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Prof. Jessica Handler featured on New York Times podcast

Atlanta author and Oglethorpe professor Jessica Handler was featured on The New York Times podcast “Dear Sugars”—“a radically empathetic advice show” hosted by writers Steve Almond (Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto) and Cheryl Strayed (Wild). Handler was invited on as a guest speaker for Part One of the “Dear Sugars” series The Empty Chair, which […]

Prof. Kendra King Momon featured election expert on WABE/NPR

Atlanta’s NPR station WABE invited Oglethorpe University’s Dr. Kendra King Momon, professor of politics, to share commentary on local elections this week. Dr. Momon sat in with Rose Scott on Closer Look on Tuesday evening during election returns, and again the next day with Denis O’Hayer on Morning Edition to discuss the outcomes and pending December […]

Omicron Delta Kappa taps new members

Congratulations to these 17 members of the Oglethorpe University community, tapped this week to be inducted into the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa: Delaney Abood Yasmin Anderson Madison Blazer Caroline Chamberlain Robert Dougherty-Bliss Haley Evans Brad Firchow Evan Furst Ben Hopper Celina Kassam Dr. Peter Kower Brianne NaLampoon Arman Niknafs Jim Owen Dr. […]

WABE Radio: Oglethorpe’s growth, future get a closer look

Oglethorpe University President Larry Schall was a featured guest this week on WABE’s Closer Look with Rose Scott where they discussed Oglethorpe’s growth over the past 12 years and the university’s focus going forward. During the 20-minute interview, topics included Oglethorpe’s announcement in September of a $50 million gift from alumnus Bill Hammack ’73 to establish a new school of business, […]

The King Center’s ‘Beloved Community Talks’ features Sen. Elizabeth Warren, OU’s Dr. Kendra King Momon

Dr. Kendra A. King Momon, professor of politics and director of the Rich Foundation Urban Leadership Program, moderated The King Center’s Beloved Community Talks event on August 28, “Women…the Soul of a Nation”. Beloved Community Talks convene influential women with diverse voices around bridging the racial divide. The King Center, an organization in Atlanta founded by […]

Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart’s Oglethorpe connection

On what would have been the 120th birthday of legendary pilot Amelia Earhart, we look back at her under-the-radar ties to Oglethorpe. In 1935, the university and President Thornwell Jacobs declared the “Year of the Woman” and awarded 12 women honorary degrees in a variety of fields, with Earhart leading the group with an honorary […]