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Hammack Scholar reflects on her first semester at Oglethorpe

Adeline Horton knew she wanted to attend Oglethorpe after she spent a January weekend competing for the Hammack School of Business Scholarship. In February, she solidified her choice with a tennis recruitment visit. Then in March, the bottom fell out for everyone in the form of a pandemic. “I have immensely enjoyed my time at […]

Student research fund now accepting applications

Research funding is available to Oglethorpe undergraduates, thanks to the Philip Weltner Library student research development fund, established in 2016. Students may apply annually for funding to defray costs incurred while conducting or presenting research. Eligible uses of the funds include attending conferences, research-related equipment, and project and logistical expenses. Nearly 30 stipends have been […]

What is the new J-Term and which courses are offered?

Recently, Oglethorpe announced that a J-Term will be offered at the beginning of 2021. But what exactly is J-Term? J-Term is a mini, four-week term that will run from Jan. 7-Feb. 4 and include fully remote courses. Some are completely unique to this new term—and all offer a chance for students to get a head start […]

CORE Lecture will use math to explore racial bias in policing

The second CORE Lecture of the Fall semester will be held virtually on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. and will be given by Dr. Lily Khadjavi, professor of mathematics at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Titled “Social Justice Mathematics: Policing and the Issue of Racial Profiling,” this upcoming lecture will use data from […]

International Education Week celebrates the global perspective

International Education Week (IEW) will be celebrated November 16-20, 2020 throughout the U.S.—and at Oglethorpe University. IEW, a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education, celebrates the value and benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.  It’s also is an opportunity to promote programs that not only prepare Americans for a global […]

“W.E.B. DuBois at the Center” with Dr. Aldon Morris

W.E.B. Du Bois was one of a handful of scholars of the 20th century with a sustained global impact on sociological, literary, and political knowledge. In this installment of the Core lecture series, Aldon Morris, Ph.D. draws on evidence from his recent multiple award-winning book, “The Scholar Denied: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Birth of […]

Business students discuss summer internships, pandemic’s effects

Hammack School of Business students who participated in summer internships gave virtual presentations about their experiences. Each student provided a brief summary of their responsibilities and reviewed the value of their experiences. Interestingly, each presentation contains information about how the COVID-19 pandemic affected these internships and the students’ work. Student presentations include: Diego Sanchez ’21 […]

Dr. Kendra King Momon named Interim Provost

Dr. Kendra King Momon, professor of politics at Oglethorpe University, was named Interim Provost by President Nick Ladany, effective December 2020. Dr. Momon will replace Dr. Glenn Sharfman, who has served in the role since 2014 and will be stepping down at the close of the fall semester. Dr. Momon joined the Oglethorpe community in […]