Uma Shenai

Staff Writer | Uma Shenai (she/her, 23Ox) is from Cincinnati, Ohio, majoring in neuroscience and behavioral biology and creative writing. She is a news writer for the Wheel, serves as a SGA Ox-Atlanta Liaison and works as a consultant in the Writing Center. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching Netflix and spending time with friends.

Emory tour guides voice campus compensation equity concerns

Before Hannah Morrison (21Ox, 23C) graduated from Emory’s Oxford College, she valued her experience as a tour guide and was excited to continue this passion on the Atlanta campus. But when she started the job, she noticed one major difference: she was no longer getting paid.  “I was learning all this extra stuff and doing [...]

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Oxford’s Music for Change combines fundraising with the arts

In Oxford College’s Music for Change club, musical performance, social justice and fundraising all intersect.  The club hosts concerts and other fundraising initiatives for Oxford artists, and all proceeds are donated to a variety of charities. Musicians who join or perform with Music for Change enjoy a casual environment and a tight-knit community of fellow [...]

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NIA funds Emory clinical research lab for LGBTQ health-related study

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently began funding the Wharton Lab, a research lab in Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, $812,655 for a three-year study concerning the relationship between LGBTQ individuals and age-related diseases. The study began Sept. 30 and will end in late August 2024. “I’ve really always been fascinated [...]

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Jack Harlow highlights Homecoming, but Fetty Wap doesn’t show

“Damn, I wish Fetty Wap could’ve been here,” rapper Jack Harlow said as he surveyed the crowd of over 3,800 students at the 2021 Emory University Homecoming concert. Harlow’s words midway through his performance reflected many students’ sentiments about the annual event, dubbed Swoop’s Ball, held by the Student Programming Council (SPC) on Oct. 16 [...]

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