Oglethorpe in the news: April 5-18

Oglethorpe students expand diversity of its museum’s collection

Oglethorpe University’s Museum of Art was missing something, student leaders thought. The gallery has grown threefold in the past three years, officials said, with classic century-old French paintings and other artwork. However, there are few pieces depicting the lives of people of color.

Oglethorpe University students make artful move toward diversity

A group of Oglethorpe University student leaders wanted to leave a lasting image to improve diversity on their campus. 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.

Closer Look: ATL District 3 Councilman-Elect Antonio Brown; Oglethorpe University Partners With Amazon To Teach Students Cloud Computing; The Mission of Open Hand Atlanta | 90.1 FM WABE

Wednesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”: 0:00: Rose gives a news brief on the Fulton County School Board selecting a finalist to become the system’s new superintendent — Dr. Michael “Mike” Looney. Georgia law requires the school board to give the public a minimum of 14 days for input.

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.

The Next Level: Rickerson is 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.A freshman at Oglethorpe University, Rickerson carded a three-day total of 1-over-par 217 to spark the Stormy Petrels to a fourth-place finish.

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.

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%.


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