The Emory Wheel is Emory University’s independent, student-run newspaper that reports on events and student life around campus. I currently serve as News Editor for this publication.
Published on Nov. 13, 2020
CNN and NBC projected on Nov. 13 that President-elect Joe Biden won Georgia, the first Democratic presidential candidate to do so since former President Bill Clinton in 1992. The Emory Wheel published news of Georgia’s flip within half an hour of outlets calling Georgia for Biden and North Carolina for President Donald Trump.
Published on Nov. 7, 2020
Major news outlets projected that former Vice President Joe Biden would become the 46th U.S. president on Nov. 7 following Pennsylvania being called for Biden. This was a historic moment for underrepresented communities, as his running mate Senator Kamala Harris is the first Black, South Asian, and female Vice President-elect.
Published on Nov. 4, 2020
With millions of votes left uncounted, the fate of the presidency rested with just a few key swing states on the morning after Election Day. This A1 piece broke down 2020 election information known by 3 a.m. on Nov. 4, including senate race updates and presidential candidate analysis.
Published on October 7, 2020
Internationally-recognized psychology professor at Emory University Scott Lilienfeld died on September 30 after battling stage IV pancreatic cancer. He was not only beloved for his significant achievements in psychopathy research, but also his dedication to teaching others.
Published on September 13, 2020
The U.S. News and World Report named Emory University number 21 among national universities for the fourth year in a row as part of its “Best Colleges” guide.
Published on Sept. 9, 2020
The Wheel received a report of Emory Police Department use-of-force statistics and demographic data from 2015-2020. This article details the information given.
Published on Sept. 8, 2020
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released new federal guidelines on how schools handle sexual misconduct in May. In response, Emory established a new “prohibited conduct” process to work in collaboration with its existing Title IX process in August.
Published on Aug. 31, 2020
When resident advisers came back to campus, they were forced into a regulation-enforcer role they didn’t sign up for. Several student-staff members detailed their frustration with students for not following regulations and University administration for not enforcing them.
Emory announces 14 positive cases after first round of testing, mandates re-testing of on-campus students
Published on Aug. 21, 2020
Emory University released its first set of COVID-19 numbers on its website. Administrators also emailed students that re-testing would begin without indication that this was planned earlier.
Published on Aug. 13, 2020
Emory University announced that Dr. Greg Fenves, former University of Texas at Austin president, would succeed former President Claire Sterk in spring 2020. Fenves assumed his new position on Aug. 1 and sat down for his first interview with Wheel reporters shortly after.
Published on July 17, 2020
Emory students, faculty, and administration responded to the Supreme Court’s decision to allow the DACA program to continue for the time being.
Published on July 17, 2020
The Wheel broke the news that Emory University reversed its previous plan to bring students back to campus by limiting on-campus students to freshmen, international students, and select upperclassmen and moving the majority of courses online.
Published on July 14, 2020
The Trump administration’s restrictions for collegiate international students were reversed following a lawsuit between the Department of Homeland Security and Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This article updated Emory students and was published within an hour of the news breaking.
Published on June 25, 2020
Emory College held a virtual town hall to answer student questions about returning to campus in the fall, at which they noted that protocols will mainly be enforced by students themselves. This article recapped clarifications made and details that have yet to be finalized.
Published on May 29, 2020
The Wheel outlined the guidelines issued by Emory University on what COVID-19 protocols and safety measures returning graduate and professional students needed to follow before and during their returns to campus.
Published on March 4, 2020
The Wheel broke that the University Board of Trustees added three members, including two Methodist bishops in alignment with the University’s affiliation as a Methodist institution.
Published on Feb. 26, 2020
The Wheel was the first to publish the recipients of the Bobby Jones Scholarship, awarded every year to four Emory University students that receive a paid year of study at St. Andrews University in Scotland.
Published on Feb. 23, 2020
Acclaimed geographer Jared Diamond visited Emory University to speak about his new book “Upheaval: Turning Point for Nations in Crisis.”
Published on Feb. 12, 2020
The Wheel was the first to publish that human rights lawyer and best-selling author Bryan Stevenson would deliver the 2020 Commencement ceremony speech at Emory University. He will also receive an honorary doctor of law degree.
Published on Feb. 5, 2020
Student groups on campus responded to Heather Mac Donald’s speech at Emory University over several days following the event.
Published on Jan. 29, 2020
Controversial conservative writer and political commentator Heather Mac Donald visited Emory University about the “diversity delusion” in higher education, prompting protests and negative sentiments from the student body.
Published on Jan. 26, 2020
U.S. Senate candidate in Georgia, Democrat Jon Ossoff, came to Emory University to speak at a Young Democrats of Emory town hall.