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Oglethorpe student leaders pen letter to Mayor, Atlanta PD calling for ‘equity and justice’

Two Oglethorpe students, David Swillum ’21 and Milana ‘Mimi’ Woods ’21, have collaborated with students at other metro Atlanta universities to author a letter to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the Atlanta Police Department in light of national scrutiny of police tactics. The letter outlines demands to increase accountability for police officers, re-allocate funding […]

Rising sophomore Lidia Labrada selected for Mellon Summer Academy

Oglethorpe’s Lidia Labrada ’23 is among only 15 undergraduates selected for the next Mellon Summer Academy hosted at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. This is the third consecutive year an Oglethorpe student has been selected, and she will be accompanied by fellow Petrel Hayleigh Stonham ’22. During the week-long immersive experience, the students […]

Biology student presents at national genetics conference

Earlier this year, Jovan Brockett ’20 was awarded travel funds to present his Honors thesis research at the Allied Genetics Conference in Washington DC. He is part of a growing number of Oglethorpe students to present research at a national conference. The Allied Genetics Conference is a national scientific research conference organized by the Genetics […]

Economics major selected for American Economic Association scholars program

Rising senior Fatima-Ezzahra Boumahdi ’21 has been accepted into the highly competitive American Economic Association’s Summer Scholars Program (AEASP), marking the third consecutive year that an Oglethorpe student has been selected. AEASP is an eight-week program hosted at Michigan State University. The fellowship provides summer development programs to women and minorities majoring in economics, with […]

Communications professor selected for Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program

Dr. Kate Keib, assistant professor of communication studies, has been selected for the Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program, to be held during the 2020-2021 academic year. The Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program was established by former Governor Zell Miller to provide Georgia’s higher education faculty with expanded opportunities for developing important teaching skills, including emerging technologies and […]

Freshman selected for College Democrats of Georgia Executive Board

Freshman Nya Davis ’23 has been selected to serve on the College Democrats of Georgia (CDG) Executive Board leadership as Director of Membership. Davis is among three new executive board leaders chosen from a large, competitive applicant pool of college students from across Georgia. An organization of student activists, CDG advocates at all levels of […]

Watch: Liberal Arts and Sciences Symposium goes virtual

This year, Oglethorpe’s annual Liberal Arts and Sciences Symposium/Posters of Research in Science and Mathematics was held virtually for the first time. The exhibition of student achievement featuring presentations and musical performances had to be adapted to an online environment in light of social distancing efforts. Despite this change, students gave lectures on a variety […]