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, Go Test Optional in Perpetuity

On Jan. 19, the College Board temporarily scrapped SAT subject tests and the SAT essay portion due to the ongoing pandemic. Over this past year, COVID-19 has forced American higher education to reconsider the role of standardized testing in college admissions. Accordingly, many universities, Emory among them, decided to go test-optional last year, temporarily allowing [...]

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Americans Should Condemn Electoral Violence in Uganda, Rescind Aid

On Jan. 16, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni proclaimed victory in his country’s presidential election. Through violence and fear, he illegitimately retained the presidency, a position he has held since 1986. Museveni’s claim to victory has been challenged by the leading opposition candidate, Bobi Wine, who claimed that Museveni’s graft and voter intimidation rendered the election [...]

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Abolish the Death Penalty

This article contains mentions of sexual assault, torture and death. In October 2007, Lisa Montgomery became the third woman sentenced to death for the murder of Bobbie Jo Stinnet and the forced removal of Stinnet’s unborn child. On Jan. 13, Montgomery was executed by the Trump administration. After a nearly two-decade hiatus, the federal government [...]

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Professors, Listen to Students to Improve Remote Learning

From COVID-19 to the presidential election, 2020 was more than miserable, and remote learning greatly contributed to that misery. Seeking to imitate the rigor of in-person classes, many professors last semester increased assignments, administered exams during unfair timeframes and failed to accommodate student concerns.  Unless professors make reasonable adjustments, remote learning will continue to exhaust [...]

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