Students temporarily evacuate Oxford dorm following kitchen fire

Residents in Oxford College’s Murdy Residence Hall were forced to evacuate Thursday night after a fire started in the hall’s kitchen at about 9:17 p.m. The fire started when the Jewish Student Union (JSU) was cooking latkes, a traditional Jewish dish eaten during Hanukkah, JSU Israel chair Daniel Timor (22Ox) said.  Covington Fire Department Fire [...]

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Following student protests, Oxford College increases spring course offerings, class sizes

Oxford College added more courses and increased class sizes in response to student protests over a lack of spring course offerings, according to a Nov. 16 email from Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Valerie Molyneaux to Oxford first-years. Additionally, Oxford added a special Add/Drop/Swap period on Nov. 19 for first-year students.   The changes came after [...]

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Oxford’s HSA, SACA put on Diwali

On the evening of Nov. 11, the typically quiet Oxford amphitheater lit up. Sparklers, students adorned with shimmering dresses, jubilant dancing: this was Oxford College’s 2021 Diwali celebration. Students perform a dance during the Diwali celebration. (The Emory Wheel//Michael Chan) Diwali is one of the major religious festivals in Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism. It is [...]

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Students, administrators deem Oxford College professor’s 2012 song ‘inappropriate and disturbing’

Students at Oxford College have raised concerns over a 2012 song written by Associate Professor of History David Leinweber titled “Little Sophomore Girl.” Students have described  the song’s lyrics, which recount a professor’s reaction to a student’s negative course evaluation, as “disturbing” and having “sexual undertones.”  The song, which was obtained by the Wheel in [...]

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Emory sophomore runs for a seat on Atlanta Board of Education

While most college sophomores are currently worried about exams or homework, Royce Carter Mann (24C) has other concerns: running for political office. At just 19, Mann is competing in this November’s election to be the At-Large Seat 7 representative on the Atlanta Board of Education.  The city of Atlanta will hold general elections for Board [...]

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