Category: Oxford

EPD gives ‘all clear’ Sunday morning after Oxford College bomb threat

Emory University evacuated Oxford College’s Jolley Residential Center (JRC) for two hours Sunday morning due to a bomb threat, the Emory Police Department (EPD) wrote to the Wheel. Oxford city’s Police Department (OPD) and the Newton County Sheriff's Department assisted EPD with “directing the students to a safe location, traffic control and support,” OPD Chief [...]

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Oxford RAs receive same payment as Atlanta ResLife staff

Oxford College resident assistants are receiving a $1,800 stipend starting this year following a decrease in the number of resident assistant applicants for the 2021-22 academic year, according to Oxford Residential Education and Services (RES) Director Phillip Sullivan. Resident assistants previously received only free housing in a single room for their compensation, while resident advisors [...]

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Summer 2022 news roundup

2022 Election Guide By Matthew Chupack and Madi Olivier | May 13 Georgia’s 2022 election features U.S. Senate, governor, secretary of state and other key races. Primary election day was May 24, and runoffs were held on June 21 for the secretary of state Democratic nominee and the lieutenant governor Democratic nominee.  Gubernatorial candidate Stacey [...]

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Oxford College Summer Experience Program provides early glimpse of college for Newton, Putnam County high schoolers

This summer, 60 high schoolers from Newton and Putnam counties are gaining insight on the college admission process and life at Emory University  through the inaugural Oxford College Summer Experience Program, which is being held from June 21-25. Each county sent 30 students to participate in the program.  Outgoing Oxford College Dean Douglas Hicks announced [...]

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City of Oxford removes Confederate signage, sheds light on community’s history of enslaved people

To the unsuspecting observer, Kitty’s Cottage is simply a historical landmark, a remnant of Emory University’s first chapel. However, constructed in 1841, the plain, unoccupied dwelling was the home of Catherine “Kitty” Andrew Boyd, who was enslaved by Methodist Bishop James Osgood Andrew, the first chair of the Emory Board of Trustees. Georgia laws in [...]

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