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Oglethorpe’s Muslim Student Association brings visibility to Muslim community

Oglethorpe University’s Muslim Student Association is gearing up for a new semester of in-person activities including social events and opportunities to learn more about Islamic culture. The MSA was founded by students Olivia Ramlawy ’22 and Nour Meselhi ’21 in fall 2020. Fellow Petrels Ashrakat Hassan ’24 and Mariama Abdoul-Majeed ’23 helped to get the club up and running and […]

Student Diversity Committee makes first selections for museum’s permanent collection

Students serving on the recently-formed Oglethorpe University Museum of Art Student Diversity Committee have selected and purchased their first acquisitions. The two works by Dominican American artist Pilar Martínez will be added to OUMA’s growing permanent collection. The OUMA Student Diversity Committee was created in June 2020 as part of Oglethorpe University’s expanded commitment to […]

Alum’s artwork featured in AAPI solidarity campaign

Artwork by Oglethorpe alumna and Employer Relations Manager Nicole Kang ’13 was recently featured in an Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) solidarity project. Three of her pieces were displayed prominently in vivid color on the LED screens over the Peachtree MARTA station in downtown Atlanta, and each would slowly carousel throughout the day, splashing […]

Juneteenth becomes an official university holiday

Beginning this year, Oglethorpe will recognize Juneteenth as an official university holiday. Because Juneteenth occurs on a Saturday this year, the university’s observance will take place Friday, June 18. A combination of the words “June” and “nineteenth,” Juneteenth commemorates the announcement of General Order No. 3 on June 19, 1865. On this day, Union Army […]

Celebrating Pride Month

Know the history of Pride Did you know that the annual month-long celebration of the LGBTQ+ community was once “Gay Pride Day,” observed on the last Sunday of June? Every June, Pride Month commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan — a “tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States,” according to […]