April 2020 News Archive

Oxford helped provide food and supplies to people with food insecurity.
Oxford boosts community initiatives in fight against COVID-19 pandemic

Oxford College | April 30, 2020

When Emory University decided to transition to remote learning for the remainder of the 2020 spring semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Oxford College continued to prioritize its community partnerships.

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What's the point of cooking at home anymore?

Adam Ragusea's YouTube Channel | April 22, 2020

Deric Shannon, associate professor of sociology, appeared on You Tuber Adam Ragusea's series. Shannon was interviewed on Oxford's Organic Farm.

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Teens are wired to resent being stuck with parents and cut off from friends during coronavirus lockdown

The Conversation | April 22, 2020

The typical changes that come with adolescence and the developmental tasks that confront adolescents help explain why they’re having a particularly hard time with social distancing, says Catherine Bagwell, professor of psychology.

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All hands on deck: Spiritual health across Emory’s hospitals and campuses

Emory University | April 17, 2020

Dozens of spiritual health staff provide support to patients, families and staff across Emory Healthcare, while campus chaplains and staff help communities stay connected during remote learning.

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HBCUs are rooted in a space that is edifying, nurturing, and empowering

The Chronicle of Higher Education | April 10, 2020

Pearl Dowe, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Political Science and African American Studies, is the author of an opinion piece published as part of the larger article "How Will the Pandemic Change Higher Education?".

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Personality Plus Plus Plus

Observer Magazine | April 8, 2020

Ken Carter, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Psychology, was interviewed for a Q&A Personality Plus Plus Plus appearing in the April issue of Observer Magazine, a publication of the Association for Psychological Science (APS).

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Quarantine Writing Hour Tips for Writers

Quarantine Writing Hour | April 1, 2020

Ken Carter, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Psychology, appeared on the April 1 Quarantine Writing Hour hosted by Amy Cuddy on her social media accounts.

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Should My Family Wear Face Masks to Prevent the Coronavirus?

Parents | April 6, 2020

Should you wear a mask to prevent the transmission of COVID-19? Sarah Fankhauser, assistant professor of biology and infectious disease expert at Oxford College, offers her expertise in this article.

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Here’s why it is important for India, US to strengthen educational ties amid Covid-19 outbreak

India Today | April 10, 2020

Oxford College Dean Douglas A. Hicks explains why we must keep our eyes on the importance of strengthening India-US educational ties, even in the midst of COVID-19.

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Classes that click: Introduction to sociology

Oxford College | April 8, 2020

For Oxford student Sareena Sethi, decorating her room at home to be more like her college room is helping ease the transition; for sociology professor Devon Goss, a four-legged assistant helps brighten the days.

Gregory L. Fenves has been elected as the 21st president of Emory University by a unanimous vote of the board. niors were selected to receive the Bobby Jones scholarship.
Emory Board of Trustees names Gregory L. Fenves as 21st president

Emory University | April 7, 2020

Gregory L. Fenves, president of The University of Texas at Austin, has been elected as the 21st president of Emory University by a unanimous vote of Emory’s Board of Trustees. Fenves will assume office on August 1.

Oxford will host two innovative virtual lectures as part of its Oxford Studies program.
Lectures keep students engaged through virtual interaction

Oxford College | April 2, 2020

As Oxford College has transitioned to remote learning for the rest of the spring semester, campus leaders are finding unique ways to keep students engaged through learning and interaction.