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February 25, 2021

Student group among new resources to support undocumented students

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By: Makayla Adams '22

In February 2019, Oglethorpe University became the first Georgia college to partner with TheDream.US to offer scholarships to qualified immigrant students who came to the U.S. as children. This partnership has helped to welcome DACA recipients and undocumented students to campus, and these students are an influential and proud part of the Oglethorpe community. The Petrel community has continued to …

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Oglethorpe a 'standout' in 2021 Forbes College Financial Grades

Oglethorpe a 'standout' in 2021 Forbes College Financial Grades
By: Renee Vary

Forbes recently took a look at the financial health of 921 private not-for-profit colleges to determine their annual college financial ratings---this year as a potential measure of how they will weather the pandemic. The leading finance publication specifically called out Oglethorpe University as a "standout," citing the university's "big comeback" financially. "Oglethorpe finished fiscal 2018 with almost $100 million in …

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Oglethorpe once again recognized for transfer student success

Oglethorpe once again recognized for transfer student success
By: Renee Vary

Oglethorpe University is among only 150 U.S. colleges and universities named to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society‚Äôs 2021 Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes the most transfer-friendly schools. The is the third consecutive year Oglethorpe has made the list. The premier honor society for two-year college students, Phi Theta Kappa annually selects those four-year colleges and universities that have demonstrated a …

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Collegiate 100 to host "DEI and You: Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matter"

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As part of Black History Month, the Oglethorpe chapter of the Collegiate 100 is hosting a general body meeting on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 12 noon, featuring a panel discussion on the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion. The panel will feature Oglethorpe's Dr. Rebecca Sandidge, Chief of Staff; Dr. Kyle Williams, Dean of Students; and Dr. Juan McGruder, Vice President for Advancement. The event is co-hosted by the African Student Association, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and Black Student Caucus. Visit OU Connect for more information.

Atlanta Committee for Progress leader Shan Cooper to headline spring business lecture

Atlanta Committee for Progress leader Shan Cooper to headline spring business lecture
By: Renee Vary

For its spring Rikard Lecture, Oglethorpe's Hammack School of Business will welcome Shan Cooper, executive director of the Atlanta Committee for Progress. The online event will be held Tuesday, March 16 at 4 p.m. Founded in 2003, the Atlanta Committee for Progress provides leadership on key issues important to economic growth and inclusion for all citizens in the City of …

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Stormy Petrel Athletics: A week in review

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Learn more about Oglethorpe's current COVID-19 Fan Policy.
Be sure to catch the livestreamed action this weekend with Men's Lacrosse and Women's Volleyball!

Annual historic sites celebration features Oglethorpe's campus

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By: Grant Utter

Oglethorpe University will once again be featured as a point of interest in the annual Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta's Historic Sites, presented by the Atlanta Preservation Center. This three-week event will spotlight over 50 participating "Preservation Partners" offering nearly 100 free in-person and virtual events. These events range from guided walking tours of historic neighborhoods and districts, cemeteries, …

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COVID-19 Update: 2/25/21

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In this week's update from the COVID-19 Task Force: introduction of Petrel Pods, ongoing testing results, requesting access to campus for non-PACAs, daily health screenings, campus tours, reporting a concern or violation ...
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