Madi Olivier

News Editor | Madi Olivier (she/her, 25C) is from Highland Village, Texas, and is planning on majoring in psychology and minoring in rhetoric, writing and information design on the pre-law track. Outside of the Wheel, she can be found listening to Hozier and Rainbow Kitten Surprise, binge-watching Criminal Minds or trying to pet the Emory cats.

Abrams falls behind Kemp in election defined by incumbent performance

With 41 days left until Election Day, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is trailing her opponent, Republican incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp, by over five percentage points in the race for Georgia’s governor mansion, according to Sept. 23 polling data. But Abrams’ campaign isn’t necessarily the reason behind the gap, Emory University Associate Professor of Political [...]

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Marchuck vetoes associate justice confirmation, alleges lack of communication

Emory University’s Student Government Association (SGA) President Noah Marchuck (24C) announced Sept. 22 that he vetoed Bill 56sl26, which confirmed Asmita Lehther (24Ox) as an associate justice of the Constitutional Council. The bill was passed on Sept. 12. This is Marchuck’s first veto in his tenure as SGA president. Marchuck, who originally sponsored the bill, [...]

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Rapinoe encourages first-years to use their talents, advocate for greater good during Carter Town Hall

Emory University’s 41st annual Jimmy Carter Town Hall featured U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) forward and outspoken social advocate Megan Rapinoe as the keynote speaker on Sept. 19. She was greeted by an audience of nearly 2,000 students during the town hall, which was held in-person for the first time in three years.  “To [...]

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SGA implements sustainability initiative, discusses upcoming year

Emory University’s Student Government Association (SGA) voted to instate a sustainability vice president and committee during their Sept. 12 meeting after students expressed concern about SGA’s “lack of focus” on sustainability initiatives, according to Bill 56sl18. Catherine Wang (24C) was named SGA’s first vice president of sustainability. They are an environmental science major and have [...]

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University professor remembers Gorbachev, recipient of honorary law degree, as ‘the most consequential man in the late 20th century’

Former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev — who served as the last leader of the Soviet Union from 1985 until the country dissolved in 1991 — died on Aug. 30 after a “long and grave illness” at 91 years old.  Although he is known for advocating for democratic ideals in the Soviet Union, Gorbachev left [...]

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