Category: Coronavirus

COVID-19

The U.S. Must Grant Extended Stays for International Students

Today, over one million international students live and study in the U.S., but following the nationwide wave of university closures, many have been struggling to leave in order to comply with visa requirements. The U.S. government must grant an extension of stay for all international students who have applied for non-frivolous reasons.   Government agencies are [...]

Where Do We Go from Here? The Editorial Board Relays Parting Thoughts

As seniors embark on their post-undergraduate journeys and COVID-19 reorders the global landscape, the Wheel’s Editorial Board wanted to close the academic year by providing our thoughts on how the Emory community can move forward as individuals and as a collective. We wish you all the best. Boris Niyonzima (22C): The sole sentiment of the [...]

Summer Research to Restart, Campus Buildings to Undergo Limited Opening

University libraries and the Michael C. Carlos Museum will open with card access only beginning June 1. /Hagar Elsayed The University released a three-phase plan for restarting summer research and lab activity in a May 15 email to faculty, staff and graduate students. The plan includes safety implementation benchmarks that, if met by labs, may [...]

WHO’s Mishandling of COVID-19 Justifies Trump’s Funding Withdrawal

When the first report of COVID-19 came to light, both ambiguity, anxiety and uncertainty went hand in hand as more information (and misinformation) circulated just as quickly as toilet paper sold out in grocery stores. As the world sought answers from medical globalist organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease [...]

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The U.S. Must Grant Extended Stays for International Students

Today, over one million international students live and study in the U.S., but following the nationwide wave of university closures, many have been struggling to leave in order to comply with visa requirements. The U.S. government must grant an extension of stay for all international students who have applied for non-frivolous reasons.   Government agencies are [...]

Students Remain in Dark as Questions Loom Over Fall Semester

University leaders have committed to providing students with an update on the fall semester by June 15./Anoushka Parameswar, Staff It’s been almost a month since outgoing University President Claire E. Sterk and Interim Provost Jan Love told the Emory community in a virtual town hall they were uncertain over the status of the fall. And [...]

Where Do We Go from Here? The Editorial Board Relays Parting Thoughts

As seniors embark on their post-undergraduate journeys and COVID-19 reorders the global landscape, the Wheel’s Editorial Board wanted to close the academic year by providing our thoughts on how the Emory community can move forward as individuals and as a collective. We wish you all the best. Boris Niyonzima (22C): The sole sentiment of the [...]

Summer Research to Restart, Campus Buildings to Undergo Limited Opening

University libraries and the Michael C. Carlos Museum will open with card access only beginning June 1. /Hagar Elsayed The University released a three-phase plan for restarting summer research and lab activity in a May 15 email to faculty, staff and graduate students. The plan includes safety implementation benchmarks that, if met by labs, may [...]

Lawsuit on Behalf of All Emory Students Seeks Partial Tuition Refunds From University

Students walk along Cox Bridge./Kike Afolabi-Brown, Contributing A lawsuit filed on behalf of Willa DeMasi (21Ox, 23C) on May 8 claims the University’s transition to remote learning hampered students’ educational experiences and necessitates partial tuition refunds for all students enrolled for Spring 2020.  The complaint, filed by Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, asserts that aggregate [...]

WHO’s Mishandling of COVID-19 Justifies Trump’s Funding Withdrawal

When the first report of COVID-19 came to light, both ambiguity, anxiety and uncertainty went hand in hand as more information (and misinformation) circulated just as quickly as toilet paper sold out in grocery stores. As the world sought answers from medical globalist organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease [...]

China and WHO’s COVID-19 Negligence Warrants International Investigation

President Donald Trump’s April 14 decision to freeze U.S. funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) provoked widespread criticism even as his spars with China have been widely condemned. While Trump’s demeanor throughout the pandemic has been imprudent, his hawkish stance on China is not.  The WHO has betrayed its mission to safeguard international health [...]

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