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Search Committee Announces Transition Team Formation

Johan Cavert
April 14, 2017
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The Presidential Search Committee created a transition team at the end of March to help ensure a smooth entry for the College’s next president and their staff. The team is composed of 20 representatives from the faculty, student body, Board of Trustees, staff and the alumni association. Manish Mehta, Chemis...

College Takes on Millions in Additional Debt

College Takes on Millions in Additional Debt

Sydney Allen, Production editor
April 7, 2017
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The College received a $41-million loan last Thursday from the Ohio Higher Educa­tional Facility Commission, a governmental group that issues revenue bonds to colleges and universities. A significant por­tion of this money will be used to pay for the Philips gym ex­pansions, the renovation of Carr...

Faculty Seeks to Build on Partnership Program Model

Faculty Seeks to Build on Partnership Program Model

Melissa Harris, News editor
April 7, 2017
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The Student-Faculty Partnership Program is looking to expand next semester. The program seeks to engage students and faculty members in a semester-long collaboration to improve teaching quality. As different groups at the College have re­cently grappled with questions of transparency and structures...

SPIDIE Issues Recommendations on School Diversity

Louis Krauss, News editor
April 7, 2017
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Looking to revamp the College’s policies on diversity requirements, the Strategic Plan Implementation Committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, or SPIDIE, will present its recommendations to general faculty for approval Wednesday. The hope is that administrators will begin discussing the recommend...

Alan Norton Named Interim Vice President of Finance

Johan Cavert
April 7, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

With the departure of current Vice President of Finance and Administration Mike Frandsen set for July 1, the College announced last week that Dr. Alan Norton will fill the position as interim vice president until administrators select a permanent replacement. Norton has considerable experience working...

Administration Suspends Research Status

Administration Suspends Research Status

Melissa Harris, News Editor
March 31, 2017
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A budgetary move intended to save Oberlin money has indefinitely eliminated funding for the faculty Research Status program. Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Tim Elgren and Dean of the Conservatory Andrea Kalyn announced the suspension in an email to faculty March 15, a decision they say could...

Student Senate Selects Task-Force Representatives

Student Senate Selects Task-Force Representatives

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Student Senate chose junior student senators Thobeka Mnisi and Josh Koller to join a five-member taskforce to investigate the merits of adding a student representative to the Board of Trustees. The task force will also include three board members, currently unnamed, and could begin meeting as early as...

Student Confesses to Filming Athletes Showering

Student Confesses to Filming Athletes Showering

Louis Krauss, News Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Just weeks after a separate case of voyeurism charges in Oberlin, a Conservatory first year has been charged with filming undressed student-athletes in the Philips gym men’s locker room. In the two weeks before spring break, multiple male student athletes, including members of the basketball and swimming...

LaunchU Awards Innovative Startups $45,000

LaunchU Awards Innovative Startups $45,000

Melissa Harris, News Editor
March 31, 2017
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Three business ventures won a combined $45,000 at this month’s LaunchU competition. Since receiving the awards, each venture has taken off and is starting to grow with its newfound funding. The winning startups were chosen from the nine groups that presented ventures to a panel of judges at the...

Trustees to Investigate Adding Student Rep

Trustees to Investigate Adding Student Rep

Sydney Allen, Production editor
March 10, 2017
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After months of pushing from student senators and activists, the Board of Trustees agreed to cre­ate a task force that will investigate adding student representatives to the board. The breakthrough results from a proposal sena­tors sent the board last Wednesday asking for the creation of a task...

Administrators Approve Advising Overhaul Plans

Administrators Approve Advising Overhaul Plans

Melissa Harris, News editor
March 10, 2017
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When the Dean of Studies of­fice dissolves at the end of this semester, its duties will scatter among the offices of the Deans of Students, Arts and Sciences, the Conservatory and a new office set to launch this summer: the Aca­demic Advising Resource Center. The center will take over the space vacated...

OCOPE Files Unfair Labor Practices Complaint

OCOPE Files Unfair Labor Practices Complaint

Eliza Guinn, Staff writer
March 10, 2017
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Oberlin College Offices and Profession Employees filed a charge of unfair labor practices against the College with the National Labor Relations Board Feb. 21, specifying that the College failed to abide by its collective bargaining contract with the union. The charge specifically refers to the Coll...

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