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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. [...]

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 [...]

School Deans to Decide Election Day Plans, Student Leaders Blindsided

Interim Provost Jan Love announced in a Sept. 21 student-wide email that  the deans of Emory’s nine schools will individually decide whether and how they will provide students with time to vote on Election Day. Love noted that an Election Day holiday may not be possible for schools given the compressed academic calendar.  The announcement [...]

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, [...]

Fears of Isolation, COVID-19 Spread Infect First-Year Experience

From watching fictional TV shows and movies to searching for real clips of life as a college student on YouTube, first-years have held visions of what they expect college to be like since childhood. This semester, however, the college experience has been nothing like they envisioned.  “I had this picture of college in my head [...]

In Town Hall, Ossoff Stresses Need for Voter Turnout, Apolitical CDC

In a virtual town hall on Thursday, Georgia U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff emphasized that he believes large voter turnout is key to winning the upcoming election. “This has to be a community-wide, bottom-up … effort to generate massive turnout,” Ossoff said. “We have to exercise our right to vote; we need to make history [...]

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Potential WeChat Ban Leaves International Students Disconcerted, Tense

Following the Trump administration’s recently announced ban on WeChat, Chinese international students expressed fear that the ban on WeChat could lead to being completely cut off from family and friends back home. However, since Sept. 20, the ban on WeChat and another Chinese-owned app, TikTok, has been halted. The Commerce Department cited national security concerns [...]

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 [...]

Amid Mourning Justice Ginsburg, Many Worry for the Future of Abortion Rights

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on the evening of Friday, Sept. 18, arousing collective grief over the loss of a feminist icon and uncertainty about the future of the U.S. political landscape. Emory Charles Howard Candler Professor of Political Science Tom Clark, whose research focuses on judicial politics, provided insight about what this [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

School Deans to Decide Election Day Plans, Student Leaders Blindsided

Interim Provost Jan Love announced in a Sept. 21 student-wide email that  the deans of Emory’s nine schools will individually decide whether and how they will provide students with time to vote on Election Day. Love noted that an Election Day holiday may not be possible for schools given the compressed academic calendar.  The announcement [...]

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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