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From President Schall: Oglethorpe and DACA

Dear Members of the Oglethorpe Community, Moments ago, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Trump will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The announcement included a six-month delay to allow Congress to take legislative action to protect the nearly 800,000 immigrants affected by this change. Established by President Obama […]

President Schall Issues Letter in Support of DACA

The following letter from Oglethorpe President Lawrence M. Schall was sent to President Donald J. Trump in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:   September 1, 2017 The President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500   Dear Mr. President, In 1732, James Edward Oglethorpe […]

Mindful leadership program arrives in Atlanta, Oglethorpe for first time

A globally-recognized leadership program aimed with the intent to create a better world is coming to Atlanta for the first time, and calling Oglethorpe home. The Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI), will be on campus October 16-17, 2017 for the highly-interactive training program. Born at Google and based on cutting-edge neuroscience research, SIYLI focuses on […]

Atlanta named one of country’s best theatre cities

Paste Magazine recently named the best theatre cities in the country, and to no surprise, included Atlanta on the list. Here’s what they had to say: “Yes, new tax incentives from Georgia have made Atlanta the new place to shoot blockbuster superhero movies and zombie TV shows. This is good news for everyone in the […]

Oglethorpe President joins pledge to uphold Paris Climate Agreement

President Lawrence Schall, on behalf of Oglethorpe University, has joined more than 1,219 governors, mayors, business, investors, colleges and universities to declare their intent to uphold our country’s commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement. Together, this group represents 120 million Americans and $6.2 trillion of the U.S. economy. Under the pledge, these leaders promise to […]

Study: Georgia now No. 1 in feature film productions – Atlanta Business Chronicle By Ellie Hensley Georgia hosted more feature film productions than in 2016 than any other market, including the United Kingdom and California, according to a new study from FilmL.A., the not-for-profit film office that serves the Greater L.A. region. FilmL.A. analyzed a sample of 100 feature films from 2016, and 17 of these were […]

Independent colleges help to fill workforce needs – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta Business Chronicle by Susanna L. Baxter Common among most sectors of higher education, and especially among private, not-for-profit colleges, is a dedication to provide high-quality educational opportunities which complement and support the state’s educational and economic development initiatives. Georgia’s private colleges are committed to providing personalized experiences that expose students to a broad spectrum […]

President Lawrence Schall talks free speech on GPB’s “On Second Thought”

Oglethorpe University President Lawrence Schall joined Agnes Scott College Associate Vice President Kijua Sanders-McMurtry for a segment with Celeste Headlee during her Georgia Public Broadcast radio show, “On Second Thought,” to discuss balancing free speech and safety on campus. The conversation was focused around controversial speaking appearances by Betsy DeVos, Ann Coulter and Richard Spencer at […]

College business programs look to the liberal arts model | Marketplace  By Amy Scott A few dozen professors are packed into a lecture hall at Franklin & Marshall College, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. They’re here from schools all over the country to talk about how to bring the critical thinking and creativity associated with the liberal arts into their business programs. “Traditional business programs really tend to […]