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Biden nominates Emory professor, alumna to key trade-related roles

President Joe Biden nominated an Emory professor and an Emory alumna to key trade positions on Sept. 13. Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law Kristin Johnson was nominated for commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Senior Fellow and Director of Congressional Affairs at the German Marshall Fund Reta Jo Lewis (89L) for [...]

Emory opens first Asian affinity space

After years of advocacy from students, Emory University unveiled its first and only space dedicated to Asian students on campus on Sept. 8. The Asian Student Center is part of Emory’s broader Identity Space Project. The first phase of the Project also involved renovating the four other identity spaces, which have been around for years: [...]

Emory named No. 21 university nationwide for fifth consecutive year

For the fifth year in a row, the U.S. News & World Report ranked Emory University No. 21 out of the nation’s top universities in the 2022 edition of its “Best Colleges” report. The University also returned to No. 21 in the “Best Value Schools” category after dropping from No. 21 to No. 23 in [...]

From the archives: Students react to national crisis with disbelief, hope

Editor's note: This story was published in the Wheel’s first issue on Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, following the events of 9/11.  College freshman Kelly Chicos awoke to terror Tuesday morning. There had been explosions, a friend told her. The World Trade Center was on fire. As she shook sleep from her eyes, devastation came into [...]

20 years later: Professors, students reflect on legacy of 9/11

“The prevailing memory I have is how quiet the skies were.” For Professor of Pedagogy Peter Wakefield, the relative calm up above in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001 stood in stark contrast to the distress and horror worsening daily on the ground below. Questions raced through Wakefield’s mind as the event morphed from an [...]

Emory University receives over $50 million for HIV cure research

Emory University received two grants amounting to $25 million and $26.7 million each from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research into HIV cures on Aug. 17. The grants, which will be disbursed over the next five years, are part of a larger $53 million per annum award by the NIH to 10 research [...]

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Initiative provides access to free menstrual products in all University bathrooms

Emory University launched the Free Menstrual Project Initiative this fall, which installed free tampon dispensers in all bathrooms across the Atlanta and Oxford campuses starting July 2021. Since then, all 1,264 dispensers have been fully installed.  The installation is a result of five years of student planning, which began when graduate students circulated petitions in [...]

Amid rise in campus COVID cases, some professors switch to online instruction

After more than a year of virtual learning, many students and faculty members were eager to finally resume in-person instruction. However, some faculty members recently decided to switch their in-person classes to an online format amid a spike in campus cases, leading to mixed reviews from the Emory community.  The University reported 51 positive COVID-19 [...]

Biden nominates Emory professor, alumna to key trade-related roles

President Joe Biden nominated an Emory professor and an Emory alumna to key trade positions on Sept. 13. Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law Kristin Johnson was nominated for commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Senior Fellow and Director of Congressional Affairs at the German Marshall Fund Reta Jo Lewis (89L) for [...]

Emory opens first Asian affinity space

After years of advocacy from students, Emory University unveiled its first and only space dedicated to Asian students on campus on Sept. 8. The Asian Student Center is part of Emory’s broader Identity Space Project. The first phase of the Project also involved renovating the four other identity spaces, which have been around for years: [...]

Emory named No. 21 university nationwide for fifth consecutive year

For the fifth year in a row, the U.S. News & World Report ranked Emory University No. 21 out of the nation’s top universities in the 2022 edition of its “Best Colleges” report. The University also returned to No. 21 in the “Best Value Schools” category after dropping from No. 21 to No. 23 in [...]

From the archives: Students react to national crisis with disbelief, hope

Editor's note: This story was published in the Wheel’s first issue on Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, following the events of 9/11.  College freshman Kelly Chicos awoke to terror Tuesday morning. There had been explosions, a friend told her. The World Trade Center was on fire. As she shook sleep from her eyes, devastation came into [...]

20 years later: Professors, students reflect on legacy of 9/11

“The prevailing memory I have is how quiet the skies were.” For Professor of Pedagogy Peter Wakefield, the relative calm up above in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001 stood in stark contrast to the distress and horror worsening daily on the ground below. Questions raced through Wakefield’s mind as the event morphed from an [...]

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