Category: Oxford

Oxford community reflects on relics of the Confederacy

The daily life of an Oxford College student is haunted by relics of the Confederacy.  A confederate statue in Covington Square, the heart of the nearby town, watches over students driving to the Oxford campus.  Students attend classes and activities in Phi Gamma Hall and Tarbutton, buildings constructed with slave labor.  The nature trail behind [...]

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Oxford College welcomes first spring start class to campus

For the first time in 186 years since the school has been open, Oxford College welcomed a cohort of 50 students on Jan. 11. Every year, Oxford received approximately 20,000 applicants for about 500 available spots. Oxford began accepting spring admits to retain more highly-qualified applicants, Dean of Enrollment Services Kelley Lips wrote in a [...]

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The 21 Stories that Shaped 2021

Click below for interactive view From Emory University’s mass vaccination effort against COVID-19 to a gold medal performance from former Emory swimmer Andrew Wilson (17C) at the Tokyo Olympics, 2021 held tremendous victories for the Emory community. However, the year also presented great tragedy. With the Atlanta spa shootings devastating the metro area’s Asian American [...]

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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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