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Students Remain in Dark as Questions Loom Over Fall Semester

University leaders have committed to providing students with an update on the fall semester by June 15./Anoushka Parameswar, Staff It’s been almost a month since outgoing University President Claire E. Sterk and Interim Provost Jan Love told the Emory community in a virtual town hall they were uncertain over the status of the fall. And [...]

Summer Research to Restart, Campus Buildings to Undergo Limited Opening

University libraries and the Michael C. Carlos Museum will open with card access only beginning June 1. /Hagar Elsayed The University released a three-phase plan for restarting summer research and lab activity in a May 15 email to faculty, staff and graduate students. The plan includes safety implementation benchmarks that, if met by labs, may [...]

Lawsuit on Behalf of All Emory Students Seeks Partial Tuition Refunds From University

Students walk along Cox Bridge./Kike Afolabi-Brown, Contributing A lawsuit filed on behalf of Willa DeMasi (21Ox, 23C) on May 8 claims the University’s transition to remote learning hampered students’ educational experiences and necessitates partial tuition refunds for all students enrolled for Spring 2020.  The complaint, filed by Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, asserts that aggregate [...]

Black Students and Professors Mourn the Death of Ahmaud Arbery, Demand Justice

Ahmaud Arbery/Courtesy of Reuters The killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man who was shot by two white men during his midday run in Brunswick, Georgia, has sparked a nationwide uproar. Emory black students and professors were left reeling as feelings of trauma and agony have resurfaced over another killing of an unarmed black [...]

A Guide to Commencement 2020

Commencement./Courtesy of Emory Photo On May 11, Emory will award a total of 5,024 academic degrees — including 76 joint degrees — to students in a virtual format, according to preliminary data from the University’s Office of the Registrar. The Wheel compiled a guide for students, family members and friends unsure of what a virtual [...]

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NEWS

Students Remain in Dark as Questions Loom Over Fall Semester

University leaders have committed to providing students with an update on the fall semester by June 15./Anoushka Parameswar, Staff It’s been almost a month since outgoing University President Claire E. Sterk and Interim Provost Jan Love told the Emory community in a virtual town hall they were uncertain over the status of the fall. And [...]

Summer Research to Restart, Campus Buildings to Undergo Limited Opening

University libraries and the Michael C. Carlos Museum will open with card access only beginning June 1. /Hagar Elsayed The University released a three-phase plan for restarting summer research and lab activity in a May 15 email to faculty, staff and graduate students. The plan includes safety implementation benchmarks that, if met by labs, may [...]

College to Implement Race and Ethnicity General Education Requirement in Fall 2021

The College has voted to mandate a race and ethnicity course starting Fall 2021, nearly five years after Black Students at Emory demanded the creation of a “General Education Requirement that focuses specifically on the histories and experiences of people of color.”  President of Faculty Representatives at the Emory College Senate Elena Pesavento said on [...]

Emory to Slash Presidential Leadership, Dean Salaries by 15%

The president's leadership team is composed of 11 people and the University has nine deans./Jason Oh Outgoing University President Claire E. Sterk, her leadership team and University deans will reduce their compensation by 15% effective July 1 to offset the University’s financial losses from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a May 19 University-wide email.  The [...]

Lawsuit on Behalf of All Emory Students Seeks Partial Tuition Refunds From University

Students walk along Cox Bridge./Kike Afolabi-Brown, Contributing A lawsuit filed on behalf of Willa DeMasi (21Ox, 23C) on May 8 claims the University’s transition to remote learning hampered students’ educational experiences and necessitates partial tuition refunds for all students enrolled for Spring 2020.  The complaint, filed by Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, asserts that aggregate [...]

Black Students and Professors Mourn the Death of Ahmaud Arbery, Demand Justice

Ahmaud Arbery/Courtesy of Reuters The killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man who was shot by two white men during his midday run in Brunswick, Georgia, has sparked a nationwide uproar. Emory black students and professors were left reeling as feelings of trauma and agony have resurfaced over another killing of an unarmed black [...]

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