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Part II: How two international students are navigating the pandemic

Leticia Alves Ribeiro Sobrinho ’22 has never experienced campus life at Oglethorpe University. She transferred to Oglethorpe in Fall 2020, when the university had decided to offer 100% remote education due to the pandemic. Since the beginning of her career at Oglethorpe, she has had to meet her professors and fellow Petrels online. In December, […]

Watch: Shan Cooper talks with Hammack Business students in spring lecture

Watch the spring Rikard Lecture with Shan Cooper, executive director for the Atlanta Committee for Progress, in the video above. In this edition of the Rikard Lecture Series, students in the Hammack School of Business talk to Cooper about business mission statements, empowerment programs, equity and inclusion, transportation and more. Student panelists are Lola Oyinloye ’21, […]

Prominent Atlanta LGBTQ+ activist will headline spring Core Lecture

This spring, Atlanta activist Feroza Syed will present both a campus-wide lecture and a more intimate, student advocacy conversation as part of Oglethorpe’s CORE lecture series. Both will cover topics of LGBTQ+ issues, intersectionality and social justice. Syed has been heavily involved in LGBTQ+ advocacy in the Atlanta area. After coming out in a viral facebook […]

Hearst Hall’s namesake an early advocate for women

When Oglethorpe moved to its present location in Atlanta in 1915, what is now Hearst Hall became the first building on campus. While businessman and publisher William Randolph Hearst was a generous donor to the university, Hearst Hall is actually named in honor of his mother, Phoebe Apperson Hearst. Once a schoolteacher, Hearst was an […]

Student group among new resources to support undocumented students

In February 2019, Oglethorpe University became the first Georgia college to partner with TheDream.US to offer scholarships to qualified immigrant students who came to the U.S. as children. This partnership has helped to welcome DACA recipients and undocumented students to campus, and these students are an influential and proud part of the Oglethorpe community. The […]