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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. […]

LinkedIn Learning now available to students, faculty and staff

Current Oglethorpe University students, faculty and staff now have free, unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning’s library of online expert-led courses! More than 5,000 high-quality, detailed training options include the latest in-demand business, creative and technology skills to support professional and personal development. New content is added weekly. LinkedIn Learning offers courses for all experience and […]

Oglethorpe University announces diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives

Several initiatives dedicated to furthering Oglethorpe University’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion have been announced in recent weeks. In a message to the Oglethorpe community in early July, President Nicholas Ladany announced the formation of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) task force, whose primary charge is to examine areas for growth and determine action steps […]

Oglethorpe students awarded prestigious Gilman International Scholarship

Jessica Bamaca ’21 and Dallas Blackwell ’23 have been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to study abroad during the spring and summer 2021 semesters. The Gilman award is presented annually to 850 American undergraduate students nationwide. This is the fifth […]

Oglethorpe’s first Achieve Atlanta Scholar graduates

Dayla Jackson, Oglethorpe University’s first Achieve Atlanta scholar, graduated this year with a major in Studio Art and minor in Environmental Studies. Achieve Atlanta is a nonprofit working to dramatically increase the number of Atlanta Public Schools students who graduate college. The organization addresses the obstacles students face in completing post-secondary education by increasing college […]

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 […]

Rising sophomore Lidia Labrada selected for Mellon Summer Academy

Oglethorpe’s Lidia Labrada ’23 is among only 15 undergraduates selected for the next Mellon Summer Academy hosted at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. This is the third consecutive year an Oglethorpe student has been selected, and she will be accompanied by fellow Petrel Hayleigh Stonham ’22. During the week-long immersive experience, the students […]

Oglethorpe joins coalition supporting state hate crimes bill

Update, 6/23: Today, the Georgia legislature passed HB 426. It now awaits the Governor’s signature. Georgia is one of four states without a hate crimes bill, and Oglethorpe University joins nearly 200 other organizations advocating for that to change. “We stand committed to building a better basis for peace and prosperity across our state and […]

Oglethorpe adds new courses that explore racial injustice

Starting in the fall, Oglethorpe will offer two new classes that thoroughly explore racial inequality: “WGS 290: White Fragility: Anti-Racism Activism” and “INT 290: Black Resilience and Response.” “White Fragility: Anti-Racism Activism” is a Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies class that uses an intersectional approach to gender to explore topics, including White Fragility, institutional racism […]