2023 Archive

Oxford Welcomes New Dean
Meet the new dean: Badia Ahad is a fan of Oxford College… and flourishing

Emory University | May 23, 2023

Badia Ahad has followed a lifelong pathway of learning and flourishing, from her childhood in Chicago to her research as an English professor, that has led to her new role as dean of Oxford College.

Ken Carter at podium
Interim Dean Ken Carter to give prestigious lecture at American Psychological Association convention

Oxford College | May 17, 2023

Oxford Interim Dean Ken Carter has been named the Harry Kirke Wolfe lecturer for the annual American Psychological Association convention in August.

Students at Oxford 2023 Commencement
Oxford celebrates largest-ever graduating class at 2023 commencement

Oxford College | May 11, 2023

On May 6, 2023, Oxford held its 178th commencement ceremony on the historic quad, where the campus community gathered to celebrate the college’s largest-ever graduating class. In all, more than 620 students were awarded Oxford degrees before an audience of faculty, staff, alumni, family, and friends—as well as those tuning in via livestream.

student award winners pose with faculty
Oxford recognizes outstanding students at 2023 Awards Ceremony

Oxford College | May 5, 2023

Oxford announced the winners of the 2023 student awards at the annual ceremony.

group picture of students on 2023 Cuba Spring Break trip
Oxford students broaden horizons with trip to Cuba

Oxford College | May 4, 2023

Oxford students visit Havana in one of many experiential learning opportunities at the college

Kitty McNeill with colleagues and friends at retirement party
Kitty McNeill to retire after more than three decades as Dean of Oxford Library

Oxford College | April 26, 2023

Kitty McNeill shepherded the library through many changes over her more than 35 years as Dean of the Oxford Library.

student presentations at 2023 CSCE
Oxford Library hosts 17th annual Day of Celebration of Scholarship and Creative Expression

Oxford College | April 26, 2023

This year's CSCE showcased the many forms of scholarship and creative work taking place across the Oxford community.

Four Emory College juniors win elite Goldwater Scholarship
Four Emory College juniors win elite Goldwater Scholarship

Emory University | April 25, 2023

Four Emory College juniors join 45 previous Emory recipients of the Goldwater Scholarship, the premier award for undergraduates studying math, natural sciences and engineering.

Erin Tarver teaching
Faculty Spotlight: Erin Tarver

Oxford College | April 6, 2023

Oxford professor Erin Tarver encourages students to see philosophy as a valuable tool that can inform how they approach their everyday lives and interests.

Oxford students at college entrance
Oxford, Emory celebrate admitted Class of 2027

Oxford College | April 5, 2023

The Emory Class of 2027 will arrive on campus in the fall, when Oxford will welcome another highly talented group of first year students.

2023 Bobby Jones Scholars selected for study in Scotland
2023 Bobby Jones Scholars selected for study in Scotland

Emory University | March 24, 2023

Emory College students Ben Thomas, Balwant-Amrit Singh, Alicia Yin and Carly Colen will spend the next year studying at the University of St Andrews in Scotland as recipients of the prestigious Robert T. Jones Scholarship.

Joe Moon will deliver the keynote address at Oxford's 2023 Commencment.
Longtime Dean of Campus Life Joe Moon to speak at 2023 Oxford Commencement

Oxford College | March 23, 2023

Oxford College is pleased to announce pillar of campus community Joe Moon as its 2023 commencement speaker.

DK Nnuro is Oxford's inaugural writer-in-residence
Oxford to host reading with inaugural writer-in-residence DK Nnuro

Oxford College | March 16, 2023

Oxford College launches its writer-in-residence program with a reading from award-winning author DK Nnuro.

The Eco-Buddy Mask Team - Oxford College students at The Hatchery
Oxford students conduct groundbreaking research at Emory’s Hatchery

Oxford College | March 14, 2023

New research has led to the development of a biodegradable surgical mask prototype and a program to boost learning among young children in underserved communities

Alternative Spring Break 2023
Alternative Spring Break program takes students to South Carolina Sea Islands for service work

Oxford College | March 17, 2023

Oxford students help build homes with South Carolina Sea Islands Habitat for Humanity.

Class of 2023 100 Senior Honorary
17 Oxford alumni among Class of 2023 100 Senior Honorary

Oxford College | March 10, 2023

Oxford College alumni were well represented in this year's 100 Senior Honorary—a recognition of emerging leaders from the 2023 senior class.

Sophomore Summit helps students build connections and explore future plans
Sophomore Summit helps students build connections and explore future plans

Emory University | March 3, 2023

Dozens of undergraduates from Emory College and Oxford College discovered concrete next steps for their college careers and beyond at the first-ever Sophomore Summit, an intensive two-day retreat.

Chaplain’s Lecture Series returns to Oxford with author and professor Kate Bowler
Chaplain’s Lecture Series returns to Oxford with author and professor Kate Bowler

Oxford College | January 24, 2023

Bowler’s Feb. 7 talk at Oxford is open to the Emory community and general public.

Edgar Sanchez was selected for the 2023 Hollywood Radio and Television Society Fellowship Program.
Oxford student Edgar Sanchez selected for Hollywood Radio and Television Society Fellowship Program

Oxford College | January 23, 2023

Sanchez is the first Oxford student to be a part of the Hollywood Radio and Television Society Fellowship Program.

Wade Manora Jr. and Winner of First MLK Oratorical Contest Dyson Stallworth at the 2023 Oxford Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Oxford College hosts 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Oxford College | January 18, 2023

The Oxford and Covington community joined together for the annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The 2023 Spring Start class coke toast
Oxford welcomes second-ever Spring Start class

Oxford College | January 17, 2023

The students of the 2023 Spring Start class began their Oxford journey earlier this month.

Oxford Farm staff members and farmers from Newton County at the 2023 Georgia Organics Conference.
Oxford Farm staff share expertise at Georgia Organics Conference

Oxford College | February 24, 2023

All five staff members of the Oxford College Organic Farm traveled to Perry, Georgia, for the 2023 Georgia Organics Conference, where farmer-educators Daniel Parson and Catherine Reuter shared research and best practices.