Category: Editorials

Kemp’s Reopening Endangers Georgians, Undermines Progress

On April 20, Georgia reported 85 deaths from COVID-19, the state’s highest single-day total since the pandemic began. Yet on the very same day, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced that he would allow some nonessential businesses to reopen statewide. These include places where social distancing is impossible, such as gyms, salons and tattoo parlors. Opening [...]

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Online or In-Person? Fall 2020 Warrants Careful Consideration

As an unprecedented spring semester ends, an uncertain fall semester looms. COVID-19’s rampage continues without a clear end in sight; consequently, universities nationwide have begun to face a gut-wrenching choice between offering online or in-person classes in the fall. Emory is no different. Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Jan Love recently [...]

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National Testing Kit Shortage Limits Student Health, Endangers Low-Income Students

Following Emory’s move to remote learning, over 350 undergraduates remain on Clairmont Campus. Most are from international or low-income backgrounds and had no other option but to stay on campus through the end of the semester. As conditions worsen in Atlanta, they will suffer the consequences of poor management of the pandemic by politicians including [...]

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U.S. Government Stimulus Package Fails College Students

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which guaranteed millions of Americans stimulus payments to combat COVID-19’s devastating economic fallout, has excluded millions of “dependent” college students and thus failed American families facing serious financial difficulty during this pandemic.  For families who suddenly have at-home college students to feed and support in quarantine, [...]

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