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City of Brookhaven presents award to Oglethorpe President Schall

Outgoing Oglethorpe President Larry Schall received the Brookhaven Gateway Monument Award from the City of Brookhaven during a City Hall virtual meeting on Tuesday. Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst presented the award to Schall, recognizing his “phenomenal” and “great tenure” at Oglethorpe. Schall is stepping down at the end of June, after 15 years at Oglethorpe. […]

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 adopts a “test optional” policy for applicants

Oglethorpe University will implement a test optional policy for admission applicants as a part of a three-year pilot program, effective with the start of the 2021 admissions cycle. This decision was made in an effort to address both the testing challenges many students have faced due to COVID-19 and the systemic issues of equity inherent […]

Oglethorpe in the News

Reporter Newspapers: “Oglethorpe University, Latin American Association call for change amid protests“. (June 3, 2020) Outgoing Oglethorpe President Larry Schall will be the next President of NECHE (New England Commission of Higher Education), reported the Boston Globe and Inside Higher Ed. (June 3, 2020) In Reporter Newspapers’ article “Commentary: Who had the best branding in […]

Statement of Solidarity

Dear Oglethorpe Community, It is with great humility and sadness that we reach out to you as protests unfold in the aftermath of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. These senseless deaths and the continued crisis of racism-fueled violence in America has caused immeasurable suffering and pain. Watching the endless stream […]

An Update from President Schall

Dear Oglethorpe Community: Greetings from the President’s Office. As this pandemic brought our semester on campus to a halt, I have been amazed at how our faculty and staff have come together to deliver the Oglethorpe academic experience remotely. Not only have our students and faculty adapted the classroom experience to a virtual environment with […]

Senior’s research seeks to protect Hawaiian dolphin population

Have you ever come across wildlife at the beach and wondered what to do? You are not alone, according to biology student Alex Prots ’20. Prots’ assistance with faculty-led research on spinner dolphin conservation policy took her to the coasts of Hawaii. There, she learned that wildlife, specifically Hawaiian spinner dolphins, were being treated poorly […]

Oglethorpe in the News, Feb. 7-March 26

Oglethorpe opens film studies program The state’s longest-serving college president, Larry Schall, plans to leave his post at Oglethorpe University after spending 15 years improving the Brookhaven institution. The student body has mushroomed from about 800 to more than 1,300 last fall, and he expects the incoming 2020 class to be even bigger. Presidential Announcement […]