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.

Emory must educate students about its Confederate past

The sign outside of Kitty's Cottage in Oxford, Ga. (Emory Wheel/Eva Roytburg) Last week, the Wheel published a story recounting the physical reminders of the Confederacy on Emory’s Oxford campus and the school’s failure to educate students about its problematic history with racism and slavery.   In recent years, Emory has wrestled with its unsettling ties [...]

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Rogan flames fake news, Young’s protest could douse the fire

Singer Neil Young performing at Stavernfestivalen 2016. (Wikimedia Images/Tore Sætre) On Jan. 25, singer Neil Young released a letter demanding Spotify take down Joe Rogan’s podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, over misinformation concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine. Young is not alone; hundreds of scientists, professors and public health experts have demanded the removal of Rogan’s [...]

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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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