A Letter to Our Scholar Applicants

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Dear scholar applicant, It’s 8:30 am, and I just finished my morning coffee with one of my best friends from college. Every morning we meet for coffee at my house – one of my favorite parts of the day. My …

Deadlines, Updates, and FAQs

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As we near the end of November, many of us will pause this week to give thanks and enjoy a few days off with family and friends. In fact, I am writing this blog from Florida, enjoying some much-needed time …

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Why Oxford?

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Why Oxford? This may be a question in the back of your mind that you are unable to articulate or afraid to ask. I’ll tell you why. First, know that I’m not here to tell you that Oxford is the …

The Southern Sense: November 2014

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“Is it true that Southerners consider road kill a delicacy?” That is the winning question I got as an admission counselor during this fall’s travel season. Every year I answer a broad range of questions about life in the South …

The Southern Sense: October 2014

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What does it mean to be a Southerner? It’s hard to define, but I know it’s a lot more than a “hey y’all” and a strand of pearls. Nowhere else in the country is there a population that identifies so …