Category: Oxford

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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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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