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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 […]

Oglethorpe ranked among 2020 Best Value Colleges in Georgia

Oglethorpe University has been ranked among the top schools named Best Value Colleges in Georgia by SmartAsset. SmartAsset has released its sixth annual study on the colleges that give students the best return on their educational investment. To determine the best value colleges and universities across the U.S., they measured a variety of data, including: […]

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 […]

The History of Juneteenth

Juneteenth is getting more national attention than ever before. Black Lives Matter protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer have triggered widespread interest in understanding and working toward an end of systemic racism in this country. Our current President’s initial choice of starting his reelection campaign on June 19th […]

Dear Professor – Dr. Seema Shrikhande and Ferrin Tinter ’20

Graduating seniors from the Class of 2020 were asked to write a letter to the Oglethorpe professor who impacted them the most. Watch as those professors read letters from their students and share a moment together. Ferrin Tinter ’20 graduated from Oglethorpe with a degree in Communication Studies. She transferred to Oglethorpe her sophomore year and […]

Oglethorpe hosts community forum on racial injustice

Last Saturday, members of the Oglethorpe community met virtually to hold a public discussion on race. Current and incoming students, faculty and staff submitted their thoughts, insights and questions, as a panel took turns speaking about the importance of racial equality within the Oglethorpe community and beyond. This forum is the first of many discussions […]