Marijuana Group Pushes for Oberlin Lab

Marisa Aikins
February 20, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The city of Oberlin is now a contender to house a marijuana testing facility. ResponsibleOhio, a nonprofit organization campaigning to legalize marijuana for medical and personal use for adults over the age of 21, is pushing for the facility to be located within city limits. Although homegrown marijuana... Read more »

City Meets Target, Halves Carbon Emissions

City Meets Target, Halves Carbon Emissions

Oliver Bok , News Editor
February 20, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

The city of Oberlin has met its target of cutting 2012 greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2015. Oberlin emitted 113,832 metric tons of greenhouse gases in 2012 and is projected to emit 56,866 metric tons in 2015, according to analysis done by the consulting firm Cameron-Cole. “In three years, we... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Scott O. Lilienfeld, Samuel Candler Dobbs professor of psychology at Emory University and psychopathology expert

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
February 20, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Content Warning: The following interview contains ableist language, including discussion of terms used in the work of the interviewee. Scott O. Lilienfeld, Samuel Candler Dobbs professor of psychology at Emory University, will be presenting his talk “Beneath the Mask: The Search for... Read more »

Cowhaus Creamery Threatens Closure

Cowhaus Creamery Threatens Closure

Sarah Conner, Staff Writer
February 20, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Due to a significant decrease in revenue, Cowhaus Creamery has been forced to consider closing its store. The owners point to the lack of parking caused by the nearby construction of the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center at the corner of College Street and Main Street as a major reason for this drop in profit. Josef... Read more »

Students Challenge American Perceptions of Cuba

Students Challenge American Perceptions of Cuba

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
February 20, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Many Americans think of images of rum, and beaches when they think of Cuba, but there is more to the story, according to Professor of Hispanic Studies Ana Cara. Cara and the eight students who traveled with her to Cuba over Winter Term hope to challenge common American perceptions of Cuba during “Imagining... Read more »

Security Review Notebook: Feb. 19

February 20, 2015
Filed under Security Report

Thursday, Feb. 12
 9:45 p.m. A student reported the theft of approximately $50 from a wallet, which was left unsecured in a locker in Philips gym. Nothing else was reported missing. Friday, Feb. 13
 3:31 p.m. Officers... Read more »

General Faculty Finalizes Tobacco Ban

General Faculty Finalizes Tobacco Ban

Louis Krauss, Staff Writer
February 13, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The tobacco ban was finalized by the General Faculty during a meeting last December, according to Student Senate. This was the last step in a several-year push to ban the use of all tobacco products on College property, starting in 2016. According to Senate Liaison and College third-year Machmud Makhmudov,... Read more »

Groups Collect Signatures for Legal Marijuana

Katherine Kingma
February 13, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

ResponsibleOhio, a large and well-funded group pushing for the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in Ohio, listed the city of Lorain as one of 10 suggested growing locations around the state in ballot language released this past Monday. The group is one of many marijuana legalization... Read more »

Administration, Senate Try to Ease Textbook Costs

Administration, Senate Try to Ease Textbook Costs

Sarah Conner, Staff Writer
February 13, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

President Krislov doubled the emergency textbook fund after student senators appealed to Krislov about the burden that high textbook prices inflict on low-income students. According to Krislov, the fund is meant to supplement students’ overall financial aid package. “There may be individuals who... Read more »

Retreat Provides Venue for Council Members to Air Concerns

Retreat Provides Venue for Council Members to Air Concerns

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
February 13, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

The Oberlin City Council is working on communication. Last Friday and Saturday, the seven Oberlin City Council members, a paid facilitator and 10 to 15 interested community members filed into a small conference room at the Oberlin Inn for a rare midterm City Council retreat. “How can we work as... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Steven Salaita, pro-Palestinian activist and professor of American Indian studies

Off the Cuff: Steven Salaita, pro-Palestinian activist and professor of American Indian studies

Oliver Bok, News Editor
February 13, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff, Recent Stories

Steven Salaita is a professor of English and American Indian studies and a pro-Palestinian activist. Last August, he had his offer of employment with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rescinded when he made a series of tweets that sharply criticized the Israeli government during Operation... Read more »

Review Security Notebook

February 13, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, Feb. 5
 11:55 a.m. A staff member reported a minor accident involving a College car at the intersection of North Professor Street and Lorain Street. The car was stopped at the intersection when a second vehicle lost control on the icy road and bumped into... Read more »