Category: Oxford

Oxford Students Protest Spring Plans, Truncated Semester

Frustrated and confused, Oxford College sophomores have pushed back against the University leaving them without a final semester on campus. Students demand the University reprioritize the 75 additional on-campus spots and provide increased remote support for the spring semester. The spring plan, which prioritizes first-years to live on campus, was made to maintain “continuity with [...]

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Pro-Trump Chalkings on Oxford Campus Elicit Student Outrage

On Election Day, students at Oxford College encountered pro-Trump chalkings in front of the student center and Seney Hall, sparking indignation. Some of the messages read “Keep Georgia Red,” “MAGA” and “Trump 4 Prez 2020,” and were signed by “Underground Republicans.”   A Trump-Pence sign hung from a tree outside of Fleming Residential Hall and was [...]

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Oxford Students Wait Hours to Cast Votes

With early voting coming to a close this Friday, students who voted in DeKalb County and Newton County, where the Emory and Oxford campuses reside, shared their experiences at the polls. There are 12 early voting polling stations across DeKalb County, compared to Newton County’s two. While both counties encouraged social distancing and mask wearing [...]

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Oxford Sophomores Disheartened by Spring Decision

Following the University’s Oct. 15 announcement that the spring semester will remain mostly virtual, Oxford College sophomores are voicing frustration and confusion about on-campus housing prioritization, academic adjustments and tuition payments. Housing capacity at Oxford will expand by 75 rooms, which are prioritized for first-year and international students, according to an Oct. 15 email sent [...]

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