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.

An Endorsement of SGA’s Referendum

On the surface, the upcoming proposal to separate the graduate schools from the Student Government Association (SGA) seems unnecessary. Since its founding, SGA represented Emory’s graduate students with an internal branch that had its own elected representatives and governed alongside undergraduate representatives. According to SGA President Max Zoberman, this is “not a new issue.” Graduate [...]

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The Failure of Add/Drop/Swap

Add/Drop/Swap at Emory University is a failing, antiquated system. That was the case this time last where, when the Wheel published an editorial saying so. It remains true today.  The point of Add/Drop/Swap, a period of time to pick classes before enrollment, is for students to ensure that their schedules meet their requirements and choices [...]

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On Fighting Fake News

With the inauguration of President Trump drawing near, highlighting the role of facts in the countless upcoming policy debates is crucial. The press has traditionally parsed truth from fiction in presenting their findings to the American people. It is often said that a free press strengthens the government’s civic accountability. A free press, however, means [...]

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On the Honor Code’s Proposed Amendments

On Dec. 5 and 6, the student body will vote on proposed amendments to the Honor Code. The changes, if ratified by a simple majority, will apply only to the College. After reviewing the proposed changes to the Honor Code, the Editorial Board has voted to support the amendments, but we have concerns with the [...]

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Adapting to America’s New Reality

Donald Trump’s triumph over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election represents a doomsday scenario to many Clinton supporters. His victory follows an excessively contentious election cycle, in which sensationalism overtook any real substantive discussion on policy. From his political origins in the birtherism movement, Trump’s bigoted rhetoric has caused both his allies and his [...]

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