2023 Archive

Emory alumna Eva Rothenberg selected as 2024 Marshall Scholar
Emory alumna Eva Rothenberg selected as 2024 Marshall Scholar

Emory University | December 15, 2023

A 2021 honors graduate in English and linguistics, Eva Rothenberg has been selected for the 2024 Marshall Scholarship. The competitive award covers up to three years of graduate study in the U.K.

Emorja Roberson at Oxford's 2023 Baccalaureate
Faculty Spotlight: Emorja Roberson

Oxford College | November 30, 2023

Assistant professor of music and African American studies Emorja Roberson helps Oxford students see music as a cultural force beyond the page.

Emory remembers former first lady Rosalynn Carter
Emory remembers former first lady Rosalynn Carter

Emory University | November 20, 2023

In her transformative work advancing mental health in the U.S. and globally, Rosalynn Carter partnered for decades with Emory experts, uniting her vision of a more equitable health care system with the university’s strengths in research, training and service.

Impacting communities through Emory Cares Day
Impacting communities through Emory Cares Day

Emory University | November 15, 2023

From the heart of Emory’s campuses to New York, Seoul and more, several hundred members of the Emory community volunteered their time to help others during Emory Cares Day of Service on Nov. 11.

Creative Justice Exhibit at the Oxford Library
Library exhibit showcases Arts and Social Justice Fellows Program at Oxford

Oxford College | November 13, 2023

Oxford faculty and students collaborate with artists through Emory's Arts and Social Justice Fellows Program.

Annual Picnic on the Quad at Oxford Family Weekend 2023
2023 Family Weekend brings together students, families in celebration of Oxford

Oxford College | October 25, 2023

Students shared their Oxford experience with friends and family at this year’s Family Weekend.

Emory’s Carter Town Hall to feature actor and producer Yara Shahidi
Emory’s Carter Town Hall to feature actor and producer Yara Shahidi

Emory University | October 12, 2023

Yara Shahidi, breakout star of ABC’s “black-ish” and executive producer and lead of “grown-ish,” will be the featured speaker for Emory’s 42nd Carter Town Hall, set for Nov. 6. The event honors the legacy of President Jimmy Carter, Emory University Distinguished Professor.

Emory University announces new center to build public trust in scholarship and research
Emory University announces new center to build public trust in scholarship and research

Emory University | September 20, 2023

Opening in spring 2024, a new public scholarship center based at Oxford College will help Emory faculty and students effectively translate academic pursuits into the public arena.

Pathways Media Entertainment scholars cohort
Oxford and Emory students spend summer in Hollywood through Pathways Media and Entertainment program

Oxford College | September 18, 2023

Scholars were awarded summer internships at California entertainment companies.

students after packing food kits for Giving Hands Food Pantry
Oxford starts school year with community service

Oxford College | September 8, 2023

Through the Ignite Oxford pre-orientation program and Orientation Week, students joined in community service work that benefited eight Newton County organizations.

Hood Design Studio
Acclaimed design firm selected to create Emory’s Twin Memorials to honor the enslaved

Oxford College | August 31, 2023

Emory has engaged Hood Design Studio to create memorials in Atlanta and Oxford to honor the enslaved individuals who are part of the university’s history. Studio founder Walter Hood will be the lead artist on the project.

Emory’s newest Woodruff Scholars pair intellect with leadership to benefit their communities
Emory’s newest Woodruff Scholars pair intellect with leadership to benefit their communities

Emory University | August 30, 2023

Emory’s newest Woodruff Scholars, recipients of the university’s top merit scholarships, bring exceptional academic achievements, leadership and service to the campus community.

Dean Badia Ahad with Orientation Leaders
Oxford Celebrates Start of 2023-2024 Academic Year

Oxford College | August 25, 2023

Oxford College welcomed students back to campus with Orientation Week and Convocation.

Photos: Incoming students compete in the 2023 Oxford Olympics
Photos: Incoming students compete in the 2023 Oxford Olympics

Emory University | August 23, 2023

First-year students competed in the annual Oxford Olympics on Aug. 22. This year, eight teams competed in a number of games and activities to be crowned champions.

Oxford Dean Badia Ahad welcomes students to new academic year
Oxford Dean Badia Ahad welcomes students to new academic year

Oxford College | August 18, 2023

Oxford Dean Badia Ahad greets students for the fall 2023 semester.

Melissa Hage in the field
Faculty Spotlight: Melissa Hage

Oxford College | August 15, 2023

Environmental Science Professor Melissa Hage encourages students to engage with—and ask questions about—the natural world around them.

STARTALK closing ceremony
STARTALK program immerses students in Arabic language and culture

Oxford College | August 4, 2023

High school and college students from around the United States lived on the Oxford campus for two weeks to study the Arabic language and Moroccan culture.

How Emory works: Oxford Organic Farm
How Emory works: Oxford Organic Farm

Emory University | July 19, 2023

The Oxford Organic Farm has provided food for Emory dining halls and hospitals, as well as hands-on experiences, for nearly a decade. Find out exactly what it takes to keep the farm running and pick up a few gardening tips of your own.

Coastal Georgia 2023
Oxford students explore history and culture of Georgia Coast

Oxford College | June 16, 2023

On a trip to Georgia's scenic coastline, a group of Oxford students explored the state's barrier islands and learned about the history and culture of the region.

Oxford Welcomes New Dean
Badia Ahad named dean of Oxford College of Emory University

Emory University | May 23, 2023

Hailing from Loyola University Chicago, Badia Ahad is an experienced leader focused on providing faculty, students and staff with the resources they need to thrive. She will begin her role at Oxford on Aug. 1.

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.