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Tuesday Special Election to Determine Late Rep. John Lewis’ Replacement

Tomorrow, Georgia’s 5th Congressional district will hold a special election to determine who will serve the remainder of the late Congressman John Lewis’ term. The district includes parts of Clayton, DeKalb and Fulton counties. Seven candidates are vying for the position, including Robert Franklin, the James T. and Berta R. Laney professor in moral leadership [...]

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Emory COVID-19 Weekly Update Sept. 26: Wastewater Tests Positive, Contact-Tracing Protocols

The Wheel publishes updates every Saturday about coronavirus spread within the Emory community, the University’s COVID-19 testing strategy and other related information. The Wheel also tracks on campus cases daily, which can be viewed on our homepage. !function(){"use strict";window.addEventListener("message",(function(a){if(void 0!==a.data["datawrapper-height"])for(var e in a.data["datawrapper-height"]){var t=document.getElementById("datawrapper-chart-"+e)||document.querySelector("iframe[src*='"+e+"']");t&&(t.style.height=a.data["datawrapper-height"][e]+"px")}}))}(); !function(){"use strict";window.addEventListener("message",(function(a){if(void 0!==a.data["datawrapper-height"])for(var e in a.data["datawrapper-height"]){var t=document.getElementById("datawrapper-chart-"+e)||document.querySelector("iframe[src*='"+e+"']");t&&(t.style.height=a.data["datawrapper-height"][e]+"px")}}))}(); Wastewater testing A Sept. [...]

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Georgia Youth for Biden Galvanize Student Voters

The newly-formed Georgia Youth for Biden Leadership Council held its first press conference on Sept. 23, in which council co-chairs explained the importance of young voter participation in electing former Vice President Joe Biden to the presidency.  The council, a local campaign arm of the nationwide “Students for Biden” initiative, is comprised of 18- to [...]

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Political Clubs Ramp Up Activism Ahead of 2020 Election

Although COVID-19 restrictions have hindered most club operations, student political organizations are actively preparing for the upcoming election cycle, seeking to involve as many students in the election as possible.  Young Democrats of Emory President Alex Chanen (21B) said the pandemic has hampered traditional in-person campaign work, such as canvassing and hosting events. In response, [...]

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