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Krislov Loses Presidency Bid at Iowa

Tyler Sloan, News Editor
September 4, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The University of Iowa announced that Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov will not serve as the institution’s 21st president on Thursday afternoon. The university instead selected former IBM executive J. Bruce Harreld in what has been called a controversial move, as Harreld has no previous experience... Read more »

College Installs 145 New Security Cameras

College Installs 145 New Security Cameras

Oliver Bok, News Editor
September 4, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Students moving into dorms last weekend were greeted by a surprising sight: security cameras staring back in every residence hall entrance. To administrators such as Vice President and Dean of Students Eric Estes, the new security cameras represent a continuation of the existing practice of installing... Read more »

Committee Begins Search for New MRC Director

Melissa Harris
September 4, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

A search committee comprised of faculty, staff and students will meet for the first time this week to kick off the hunt for a new director of the Multicultural Resource Center. Former Associate Dean for Academic Diversity Director Alison Williams left her post at Oberlin College to take on the role... Read more »

SEC Reaches Settlement with Trustee Charged with Fraud

Oliver Bok, News Editor
September 4, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

After allegedly committing fraud within his hedge fund, Thomas Kutzen, OC ’76 and chair of Oberlin’s Investment Committee, resigned in early July from the Board of Trustees. Kutzen is the founding CEO of AlphaBridge Capital Management, a hedge fund that cheated investors by inflating the value... Read more »

Senate Endorses Financial Accessibility

Senate Endorses Financial Accessibility

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
May 8, 2015
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Student Senate passed a resolution supporting the tuition protests and recent action around financial accessibility during plenary last Sunday. This resolution was passed a week after tuition activists brought a different resolution, which called for a tuition freeze, before Senate. Senate discussed... Read more »

Committee Reviews Campus Safety Policies

Oliver Bok, News Editor
May 8, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The presidential working group on Safety and Security recently sent students a survey asking for their experiences with and perceptions of Safety and Security. The working group is currently gathering information and tentatively plans to submit its recommendations for changes to Safety and Security policies... Read more »

Steering Committee Releases Preliminary Report

Sarah Conner, Staff Writer
May 8, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Students on the Strategic Planning Steering Committee held meetings on Wednesday and Thursday to hear from students about what direction the College should head toward when formulating the Strategic Plan, the document the Board of Trustees uses to guide its decision making. Much of the discussions... Read more »

Students Lobby Trustees for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Students Lobby Trustees for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Melissa Harris, Staff Writer
May 8, 2015
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A group of five students — College sophomore Ellie Lezak, double-degree sophomore Hayden Arp, College sophomore Jasper Clarkberg, College first-year Naomi Roswell and College senior Stephen Lezak — is pushing the Board of Trustees to approve its proposal to divest the College’s endowment from f... Read more »

Student Health Implements Saturday Hours

Molly Brand, Staff Writer
May 8, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Student Health Services will now be open on Saturdays in addition to its normal Monday to Friday hours. The first Saturday hours were held May 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the pilot program will continue through the end of the semester and next year. On May 2, five students took advantage of the... 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 »