Category: Oxford

Oxford welcomes second spring start class, plans to take down modular housing

Last fall, 158 students graduated from Oxford College, a 50.48% increase from the 105 students who graduated in fall 2021. This semester, Oxford enrolled 49 new students for its second cohort of spring start students, according to Oxford Dean of Enrollment Services Kelley Lips.  The rise in early graduates is expected, Lips said, because class [...]

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The 22 stories that shaped 2022

This piece is best viewed on a desktop. Oxford College welcomes first spring start class to campus By Katie Bartlett Jan. 19, 2022 For the first time in its 186 year history, 50 students matriculated into Oxford College in the spring semester. The spring start option allows Oxford to accept about 10% more students, according [...]

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OxSGA receives formal warning following monetary code misconduct related to Oxford Chess Club

Emory University’s Student Government Association (SGA) finance committee issued a formal warning to the Oxford College SGA (OxSGA) on Oct. 26 due to a monetary code violation related to funding for Oxford Chess Club. SGA’s finance committee contended that OxSGA funding the chess club to compete in a chess competition as individuals, with no affiliation [...]

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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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Some Oxford College fall graduates report isolation, difficult transition to Atlanta campus

After 105 students graduated from Emory’s Oxford College last fall, a semester earlier than the rest of their peers, some students reported feelings of isolation and a loss of their sense of community during the virtual spring start to classes on the Atlanta campus. Oxford students normally matriculate to the Atlanta campus after two years, [...]

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Oxford College celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with keynote speaker Rev. Kim Jackson

Oxford College held a virtual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 18 as part of the annual Emory King Week.  This year’s event featured keynote speaker Rev. Kim Jackson (09T), who represents Georgia State Senate District 41 and has worked towards social justice for decades. Participants and attendees were welcomed by Rev. [...]

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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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