2021 News

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Oxford College named winner of residence life diversity award

Oxford College | July 9, 2021

Oxford College has been recognized for its ongoing commitment to creating a positive residential experience for students.

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Emory signs 'Break Free From Plastic' pledge

Emory University | June 17, 2021

On June 15, President Gregory L. Fenves met with leaders of the student-led Plastic Free Emory Project and signed the "Break Free from Plastic" pledge, which outlines a five-year plan for reducing unnecessary single-use plastics on Emory’s Atlanta and Oxford campuses.

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An email reply put Ricardo Horne on his life’s path

Oxford College | June 9, 2021

Ricardo Horne 21L, assistant director of Student Involvement and Leadership, received a juris master degree in May. This service-minded leader has big plans for how to use his degree in his work.

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Undergraduate research spotlights health care challenges of migrants in Morocco

Oxford College | May 25, 2021

Emory College recent graduate Madelyn R. Haden 18Ox 21C focused her honors thesis on sharing the stories of undocumented migrants in Morocco and how current policies affect their health care access and societal integration.

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Commencement 2021 recognizes graduates’ unique Oxford journey

Oxford College | May 19, 2021

Students celebrated the completion of their time at Oxford College on May 15 during Commencement ceremonies in the Georgia World Congress Center.

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Oxford continues community engagement during pandemic

Oxford College | May 14, 2021

Like many circumstances on the Oxford College campus this academic year, community service looked very different.

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Leaving a legacy of leadership and service at Oxford

Emory University | May 12, 2021

Dylan Goldberg was the only student leader of a religious organization on the Oxford College campus last fall. He rose to the challenge, finding ways the Jewish Student Union could connect with everyone in the community.

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Three Oxford faculty members retire

Oxford College | May 11, 2021

The end of the academic year also marks the end of the long, influential teaching careers of three Oxford College faculty.

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Oxford sophomore receives prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Oxford College | April 23, 2021

The Oxford community is celebrating the announcement that Jerry Tang 21Ox is a winner of the Goldwater Scholarship, the top national scholarship for undergraduates studying math, natural sciences, and engineering.

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Wang among Emory seniors selected for National Science Foundation fellowships

Oxford College | April 22, 2021

The National Science Foundation has awarded coveted Graduate Research Fellowships to several Emory students and recent graduates, including Emory College senior Charlotte Wang 19Ox 21C.

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Emory president responds to guilty verdict in murder of George Floyd

Emory University | April 21, 2021

“Although there was accountability today, there is still much left to be done,” President Gregory L. Fenves says, noting that at Emory “we have a responsibility to use our knowledge and talents and lead with our values.” Read his full statement.

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A letter from Emory deans in response to George Floyd murder verdict

Oxford College | April 21, 2021

The deans of Emory University, including Oxford College Dean Douglas A. Hicks, sent the following message to the Emory community on April 21.

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Oxford Commencement features Rollins Dean Curran, Ga. Sen. Warnock

Oxford College | April 16, 2021

Oxford College will hold its 176th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 15, at 10:00 a.m. Along with all of Emory University, Oxford will hold the ceremony in Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. James W. Curran, dean of Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, will deliver the Commencement address.

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Powered by recent wins, Democrats intensify push for diversity ahead of 2022

ABC News | February 11, 2021

Pearle Dowe, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Political Science and African American Studies, speaks on how Democrats in three states are challenging the play-it-safe primary strategy.

The final students admitted to Emory's Class of 2025 are drawn from the largest and most diverse applicant pool in the university's history.
Class of 2025: Most diverse applicant pool in Emory's history

Oxford College | March 25, 2021

On March 24, Emory University offered admission to the final group of first-year students invited to join the undergraduate Class of 2025.

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Discovering Oxford’s signature academic experience

Oxford College | March 29, 2021

When it comes to building a campus community, Oxford College prioritizes getting first-year students involved and connected as soon as they arrive on campus.

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A Letter from Dean Hicks on Return to Campus in Fall 2021

Oxford College | March 24, 2021

Dean Douglas A. Hicks addresses Oxford students on in-person learning and working experiences for Fall 2021.

U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in Emory’s Convocation Hall
President Biden, Vice President Harris visit Emory campus

Oxford College | March 22, 2021

Emory hosted U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on March 19 for a meeting with Asian American community leaders in the wake of the Atlanta-area spa shootings.

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Luce Scholar Yaza Sarieh 18Ox 20C thanks Oxford mentors

Oxford College | March 12, 2021

The roots of a prestigious scholarship and an upcoming study in Asia were nourished at Oxford College. 

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Feast of Words virtually celebrates Emory faculty authors and editors

Oxford College | March 3, 2021

Three Oxford College faculty members were represented at the annual Feast of Words: Devon Goss, David Gowler, and Pablo Palomino.

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Powered by recent wins, Democrats intensify push for diversity ahead of 2022

ABC News | February 11, 2021

Pearle Dowe, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Political Science and African American Studies, speaks on how Democrats in three states are challenging the play-it-safe primary strategy.

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Dowe named to Kamala Harris Project’s advisory board

Oxford College | February 16, 2021

Pearl Dowe, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of African American Studies and Political Science, has been selected as a member of the inaugural advisory board of the Kamala Harris Project.

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Hygge is the Oxford family

Oxford College | February 15, 2021

New Campus Life initiative at Oxford seeks to bring connection and comfort to remote-learning and on-campus students.

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Emory commemorates Black History Month with events throughout February

Emory University | February 5, 2021

Departments across Emory will host numerous virtual activities during February in recognition of Black History Month, including panel discussions, a film screening and conversations with artists and authors.

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Your Partner’s Genome May Affect Your Health

The Scientist | January 5, 2021

Emily McLean, assistant professor of biology, weighs in on a study using data from more than 80,000 couples that finds evidence of indirect genetic effects on traits ranging from smoking habits to mental health.

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Emory students, faculty collaborate with Atlanta artists to inspire change

Oxford College | January 28, 2021

As part of Emory’s new Arts and Social Justice Fellows program, Oxford Professor Alix Olson and visual artist Shanequa Gay collaborated with students in their course to create a visual quilt and spoken word poem about feminist modes of activism.

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Voices for Equity and Justice: Pearl K. Dowe

Oxford College | January 8, 2021

Pearl Dowe, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Political Science and African American Studies at Oxford and Emory College, and other Black leaders at Emory speak out about this pivotal moment of racial reckoning.

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2020 in review: Photos from the pandemic

Oxford College | January 5, 2021

Through photos and headlines, see how Emory students, faculty, and staff responded to an extraordinary year with resilience and resolve.

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Twelve Emory alumni, students win Fulbright Awards for 2021-2022

Emory University | August 27, 2021

A dozen Emory recent alumni and PhD students have been selected for the competitive Fulbright program to teach English, pursue graduate study and conduct research abroad for this academic year.

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Humanities Hall Dedication

Oxford College | August 25, 2021

Oxford College Dean Douglas A. Hicks was joined by Emory President Gregory L. Fenves last week to rededicate and reopen the newly renovated Humanities Hall.

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Inter-Faith Vaccine Ambassadors

Oxford College | August 25, 2021

More than a dozen Oxford students are partnering with local leaders of communities in need to increase COVID-19 vaccine accessibility and trust through an interfaith program that will run through the end of 2021.

Oxford Dean Douglas A. Hicks welcomes students back to the start of the fall semester.
Oxford dean welcomes students to new academic year

Oxford College | August 19, 2021

Oxford Dean Doug Hicks welcomes students back for the start of Fall 2021.