2020 News Archive

Horace Johnson, Superior Court Judge for Georgia’s Alcovy Judicial Circuit, will deliver Oxford's Commencement address.
Horace Johnson to speak at Oxford College Commencement 2020

Oxford College | February 27, 2020

Oxford College will hold its 175th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 9, at 10 a.m. on the college quad. Horace Johnson, Superior Court Judge for Georgia’s Alcovy Judicial Circuit, will deliver the Commencement address.

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Vaccines didn’t cause my daughter’s arthritis, they saved her life

Healthline | February 5, 2020

Sarah Fankhauser, assistant professor of biology, was interviewed and heavily quoted for an article by Leah Campbell discussing Campbell's 4-year-old daughter's autoimmune condition and vaccines.

Black History Month events at Oxford kicked off February 3 with a National Pan-Hellenic Council Showcase.
Emory to mark Black History Month with lectures, films and more

Emory University | February 17, 2020

Numerous events on campus will commemorate Black History Month, ranging from lectures on racial issues to film screenings and the opportunity to hear from the first black woman to graduate from Emory's School of Medicine.

Black History Month events at Oxford kicked off February 3 with a National Pan-Hellenic Council Showcase.
Emory to mark Black History Month with lectures, films and more

Emory University | February 14, 2020

Numerous events on campus will commemorate Black History Month, ranging from lectures on racial issues to film screenings and the opportunity to hear from the first black woman to graduate from Emory's School of Medicine.

Oxford students, alumni, and faculty on a recent trip to the Smithsonian Institute.
Students, faculty visit Smithsonian to aid in study of Oxford whale jawbone 

Oxford College | February 13, 2020

A historic whale jawbone that was once thought to be a whale rib and stored in an Oxford attic is now the centerpiece of the school's science building and part of a multi-year research project that took Oxford students, alumni, and faculty on a recent trip to the Smithsonian Institute.

Celebrating 30-plus years of MLK Scholars
Oxford celebrates 30 years of MLK Scholars, 50 years of African American graduates

Oxford College | February 10, 2020

For some, 50 years may seem like a long time, and for others, 50 years is not nearly long enough.

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3 quotes that defined the first Democratic debate of 2020

The Conversation | January 15, 2020

Pearl Dowe, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Political Science and African American Studies, co-authored an article that originally ran in The Conversation and was picked up and appeared in the Beaumont Enterprise, EconoTimes, The Hour, Patch, Salon, Raw Story Pennsylvania Capital-Star, and Wall Street Window.

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Review: Buzz!: Inside the Minds of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, and Adrenaline Junkies

San Francisco Book Review | January 29, 2020

Charles Howard Candler Professor of Psychology Ken Carter's book "Buzz!: Inside the Minds of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, and Adrenaline Junkies" is reviewed by San Francisco Book Review.

A large fireplace and hearth are built into the south wall, with comfortable seating that invites conversation and group interaction.
Oxford College opens new student center

Oxford College | January 30, 2020

New buildings are frequently referred to as game-changing, but there is none for which that is more true than the Oxford Student Center (OSC).

Volunteers glean vegetables from the Oxford Organic Farm.
Emory to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy with King Week

Emory University | January 17, 2020

The life and legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored with Emory's King Week. A series of events featuring lectures, service awards and volunteer opportunities will be held Jan. 20-26.

Alumnus Hugh Tarbutton Jr. 84Ox presented a gift to the college to establish the Tarbutton Leadership Fellows Program in memory of his father, Hugh Tarbutton Sr. 52Ox 55B (above).
Inaugural Tarbutton Fellows reflect on experiences

Oxford College | January 9, 2020

A group of student leaders at Oxford College is ready to help continue a program that in its inaugural year has already had an important impact on leadership education at Oxford.