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Photos: Students compete for full-tuition scholarships during Scholarship Weekend

More than 340 prospective students and their families were on campus over the weekend to compete for full-tuition merit scholarships during Scholarship Weekend.  Students interviewed, submitted essays, completed projects, or auditioned for awards that included the James Edward Oglethorpe Scholarship, Civic Engagement & Service Scholarship, OU Theatre Scholarship, and Hammack Business Scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be […]

Senior captures People’s Choice Award for Intro to Digital Photography project

Senior Caroline Chamberlain had never spent much time with a camera until a course last semester sparked her creativity—and now she’s collecting awards. A project in Christina Price Washington’s “Intro to Digitial Photography” class led Chamberlain to attend the Atlanta Photography Group’s PUSH-PiN exhibition early in January. She displayed six prints from her “The Unnoticed” collection, […]

Economics students attend national conference headlined by Fed Chairman

Over winter break, five economics students, along with faculty members Dr. Cassandra Copeland and Dr. Peter Kower, attended the annual conference of the American Economic Association. The national conference, primarily attended by professionals and graduate students, was held in Atlanta January 4-6 and featured panels, job fairs, and other networking opportunities. Student attendees included economics majors […]

Students take on the “hardest math test in the world”

Oglethorpe students again chose to take the “hardest math test in the world.” Even with finals right around the corner, six Petrels faced the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition on Saturday, December 1. Around 4,000 undergraduates participate in the competition each year. The participants work individually on six challenging math problems over two three-hour sessions, 12 total […]

“Educational odyssey” includes study of Dr. King and President Carter

Dr. Stephen Herschler’s Core class, in collaboration with the Atlanta Laboratory for Learning (A_LAB), recently hit the road to learn first-hand from some of Atlanta’s most historically relevant places: the Carter Presidential Library and Museum and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. The group also toured Dr. King’s birth home and […]