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Friends, family commemorate sophomore Gabriella Crabtree as having ‘the heart and soul of an angel’

Gabriella Crabtree, who was a sophomore at Emory University, died on Feb. 20 at 20 years old. At Emory, Gabriella, more commonly known as Gabby, studied nursing, was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority and served as a group leader for Emory Friends for myLIFE, a club that brings Emory students together with peer-aged [...]

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50 years later, former students reflect on gender quota

Carol Allen (74C) was excited about the prospect of the College of William & Mary after hearing about a family friend’s enriching experience there. She had the grades, the accolades and a strong academic record, only to find herself “totally stunned” when she saw her rejection. After Allen’s family friend talked to William & Mary [...]

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Students Say ‘Rest Days’ Aren’t Restful

In an effort to prevent student travel during the pandemic, Emory canceled spring break for the spring 2021 semester. In its place, the University implemented three “rest days” with no classes on February 17, March 16 and April 14. The Emory College Faculty Senate also passed a resolution recommending professors implement a “no assignment” week [...]

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Emory Reports Over 300 COVID-19 Community Compact Violations During Fall 2020

Emory University received over 300 complaints of students in violation of the COVID-19 community compact, according to a March 9 email to the Wheel from Senior Director of Communications in Campus Life Tomika DePriest.  The violations included failing to wear a mask, socially distance and test. The University estimates 280 students received warnings and “somewhere [...]

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University Increases Gathering Limit to 25, Resumes Some Sports Competition

Updated 3/10/21 at 6:48 p.m. Emory University announced that its “gathering policy limit” will increase from 10 to 25 individuals for events held both indoors and outdoors, a Wednesday email from Associate Vice President and executive Director for COVID-19 Response and Recovery Amir St. Clair read. A faculty or staff member is no longer required [...]

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Resident Advisors Overwhelmed by Newfound Obligations, University’s Insufficient Response

After navigating months of tumultuous COVID-19 updates, students returned to Emory campuses ready to make friends, start classes and regain a sense of normalcy. But less than two weeks into the school year, numerous resident advisors (RA) are exasperated: students blatantly ignore safety regulations and RAs are unprepared to enforce them. “Folks seem to be [...]

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Tell Us Your Questions and Concerns About COVID-19 and Emory

Emory University announced on March 11 it will extend spring break until March 22 and transition all classes to remote learning starting March 23 in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The email, sent by Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Jan Love, also stated that all Emory students and faculty [...]

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Sterk Talks Political Dialogue

Courtesy of Emory Photo/Video This interview was by Zak Hudak, Julia Munslow, Elana Cates and Annie Cohen. This interview was transcribed by Michelle Lou. In her first four months as Emory University’s 20th president, President Claire E. Sterk faced a U.S. presidential election that shook the school, a movement to designate Emory a sanctuary campus [...]

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Trump Wins Presidency in Devastating Upset; Republicans Retain Senate, House

Republican Donald J. Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States in an election that will reverberate through the annals of American history. Additionally, Republicans maintained control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate in yesterday’s vote. Trump led Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton by an Electoral College count of 276 [...]

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