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Savage Refutes Accusations of Prejudice

Rosemary Boeglin, News Editor
March 4, 2011
Filed under Campus News, Community News, Features, NEWS

Dan Savage, founder of the It Gets Better Project and author of sex column “Savage Love,” gave what he referred to as the “spacey Theraflu version of his speech” to a crowd of students Thursday in Finney Chapel amidst concern from some student LGBTQ activists. The It Gets Better Project bega...

Students Rally in Columbus in Support of Union Rights

Elise Shulman-Reed, News Editor
February 25, 2011
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Thousands gathered on Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio, to support public-sector union employees’ right to collective bargaining. Fifty-five Oberlin students made the trek to the state house to join in the protest. Protesters marched to the state capitol where the Legislature held hearings on Senate Bill...

Non-Profits, College, Local Businesses, History Contribute to Downtown Growth

Rosemary Boeglin, News Editor
February 25, 2011
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

The East College Street Project has become home to several new businesses in recent months. Although Gary Boyle, City of Oberlin Planning Director, said the city does what it can to make Oberlin attractive to businesses, growth is ultimately in the hands of the private sector. “We set sort of a policy...

SURF: Pence and Heartbeat Attack Abortion and Womens’ Healthcare Access

Carmelita Rosner
February 25, 2011
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Three pieces of legislation have attacked abortion in the past two months. Ohio’s “Heartbeat” Bill, which significantly limits the time frame in which a woman can get an abortion, was introduced by Republican state legislators in February. The Pence Amendment, a national bill which cuts Planned...

AMP Ohio Scraps Plans to Build Meigs County Gas Plant

Lila Leatherman, News Editor
February 18, 2011
Filed under Community News, NEWS

After years of planning and discussion, American Municipal Power–Ohio has decided not to build its gas-powered power plant in Meigs County, Ohio, choosing instead to buy a gas plant that is currently in construction outside Fremont, Ohio. The city of Oberlin, though a member of AMP, was not scheduled...

Active Minds at Oberlin Responds to Loughner Shooting

Carmelita Rosner
February 18, 2011
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

While Oberlin students were away on Winter Term, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner of Tucson, AZ shot 19 people, including U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-Arizona). A few months earlier, he dropped out of college for what many suspected to be mental health issues. Officials at the college recommended...

The College Confirms: Former DC Mayor Fenty Will Teach Next Fall

Caroline Hui, Monica Klein, and John Light
February 11, 2011
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

A version of this article that ran on February 11th stated that Fenty will co-teach a Politics class this spring semester. That was incorrect. Fenty will co-teach POLT 105 next fall and will make an as-yet-unscheduled appearance in Professor Paul Dawson's POLT 209 class this spring Former mayor of...

Obies at War: Alumni, Family Find Reasons for Enlistment

Piper Niehaus, Editor-In-Chief
December 11, 2009
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Though many people join the armed forces following the example of an older family member, Bill Krissoff, OC ’68, did the opposite. Krissoff’s sons both became commissioned officers in the Marine Corps and, after years of being an orthopedic surgeon in private practice, he followed in their footsteps. “In...

Green Energy Forum

Sam Szabo, Holly Roney, and Elise Shulman-Reed
December 4, 2009
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

When College President Marvin Krislov signed off on Oberlin College’s Climate Action Plan this fall, he committed the school to achieving carbon emission neutrality by the year 2025. Although the plan is technically unofficial and nonbinding, on Wednesday, faculty and commu- nity members engaged in...

Gas to Power New AMP Plant

Holly Roney and Elise Shulman-Reed
December 4, 2009
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

The lights in Ohio might soon start to get a little greener. On Nov. 25, American Municipal Power announced that it would be converting its American Municipal Power Generating Station project from a pulverized coal facility to a natural gas combined-cycle facility. As stated in AMP’s press release,...

WOBC Expands Mission

Daniel Dudley, Staff Writer
December 4, 2009
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Although students tend to associate WOBC with its broad range of playlists, Oberlin’s radio station is working this year to reach out to the community by increasing accessibility and self-generating news broadcasts. “We have always been involved and interested in community, but we wanted to prioritize...

OPD Offers Law Enforcement Training to Citizens

Charlotte Halloran-Couch
February 28, 2009
Filed under Community News, NEWS

In a move designed to improve relations among the town, College and local law enforcement officials, Oberlin Chief of Police Tom Miller has instituted the police department's new Citizen's Police Academy. "Our goal [with the CPA] simply is to give the community a better understanding of police operations,"...

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