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June 17, 2021

Oglethorpe selects Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

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By: Renee Vary

Following a national search, Oglethorpe University President Nick Ladany has named Dr. Kathryn McClymond as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, starting July 19. Dr. McClymond is currently Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs in the College of Arts & Sciences at Georgia State University, where she has been a faculty member for 22 years. She also is a Professor …

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COVID-19 vaccination policy for fall 2021

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By: David Allen

In an effort to safeguard the health and well-being of students, employees, and the surrounding community, Oglethorpe will mandate students, faculty, and staff to be fully immunized against COVID-19 for the fall 2021 semester. A fully vaccinated campus will help achieve herd immunity and reduce the spread of COVID-19 and variants ahead of a full return to campus this fall. …

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WABE radio explores Critical Race Theory with Oglethorpe's Dr. Laura Renée Chandler

WABE radio explores Critical Race Theory with Oglethorpe's Dr. Laura Renée Chandler
By: Renee Vary

Oglethorpe's Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Laura Renée Chandler, PhD was featured on Atlanta's NPR station WABE this week in an interview with Rose Scott, host of "Closer Look". Dr. Chandler was joined by Dr. Richard Benson, associate professor in the Department of Education at Spelman College. Their discussion centered around the recent decision by the Georgia Board of …

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Alum's artwork featured in Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) solidarity campaign

OU Alum Nicole Kang's art displayed above Peachtree Station in Downtown Atlanta
By: Grant Utter

Artwork by Oglethorpe alumna and Employer Relations Manager Nicole Kang '13 was recently featured in an Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) solidarity project. Three of her pieces were displayed prominently in vivid color on the LED screens over the Peachtree MARTA station in downtown Atlanta, and each would slowly carousel throughout the day, splashing her artwork across the station …

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2021 Petey Awards honor student-athletes [VIDEO]

2021 Petey Awards
By: Grant Utter

Oglethorpe Athletics rounded out the 2020-2021 season on Saturday with the 9th Annual Petey Awards—announced virtually this year. The event, produced by the Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), allows Oglethorpe student-athletes to honor the best and brightest performances of the year while reflecting on the athletic year as a whole. This year's Petey Awards were hosted by recent graduate and student …

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Juneteenth becomes an official university holiday

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By: Dr. Laura Renée Chandler

Beginning this year, Oglethorpe will recognize Juneteenth as an official university holiday. Because Juneteenth occurs on a Saturday this year, the university's observance will take place Friday, June 18. A combination of the words “June” and “nineteenth,” Juneteenth commemorates the announcement of General Order No. 3 on June 19, 1865. On this day, Union Army Major General Gordon Granger read …

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Celebrating Pride Month

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By: David Allen

Know the history of Pride Did you know that the annual month-long celebration of the LGBTQ+ community was once "Gay Pride Day," observed on the last Sunday of June? Every June, Pride Month commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan -- a “tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States,” according to the Library of Congress. Marsha …

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