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COVID-19

Oglethorpe in the News

COVID-19: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution mentions Oglethorpe in the article “Georgia college students make case for cut in online tuition costs“. (August 19, 2020) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution mentions Oglethorpe’s plans to be 100% remote during the fall semester, in the article “Several students test positive for COVID after Ga. university reopens” about Georgia College in Milledgeville. […]

Update on Fall 2020

Dear Oglethorpe Community: First, let me say thank you for your resilience, for your commitment to your families and your community, and for your trust as we navigate these challenging times. Throughout our monitoring of the situation surrounding COVID-19, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to two core principles: maintaining the health and safety of our […]

Southern Athletic Association suspends fall conference athletic competitions

The Southern Athletic Association (SAA), Oglethorpe’s Division III athletic conference, announced today that all conference athletic competition through the 2020 fall season will be postponed. Over the last several months, the SAA Presidents’ Council met to weigh the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to plan for the 2020-21 athletic season. “The highest priority at each institution […]

Oglethorpe adopts a “test optional” policy for applicants

Oglethorpe University will implement a test optional policy for admission applicants as a part of a three-year pilot program, effective with the start of the 2021 admissions cycle. This decision was made in an effort to address both the testing challenges many students have faced due to COVID-19 and the systemic issues of equity inherent […]

Alumnus joins CDC’s COVID-19 communications team

Oglethorpe alumnus Bradley Firchow ’19 was recently hired as a contractor for Eagle Global Scientific to work as a Health Communications Specialist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Firchow previously held a two-year internship at the CDC, where he conducted child development research and psychometric tool development and validation under Oglethorpe alumna […]

Graduating senior creates final exhibit in 3D gallery

For Zoe Yaceczko ’20, sustainability and accessibility are important facets of art. When curating her senior art show—the culmination of her work as an art major—she wanted to ensure that her exhibit would adhere to those concepts as much as possible. Unfortunately, the spread of COVID-19 halted the progress of Yaceczko’s show and she was […]