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 Debate Leader Retires After 43 Years of Service

Executive Director of Forensics Melissa Wade will retire at the end of October after 43 years of service at Emory in which she received Emory’s highest faculty honor, the Thomas Jefferson Award, and led Emory’s Barkley Forum to 30 national intercollegiate debate titles. Wade has directly taught and worked with members of the Barkley Forum Center for Debate Education [...]

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Indigo Girls Come Home for Homecoming 2015

About 1000 Emory students, alumni and guests came to McDonough Field on both Friday and Saturday to enjoy the homecoming concerts featuring Shwayze and Indigo Girls, according to Student Programming Council (SPC) Advisor Becka Shetty. Stage lights illuminated the field while it continuously rained on Friday night as students arrived to hear Shwayze, a rapper who has had two [...]

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Beowulf Becomes Emory’s First Full-Time Therapy Dog

Students may have a new incentive to take a step back from their busy schedules and indulge in a study break this year — Emory's first full-time therapy dog. Beowulf (pronounced “Bay-Wolf”), a Native American Indian dog, is the newest addition to Emory’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) office. At only seven months old, Beowulf is in training to [...]

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A New Dining Experience

This fall, Emory’s new food service provider, Bon Appétit, introduced dining venues and more fresh, locally sourced ingredients to Emory, but some students lament the increase in prices. Last year, after committees on both the Atlanta and Oxford campuses spent more than a year sorting through vendors, Emory chose Bon Appétit to replace incumbent Sodexo. [...]

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MARBL Debuts New, Spacious Facilities

The Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL), currently undergoing renovations to create more spacious and efficient facilities, is now open to the public. Construction is set to finish in October and changes will include full-length glass windows as well as balconies that overlook Emory’s campus. . MARBL will also release 150,000 print titles as well as [...]

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