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.

Kemp Should Have Closed Georgia Weeks Ago

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp waited 30 days since the state’s first COVID-19 case to announce a statewide stay-at-home order, which took effect on April 3. As infections in Georgia approached 5,000 and the death toll passed 150, Kemp stood by and watched. He failed to protect his constituents; by waiting too long to declare a [...]

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Hourly Workers Deserve More Than Just Donations

One crucial group of the Emory community was overlooked in Emory’s initial COVID-19 response: hourly workers. In an email sent on March 27, Emory announced that they will continue to pay subcontracted dining employees through the end of the semester — while we certainly support this move, it is insufficient and exclusionary. Emory should expand [...]

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Emory: Augment the Pass-Fail Grading Option With a GPA Floor

In a matter of days, Emory administrators responded to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with a decisive transition to an online learning system. The University’s subsequent decision to offer optional pass-fail grading and an extended course withdrawal window for students unable to complete coursework due to the virus was well-intentioned but fell short. To ensure [...]

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Faced With Allegations of Improper Trades, Loeffler Has Breached the Public Trust

At this moment of international crisis, we deserve transparency, honesty and action from our political representatives to combat the existential threat of the novel coronavirus pandemic. However, numerous senators, including Georgia’s own Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), have misled the public by downplaying the current public health disaster and have failed their constituents by potentially profiting [...]

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Vote Sanders for Equality, Consistency and Leadership

On May 19, Georgia voters will choose a candidate to face President Donald Trump in the 2020 general election. These are extraordinary times; the novel coronavirus pandemic has radically altered Americans’ day-to-day lives and has emphasized the pressing need to nominate a well-equipped candidate prepared to lead through uncertainty. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is such [...]

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