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
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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 »

MRC Searches for New LGBTQ Coordinator

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
April 17, 2015
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The Multicultural Resource Center is in the midst of a nearly semester-long search for a new LGBTQ Community Coordinator after the previous coordinator, Danielle Stevens, left the position at the end of last semester. Alison Williams, director of the MRC, said the candidate search committee plans to... Read more »

Students Strive to Make Neuroscience Accessible

Students Strive to Make Neuroscience Accessible

Hannah Jackel-Dewhurst
April 17, 2015
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Nu Rho Psi and the Neuroscience Majors Committee hosted the first annual Neuroscience student-powered lecture series this week, a series of 20-minute TED-style talks sponsored by the committee. Organizers planned the event using suggestions from students in an effort to appeal to neuroscience majors... Read more »

Students Divided over Hillel’s Event Sponsorship Decision

Sarah Conner, Staff Writer
April 17, 2015
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Earlier this week, Rabbi Shimon Brand, director of Oberlin Hillel, allegedly pulled out from co-sponsoring an event about the Freedom Summer veterans, a group of Jewish veterans of the Civil Rights Movement. The exact reason for Brand’s decision to decline sponsorship of this event is unclear. Some... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Navigating National Security: Intelligence Gathering in the Information Age panelists

Off the Cuff: Navigating National Security: Intelligence Gathering in the Information Age panelists

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
April 17, 2015
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Seven security experts spoke at the Apollo Theatre on Thursday on a panel titled Navigating National Security: Intelligence Gathering in the Digital Age. Five of the panelists, Jennifer Sims, OC ’75, Robert Jervis, OC ’62, Judith Klavans, OC ’68, Diana Wueger, OC ’06, and Joe Alhadeff, OC... Read more »

Seniors Contemplate Life After Oberlin, Career Opportunities

Seniors Contemplate Life After Oberlin, Career Opportunities

Oliver Bok, News Editor
April 10, 2015
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Outside Craig Lecture Hall on Thursday, seniors chatted while waiting for the doors of the lecture hall to open for Zero Bullsh*t: The Truth About Finding a Gig After Oberlin, a talk by Career Center Director Richard Berman, one of multiple talks in the Career Center’s Life After Oberlin series. The... Read more »

Student Health Center to Double Number of Psychiatrists

Louis Krauss, Staff Writer
April 10, 2015
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Next year, the student health fee will rise from $200 to $230 in order to hire more psychiatrists in the Student Health Center. The health fee, which was introduced in the 2013–2014 year, pays for the counselors and psychiatrists at the Health Center, who visit a couple of times a week to give free... Read more »

Review Security Notebook

April 10, 2015
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Thursday, April 2
 9:53 a.m. Officers and members of the Oberlin Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious middle-aged individual wearing a hospital gown and asking for money at the Bonner Center for Service and Learning. The individual was located... Read more »

Governor Vetoes Out-of-State Student Voting Provision

Governor Vetoes Out-of-State Student Voting Provision

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
April 3, 2015
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, line-item vetoed a provision in a transportation bill this Wednesday — a provision that some argued would, if put into effect, create unnecessary barriers to voting for out-of-state students. The Oberlin College Democrats, joining in the push to remove this provision... Read more »

Office of Religious, Spiritual Life Holds New Week of Events

Office of Religious, Spiritual Life Holds New Week of Events

Molly Brand
April 3, 2015
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The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life will host Oberlin’s first ever Religious Life Week from April 3–12. Organizers hope the event will provide a space for students and community members of all faiths to come together, participate in various activities and discuss spiritual life. Additionally,... Read more »

Organizers Light Mudd Up for Autism

Organizers Light Mudd Up for Autism

Oliver Bok , News Editor
April 3, 2015
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Organizers lit up the exterior of Mudd library with blue floodlights on Thursday night to raise awareness for autism as part of Light It Up Blue, an international campaign started by the autism advocacy organization Autism Speaks. The display marks the beginning of a series of events — including a... Read more »

Speaker Explains Benefits of Online Classes

Louis Krauss, Staff Writer
March 13, 2015
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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 »