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.

National Testing Kit Shortage Limits Student Health, Endangers Low-Income Students

Following Emory’s move to remote learning, over 350 undergraduates remain on Clairmont Campus. Most are from international or low-income backgrounds and had no other option but to stay on campus through the end of the semester. As conditions worsen in Atlanta, they will suffer the consequences of poor management of the pandemic by politicians including [...]

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U.S. Government Stimulus Package Fails College Students

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which guaranteed millions of Americans stimulus payments to combat COVID-19’s devastating economic fallout, has excluded millions of “dependent” college students and thus failed American families facing serious financial difficulty during this pandemic.  For families who suddenly have at-home college students to feed and support in quarantine, [...]

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President Fenves, Protect Students, Faculty and Staff of Color

On April 7, the Emory University Board of Trustees announced that Gregory L. Fenves would become Emory’s next president on Aug. 1, 2020. Since President Claire E. Sterk’s retirement announcement, the Presidential Selection Committee has invested considerable energy into interviewing candidates and soliciting student feedback. As we welcome Fenves to the Emory community and introduce [...]

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Professors, Students Need Compassion During the Pandemic

Ever since Emory announced on March 11 that it would shift to remote learning and suspend on-campus activities, the University’s teaching situation has been varied and unequal. As finals season approaches quickly, empathy is more necessary than ever for student success. The recent extension of the pass-fail option is a respectable gesture, but alone, it [...]

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Georgia Must Implement Statewide Mail-In Ballots, Provide Prepaid Postage

As the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, presidential primary elections nationwide have been thrown into chaos. While Illinois, Florida, Arizona and Wisconsin proceeded with their primaries as scheduled, numerous other states have pushed theirs back. Georgia postponed its primary elections until May 19 and sent absentee ballot applications to all of the state’s nearly seven million registered [...]

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