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Photos & Video: Oglethorpe Day 2019

Anthony Ray Hinton – Oglethorpe Day 2019 Prison reform advocate Anthony Ray Hinton speaks in the Conant Performing Arts Center during Oglethorpe Day 2019. Hinton spent 30 years on Alabama’s death row before being exonerated and released in 2015. Among our beloved traditions, Oglethorpe Day annually celebrates the university’s namesake, General James Edward Oglethorpe, with the […]

Aspiring journalist interns with Decatur Book Festival

Communications studies major and future journalist Julissa Canas Escobar served as editor of The Stormy Petrel campus newspaper for two years, and now her latest internship with the Decatur Book Festival has her turning the next page. The graduating senior first learned of the opportunity from Oglethorpe’s Atlanta Laboratory for Learning. Erin Sherrill, director of career development, and Dr. […]

Women’s basketball breaks into coaches’ top 25

The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team moved into the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division III top 25 this week, entering the poll tied for 25th. It marked the program’s first national ranking since the end of the 2008-09 season, when they finished tied for eighth in the WBCA poll and ninth in the D3hoops.com poll. […]

Video: Malika Whitley ’11 featured on Today Show

Class of 2011’s Malika Whitley continues to make a difference in Atlanta with ChopArt, the nonprofit she founded for homeless teens “to help them build community, cope, and heal” through the arts. And her efforts are getting national recognition. Most recently, Today.com highlighted Whitley’s outreach to homeless youth in the city.   This month, Whitley […]