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EPD Chief Resigns Abruptly

Emory Police Department (EPD) Chief Rus Drew is stepping down from his position on May 18, according to an email announcement that day from Chief Financial Officer Christopher Augostini. Augostini did not provide a reason why Drew is resigning.    Former Deputy Chief of Police Cheryl Elliott will assume the position of Chief starting Tuesday.  [...]

African American Studies Professor Named Andrew Carnegie Fellow

The Carnegie Corporation of New York named Professor of African American Studies Kali Gross as an Andrew Carnegie Fellow on April 28.  Gross was among the 26 out of the 311 nominees selected as a fellow this year, all of whom will receive a $200,000 grant to “fund significant research and writing in the social [...]

End of Year Research Roundup: NIH Grants, Emory Drug Licensed in India

Emory University has received numerous research awards and grants this year, including an award from the Lupus Research Alliance and grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The University has also engaged in research for treatments and vaccines against COVID-19. The Wheel has provided summaries of  significant developments from the past few months.   Whitehead [...]

Jon Ossoff to Speak at 2021 Class Day

Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) will be the keynote speaker for Emory University’s annual Class Day on May 13 at 6:30 p.m. The speech, which will be broadcasted on the Emory Commencement website, was recorded at Convocation Hall on April 23.  Chair of the Class Day Committee Liz Greene (21C) wrote in an April 24 email [...]

Autism Awareness Display Vandalized on Emory Quad

A blue, gold and white balloon arch stood in the middle of the Quad on April 1 to attract students to Emory Autism Awareness Organization’s (AAO) “Light It Up Gold” display. Posters spreading autism awareness populated the grass, with a different fact about autism placed in each social-distancing circle. Mason jars filled with Emory-colored lights [...]

EPD Terminates Emory Emergency Medical Services Program After 30 Years

After the Emory Emergency Medical Service (EEMS) program paused last year as a result of COVID-19 safety precautions, Emory Police Department (EPD) Chief Rus Drew emailed EEMS members on April 1 informing them that the program will not resume this fall.  Drew’s email did not identify a specific reason for why the program was ending, [...]

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University to phase out unnecessary plastic use by 2026

Emory University President Gregory L. Fenves signed the “Break Free from Plastic” pledge on June 15 after meeting with student leaders of the Plastic Free Emory Project (PFEP). The pledge asks the University to substantially reduce the presence of single-use plastics on the Atlanta and Oxford campuses in a 5-year span. The Emory pledge is [...]

Emory to Lift COVID-19 Screening Requirement for Vaccinated Individuals

This story was updated on 6/7 to include a quote from Maylynn Hu (22Ox). Starting June 7, fully vaccinated students will no longer need to “conduct regular asymptomatic screening testing,” Associate Vice President and Executive Director for COVID-19 Response and Recovery Amir St. Clair announced in a June 3 email to students. This change reverses [...]

University Lifts Mask Requirement in Outdoor Settings

Masks are no longer required outdoors on Emory’s campus, according to a May 20 email announcement from Associate Vice President and Executive Director for COVID-19 Response and Recovery Amir St. Clair. Masks are still required in indoor settings, “regardless of vaccination status.”   St. Clair wrote that efforts by students, faculty and staff to promote a [...]

EPD Chief Resigns Abruptly

Emory Police Department (EPD) Chief Rus Drew is stepping down from his position on May 18, according to an email announcement that day from Chief Financial Officer Christopher Augostini. Augostini did not provide a reason why Drew is resigning.    Former Deputy Chief of Police Cheryl Elliott will assume the position of Chief starting Tuesday.  [...]

African American Studies Professor Named Andrew Carnegie Fellow

The Carnegie Corporation of New York named Professor of African American Studies Kali Gross as an Andrew Carnegie Fellow on April 28.  Gross was among the 26 out of the 311 nominees selected as a fellow this year, all of whom will receive a $200,000 grant to “fund significant research and writing in the social [...]

End of Year Research Roundup: NIH Grants, Emory Drug Licensed in India

Emory University has received numerous research awards and grants this year, including an award from the Lupus Research Alliance and grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The University has also engaged in research for treatments and vaccines against COVID-19. The Wheel has provided summaries of  significant developments from the past few months.   Whitehead [...]

Jon Ossoff to Speak at 2021 Class Day

Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) will be the keynote speaker for Emory University’s annual Class Day on May 13 at 6:30 p.m. The speech, which will be broadcasted on the Emory Commencement website, was recorded at Convocation Hall on April 23.  Chair of the Class Day Committee Liz Greene (21C) wrote in an April 24 email [...]

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