The Editorial Board

The Editorial Board is the official voice of the Emory Wheel and is editorially separate from the Wheel's board of editors.

Students demand compensation and transparency in wake of universities’ alleged price-fixing

Emory University was one of 16 universities named in a federal lawsuit that alleged the schools had violated antitrust laws by illegally colluding to manipulate the amount of financial aid granted to students. (Emory Wheel/Jackson Schneider) In a recent federal lawsuit, five former college students alleged that 16 major U.S. universities, including Emory, violated antitrust [...]

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Fight corporations sway over elections with democracy dollars

(Wikimedia Images/TapTheForwardAssist) On Jan. 6, 2021, an armed mob, fueled by former President Donald Trump's false claims of electoral fraud, launched an attack on Capitol Hill which left five people dead and our democracy on a knife’s edge.  Many corporate and industry political action committees (PACs) such as Toyota, Cigna and AT&T publicly pledged to [...]

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University shutdowns are counterproductive. We need a long-term COVID-19 plan.

Photo Courtesy of the Georgia Institute of Technology Emory University President Greg Fenves announced days before the new year that the spring semester would begin with virtual classes due to a nationwide spike in COVID-19 cases caused by the Omicron variant. In addition to online classes, Emory’s new policies include reduced extracurricular activities and a [...]

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GERs aren’t working. It’s time for the system to change.

(Flickr/toml1959) Emory has eleven categories of general education requirements (GERs), 12 credit hours of which can be satisfied with Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) test scores for a total of 18 credit hours between the two. Students who had access to those programs in high school can move on to upper-level classes quickly, [...]

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