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University Plans Ahead; Case Numbers Remain Low

Emory University has not yet announced whether COVID-19 vaccines will be required for students, faculty and staff returning to campus in the fall 2021 semester. If they are, the process will likely parallel the one in place for other required vaccinations, said Associate Vice President and Executive Director of COVID-19 Response and Recovery Amir St. [...]

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Annual Pride Awards Celebrate LGBT Staff and Students

The Office of LGBT Life's Annual Pride Awards streamed via the University's YouTube channel on March 30. Over 250 students, staff and community members tuned into the award show.  Director of the Office of LGBT Life Danielle Bruce-Steele kicked off the event with a brief introduction, describing how students and staff have persevered through what [...]

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A Closer Look at Emory College’s Fall 2021 Plans

Indicating hope that the end of the pandemic is in sight, Emory College announced in mid-March that 70% of fall 2021 classes will be held in person and University President Gregory Fenves announced a week later that all students are invited back to campus.  Although the fall plans seem like a leap toward normalcy, many [...]

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Emory Experts Address Common COVID-19 Vaccine Questions

The Emory University community is preparing to return to more normal activities as students continue to be vaccinated and the University loosens gathering restrictions. The Wheel compiled information from Emory health experts about immunity, safe activities for those who have been vaccinated and the difference between available vaccines. Students can sign up for their vaccine [...]

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Professors Say Georgia Voting Law Targets Democratic Voters

Just months after Georgia experienced its highest voter turnout in history during the 2020 presidential election, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the “Election Integrity Act of 2021” (SB 202) into law on March 25. Though the law expands voting times in some respects, this legislation includes restrictions on absentee voting, voter ID requirement expansions, ballot [...]

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