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A Day at Emory University, From the Other Side of the World

I would much rather be writing this sitting at my desk in my Clairmont apartment, attending my classes at 2:30 p.m., instead of groggily paying attention at 12:15 a.m. Nevertheless, like most Emory students, I’ve had to adjust to online learning. Unlike most Emory students my home is a ten-hour time difference from campus, with [...]

Emory Medical Students Aid Mentors in the Fight Against COVID-19

Emory University Hospital./Ruth Reyes As COVID-19 sweeps the U.S., current medical students are struggling to sit on the sidelines while watching their mentors battle the pandemic. Instead of keeping idle, a group of Emory medical students created the Atlanta Student COVID Response, a student-led initiative that strives to assist Emory front-line health care workers through [...]

Three Emory Sisters Unite Amidst Pandemic

Hailing from Hoover, Alabama, a suburb near Birmingham, the three Mahmood sisters — Aisha Mahmood (18C, 20PH), Fizza Mahmood (21C) and Mahaa Mahmood (18Ox, 20C) — all chose to attend Emory University, pursuing public health, medicine and law, respectively. As first generation and low-income students, the sisters have faced housing and academic hardships together as a [...]

Emory Doctors Join Forces to Create COVID-19 Guidelines

It all started with a group text between some Emory Healthcare professionals. Emory School of Medicine assistant professors and doctors Mark Caridi-Scheible and Sara Auld experienced firsthand that, in working at the intensive care units (ICU) at their respective hospitals, there were no established procedures on how to treat patients with COVID-19. The pandemic has [...]

Professor Scours Globe to Transform Western Medicine With Medical Plants

For the average American, the term “plant-based” evokes images of dietary supplements and alternative herbal medicines. For many areas of the world, however, plants are the primary source of health care. Assistant Professor of Dermatology and ethnobotanist Cassandra Quave (00C) travels the world to study how plants are used in different cultures as food, medicine [...]

Emory Parents: Heroes on the Frontlines

While the world remains indoors to combat the spread of COVID-19, some are fighting valiantly on the front lines, risking their lives every day to help those battling for their own. As Forrest Martin (21C) and Alex Fukunaga (21C) self-quarantine and attend online classes from home, their fathers, Emory Professor of Medicine and pulmonologist Dr. [...]

Working at Home in the Age of Zoom

After Emory’s halls closed, I packed my things and flew to the closest thing to India that I have in the U.S. — Houston. Coming back to a brown household is always fun. Your many relatives’ voices will undoubtedly maneuver around every concrete wall, clashing with the sound of clinking metallic pots. Any quiet that [...]

Study Abroad Students Reflect on Premature Ending

For study abroad students, the University’s decision to cancel their programs and send them back meant rushed goodbyes to friends, professors and the new life they forged far away from home.  When the Office of the Provost announced the transition to remote learning following an extended spring break, Emory study abroad programs were not far [...]

Emory Students Channel Creative Outlets to Weather Pandemic

Following Emory’s decision to extend spring break and transition courses to online learning, thousands of students suddenly found themselves confused, uncertain and completely bored out of their minds. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has discouraged large gatherings, and almost all U.S. governors have asked citizens to self-quarantine at home for at least 14 [...]

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EMORY LIFE

To Return or Not to Return? Students Ambivalent Over In-Person Fall Term

On June 11, Outgoing President Claire Sterk and President-elect Gregory Fenves answered the question that loomed over students since the campus closure in March: Will Emory reopen for the fall? They answered yes, with restrictions. Now the question becomes, is returning worth it?  With a myriad of restrictions planned for the fall, students are uncertain [...]

Emory and Tech Students Take on COVID-19 in Hackathon

What can students do about COVID-19? On May 8, over 500 students participated in a virtual hackathon hosted by the Emory Global Health Institute (EGHI) and Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) called EGHI/GT Hack COVID-19, in a call to find practical public health technologies to address COVID-19.  The event occurred in two rounds, from [...]

Graduating Into a Recession: Life Advice from the Class of 2008

As COVID-19 ravages the country, the U.S. has faced a significant surge in unemployment — dismal prospects that have inevitably impacted the lives of many Emory seniors. But this isn’t the first time newly graduated students have had to brace a recession. While the Class of 2020 navigates a volatile workforce, a few members of [...]

The Challenge of Upholding Academic Integrity, Virtually

Based out of White Hall, the Honor Council serves to uphold academic integrity./Jason Oh, Contributing As students work from home fighting mental, academic and financial stressors, the Emory College Honor Council’s responsibility of upholding academic integrity remains pertinent now more than ever, albeit with certain changes to its procedures. The Honor Council consists of 20 [...]

A Day at Emory University, From the Other Side of the World

I would much rather be writing this sitting at my desk in my Clairmont apartment, attending my classes at 2:30 p.m., instead of groggily paying attention at 12:15 a.m. Nevertheless, like most Emory students, I’ve had to adjust to online learning. Unlike most Emory students my home is a ten-hour time difference from campus, with [...]

Emory Medical Students Aid Mentors in the Fight Against COVID-19

Emory University Hospital./Ruth Reyes As COVID-19 sweeps the U.S., current medical students are struggling to sit on the sidelines while watching their mentors battle the pandemic. Instead of keeping idle, a group of Emory medical students created the Atlanta Student COVID Response, a student-led initiative that strives to assist Emory front-line health care workers through [...]

Three Emory Sisters Unite Amidst Pandemic

Hailing from Hoover, Alabama, a suburb near Birmingham, the three Mahmood sisters — Aisha Mahmood (18C, 20PH), Fizza Mahmood (21C) and Mahaa Mahmood (18Ox, 20C) — all chose to attend Emory University, pursuing public health, medicine and law, respectively. As first generation and low-income students, the sisters have faced housing and academic hardships together as a [...]

Emory Doctors Join Forces to Create COVID-19 Guidelines

It all started with a group text between some Emory Healthcare professionals. Emory School of Medicine assistant professors and doctors Mark Caridi-Scheible and Sara Auld experienced firsthand that, in working at the intensive care units (ICU) at their respective hospitals, there were no established procedures on how to treat patients with COVID-19. The pandemic has [...]

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