Six Students Added to Steering Committee

Six Students Added to Steering Committee

Louie Krauss, Staff Writer
February 27, 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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 »

General Faculty Finalizes Tobacco Ban

General Faculty Finalizes Tobacco Ban

Louis Krauss, Staff Writer
February 13, 2015
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The tobacco ban was finalized by the General Faculty during a meeting last December, according to Student Senate. This was the last step in a several-year push to ban the use of all tobacco products on College property, starting in 2016. According to Senate Liaison and College third-year Machmud Makhmudov,... Read more »

Administration, Senate Try to Ease Textbook Costs

Administration, Senate Try to Ease Textbook Costs

Sarah Conner, Staff Writer
February 13, 2015
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President Krislov doubled the emergency textbook fund after student senators appealed to Krislov about the burden that high textbook prices inflict on low-income students. According to Krislov, the fund is meant to supplement students’ overall financial aid package. “There may be individuals who... Read more »

Neuroscience Professor to Study Senses Using Omni, Oculus Rift

Dyani Sabin
February 6, 2015
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Though Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Leslie Kwakye may research virtual reality, the implications of her work are very real. Kwakye is interested in studying multisensory integration by combining information from different sensory modalities through the use of the Virtuix Omni and Oculus Rift,... Read more »

Steering Committee Adds 6 Student Positions

Louis Krauss, Staff Writer
February 6, 2015
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Student Senate announced the introduction of six new student positions on the College Strategic Planning Steering Committee this Thursday — a change which the administration and Senate hope will provide better representation for the student body during the Committee’s long-term planning process,... Read more »

Competitors Pitch Business Ideas at LaunchU

Competitors Pitch Business Ideas at LaunchU

Oliver Bok, News Editor
February 6, 2015
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Twenty teams of aspiring student and alumni entrepreneurs competed for $50,000 in investment money at the third annual LaunchU Pitch Competition held last Saturday. The competition was the culmination of the 2015 LaunchU Winter Term program, during which the teams honed their business plans, perfected... Read more »

Chemistry Professor Jesse Rowsell Remembered

Chemistry Professor Jesse Rowsell Remembered

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
February 6, 2015
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Grieving students, faculty and staff filled bulletin boards in Love Lounge with stories and drawings in memory of Assistant Professor of Chemistry Jesse Rowsell this week. “I am convinced, along with all of my Chem 101 friends, that he was completely brilliant, but he was so much more than that,”... Read more »

Students Hold Emergency Convocation, Demand Institutional Support

Madeline Stocker, News Editor
December 14, 2014
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After College President Marvin Krislov refused to suspend the standard grading system and call a school-wide meeting addressing recent national instances of police brutality against Black communities, a group of students of color decided they would hold one... Read more »