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Oglethorpe University names new Chief Financial Officer

Following an extensive national search, Oglethorpe University has named Peter D. Stobie as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Business & Finance. Stobie brings more than 30 years of finance and operational experience in both higher education and the corporate environment. He will start his new position on September 16. “Pete is a vital […]

Twelve students elected to the 2019-2020 Honor Council

Oglethorpe University Honor Council Secretary Dr. Michael Rulison has announced the students who will serve on the 2019-2020 Honor Council—students selected by their peers to be entrusted with helping to uphold the academic standards of Oglethorpe University. Congratulations to: Erin Battaglia Jimmy Creamer Benna Curole Hannah Dattilo Sam Katz Margaret Light Vivian Manso Yesha Nayee […]

Ruminations on Notre Dame

We all witnessed yesterday the fall of the fleche, the 800-ton spire of Notre Dame, and privately lamented the loss. The fire swept through the roof, and the fear is that treasures from the medieval world may be now irrevocably damaged or destroyed. A student raised the question in class: why all the fuss? Stuff […]

Wall Street Journal names Prof. Handler’s debut novel among ‘The 10 books you’ll want to read this spring’

Writing professor Jessica Handler’s debut novel, The Magnetic Girl, will be released April 9 by Hub City Press and the praise is already rolling in. Set in 1883, The Magnetic Girl is a coming-of-age novel that looks at one girl’s power over herself and those around her. Protagonist Lulu Hurst discovers a book that sparks her interest in electricity, […]

Philosophy major gets full ride to attend Arizona research conference

Junior philosophy major Margaret Light ’20 was awarded the chance to participate in Arizona State University’s first annual Compass Undergraduate Research Conference—all expenses paid. The conference is an extension of ASU’s Undergraduate Journal of American Political Ideas, which publishes essays by undergraduates at colleges and universities worldwide on American political issues related to political philosophy, […]

Senior accepted into prestigious economics scholars program

For the second consecutive year, an Oglethorpe student has been selected for the highly competitive American Economic Association’s Summer Scholars Program (AEASP). Michael Bell, a senior mathematics major and economics minor, follows last year’s participant, Paige Davis ’18. The AEASP is an intensive eight-week residential program housed at Michigan State University. The fellowship provides summer development programs […]

Clara Grimaldo ’21: Activist on campus and off

Clara Grimaldo, a sophomore sociology major, describes herself as “an activist at heart.” She developed an interest in political activism at a young age, and since arriving at Oglethorpe, has increasingly taken on leadership roles, both on and off campus—which recently landed her an internship at the State Capitol. Grimaldo is an active member of […]