March 18, 2021

Oglethorpe announces plans for full return to campus in Fall 2021

Oglethorpe announces plans for full return to campus in Fall 2021
By: Renee Vary

Oglethorpe University President Nick Ladany announced today the university's plans to fully return to campus for the fall semester. "As we near the mid-semester mark, I continue to be inspired by the commitment and ingenuity of our community," said President Ladany. "As vaccinations continue to be dispersed and transmission rates slowly decline, we are planning for a full return to …

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Prominent Atlanta LGBTQ+ activist will headline spring Core Lecture events

Atlanta Activist Feroza Syed
By: Grant Utter

This spring, Atlanta activist¬†Feroza Syed will present both a campus-wide lecture and a more intimate, student advocacy conversation as part of Oglethorpe's CORE lecture series. Both will cover topics of LGBTQ+ issues, intersectionality and social justice. Syed has been heavily involved in LGBTQ+ advocacy in the Atlanta area. After coming out in a viral facebook post as a trans woman …

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Hearst Hall's namesake an early advocate for women

Phoebe Apperson Hearst
By: David Allen

When Oglethorpe moved to its present location in Atlanta in 1915, what is now Hearst Hall became the first building on campus. While businessman and publisher William Randolph Hearst was a generous donor to the university, Hearst Hall is actually named in honor of his mother, Phoebe Apperson Hearst. Once a schoolteacher, Hearst was an impressive figure whose passion for …

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Watch: Shan Cooper talks with Hammack Business students in spring lecture

Shan Cooper for the Spring Rikard Lecture Series
By: Grant Utter

Watch the spring Rikard Lecture with Shan Cooper, executive director for the Atlanta Committee for Progress, in the video above. In this edition of the Rikard Lecture Series, students in the Hammack School of Business talk to Cooper about business mission statements, empowerment programs, equity and inclusion, transportation and more. Student panelists are Lola Oyinloye '21, Tyson Quander '21 and Andi Kezh '23 …

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Stormy Petrel Athletics: A week in review


Learn more about OU's current COVID-19 Fan Policy, and be sure to catch upcoming live-streamed games -- including Men and Women's Soccer this weekend!

COVID-19 Update: 3/18/21

In this week's update from the COVID-19 Task Force: testing outcomes, PACA information, new emergency assistance funds, approved film productions on campus, plans for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021, commencement update, COVID-19 vaccine ...

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