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Oglethorpe in the news: Jan. 17-Feb. 6

Major Private Gifts to Higher Education

This list covers gifts since 1967. An abridged version of this list was published in the August 23, 2019, Almanac issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Additions to and changes in the list since then appear in bold italics. Last updated on February 3, 2020. Supplements to earlier gifts are counted separately.

Georgia’s founding, 287 years ago, celebrated this month

It was on February 12, 1733 that General James Edward Oglethorpe founded the colony of Georgia, named for King George II of England. Oglethorpe University in Brookhaven, Oglethorpe County in northeast Georgia and the town of Oglethorpe in Macon County bear the founder’s name.

Dunwoody Rotary sponsors international student

The Georgia Rotary Student Program began in Thomasville in 1946 with the goal of promoting world peace after WWII. The Rotary Club of Dunwoody has sponsored a student from another country every year of its existence. Dunwoody’s student attends Oglethorpe University at the club’s expense for one year and has a host family from the club.

Cherokee County resident Pinholster to be inducted into Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame

Cherokee County resident Garland Pinholster will be inducted into the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame this weekend. Pinholster will be one of six new inductees at the ceremony which will take place on Saturday at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

Garland Pinholster: Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame Inductee

There’s a saying 91-year-old Garland Pinholster has thought about a lot lately: “Young men look ahead, old men look back.” “And it’s been a few years now since I’ve passed the 78 years that the actuarial scientists allotted to me, so I do tend to look back,” he said recently in Daytona, Fla., the native Georgia son’s winter home.

Where Do History and English Majors Come From?

From 2010-11 to 2017-18, a period when many undergraduates turned away from the humanities, the total number of bachelor’s-degree recipients in history at four-year public and private nonprofit colleges dropped by about a third, and the total…

Where the New Tenure-Track Teaching Jobs Are

Eighty-three percent of four-year public colleges, and 42 percent of four-year private nonprofit colleges hired at least one tenure-track faculty member in the year ending on October 31, 2018. The overall number of new tenure-track hires was up…


How Georgia’s colleges and universities rank nationally, according to WalletHub

In-state rivalries often are limited to sports. Author Bill Cromartie described the UGA vs. Georgia Tech football rivalry is the “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate.” Georgia Tech has beaten the University of Georgia, but not very often. When it comes to rankings that don’t involve athletics, however, the Yellow Jackets usually get the trophy.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day

This year marks the 34th anniversary of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, an observance celebrating the achievements of women in athletics. Oglethorpe University will be hosting a free event for girls of all ages to learn and play with the athletes of the Stormy Petrel Women’s lacrosse, golf, track, tennis, volleyball, cross country and soccer.

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Old Kingdom Egypt is famous for its pyramids and kings, but beyond the royal monuments, how was the state actually run? Who had power and how was it being used?

CFC Signs Oglethorpe University Midfielder

Chattanooga Football Club is pleased to announce the signing of Topher Marshall from Oglethorpe University. Topher adds versatility and strength to the midfield, and a player who will fill up the stat sheet. In four years at Oglethorpe University, Marshall scored 31 goals and 18 assists in 68 appearances.

BWW Blog: Orbit Arts Academy Connects Students, Broadway Pros in Unique Summer Camp

‘Orbit is unlike any other theatre arts program I’ve experienced. The incredible programming, top notch instruction, and amazing work ethic are truly unprecedented. I’m inspired every time I am able to visit Orbit!’ said Corey Cott. Does summer heat give you dancin’ feet? Ever thought about going to theatre camp?

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