News In Brief

image of Matthew W. MorrisMatthew W. Morris, professor of French emeritus who taught at Oxford from 1978 to 2008, died on January 16. A specialist in medieval French poetry, he remained actively engaged in scholarship into retirement. In 2008, he codirected an international colloquium on the medieval figure Mélusine and later edited the papers associated with the conference. In 2010, he was awarded Emory’s prestigious Heilbrun Fellowship.

At an awards ceremony in May, Oxford received a 2014 Excellence in Rehabilitation Award from the Georgia Trust for the restoration of Language Hall. In June the restoration of Language Hall was given an Award of Excellence from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Georgia.

In fall semester 2014, the lineup of intercollegiate sports at Oxford will once again include men’s soccer.

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