment Senate Committee. In her free time, she likes to play with her four dogs, including one named Kat!

Emory Hospital Admits Lassa Fever Patient

This weekend, Emory University Hospital’s Serious Communicable Diseases Unit (SCDU) admitted a patient who has been confirmed to have Lassa fever, an endemic and viral illness that causes symptoms which resemble those of Ebola virus, according to a March 11 University press release. The U.S. State Department requested that Emory receive the patient, who had been working [...]

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2016 University Election Results Announced

Emory’s Elections Board released its results last night for this year’s student government elections, appointing College junior Max Zoberman as Student Government Association (SGA) president, College junior Molly Zhu as College Council (CC) president and Goizueta Business School junior Ria Sabnis as Student Programming Council (SPC) president. The results followed this year’s voting period, which [...]

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Students Assemble Wall at Dobbs University Center

This week, the Dobbs University Center (DUC) has become the center of debate about Israel-Palestine issues as student organizations have placed displays in the student center and have implemented programs on both sides of the conflict around campus. Emory’s Jewish community and pro-Israel student organizations will hold events this week in response to Emory Students [...]

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Challenging Societal Divides With Art in Founder’s Day Lecture

Emory students and faculty filled Emerson Concert Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 3, for the Goodrich C. White Lecture, given this year by University of Chicago Professor Theaster Gates, Jr. In the talk, which was part of Emory’s annual Founders Week celebrations, Gates spoke about racial and economic divides within society. Gates, director of Arts and Public Life and [...]

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New Art Club Seeks to Serve Previously Underserved Communities

Art Awakens is currently seeking an official charter from the Emory Student Government Association. Photo by Jason Oh/ Staff “I just want as many students to have access to the arts as possible,” said College sophomore Jenifer Norwalk, who is in the process of founding Art Awakens, an organization that aims to provide a creative [...]

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