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.

Clery Report Reveals University’s Long Struggle to Overcome Sexual Violence

In 2013, the U.S. Department of Education launched an investigation into 55 universities for failing to adhere to Title IX, a federal law which protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs. Emory was one such university. During the investigation, which lasted from two years, Emory students reported 191 incidents of sexual harassment, including 62 [...]

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The Capitol Riot Embodied American White Supremacy

The disease of white supremacy has plagued the United States since its inception. Over the last four years, Trump has emboldened white supremacists with inflammatory language and even elevated them to positions of power. On Jan. 6, his followers — domestic terrorists, not protesters or rioters — desecrated a pillar of our democracy, but their [...]

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Emory Must Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations but Heed Marginalized Groups’ Skepticism

As one of the grimmest years in recent memory comes to an end, a glimmer of hope has emerged: a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine.  On March 30, the Trump administration established “Operation Warp Speed,” a public health initiative that expedited COVID-19 vaccine development. Although the haste wasn’t ideal, increasing vaccine development funding was necessary [...]

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Not Just First-Years: Off-Campus Students, Greek Life Also to Blame for Partying

This week, the Wheel reported that a number of first-year students disregarded the Community Compact by frequenting bars and clubs during the fall. However, the Editorial Board also recognizes that the article failed to mention two important groups: off-campus students and Greek life, two groups that are significantly contributing to the transmission of COVID-19 as [...]

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Fenves, Open a Public Investigation Into Abuse, Racism in Campus Services

The University cannot function without its Campus Services employees. Our on-campus experience is possible only because of their tireless commitment to cultivating a safe campus. Particularly during the pandemic, when sanitation and safety have taken on new urgency, they have gone above and beyond to ensure students reclaim some semblance of a college experience. They [...]

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