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Feature Photo: National Academy of Sciences Symposium

Feature Photo: National Academy of Sciences Symposium

Oliver Bok, News Editor
October 28, 2016
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Professor of Psychology Meghan Morean introduces her research at the beginning of the panel discussion for the National Academy of Sciences Reunion and Symposium on Thursday night. The symposium features 12 alumni who are members of the National Academy of Sciences. Today the symposium will have several...

Students Call for Representatives on Board

Students Call for Representatives on Board

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
October 7, 2016
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As the trustees conclude their first campus visit of the semester, student activists are fighting for a change to College governance: student representatives on the Board of Trustees. Former Student Senate Liaison Jeremy Poe, who announced his resignation this morning, with the support of Student...

Fundraising Campaign Rakes in $318 Million

Fundraising Campaign Rakes in $318 Million

October 7, 2016
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Trustees, donors and volunteers will celebrate the end of Oberlin Illuminate, the most successful fundraising campaign in the College’s history, at a dinner tonight. Over the course of the seven-year campaign, the College raised almost $318 million, blowing past the original $250 million g...

Confidentiality Limits Dialogue at Trustee Forum

Louis Krauss, News Editor
October 7, 2016
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The Board of Trustees held this academic year’s first forum yesterday, inviting students to King Hall for intimate conferences with trustees, often the most direct channel for the community to address board members. Divided into four classrooms, the meetings allowed students to collectively raise...

Feature Photo: Bill McKibben Heats Up Finney

Feature Photo: Bill McKibben Heats Up Finney

October 7, 2016
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Noted environmentalist and 350.org founder Bill McKibben delivers a talk titled “The Hottest Fight in the Hottest Year” Thursday night in Finney Chapel. To McKibben, the climate crisis could not be more urgent. “2014 was the hottest year we recorded, until 2015 smashed that record, until 2016 smashed...

Framing of Race Series Seeks to Address Oppression

Oliver Bok, News Editor
October 7, 2016
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While a distinguished speaker giving a talk on an important social issue might not be new at Oberlin, the event series that sponsored this talk, The Framing of Race, is. Duke Professor Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, author of Racism Without Racists, delivered a talk titled “The Diversity Blues: Reframin...

Climate Conference Draws Leading Activists

Climate Conference Draws Leading Activists

Sydney Allen
September 30, 2016
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Some of the biggest names in environmentalism will come to town for The Hotel at Oberlin's first major event this week. In response to growing national awareness and urgency about climate change, the College will host “After Fossil Fuels: The Next Economy,” a conference Oct. 6–8 on transitioning...

Alumni Influenced Governance Process, Karega Says

Eliza Guinn, Staff Writer
September 30, 2016
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Breaking nearly two months of silence, Professor of Composition and Rhetoric Joy Karega returned to campus for a student-organized meeting in Afrikan Heritage House Wednesday night. Karega told those in attendance she was planning to teach this semester before the Oberlin Chapter of Alums for Campus...

Students Advocate for More Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

Students Advocate for More Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

Melissa Harris, Production Editor
September 30, 2016
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When Conservatory students William Adams and Zoe Cutler brought up the lack of gender-neutral bathrooms in the Conservatory last year to Title IX coordinators, the initial feedback gave them hope. Administrators said they would consider making additional gender-neutral bathrooms a component of last...

Student Senate Letter Admonishes ACF

Student Senate Letter Admonishes ACF

Louis Krauss, News Editor
September 23, 2016
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Igniting conflict with Oberlin Alums for Campus Fairness, which has repeatedly denounced Professor of Rhetoric and Composition Joy Karega for what it considers to be anti-Semitic Facebook posts, Student Senate published a letter Tuesday morning condemning the group’s actions over the past year. The statement’s publication closely coincided with an ACF-led symp...

Course Clusters Program to Begin Next Fall

Course Clusters Program to Begin Next Fall

Melissa Harris, Production Editor
September 23, 2016
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The College plans to incorporate a new concept of course clusters next fall that will allow students to register for a new kind of multidisciplinary courseload. The extension of the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center along the north side of The Hotel at Oberlin, which remains under construction, will host the classe...

College Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2025

College Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2025

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
September 23, 2016
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Scattered across the campus, various devices hint at environmental awareness, from the glowing orbs in each dorm that tell students how much energy they use to the composting bins filled to the brim in Stevenson Dining Hall. The Office of Environmental Sustainability hosted a Carbon Neutrality Forum Tuesd...

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