City Council Delays Green Acres Decision

City Council Delays Green Acres Decision

Hannah Jackel-Dewhurst, Staff Writer
May 8, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

The Oberlin Community Benefits Coalition, an organization dedicated to creating opportunities for community members, asked Oberlin City Council to delay moving forward with the Green Acres project, a proposed mixed-income housing development, during last Monday’s City Council meeting. Members of OCBC... Read more »

Senate Endorses Financial Accessibility

Senate Endorses Financial Accessibility

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
May 8, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Student Senate passed a resolution supporting the tuition protests and recent action around financial accessibility during plenary last Sunday. This resolution was passed a week after tuition activists brought a different resolution, which called for a tuition freeze, before Senate. Senate discussed... Read more »

Committee Reviews Campus Safety Policies

Oliver Bok , News Editor
May 8, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The presidential working group on Safety and Security recently sent students a survey asking for their experiences with and perceptions of Safety and Security. The working group is currently gathering information and tentatively plans to submit its recommendations for changes to Safety and Security policies... Read more »

Steering Committee Releases Preliminary Report

Sarah Conner, Staff Writer
May 8, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Students on the Strategic Planning Steering Committee held meetings on Wednesday and Thursday to hear from students about what direction the College should head toward when formulating the Strategic Plan, the document the Board of Trustees uses to guide its decision making. Much of the discussions... Read more »

Students Lobby Trustees for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Students Lobby Trustees for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Melissa Harris, Staff Writer
May 8, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

A group of five students — College sophomore Ellie Lezak, double-degree sophomore Hayden Arp, College sophomore Jasper Clarkberg, College first-year Naomi Roswell and College senior Stephen Lezak... Read more »

Student Health Implements Saturday Hours

Molly Brand, Staff Writer
May 8, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Student Health Services will now be open on Saturdays in addition to its normal Monday to Friday hours. The first Saturday hours were held May 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the pilot program will continue through the end of the semester and next year. On May 2, five students took advantage of the... Read more »

Review Security Notebook

May 8, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, April 30 6:41 a.m. A custodial staff member reported vandalism to the Langston Hall sign north of the dorm. At the time of the report, the sign had only one vertical post with the address. While investigating, officers found an unregistered bicycle in the... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Wang Yongchen, Chinese environmental activist and reporter

Off the Cuff: Wang Yongchen, Chinese environmental activist and reporter

Oliver Bok , News Editor
May 8, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Wang Yongchen is the founder and president of the environmental NGO Green Earth Volunteers and the Senior Environmental Reporter for China National Radio. Wang hosted two pioneering radio programs on environmental concerns: “Classroom on Wednesday” and “Journalist’s Salon”. In 1994, she... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Gabe Schivone, co-coordinator of UNIDOS youth group and volunteer at No Más Muertes/No More Deaths

Off the Cuff: Gabe Schivone, co-coordinator of UNIDOS youth group and volunteer at No Más Muertes/No More Deaths

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
May 1, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Gabe Schivone is a U.S.-Mexico border activist, volunteer at No Más Muertes/No More Deaths and co-coordinator of UNIDOS ethnic studies youth group in Tucson, AZ. He has written articles for The Huffington Post opposing the violence on the U.S.-Mexico border and in Palestinian territories.... Read more »

Students Meet with Frandsen After Protests

Students Meet with Frandsen After Protests

Melissa Harris
May 1, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

After students protested against the four percent tuition hike last Friday, 10 students, including members of Student Senate, met with Dean of Students Eric Estes and Vice President of Finance and Administration Mike Frandsen on Monday, April 27. During the meeting, they discussed student demands as... Read more »

Students to Give Feedback on Blackboard, Other Technologies

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
May 1, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

After finals end and students move out, most activities on campus will shut down, but efforts to evaluate and expand the ways technology is used in the classroom will be powering on. On May 27, Oberlin Center for Technologically Enhanced Teaching will host a day of instructional workshops for faculty... Read more »

ASA Organizes Fundraiser for Yakubu Saaka Fund

Xiaoqian Zhu
May 1, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The African Student Association held its annual banquet on April 18, the fourth fundraising event this year for the Yakubu Saaka Scholarship Fund. The ASA is attempting to raise $50,000 for the fund by May. The fund was established in 2009 in honor of Dr. Yakubu Saaka — a longtime professor from Ghana... Read more »