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10 ways to stay connected during the remote semester!

As this semester-like-no-other begins, it’s important Petrels find ways to stay connected and keep a sense of campus community, whether you’re on or off campus. Here’s a list of how to stay “in the know” at Oglethorpe this semester: Read the latest. The Source website keeps the campus community informed about the latest university news. […]

Oglethorpe’s Counseling Center expands services, welcomes staff

The Oglethorpe University Counseling Center has welcomed new staff and expanded its services and programming for the upcoming fall semester to help students navigate the “new normal.” Empowerment coaching (e-coaching) will be a brand new program designed to help students plan out and work toward personal goals, such as better organization or improved time management. […]

Oglethorpe University Esports looking for new players

Looking for a way to stay connected to fellow Petrels while learning remotely? Oglethorpe University Esports is holding a general interest meeting on Monday, August 24 at 2 PM to kick off the new semester. Formed in 2018, the Oglethorpe University esports teams compete in yearly tournaments with other Georgia colleges like Georgia State, Georgia […]

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 […]

City of Brookhaven presents award to Oglethorpe President Schall

Outgoing Oglethorpe President Larry Schall received the Brookhaven Gateway Monument Award from the City of Brookhaven during a City Hall virtual meeting on Tuesday. Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst presented the award to Schall, recognizing his “phenomenal” and “great tenure” at Oglethorpe. Schall is stepping down at the end of June, after 15 years at Oglethorpe. […]

The History of Juneteenth

Juneteenth is getting more national attention than ever before. Black Lives Matter protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer have triggered widespread interest in understanding and working toward an end of systemic racism in this country. Our current President’s initial choice of starting his reelection campaign on June 19th […]

Oglethorpe hosts community forum on racial injustice

Last Saturday, members of the Oglethorpe community met virtually to hold a public discussion on race. Current and incoming students, faculty and staff submitted their thoughts, insights and questions, as a panel took turns speaking about the importance of racial equality within the Oglethorpe community and beyond. This forum is the first of many discussions […]