Local Leaders Deliver “State of the City” Address

Local Leaders Deliver “State of the City” Address

Elizabeth Dobbins, Staff Writer
April 13, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Oberlin City Manager Eric Norenberg and City Council President Scott Broadwell delivered a State of the City Address at the Oberlin Inn last week to an audience of Oberlin residents. The municipal leaders addressed the future of safety, economic development, tourism, sustainability... Read more »

Senators Set Out to Improve Campus Health Services

Kris Fraser
April 13, 2014
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The diagnosis is grim for Student Health Services, but three student senators are more optimistic about its prognosis. The recently formed Student Health Working Group, headed by College sophomore Ziya Smallens joined by College junior Peter Arden and College sophomore Mia Wallace,... Read more »

Bigger Than You Think: Ron Jeremy on Porn and Society

Bigger Than You Think: Ron Jeremy on Porn and Society

Felicia Heiney
April 13, 2014
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

World-famous adult film star Ron Jeremy delivered a different type of performance last night in Finney Chapel, addressing the relationship between the porn industry and the law. Sponsored by the Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians, Jeremy’s talk gave a brief history... Read more »

College’s Trigger Warning Proposal Incites Media Backlash

Madeline Peltz
April 13, 2014
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The Office of Equity Concerns posted a Sexual Offense Resource Guide earlier this month that discussed Oberlin’s potential use of trigger warnings in the classroom and urged professors to “remove triggering material when it does not contribute directly to the course learning... Read more »

Lorain Awaits $5.5M Economic Stimulus

Lorain Awaits $5.5M Economic Stimulus

Elizabeth Dobbins, Staff Writers
April 6, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Several publicly funded Lorain County organizations are eagerly awaiting the passage of HB 497, a capital appropriation bill that would allot more than $5.5 million to a variety of local infrastructure and construction improvements. The bill passed in the state House last week. If passed through the... Read more »

Senate to Host Forums in order to Dispel Rumors, Seek Input on Tobacco Ban

Rachel Weinstein, News Editor
April 6, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Uncategorized

Despite a semester of setbacks, Student Senate continues to reform the College’s smoking policy in hopes of voting on its amendments before the end of the semester. Last updated on March 14, the proposed policy appears on the Office of Student Wellness website, with a bolded disclaimer stating,... Read more »

College Asked to Investigate Claims Against Arabic Professor

Review Staff
April 6, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

The Cleveland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations requested on Tuesday that Oberlin College investigate one of its Arabic professors for allegedly promoting anti-Muslim sentiments in his publications and on campus. Julia A. Shearson, the executive director for Cleveland’s chapter... Read more »

Security Report 3/28-4/1

April 6, 2014
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Security Report, Uncategorized

Friday, March 28 6:12 p.m. Officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to an activated carbon monoxide detector in a Woodland Street Village housing unit. No gas was detected within the home by the OFD. The battery was replaced and the detector stopped beeping.   Saturday,... Read more »

Acceptance Letters Mailed to Over 2,000 Prospective Students

Acceptance Letters Mailed to Over 2,000 Prospective Students

Elizabeth Kuhr, Staff Writer
April 6, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

College and Conservatory admissions officers mailed much anticipated acceptance letters on April 1 to welcome the incoming freshman class. Debra Chermonte, the vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid said the College invited a third of this year’s 6,100 applicants. Of the admitted... Read more »

OCS Utilizes Local Produce

OCS Utilizes Local Produce

Louie Krauss, Staff Writer
March 15, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Beginning this year, Oberlin will take part in Plant a Row for the Hungry, a national program that helps provide freshly grown produce to families in need. Through this program, the College’s gardens will donate an extra row of fruits and vegetables to Oberlin Community Services, a responsive community... Read more »

Professors Sue College, Cite Discrimination

Professors Sue College, Cite Discrimination

Rosemary Boeglin and Julia Herbst
March 15, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

Assistant Professor of French and Cinema Studies Grace An filed a lawsuit against the College on March 5, claiming that the institution failed to address repeated instances of sex-based harassment by fellow French Department faculty member Professor Ali Yedes, who is also a member of the Comparative... Read more »

$10 Term Bill Fee Funds Carbon Neutrality Efforts

Waylon Cunningham, Contributer
March 14, 2014
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Next semester, an extra $10 will be tacked onto term bills in order to finance Oberlin’s Green EDGE Fund. The Board of Trustees approved increasing a proposal last week to increase the Green EDGE Fund to $30 per semester. Additional funding will be directed toward the new Carbon Management Fund, an... Read more »