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A New Mr. Oxford Crowned

February 4th marked a notable day in Oxford College. It was a day where test studying was (temporarily) dropped, Saturday plans were postponed, and students and faculty came together in Tarbutton Hall to witness a historic moment in Oxford College’s long line of traditions. Indeed, it was none other than the annual Mr. Oxford that brought together a crowd of more than 150 students. Charismatic hosts, Chelsea Cariker and Yedoye Travis, lightened the atmosphere in the room by starting the night off with humorous puns and suggestive innuendos.

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JSU Bagel Fundraiser

On Friday, February 10, 2012, the Jewish Student Union raised $241.25 for the Jewish National Fund by giving away free New York style bagels from Bagel Palace to the Oxford College community and asking for donations.

In observing the Jewish religious holiday Tu Bishvat, the JSU raised money for the Aleh Negev project. Tu Bishvat is a Jewish holiday held on the 15th day of the Hebrew month Shevat, which lies around early February on the Solar Calendar.

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The Writing Center: A Way to Success

Most post-secondary educational institutions have numerous programs that students can utilize wisely in order to be successful in their academic works. At Oxford College, students can receive assistance from academic advisors, math tutors, student instructors, and writing tutors.

The writing center is a place where students can “recognize grammatical errors and develop more focused papers.” It is extremely common for college students to write multiple papers throughout the semester, and the writing center can be a great help in improving student’s chance of getting good grades on those papers by offering valuable feedbacks from skillful writers.

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Discover Atlanta visits the Bodies Exhibit and Dialogue in the Dark

 

On February 11th, Discover Atlanta, a club that visits different parts of Atlanta, took two vans to Atlantic Station. Students were given the option of walking around Atlantic Station or going to the Bodies Exhibition and the Dialogue in the Dark. The club covered the cost of both the exhibitions.

The Bodies Exhibition allows people to see all the different aspects of the human body. Using the polymer preservation process, the Bodies Exhibit preserves human tissue in liquid silicone rubber. This prevents the bodies from decaying, allowing the exhibit to move the bodies from city to city and show people the wonders of the human body.

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Emory University’s Inaugural On-Site LeaderShape Session

On Tuesday, January 10, 2012, Emory University hosted its first on-site LeaderShape conference session. While LeaderShape sessions are featured at over 60 campuses across the United States, Emory University has had the honor of finally sending not one or four students to the national session a year, but more than 60 students this year alone to its on-site session.

A brief history of LeaderShape includes the original development in 1986 by the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity based in Champaign, Illinois. The first campus-based session was held at the University of Michigan in 1992. Later, it became a not-for-profit organization that teaches college students how to lead with integrity.

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