Category: Our Opinion

What Qualifies As Teaching?

In 2011, USA Today ranked Emory's Creative Writing Program as number one in the nation, and the program continues to be ranked in the top five best for budding writers. This ranking is undoubtedly due in part to Salman Rushdie's presence at Emory. In 2007, esteemed novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie joined the Emory faculty [...]

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CVS to Halt Cigarette Sales

Starting in October, CVS/pharmacy, one of the largest pharmacy chains in the United States, will stop selling cigarettes. In light of Emory's own tobacco-free policy and the close proximity of many CVS stores near main campus, we at the Wheel think this regulation is a positive idea. The change has the potential to cause a [...]

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Taking Steps for a Safer Campus

Last week, two incidents of sexual violence were reported to the Emory Police Department (EPD): one of rape and the other of sexual assault. The alleged rape occurred on Tuesday night near the Emory Village traffic circle, while the other incident reportedly took place early Wednesday morning in the Sigma Nu fraternity house. As required [...]

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Tenn. Initiative Shows ‘Promise’

In his State of the State Address this Tuesday, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, an Emory alum ('80C), proposed an initiative called Tennessee Promise. If passed, the bill would make two years of technical college or community college completely free for Tennessee residents. The entire program could be funded at a predicted $34 million a year [...]

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Greek Housing Initiative Causes More Problems Than It Resolves

Since the fall, fraternities that reside on campus have been under close observation from their respective house directors, who have been visiting unannounced on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. The goal, Greek life officials say, is to halt any drinking games and underage drinking, as well as keep an [...]

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