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 Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations but Heed Marginalized Groups’ Skepticism

As one of the grimmest years in recent memory comes to an end, a glimmer of hope has emerged: a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine.  On March 30, the Trump administration established “Operation Warp Speed,” a public health initiative that expedited COVID-19 vaccine development. Although the haste wasn’t ideal, increasing vaccine development funding was necessary [...]

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Not Just First-Years: Off-Campus Students, Greek Life Also to Blame for Partying

This week, the Wheel reported that a number of first-year students disregarded the Community Compact by frequenting bars and clubs during the fall. However, the Editorial Board also recognizes that the article failed to mention two important groups: off-campus students and Greek life, two groups that are significantly contributing to the transmission of COVID-19 as [...]

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Fenves, Open a Public Investigation Into Abuse, Racism in Campus Services

The University cannot function without its Campus Services employees. Our on-campus experience is possible only because of their tireless commitment to cultivating a safe campus. Particularly during the pandemic, when sanitation and safety have taken on new urgency, they have gone above and beyond to ensure students reclaim some semblance of a college experience. They [...]

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It’s Time to Revisit Emory’s Spring Plan

Within the past few weeks, the number of COVID-19 cases has sharply risen across the U.S., with a 59% increase over two weeks ago alone. With almost 200,000 new cases each day, the U.S. is in its deadliest COVID-19 phase since the pandemic began. The Emory community has not been spared from its rapid spread.  [...]

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For the GOP, Loyalty Trumps Democracy

Since all major news outlets declared Joe Biden the president-elect of the U.S. on Nov. 7, just a handful of congressional Republicans, such as Senators Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Susan Collins (R-Maine.), have acknowledged Biden’s victory. Most, along with much of the GOP’s base, have instead chosen to stand behind President Trump and encourage his [...]

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