Category: Editorials

Students demand compensation and transparency in wake of universities’ alleged price-fixing

Emory University was one of 16 universities named in a federal lawsuit that alleged the schools had violated antitrust laws by illegally colluding to manipulate the amount of financial aid granted to students. (Emory Wheel/Jackson Schneider) In a recent federal lawsuit, five former college students alleged that 16 major U.S. universities, including Emory, violated antitrust [...]

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Fight corporations sway over elections with democracy dollars

(Wikimedia Images/TapTheForwardAssist) On Jan. 6, 2021, an armed mob, fueled by former President Donald Trump's false claims of electoral fraud, launched an attack on Capitol Hill which left five people dead and our democracy on a knife’s edge.  Many corporate and industry political action committees (PACs) such as Toyota, Cigna and AT&T publicly pledged to [...]

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University shutdowns are counterproductive. We need a long-term COVID-19 plan.

Photo Courtesy of the Georgia Institute of Technology Emory University President Greg Fenves announced days before the new year that the spring semester would begin with virtual classes due to a nationwide spike in COVID-19 cases caused by the Omicron variant. In addition to online classes, Emory’s new policies include reduced extracurricular activities and a [...]

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GERs aren’t working. It’s time for the system to change.

(Flickr/toml1959) Emory has eleven categories of general education requirements (GERs), 12 credit hours of which can be satisfied with Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) test scores for a total of 18 credit hours between the two. Students who had access to those programs in high school can move on to upper-level classes quickly, [...]

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