Senate Endorses Financial Accessibility

Senate Endorses Financial Accessibility

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
May 8, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

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... 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 »

Students Protest 4 Percent Tuition Hike

Students Protest 4 Percent Tuition Hike

Katherine Kingma
April 24, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories, Uncategorized

On Saturday afternoon, College senior Zachery Crowell shouted out to a Wilder Bowl full of sunbathing students to encourage them to participate in a meeting to organize students against the College’s planned four percent increase next year in total cost of attendance. Within the first five minutes,... Read more »

Michelle Obama to Speak at Commencement

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
April 24, 2015
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

First Lady Michelle Obama is going to speak at commencement on May 25 thanks to a short video showcasing the Ninde Scholars Program. “We’re so excited and proud. I would say overwhelming excitement and pride,” said Katie Hayes, Ninde Scholars Program college access coordinator. Almost two... Read more »

Students Protest Sommers’ Lecture

Students Protest Sommers’ Lecture

Emma Paul, Staff Writer
April 24, 2015
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From her podium in Dye Lecture Hall, Christina Hoff Sommers, an author, former philosophy professor and self-proclaimed “freedom feminist,” attempted, amid protesters and dissenting audience members, to persuade Oberlin students that feminism has become too radicalized. She was invited to campus... Read more »

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 »