Connecting the Dots: Why a History Degree is Useful in the Business World

https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/february-2015/connecting-the-dots From the American Historical Association’s Perspectives on History, February 2015 By Christopher Brooks Most faculty members have heard cynical parents making arguments like, “My kid should go for a straight business degree. I am not paying for this fun stuff, like history. He needs a job to pay off all these loans! Besides, unlike …

CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden, Atlanta arts leader Richard Garner to Speak at 2015 Commencement

The 2015 Oglethorpe University commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 16 at 9:00 a.m. on the academic quadrangle of campus. Oglethorpe President Lawrence M. Schall and Board of Trustees Chair Ceree Eberly, Chief People Officer at The Coca-Cola Company, will preside over the commencement ceremony for approximately 170 graduates. During the ceremony, Oglethorpe …

Greek Life: Redefined

Greek life at many colleges is often plagued with headline-making issues like alcohol abuse, hazing, and sexism. Fraternities and sororities around the country are struggling with dwindling enrollment, and some colleges and universities have eliminated Greek life altogether, deeming the system too problematic to fix. That is not the Greek life that exists at Oglethorpe. …

100 Years on Peachtree: Oglethorpe’s Enduring Story of Persistence

It has been said that Oglethorpe University died at Gettysburg. When all the young scholars went off to war, faculty were dispersed, the endowment invested in Confederate bonds, and the buildings used as barracks and hospitals and later burned, Old Oglethorpe in Midway, Georgia, was no more. Nescit Cedere! Oglethorpe and its supporters did not …

Awet Woldegebriel ’14 among “30 Under 30” for 2015 | Atlanta Business Chronicle

Excerpted from Atlanta Business Chronicle: Honoring top young leaders making a difference in metro Atlanta Make way for the millennials! It’s Atlanta Business Chronicle’s first Who’s Who focused on the new generation of Atlanta leadership, 30 Under 30. In this section, we profile top young professional leaders in the metro area with bios, photos and …

The Refounding of Oglethorpe University

By Thornwell Jacobs, President of Oglethorpe University (1915-1943) March 1927 In all the history of American educational institutions there has never been written a more charming chapter, interwoven with real romance and moral beauty, than the story of the birth and death of Old Oglethorpe University. And rarely has there been in America a finer illustration …

Exploring Cultural Crossroads in the Middle East

He could be happy to simply consider himself to be an established expert in international affairs. But, for politics professor Dr. Stephen Herschler, no amount of “book knowledge” can substitute for immersive experiences when learning about a culture or society. He easily “walks the talk,” engaging in the same real-world learning he encourages his students to …

Bertram Levy ’63: Renaissance Man

When Bertram Levy finished high school in Long Island, N.Y., he had two choices: go to college or go to Vietnam. The college preparatory student was bright, no doubt, but he would have preferred to pursue his lifelong passion for music rather then enter college. However at his parents’ insistence, he acquiesced to apply. It …

College costs: The rest of the story | Atlanta Business Chronicle

From the Atlanta Business Chronicle: … As the president of a small, private university, I pay close attention to media reports of the rising cost of college and recognize there is so much of the story that remains untold, particularly for institutions like mine. The College Board recently published a new report, “Trends in College Pricing.” …