News Roundup

Carol Anderson, Tayari Jones Nominated for NAACP Image Awards Two Emory professors were nominated for the 2019 NAACP Image Awards for their literary works. Carol Anderson, who serves as Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies and chair of ...

Cory Booker Enters 2020 Presidential Race United States Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) declared his candidacy for the 2020 presidential race on Feb. 1, the first day of Black History Month. Booker is the second black candidate to declare in this ...

Palmer, Bittencourt Join CC as Student Affairs VPs College Council (CC) appointed former Student Government Association (SGA) Chief of Staff Ben Palmer (18Ox, 20C) and Julia Bittencourt (19C) as vice presidents of student affairs this past week, according to Palmer. ...

Harvard Diversity Suit Closes Arguments Students for Fair Admissions and Harvard University (Mass.) delivered closing arguments in the Harvard diversity lawsuit on Nov. 2. Both parties have said they would appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court. Federal District Court ...

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned on Nov. 7, according to The New York Times. According to his resignation letter, Sessions resigned after President Donald J. Trump requested him to step down. Trump selected ...

Disgruntled Patient Forces Lockdown of Emory Decatur Hospital A patient who was recently discharged triggered a lockdown at Emory Decatur Hospital on Nov. 3, after he called the police and said he would shoot anyone who approached him, according to ...

University Senate Votes to Send Tax Act Protest Letter The Emory University Senate voted Tuesday to send letters to U.S. representatives and senators for Georgia to express concerns for the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. In particular, the letters ...

Scharf, Bender-Bier Appointed to CC Adam Scharf (18C) and Diana Bender-Bier (18C) were appointed College Council (CC) senior legislators through an unanimous vote by legislators, according to a Sept. 28 email from CC President Cassidy Schwartz (18C) to the Wheel. ...

Thousands of Flights Cancelled Due to Irma ATLANTA — Thousands of flights scheduled to leave the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport were cancelled as a result of tropical storm Irma, according to The Washington Post. Delta said Monday it had already ...