Speaker Explains Benefits of Online Classes

Louis Krauss, Staff Writer
March 13, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

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 »

Feature Photo: SFP Protests Lina Khattab’s Conviction

Feature Photo: SFP Protests Lina Khattab’s Conviction

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
March 13, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Members of Students for a Free Palestine Kaela Sanborn-Hum, College senior, and College sophomore Kai Shinbrough prepare an exhibit in Mudd library on Monday protesting the imprisonment of Lina Khattab, an 18-year-old journalism student, activist and Palestinian who was arrested while attending a protest... Read more »

Student Activists Host Weekend of Action

Student Activists Host Weekend of Action

Tyler Sloan, Sports Editor
March 13, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories, Uncategorized

The Student Labor Action Coalition collaborated with numerous student groups last Friday, Saturday and Sunday to host a Weekend of Action. Organizers put on more than 30 workshops pertaining to social justice, creative expression and technology over the three-day event in Wilder Hall, providing an opportunity... Read more »

Administration Mulls Over Library Future, Budgeting Process

Administration Mulls Over Library Future, Budgeting Process

Oliver Bok , News Editor
March 13, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Discussions about the future of the Oberlin College library system are in full swing as the Strategic Planning Steering Committee makes long-term decisions for the institution as a whole. According to members of the Library Committee, the administration may also be considering possible changes to the... Read more »

Feature Photo: March 4

Feature Photo: March 4

Oliver Bok , News Editor
March 6, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Associate Dean Pablo Mitchell and Professors of Comparative American Studies Afia Ofori-Mensa and Shelley Lee discuss the second anniversary of March 4, 2013 at an event sponsored by the Multicultural Resource Center on Thursday. Two years ago, the Oberlin administration canceled classes and held solidarity... Read more »

College and Churches Partner to Offer Free Food

College and Churches Partner to Offer Free Food

Louis Krauss, Staff Writer
March 6, 2015
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Several student senators worked with Community and Government Relations Assistant Tita Reed and First Church Pastor David Hill to organize a program to offer students free meals during the break. The program is intended to assist students who can’t afford to return home for break and need help paying... Read more »

Sexual Information Center Renames, Refocuses Safer Sex Week

Sexual Information Center Renames, Refocuses Safer Sex Week

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
March 6, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The Sexual Information Center announced plans last week to host a weeklong series of events designed to replace and reimagine the goals of Safer Sex Week. The event, called Radical Explorations of Sexual Health and Personal Experience, was announced after the organization decided to discontinue Safer... Read more »

Six Students Added to Steering Committee

Six Students Added to Steering Committee

Louie Krauss, Staff Writer
February 27, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The student body elected College junior Sophie Umazi Mvurya, College first-year Nina Pulley and College second-year Jasmine Anderson to the Steering Committee last week. In addition, Student Senate selected College junior Avalon McKee, College second-year Sarah Minion, and double-degree second-year Hayden... Read more »

Working Group Prioritizes Mental Health

Working Group Prioritizes Mental Health

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
February 27, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Members of Student Senate’s Student Health Working Group are pushing for a variety of initiatives this semester to improve the accessibility, visibility and quality of student mental health services, which many feel are not serving their needs. College junior Avalon McKee, co-chair of the Oberlin... Read more »

Students Promote Inclusivitity in Math, Sciences

Emma Paul , Staff Writer
February 27, 2015
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This semester students created several new groups aimed at providing safe spaces for women, non-binary individuals and minorities navigating certain departments that have been traditionally white and male-dominated, such as math, computer science, philosophy and the natural sciences. Three new groups,... Read more »

Marijuana Group Pushes for Oberlin Lab

Marisa Aikins
February 20, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The city of Oberlin is now a contender to house a marijuana testing facility. ResponsibleOhio, a nonprofit organization campaigning to legalize marijuana for medical and personal use for adults over the age of 21, is pushing for the facility to be located within city limits. Although homegrown marijuana... Read more »

Students Challenge American Perceptions of Cuba

Students Challenge American Perceptions of Cuba

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
February 20, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Many Americans think of images of rum, and beaches when they think of Cuba, but there is more to the story, according to Professor of Hispanic Studies Ana Cara. Cara and the eight students who traveled with her to Cuba over Winter Term hope to challenge common American perceptions of Cuba during “Imagining... Read more »