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Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart’s Oglethorpe connection

On what would have been the 120th birthday of legendary pilot Amelia Earhart, we look back at her under-the-radar ties to Oglethorpe. In 1935, the university and President Thornwell Jacobs declared the “Year of the Woman” and awarded 12 women honorary degrees in a variety of fields, with Earhart leading the group with an honorary […]

OU alumnus among Atlanta Jewish Times’ “40 under 40”

The Atlanta Jewish Times has named Oglethorpe alumnus Nathaniel Goldman ’11 among its “40 under 40” who are “helping make the Atlanta Jewish community better”.  A former Student Government Association student body president, Goldman received his accounting degree at Oglethorpe and is now a certified public accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. According to the Times, “Goldman has been […]

Dr. Knippenberg adds essay to Supreme Court series

Dr. Joseph Knippenberg, professor of politics, recently published an essay with Constituting America on the history of the country’s judicial system. The essay, Engel v. Vitale (1962) And Everson v. Ewing (1962), is part of a 90-day series on the landmark decisions of the United States Supreme Court and the justices who made them. Engel v. […]

Oglethorpe President joins pledge to uphold Paris Climate Agreement

President Lawrence Schall, on behalf of Oglethorpe University, has joined more than 1,219 governors, mayors, business, investors, colleges and universities to declare their intent to uphold our country’s commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement. Together, this group represents 120 million Americans and $6.2 trillion of the U.S. economy. Under the pledge, these leaders promise to […]

Core instructor Elizabeth Hetzel awarded National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship

Elizabeth Hetzel, a Core instructor at Oglethorpe, has been selected from a national applicant pool to be a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar. The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions so teachers can study with experts in humanities disciplines. Elizabeth will participate […]

Jonathan Allen ’19 reflects on his startup, year one

Jonathan Allen ’19 is not only looking back at his year at Oglethorpe, but also at his first year as a CEO. Before arriving on campus, Allen began a research platform, Gauge, which celebrated its anniversary of incorporation May 11. Allen left an internship at SalesLoft to fully pursue the venture, and throughout the academic year saw […]

President Lawrence Schall talks free speech on GPB’s “On Second Thought”

Oglethorpe University President Lawrence Schall joined Agnes Scott College Associate Vice President Kijua Sanders-McMurtry for a segment with Celeste Headlee during her Georgia Public Broadcast radio show, “On Second Thought,” to discuss balancing free speech and safety on campus. The conversation was focused around controversial speaking appearances by Betsy DeVos, Ann Coulter and Richard Spencer at […]

Oglethorpe Athletics Closes 2016-17 Season with Petey Awards Ceremony

The Oglethorpe athletic department rounded out the season with the Fifth Annual Petey Awards on Sunday, hosted at the Turner Lynch Campus Center on Oglethorpe’s campus. The event, which is produced by the Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), allowed Oglethorpe student-athletes to honor the best and brightest performances of the year while reflecting on the […]