Oglethorpe in the news: April 5-18

Oglethorpe students expand diversity of its museum’s collection

The students used $5,000 from Oglethorpe’s Student Government Association account to buy the piece, “La Pieta,” a painting that depicts a black woman holding her teenage son in her arms. University officials believe it’s the first time a student government association has conducted an effort to increase diversity in a campus art collection.

Oglethorpe University students make artful move toward diversity

On Friday, the students displayed the results of that campaign: the unveiling of the first painting in the university’s 800-piece art museum collection by an African American female artist. The students used $5,000 from Oglethorpe’s Student Government Association funds to pay for the painting, which they selected.

How colleges can make tuition resets successful

Tuition resets can help colleges boost enrollment and improve their bottom line, but a new study highlights several potential pitfalls, mostly related to planning for the change, marketing it and adjusting recruitment accordingly. Economist and former college president Lucie Lapovsky examined tuition resets at 24 private colleges between 2010 and 2016, looking at tuition the year before and for two years after the change.

Rickerson named SAA Golfer of the Week

Justin Rickerson is beginning to make his mark at the next level. The former Eustis High School boys golf standout was named Southern Athletic Association Men’s Golfer of the Week on April 11 for his performance at the Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate Golf Championship.

Georgia Ensemble Theatre Announces 27th Season

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET) Co-Founder and Producing Artistic Director Anita Allen-Farley has tonight announced the 27th season of the professional theatre company at opening night of Bullets Over Broadway The Musical. “Season 27 promises to be inspiring, fun and even a little scary – all in all a collection of wonderful experiences, including a few surprises.

The origin of FDR’s New Deal

In 1932, presidential candidate and governor of New York, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR), delivered a commencement address at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Ga. The country was in the depth of the Great Depression that originated with the stock market crash in October 1929. The unemployment rate was at 23% and GDP at -13%.

  • Virtual Strategy magazine: “Oglethorpe University Partners with Virtual Bookstores to Offer Substantial Textbook Savings for Students”.


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