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Student Senate Letter Admonishes ACF

Student Senate Letter Admonishes ACF

Louis Krauss, News Editor
September 23, 2016
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Igniting conflict with Oberlin Alums for Campus Fairness, which has repeatedly denounced Professor of Rhetoric and Composition Joy Karega for what it considers to be anti-Semitic Facebook posts, Student Senate published a letter Tuesday morning condemning the group’s actions over the past year. The statement’s publication closely coincided with an ACF-led symp... Read more »

Course Clusters Program to Begin Next Fall

Course Clusters Program to Begin Next Fall

Melissa Harris, Production Editor
September 23, 2016
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The College plans to incorporate a new concept of course clusters next fall that will allow students to register for a new kind of multidisciplinary courseload. The extension of the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center along the north side of The Hotel at Oberlin, which remains under construction, will host the classe... Read more »

Residents Rally to Reverse City’s Zoning Approval

Residents Rally to Reverse City’s Zoning Approval

Oliver Bok, News Editor
September 23, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Thanks to a group of longtime city activists, Oberlin voters will decide the fate of O’Reilly Auto Parts’ Oberlin location next November. The nationwide chain applied to rezone the parcel, located on Route 58 next to O’Reilly’s rivals, Advance Auto Parts, last spring. It received approval from... Read more »

College Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2025

College Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2025

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
September 23, 2016
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Scattered across the campus, various devices hint at environmental awareness, from the glowing orbs in each dorm that tell students how much energy they use to the composting bins filled to the brim in Stevenson Dining Hall. The Office of Environmental Sustainability hosted a Carbon Neutrality Forum Tuesd... Read more »

Security Notebook

September 23, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, Sept. 15 8:43 a.m. Safety and Security officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm in the basement of Johnson House caused by water dripping onto the detector. Electricians responded for repair. 1:06 p.m. A Safety and Security officer assisted an injured student ... Read more »

Off the Cuff: William C. Strange, Urban Economist

Off the Cuff: William C. Strange, Urban Economist

Oliver Bok, News Editor
September 23, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

William C. Strange is a professor of real estate and business economics at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He is currently the editor of the Journal of Urban Economics. His research has focused on the real estate market, with an emphasis on commercial real estate. Strange se... Read more »

Trustees to Consider Philips Gym Expansion

Trustees to Consider Philips Gym Expansion

Louis Krauss, News Editor
September 16, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

The Board of Trustees will decide whether to approve the long-planned expansions to Philips gym at meetings taking place Oct. 6–8. The additions include renovating Robert Carr Pool and building a health and wellness center to house a new weight room, cardio facility, yoga room and general class-meeting... Read more »

Clinton Campaign Volunteers Flock to Oberlin Office

Clinton Campaign Volunteers Flock to Oberlin Office

September 16, 2016
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

Oberlin became the new home for one of Hillary Clinton's campaign offices Thursday, thrusting the town into the forefront of a heated battle for president in the waning days before the general election. On Thursday, Clinton’s Ohio team hosted a party to inaugurate the opening of its Oberl... Read more »

Report Unpacks Campus Climate on Disability

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
September 16, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

Confusion, resentment, frustration, inadequate understanding and a passionate desire for change — these are some of the terms the Working Group on Disability and Access used to describe the current campus climate on disability. The working group released its preliminary report via email on Aug.... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Michele Norris, Author and Former NPR Host

Off the Cuff: Michele Norris, Author and Former NPR Host

Louis Krauss, News Editor
September 16, 2016
Filed under Features, NEWS, Off the Cuff

Michele Norris is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist who spent nine years as the host of All Things Considered, NPR’s longest-running program. After graduating from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Norris began working as a print journalist at the Chicago Tribune, Los... Read more »

Microburst Winds Knock Out Power Lines, Trees

Microburst Winds Knock Out Power Lines, Trees

Eliza Guinn
September 16, 2016
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

More than 3,000 Oberlin residents lost power Saturday afternoon as a result of a microburst — a particularly severe storm characterized by winds up to 100 mph. Microbursts are similar to tornados, but differ in the winds and rain that push downward, collapsing trees rather than uprooting them up like... Read more »

Security Report

September 16, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, Sept. 8 1:36 p.m. A resident of South Hall reported that an unknown person entered their unlocked room during the night and took approximately $60 from a pair of shorts that was later found in the hallway. Friday, Sept. 9 2:46 a.m. A resident of South Hall reported two unknown individ... Read more »

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