Category: Crime & Breaking News

Oxford College dean resigns, accepts position as Davidson president

Oxford College Dean Douglas Hicks has resigned from Emory University to become the 19th president of Davidson College (N.C.), his undergraduate alma mater, according to an April 29 email to Oxford students from Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Ravi V. Bellamkonda.  Davidson College Trustees unanimously named Hicks as the college’s next president, [...]

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Wheel staff members win six awards, ranked twice as finalists by Society of Professional Journalists

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) awarded the Wheel with six region three Mark of Excellence Awards in the “large” university category, which includes all schools with 10,000+ students, on April 28.  The Wheel won the Corbin Gwaltney Award for Best All-Around Student newspaper.  "Winning the Region 3 best all around student newspaper award for [...]

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Emory removes names honoring racist figures Yerkes, Lamar, declines to rename Haygood

Emory University is renaming the Yerkes National Primate Research Center to the Emory National Primate Research Center, and the Emory University School of Law’s L.Q.C. Lamar professorships to Emory School of Law Distinguished Professors, according to an April 21 email from University President Greg Fenves.  Community members have advocated for this change since March 2020, [...]

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SGA Legislature votes to invoke line of succession, Marchuck sworn in as president

The Student Government Association (SGA) Legislature voted to pass Resolution 55sl05, invoking the line of succession instead of holding another presidential election in a 11-3-1 vote during an emergency meeting on April 18. Vice president-elect Noah Marchuck (24C), who abstained himself from voting, was officially sworn in as SGA president after the meeting. “This was [...]

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