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.

VA Emergency Exposes Need for Crisis Training

Last Thursday, Emory issued a “shelter in place” citing a police emergency in the Clairmont Campus/Lullwater Preserve/VA Hospital area. Across campus, rumors circulated about the source of the emergency and distorted allegations, including the presence of an active shooter, which was not the case. For those who were in class, many professors were either unaware [...]

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GSGA Needs Checks and Balances

After its precarious split from the undergraduate Student Government Association (SGA) last year, the Graduate Student Government Association (GSGA) finally released their constitution to The Emory Wheel after multiple requests for the document. GSGA has supposedly been operating under this code for the last five months, since ratifying it April 17. Unlike SGA, GSGA’s constitution [...]

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Police Must Accept Risk, Show Restraint

“Why did you have to shoot?” Those are the painful words uttered by Bill Schultz in response to the fatal shooting of his child, Scout Schultz, a fourth-year engineering student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, who was killed by a Georgia Tech Police Department (GTPD) officer on Saturday night. This question posed by Scout’s [...]

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DACA Rescinded, Emory Steps Up

Last week, the Trump administration announced the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). If Congress does not pass sweeping immigration reform before then, nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants will be at risk for deportation. Trump’s decision — politics aside — struck fear and uncertainty into the hearts of hundreds of thousands of young [...]

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SGA Elections: Choosing an Effective Representative

After a year of turmoil in the Student Government Association (SGA), freshmen representative elections are at the pinnacle of importance. Though the freshman elections may seem trivial to upperclassmen, it is no secret that SGA, like most college organizations, is nepotic. The legislators we elect to represent the freshman class will likely end up in [...]

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