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Students selected for 2020-2021 Honor Council

Oglethorpe University Honor Council Secretary Dr. Michael Rulison has announced the students who will serve on the 2020-2021 Honor Council—students selected by their peers to be entrusted with helping to uphold the academic standards of Oglethorpe University. Congratulations to: Caroline Bond ’21 Jimmy Creamer ’21 Clara Grimaldo ’21 Vivian Manso ’21 Lola Oyinloye ’21 Talia Weinstein ’21 […]

Film student creates community technology tutorials

Film and Media Studies student Steven Nguyen has created several video tutorials covering essential programs for the remote semester: Moodle, VoiceThread and, of course, Zoom. Assistant Professors of Communication Studies Dr. Katherine Keib and Dr. Katharine Zakos partnered with Nguyen to create a technology resource for students to easily reference while learning remotely. The idea behind the […]

Oglethorpe University announces diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives

Several initiatives dedicated to furthering Oglethorpe University’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion have been announced in recent weeks. In a message to the Oglethorpe community in early July, President Nicholas Ladany announced the formation of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) task force, whose primary charge is to examine areas for growth and determine action steps […]

Politics professor appears on popular civics podcast

Oglethorpe Professor of Politics Joe Knippenberg was recently featured on the Constituting America podcast where he discusses the pros and cons of lengthy legislation. In this discussion, Constituting America co-founder and co-president Janine Turner posits that overly-complex laws are inaccessible to the vast majority of United States citizens, posing a barrier to civic engagement with […]

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: […]

Broadway’s [title of show] stars crash Oglethorpe Theatre end-of-year awards

Oglethorpe Theatre closed the curtain on the academic year with its annual Wendell Awards—announced virtually this year. The event recognizes theatre students for a range of achievements, including best performances and productions, as determined by theatre department faculty selections and student surveys. This year, in a surprise appearance, Broadway’s Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell joined […]

Economics major selected for American Economic Association scholars program

Rising senior Fatima-Ezzahra Boumahdi ’21 has been accepted into the highly competitive American Economic Association’s Summer Scholars Program (AEASP), marking the third consecutive year that an Oglethorpe student has been selected. AEASP is an eight-week program hosted at Michigan State University. The fellowship provides summer development programs to women and minorities majoring in economics, with […]

Annual awards honor outstanding seniors and faculty

Every year as part of commencement, three awards are presented to exceptional students in the graduating class, and two awards recognize faculty for teaching excellence. Congratulations to this year’s honorees! Syeda Bano ’20, a Politics and Sociology double major, and Erin Raquel Battaglia ’20, a Psychology major, received the esteemed James Edward Oglethorpe Awards. This […]