New Coalition Aims to Revitalize Local Economy

Emma Paul
May 9, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Since its founding last year, the Oberlin Community Benefits Coalition has pursued involvement in the construction of a new Oberlin public school for grades K-12. At a school board meeting on April 22, the group presented its vision for the school: a project the Coalition considers... Read more »

Primary Voters Approve Tax Hike

Primary Voters Approve Tax Hike

Elizabeth Dobbins, Staff Writer
May 9, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Despite a turnout rate that many officials are referring to as “abysmal,” Lorain County residents convened at the polls this Tuesday to cast their votes in the Ohio primary. Ballot features included gubernatorial candidates as well as numerous state and local issues. Several... Read more »

Town, Gown Gear Up for Tomorrow’s Big Parade

Town, Gown Gear Up for Tomorrow’s Big Parade

Elizabeth Dobbins, Staff Writer
May 2, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

For one weekend each year, students, faculty and community members convene to celebrate warm weather, good company and the town of Oberlin. This Saturday marks the 12th year of Oberlin’s Big Parade, and though the spirit of the ceremony remains unchanged, the event itself... Read more »

Local News Bulletin

April 25, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS, STAFF

Hair Recycling The Resource Conser- vation Team hosted a hair recycling event this Tuesday, during which student stylists gave their peers free haircuts. The chopped locks will be donated to the Matter of Trust organization, which then ships... Read more »

Oberlin First North American City Designated Climate Positive

Felicia Heiney
April 25, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Although the attention surrounding Oberlin’s switch to carbon neutrality has largely dissipated, the city’s drive toward sustainability is still in the works. Perhaps the city’s largest accomplishment to date is its designation as the first North American city to become... Read more »

Yedes Fires Back Against Murder Plot Allegations

Rosemary Boeglin, Editor-in-Chief
April 25, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Muslim Religious Life Affiliate and member of the Comparative Literature and French departments Ali Yedes has been accused by fellow Oberlin faculty member Samir Amin Abdellatif, visiting assistant professor of Arabic,... Read more »

Ohio a Major Hub for Interstate Trafficking

Louis Krauss, Staff Writer
April 19, 2014
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

The Human Trafficking Collective conducted two sessions this past week, in which the group’s Director Mindi Kuebler educated students and community members about the pervasiveness of human trafficking in Ohio. The state’s key location between major Midwest and East Coast cities makes Ohio a convenient... Read more »

Local Leaders Deliver “State of the City” Address

Local Leaders Deliver “State of the City” Address

Elizabeth Dobbins, Staff Writer
April 13, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Oberlin City Manager Eric Norenberg and City Council President Scott Broadwell delivered a State of the City Address at the Oberlin Inn last week to an audience of Oberlin residents. The municipal leaders addressed the future of safety, economic development, tourism, sustainability... Read more »

Lorain Awaits $5.5M Economic Stimulus

Lorain Awaits $5.5M Economic Stimulus

Elizabeth Dobbins, Staff Writers
April 6, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Several publicly funded Lorain County organizations are eagerly awaiting the passage of HB 497, a capital appropriation bill that would allot more than $5.5 million to a variety of local infrastructure and construction improvements. The bill passed in the state House last week. If passed through the... Read more »

Acceptance Letters Mailed to Over 2,000 Prospective Students

Acceptance Letters Mailed to Over 2,000 Prospective Students

Elizabeth Kuhr, Staff Writer
April 6, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

College and Conservatory admissions officers mailed much anticipated acceptance letters on April 1 to welcome the incoming freshman class. Debra Chermonte, the vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid said the College invited a third of this year’s 6,100 applicants. Of the admitted... Read more »

OCS Utilizes Local Produce

OCS Utilizes Local Produce

Louie Krauss, Staff Writer
March 15, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Beginning this year, Oberlin will take part in Plant a Row for the Hungry, a national program that helps provide freshly grown produce to families in need. Through this program, the College’s gardens will donate an extra row of fruits and vegetables to Oberlin Community Services, a responsive community... Read more »

Students, Union Rally for Farmworkers

Students, Union Rally for Farmworkers

Kris Fraser, Staff Writer
March 14, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Oberlin students picketed a Wendy’s in Columbus, OH this past Sunday, joining a Florida worker’s union in a march for farmworker justice. Protesters attempted to pressure Wendy’s into signing Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Agreement, legislation that both guarantees farmers a penny... Read more »