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Community Clashes Over Gibson’s Protests

Community Clashes Over Gibson’s Protests

Louis Krauss, News Editor
November 18, 2016
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Following two days of intense student protest, nearby Ohioans and biker clubs filed into Oberlin Saturday morning to support Gibson’s Bakery. Approximately 80 leather jacket-clad bikers showed up in front of the store, upset that students declared a boycott on the longstanding family-owned grocery...

Karega Fired After Split Faculty Recommendations

Oliver Bok, News Editor
November 18, 2016
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The Board of Trustees fired former Rhetoric and Composition Professor Joy Karega Tuesday after nine months of bitter argument and national media attention. Karega’s Facebook posts, which were the crux of the conflict, included claims that Israeli and U.S. intelligence agencies fund the Islamic State...

Frandsen: College’s Financial Trajectory Unsustainable

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
November 18, 2016
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The College’s financial situation is unsustainable without substantive cuts, administrators say, and by filling out a survey, College community members will help decide where those cuts will fall. Vice President for Finance and Administration Mike Frandsen said in a research management meeting last...

Election Day Rattles Oberlin as Trump Prevails

Election Day Rattles Oberlin as Trump Prevails

Louis Krauss, News Editor
November 11, 2016
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Waves of fear and shock spread across campus Tuesday night as an unlikely reality set in: Donald Trump is going to be America’s next president. More than 300 students attended the ‘Sco’s election watch party, many of whom sat in tearful silence with head in hands as Trump won every crucial batt...

Students Call for Gibson’s Bakery Boycott

Students Call for Gibson’s Bakery Boycott

Tyler Sloan, Editor-in-Chief and Oliver Bok, News Editor
November 11, 2016
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Update: Since this article was originally written, President Marvin Krislov and Dean of Students and Vice President Meredith Raimondo have issued an official response to Student Senate's resolution ceasing all support for Gibson's Bakery, financial and otherwise. The text of the response can be found here. C...

College to Reduce Assistant Positions

College to Reduce Assistant Positions

Oliver Bok, News Editor
November 4, 2016
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At the end of 2016, 32 administrative assistants who took a buyout will no longer work for the College — and no one, including the administrative assistants themselves, is completely certain of what will happen next. According to the Oberlin College Office and Professional Employees Vice President and In...

College Goes Global with Online Courses

College Goes Global with Online Courses

Melissa Harris, Production Editor
November 4, 2016
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The College is going digital and entering the world of online education as part of a bid to raise revenue, increase research opportunities for faculty and heighten international exposure. The College will partner with Pioneer Academics to provide online college-level educational programs and resear...

Faculty, Students Select Search Committee Finalists

Louis Krauss, News Editor
November 4, 2016
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Following a slew of elections and interviews, the top three candidates for each of the five remaining spots on the Presidential Search Committee have been chosen. This committee, tasked with finding Oberlin’s next president, gives one representative spot each to students, College faculty, Conservatory ...

Feature Photo: Alvin Rosenfeld Warns of Modern Anti-Semitism in Talk

Feature Photo: Alvin Rosenfeld Warns of Modern Anti-Semitism in Talk

Louis Krauss, News Editor
November 4, 2016
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Alvin Rosenfeld, an English and Jewish Studies professor at Indiana University, delivered a talk in Dye Lecture Hall Monday about how anti-Semitism manifests in today’s world. The talk, titled “The Longest Hatred Renewed,” examined various contributors to the issue, such as anti-Zionis...

Off the Cuff: Anthony Ocampo, Ph.D., Sociologist

Off the Cuff: Anthony Ocampo, Ph.D., Sociologist

Melissa Harris, Production Editor
November 4, 2016
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Anthony Ocampo, Ph.D., is a sociologist who focuses on immigration, race and LGBTQ issues. He is the Assistant Professor of Sociology at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and is a Ford Foundation Fellow. He wrote e Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Rac...

Committee Forms to Begin Presidential Search

Louis Krauss, News Editor
October 28, 2016
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The College will soon finalize the members of the Presidential Search Committee, which will eventually select the replacement for current President Marvin Krislov. After announcing the six trustees on the committee Oct. 10, elections were held for five additional representatives, one from e...

Feature Photo: Truck Overturns Thursday Morning

Feature Photo: Truck Overturns Thursday Morning

Louis Krauss, News Editor
October 28, 2016
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A large garbage truck took a spill on its way to the Lorain County Landfill Thursday morning as it turned onto East Lorain Street, resulting in a massive pile of garbage on the street and sidewalk beside the Allen Memorial Art Museum. The accident forced police to temporarily close the road off, and...

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