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.

Federal Work-Study Program Must Be Reexamined and Restructured

Federal work-study is a nearly 60-year-old program that aims to support low-income students by assisting them with nonacademic expenses such as food and transportation. Today, however, many work-study positions are menial jobs, like a tour guide or library assistant, that fail to offer students invaluable work experience or sufficient financial comfort.  Amid growing worries over [...]

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Twitter Must Support Pro-Farmer Accounts in India

Since November, Indians have utilized Twitter to criticize the government’s recent agricultural reforms that have since sparked a nationwide protest of over 250 million people. As of Feb. 10, Twitter had suspended more than 500 Indian accounts sympathetic to protestors, citing fears of violence. Only after a major outcry did the company reinstate several press-related [...]

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Emory, Roll Back the Tuition Increase

Emory recently announced its plan to increase tuition by nearly 4%, a move that disregards the widespread financial hardship of the COVID-19 pandemic. We implore the Emory administration to reconsider this policy and rescind the increase. Although Emory promises to meet students’ demonstrated need through financial aid, this promise is not sufficient compensation for the [...]

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Online COVID-19 Vaccine Registrations Exclude Much of America

As the pandemic rages nationwide, states have made most COVID-19 vaccination appointments available on digital platforms, rendering registration difficult for the demographic that needs vaccines the most: the elderly.  Throughout the pandemic, those over 50 have been one of the groups at the highest risk for hospitalization, extreme illness and death due to COVID-19. As [...]

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