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Emory Announces In-Person Commencement

Emory will hold a modified in-person spring 2021 Commencement ceremony at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta, a Nov. 20 email from University President Gregory L. Fenves announced. Fenves wrote that ceremonies for graduate and professional school students will be held on May 14 and undergraduate and Oxford College ceremonies will be held [...]

University Hosts Week-Long Celebration of First-Generation College Students

Emory held its first inaugural First-Generation Week from Nov. 6 to 13 with virtual and in-person events. Engagement ranged from Lullwater Preserve hikes with first-gen faculty to a live stream Netflix Party of the documentary “Becoming” by former first lady Michelle Obama.  “They’ve done a First-Gen Day, but it wasn’t marketed as much,” Alvin Huezo [...]

Emory Political Science Professors Break Down the 2020 Election Cycle

Abramowitz, Fraga Explain Results, Importance of Georgia in Coming Months Alben W. Barkley Professor of Political Science Alan Abramowitz and Associate Professor of Political Science Bernard Fraga debriefed the 2020 election on Nov. 5, specifically focusing on polling and trends in the American electorate. Carla Freeman, the executive associate dean of Emory College of Arts [...]

The 1918 Pandemic: Then and Now

When a virulent disease upended Katherine Anne Porter’s life, the author turned to writing to process her experience.  “All the theaters and nearly all the shops and restaurants are closed, and the streets have been full of funerals all day and ambulances all night,” Porter wrote. While the scene may sound familiar in 2020, that [...]

GSGA Lecture Seeks to Bring Indigenous Cultures to the Fore

As part of the ongoing celebration surrounding Native American Heritage Month at Emory, the Graduate Student Government Association hosted a discussion about indigenous allyship on Nov. 12 with Monique Tyndall, a tribal archivist for the Wisconsin Menominee Indian Tribe. The event, moderated by Emory alumna Klamath Henry (19C), focused on the intricacies of indigenous heritage [...]

COVID-19 Update | 11.14.20

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")}}))}(); Latest cases The University reported 27 cases this week, setting a [...]

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A College Voter’s Guide to the Georgia Runoffs

Both of Georgia’s U.S. Senate seats are heading to a runoff on Jan. 5 following the results of the 2020 general election, in which  no candidate in any race received greater than 50% of the vote. The results of the runoff election are critical to the Democratic Party, which currently holds 48 seats to the [...]

College to ‘Minimize’ General Education Requirements

The Office of Undergraduate Education plans to reevaluate its general education requirements (GER) for the undergraduate curriculum starting in fall 2021, Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education Joanne Brzinski said. The class of 2025 will be the first group of students that would have to fulfill any newly established requirements.  The decision to reevaluate Emory’s [...]

As Leave of Absence Rate Doubles, Students Reflect on Gap Semesters

During the fall of 2018, 61 Emory students took a leave of absence. In fall 2019, there were 70. That number jumped to 136 this semester, according to the Office of Undergraduate Education. Although students must provide justification for taking leaves of absence, Emory does not collect data on those who chose to do so [...]

Veteran Alumni Talk Leading Through Crisis and Value of Service

Five Emory veteran alumni spoke with Goizueta Associate Professor of Finance Jeffrey Rosenweig about how their Emory education helped them weather the pandemic to an audience of around fifty viewers on Nov. 11. “Emory has long supported the health care needs of service veterans, changing lives through initiatives such as Emory’s Healthcare Veterans Program, Wounded [...]

Emory Announces In-Person Commencement

Emory will hold a modified in-person spring 2021 Commencement ceremony at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta, a Nov. 20 email from University President Gregory L. Fenves announced. Fenves wrote that ceremonies for graduate and professional school students will be held on May 14 and undergraduate and Oxford College ceremonies will be held [...]

University Hosts Week-Long Celebration of First-Generation College Students

Emory held its first inaugural First-Generation Week from Nov. 6 to 13 with virtual and in-person events. Engagement ranged from Lullwater Preserve hikes with first-gen faculty to a live stream Netflix Party of the documentary “Becoming” by former first lady Michelle Obama.  “They’ve done a First-Gen Day, but it wasn’t marketed as much,” Alvin Huezo [...]

Emory Political Science Professors Break Down the 2020 Election Cycle

Abramowitz, Fraga Explain Results, Importance of Georgia in Coming Months Alben W. Barkley Professor of Political Science Alan Abramowitz and Associate Professor of Political Science Bernard Fraga debriefed the 2020 election on Nov. 5, specifically focusing on polling and trends in the American electorate. Carla Freeman, the executive associate dean of Emory College of Arts [...]

The 1918 Pandemic: Then and Now

When a virulent disease upended Katherine Anne Porter’s life, the author turned to writing to process her experience.  “All the theaters and nearly all the shops and restaurants are closed, and the streets have been full of funerals all day and ambulances all night,” Porter wrote. While the scene may sound familiar in 2020, that [...]

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