The Emory Wheel

The Emory Wheel is Emory University’s independent, student-run newspaper that reports on events and student life around campus.  I currently serve as Executive Editor for this publication overseeing the News and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion sections.

Latinx students, faculty strive to expand community knowledge at Emory

Published on Jan. 18, 2022

‘I’m exhausted’: Emory Community Addresses Anti-Asian Hate

Published on March 24, 2021

Last week’s killings across three Atlanta-area spas exhausted Emory’s Asian American community, who say anti-Asian violence isn’t shocking or new despite increased attention from national media and other communities. Many are still doubtful that real change will come.

Despite attempts to reform, sorority members decry systemic failures

Published on Jan. 27, 2021

Criticism of Emory Greek Life last summer sparked an increase in reforms within sororities. But current and former members told the Wheel that systemic barriers have hindered attempts to fully resolve exclusionary issues, limiting how much change can be made.

Biden flips Georgia for first time in 28 years

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.

Biden Elected President, Georgia Runoffs to Determine Senate Majority

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.

Presidency Hangs in Balance, Georgia Senate Race Advances to Runoff

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.

Emory community mourns loss of renowned psychology professor Scott Lilienfeld

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.

For the Fourth Consecutive Year, Emory Remains No. 21 Nationwide

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.

Emory police used or threatened force in 24 instances since 2015, internal statistics reveal

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.

University revises title ix policy, established prohibited conduct process

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.

Resident Advisers overwhelmed by newfound obligations, University’s insufficient response

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.

Fenves discusses racial justice at Emory, fall contingency plans

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.

‘The fight isn’t over’: DACA Recipients respond with cautious optimism to Supreme Court decision

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.

Emory Reverses course on fall plan, significantly reduces campus capacity

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.

ICE Reverses guidelines on international student restrictions

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.

Town Hall: COVID-19 Safety Protocols to Primarily be Peer Enforced, Without Police Involvement

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.

Emory Announces Health Guidelines for Graduate and Professional Students Returning to Research

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.

University Board of Trustees Elects Businessman, Two Methodist Bishops

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.

Emory Announces Bobby Jones Scholarship Recipients

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.

Geographer Jared Diamond Emphasizes Need to Solve Worldwide Crises

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.”

Civil Rights Lawyer Bryan Stevenson Announced as Commencement Speaker

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.

Student Groups Respond to Conservative Speaker

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.

Mac Donald Ignites Controversy with ‘Diversity in Education’

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.

Ossoff: 2017 Campaign Sets the Stage for Success

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.