Oberlin Water Main Breaks

Oberlin Water Main Breaks

Sarah Conner, Staff Writer
March 13, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Water bottles filled the tables of Stevenson Dining Hall, the recesses of recycling cans and the minds of thirsty students after a pipe break placed the city under a boil alert from early Sunday morning until late Monday afternoon. The leak, located a quarter-mile north of state Route 511, near the Oberlin... Read more »

Speaker Explains Benefits of Online Classes

Louis Krauss, Staff Writer
March 13, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Michael Horn, the education director for the Clayton Christensen Institute, visited Oberlin yesterday to discuss his ideas for how small liberal arts schools can become more financially accessible by replacing lectures with online classes. Horn’s lecture was part of the Steering Committee’s Speaker... Read more »

Student Activists Host Weekend of Action

Student Activists Host Weekend of Action

Tyler Sloan, Sports Editor
March 13, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories, Uncategorized

The Student Labor Action Coalition collaborated with numerous student groups last Friday, Saturday and Sunday to host a Weekend of Action. Organizers put on more than 30 workshops pertaining to social justice, creative expression and technology over the three-day event in Wilder Hall, providing an opportunity... Read more »

Feature Photo: SFP Protests Lina Khattab’s Conviction

Feature Photo: SFP Protests Lina Khattab’s Conviction

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
March 13, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Members of Students for a Free Palestine Kaela Sanborn-Hum, College senior, and College sophomore Kai Shinbrough prepare an exhibit in Mudd library on Monday protesting the imprisonment of Lina Khattab, an 18-year-old journalism student, activist and Palestinian who was arrested while attending a protest... Read more »

Administration Mulls Over Library Future, Budgeting Process

Administration Mulls Over Library Future, Budgeting Process

Oliver Bok , News Editor
March 13, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Discussions about the future of the Oberlin College library system are in full swing as the Strategic Planning Steering Committee makes long-term decisions for the institution as a whole. According to members of the Library Committee, the administration may also be considering possible changes to the... Read more »

Review Security Notebook

March 13, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, March 5 12:29 a.m. Officers received a report of a disorderly student at the ’Sco. ’Sco attendants turned away the student because the venue was at full capacity and the student became upset. The individual left before the officers arrived. 10:09... Read more »

OPD Offers Class to Educate Residents on Police Tactics

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
March 13, 2015
Filed under Community News

The Oberlin Police Department is currently accepting applications for this year’s Citizens Police Academy — a free 10-week program open to those interested in police procedures who also pass the required background check. The academy offers field trips, demonstrations and classes on topics ranging... Read more »

Planning Commission Sides Against Green Acres

Hannah Jackel-Dewhurst
March 13, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Opposition from Oberlin residents and members of the Oberlin Planning Commission has called the future of the Green Acres Project into question. The Green Acres Project is a proposed mixed-income housing development located on 15 acres of land that have been vacant for a decade between East Lorain Street... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Susan Ackerman, professor of religion, Jewish studies and women’s and gender studies at Dartmouth College

Off the Cuff: Susan Ackerman, professor of religion, Jewish studies and women’s and gender studies at Dartmouth College

Oliver Bok , News Editor
March 13, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Susan Ackerman is the Preston H. Kelsey Professor of Religion as well as a professor in Jewish studies and women’s and gender studies at Dartmouth College. Ackerman is also president of the American Schools of Oriental Research. She spent the past week at Oberlin giving three lectures that made... Read more »

Review Security Notebook

March 6, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, Feb. 26 2:30 p.m. A student reported the loss or theft of their iPhone from the Wilder Bowl area. The phone was not in a case. The estimated value of the phone was $150. 7:38 p.m. A facilities technician responded to a low temperature... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Peter Mansoor, military historian and Iraq War colonel

Off the Cuff: Peter Mansoor, military historian and Iraq War colonel

Oliver Bok , News Editor
March 6, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Professor Peter Mansoor is the current Raymond E. Mason, Jr. chair of military history at the Ohio State University. Mansoor served in the early years of the Iraq war as the commanding officer of the 1st Armored Division of the 1st Brigade, before later serving as the executive officer to General... Read more »

Feature Photo: March 4

Feature Photo: March 4

Oliver Bok , News Editor
March 6, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Associate Dean Pablo Mitchell and Professors of Comparative American Studies Afia Ofori-Mensa and Shelley Lee discuss the second anniversary of March 4, 2013 at an event sponsored by the Multicultural Resource Center on Thursday. Two years ago, the Oberlin administration canceled classes and held solidarity... Read more »