Category: Our Opinion

University Remains Responsive to Student Needs

Hours after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a pandemic, Emory University announced that it would close its residence halls and transition to online instruction. In the wake of the brief March 11 email about the University’s response, many students panicked, terrified by the prospects of homelessness, visa cancellations and [...]

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When Addressing History, Actions Speak Louder Than Words

The deadly protests in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this month were a reminder of a truth many would rather ignore: Race relations in this country, and on college campuses like Emory’s, need work. This year’s Creating Emory curriculum contained an incomplete, slapdash attempt to address the University’s history of slavery and racism. As a response to [...]

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GSGA’s Constitution Stripped of Necessary Protections

In light of the student government split, the Graduate Student Government Association (GSGA) now autonomously governs Emory graduate students, but it is doing so under a constitution that lacks crucial checks and balances. As it stands, the GSGA Constitution does not mandate student referendums to pass legislation on issues of importance  — such as changing [...]

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GSGA’s Troubling Obstruction of Free Press

Three weeks ago, The Emory Wheel’s then-news editor reached out to the Graduate Student Government Association (GSGA) President Jared Greenbaum (17M.B.A.) about the location of that week’s GSGA meeting. Greenbaum did not respond to multiple requests for comment, but later revealed the location and said that the Wheel could not send undergraduate reporters to cover [...]

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