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CORE Lecture will use math to explore racial bias in policing

The second CORE Lecture of the Fall semester will be held virtually on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. and will be given by Dr. Lily Khadjavi, professor of mathematics at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Titled “Social Justice Mathematics: Policing and the Issue of Racial Profiling,” this upcoming lecture will use data from […]

International Education Week celebrates the global perspective

International Education Week (IEW) will be celebrated November 16-20, 2020 throughout the U.S.—and at Oglethorpe University. IEW, a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education, celebrates the value and benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.  It’s also is an opportunity to promote programs that not only prepare Americans for a global […]

Second annual Diversity Week led by SGA’s Junior Class Senator

Oglethorpe’s Student Government Association (SGA) is hosting its second annual Diversity Week, a tradition founded by the current SGA President Taylor Roberts ’21 and this year led by Junior Class Senator Courtland Davis ’22. Davis collaborated with Natasha Byrd, associate director of residence life, Essence Washington, associate director of the counseling center, and OU’s Student […]

OU student featured in Yahoo Finance short documentary

Oglethorpe University freshman Kimberly Heard was recently featured in a short documentary on Yahoo Finance about managing her full-ride scholarship. In the documentary, Heard and her family discuss her experience working towards college as a first-generation college student. Heard has always had a laser-focused motivation towards what she wanted to achieve. By the time she […]

Oglethorpe’s Museum announces interactive virtual tour

The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art has announced the premiere of its 360-degree virtual tour. Fully immersive and high-definition, the tour allows the user to get up close to the exhibitions and learn more about each piece through informative pop-ups. In March, OUMA closed its doors to in-person visitors due to COVID-19 precautions. With the […]

“W.E.B. DuBois at the Center” with Dr. Aldon Morris

W.E.B. Du Bois was one of a handful of scholars of the 20th century with a sustained global impact on sociological, literary, and political knowledge. In this installment of the Core lecture series, Aldon Morris, Ph.D. draws on evidence from his recent multiple award-winning book, “The Scholar Denied: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Birth of […]