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 »

Senate Forum Focuses on New Student Support Fund

Senate Forum Focuses on New Student Support Fund

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

Students discussed the allocation of the Student Support Initiatives Fund during a Student Senate-led forum on Tuesday evening. Board of Trustees Chair Clyde McGregor donated $500,000 to create the fund for students of color, low-income, at-risk or disabled students. Other donors have since pledged more... Read more »

Review Security Notebook

May 1, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, April 23
 3:10 a.m. Officers were requested to assist a student in Kahn Hall who was ill from alcohol consumption. An ambulance arrived and the student was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment. 8:57 a.m. Officers were requested... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Rajeev Dhawan, director of Georgia State University’s Economic Forecasting Center

Oliver Bok , News Editor
April 24, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Rajeev Dhawan is a professor and the director of the Economic Forecasting Center at the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. Dhawan frequently publishes economic forecasts for the metro-Atlanta economy, the regional Southeast economy and the broader U.S. economy. Dhawan has made... Read more »

Students Protest 4 Percent Tuition Hike

Students Protest 4 Percent Tuition Hike

Katherine Kingma
April 24, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories, Uncategorized

On Saturday afternoon, College senior Zachery Crowell shouted out to a Wilder Bowl full of sunbathing students to encourage them to participate in a meeting to organize students against the College’s planned four percent increase next year in total cost of attendance. Within the first five minutes,... Read more »

Council Wins Gun Lawsuit

Hannah Jackel-Dewhurst
April 24, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Last week a judge ruled in favor of the City Council in a lawsuit over a city ordinance that reiterates a state law banning unlawful possession of firearms in public parks. The decision is significant because it states that municipal governments have the right to file ordinances regulating the use of... Read more »

Michelle Obama to Speak at Commencement

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
April 24, 2015
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

First Lady Michelle Obama is going to speak at commencement on May 25 thanks to a short video showcasing the Ninde Scholars Program. “We’re so excited and proud. I would say overwhelming excitement and pride,” said Katie Hayes, Ninde Scholars Program college access coordinator. Almost two... Read more »

Students Protest Sommers’ Lecture

Students Protest Sommers’ Lecture

Emma Paul, Staff Writer
April 24, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

From her podium in Dye Lecture Hall, Christina Hoff Sommers, an author, former philosophy professor and self-proclaimed “freedom feminist,” attempted, amid protesters and dissenting audience members, to persuade Oberlin students that feminism has become too radicalized. She was invited to campus... Read more »

Professors Discuss Pros, Cons of Dissection in Intro Labs

Professors Discuss Pros, Cons of Dissection in Intro Labs

Oliver Bok, News Editor
April 17, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Students in five lab sections of a 100-level biology class dissected rats last week, but those in the sixth section did not. Instead, the section, taught by Associate Professor Taylor Allen of the Biology department, presented ideas for fictional organs for the human body. “The project seeks to... Read more »