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 …

Oglethorpe Senior Racks Up Hackathon Wins

Haider Khan ’15 doesn’t exactly fit the hacker stereotype. But the chemistry major, who’s minoring in computer science, bested the competition to win two back-to-back hackathons, as well as a start-up competition, all hosted in metro Atlanta. A testament to Haider’s skills and training, the victories have also been lucrative. Haider and his teammates won …

Night of the Arts: A Masterpiece

As an editor of The Tower literary magazine, I would normally hesitate in writing about Night of the Arts.  As much as I love the event, there is the possibility that my praises are biased. But this year, my “bias” seems to be shared by the OU community at large. NOA, as we’ve started calling …

Part II: Italy was “life-changing” for Oglethorpe student

This summer’s short term, for-credit trip to Italy made an enormous impact on the students who participated. Following up on the original post by Dr. Jeffrey Collins, we now hear from three of those students, in their own words.   [Part III]  [Part IV] When people ask me “how was Italy?” I simply respond with “amazing”. The fact …

A Petrel Lands with the Atlanta Hawks

Last week’s Atlanta Hawks game against the Detroit Pistons was especially exciting for Oglethorpe senior Arthur Hamilton. Though an admitted Hawks fan, Hamilton was actually there covering the game on assignment.  He was chosen by the Hawks to experience the NBA game as a professional journalist—interacting with Hawks staff members, sportswriters and broadcasters along the way. “Overall it was a …

Oglethorpe Remembers Erik Downes ’12

“To wit or know what life may be, All things do live and pass away. In solace pace in reverie, But thine eternal flame doth stay.” —Erik Downes, written while in high school Erik also was a permanent fixture in support of OU basketball games.  At one of last month’s games, Oglethorpe trailed the visiting team and …

OU Student’s Internship Offers Real World Experience

More than half of college students nationwide complete internships, making the experience an essential credential for competition in the current job market. Oglethorpe places a high priority on providing opportunities for students to gain practical experience through internships and other experiential learning. Here, studio art major Nicole Kang ’12 shared her internship experience with us back in 2010: …