Feature Photo: J Street U Holds Candlelight Vigil

Feature Photo: J Street U Holds Candlelight Vigil

October 3, 2014
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Students gathered in Wilder Bowl this Wednesday to attend J Street U’s vigil commemorating lives lost in Gaza and Israel over the summer. “The goal of this vigil is to seriously grapple with the loss of life in Gaza and Israel, to present a vision for a better future and [to] recognize our responsibility... Read more »

Committee, Students Discuss Strategic Plan

Committee, Students Discuss Strategic Plan

Oliver Bok, Staff Writer
October 3, 2014
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Students voiced their concerns about the upcoming Strategic Plan during two listening sessions this week, in which student members of the Strategic Plan Steering Committee fielded questions and discussed new developments. College junior and Committee member Machmud Makhmudov said that the purpose... Read more »

Community Coalition Aims to Work with Developers

Community Coalition Aims to Work with Developers

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
October 3, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The Oberlin Community Benefits Coalition, founded in March of 2014 in response to the Oberlin school district’s K–12 campus proposal, is now looking to organize and expand its mission. OCBC is an organization focused on creating community benefit agreements, agreements intended to represent community... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Patrick Michaels and Judith Curry, climatologists, acclaimed authors and experts on climate change

Off the Cuff: Patrick Michaels and Judith Curry, climatologists, acclaimed authors and experts on climate change

Laura Paddock
October 3, 2014
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Patrick J. Michaels is the director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute, a contributing writer and reviewer of the United Nations Association of State Climatologists and a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Judith Curry is a professor and former chair of the School of Earth and... Read more »

City Receives $350,000 Grant to Restore 13 Homes

Sarah Chatta
October 3, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Oberlin, Sheffield Lake and Lorain County recently received $1,150,000 to rehabilitate homes for low to medium-income families. The grant, which was awarded through the State’s Community Housing Impact and Preservation fund, is expected to fund a total of 58 houses, including 15 homes in Lorain County... Read more »

OPD to Begin Using Body-Worn Cameras

OPD to Begin Using Body-Worn Cameras

Madeline Stocker, News Editor
October 3, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The Oberlin Police Department is preparing to add body-worn cameras to their arsenal of technology this week in an attempt to increase both officer accountability and public trust between officers and city residents. The cameras, which will soon be worn by every officer in the Department, are modeled... Read more »

Review Security Notebook

October 3, 2014
Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, Sept. 25 8:58 a.m. A member of the custodial staff reported that a light blue love seat with two cushions was missing from the west basement TV lounge at Burton Hall. 9:12 a.m. Officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded... Read more »

Nonprofit to Promote Public Health in Oberlin

Melissa Harris
September 26, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Lorain County Health & Dentistry, a nonprofit organization that works to provide affordable healthcare, is requesting a grant to build a community health clinic in southern Oberlin. If the grant is approved, the new clinic will provide both primary and preventative medical care, oral health and vision... Read more »

Oberlin Honors Undergraduate Research

Oberlin Honors Undergraduate Research

Laura Paddock
September 26, 2014
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

This year’s annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research displayed student research findings from both the natural and social sciences and provided a platform for interdisciplinary discussions. The celebration included an alumni panel, a poster session and oral presentations by student researchers. According... Read more »

Student Innovators Bridge Digital Divide

Molly Brand
September 26, 2014
Filed under Features, NEWS

After successfully creating a device that allows underfunded schools to engage students with audiovisual content related to their lessons, five College students are attempting to raise $50,000 in order to take their... Read more »

Parties Clash Over Redistricting Proposal

Michael Lindy
September 26, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS

A committee of the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission, scheduled to meet on Sept. 11, was called off due to disagreements among mostly Republican lawmakers on how to proceed. The redistricting proposal due to be finalized by this committee would have created a bipartisan panel to draw up... Read more »

ODE Increases Testing Standards for Public Schools

Emma Paul, Staff Writer
September 26, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Although the Oberlin City Schools recently received an overall B grade on their annual evaluation from the Ohio Department of Education — the highest grade the school system has ever received — the school system received a D grade on “indicators met,” a section requiring 80 percent of students... Read more »