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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,"...

Soup Kitchens Feel the Pinch as Layoffs Continue

John Cheng, Staff Writer
February 28, 2009
Filed under Community News, NEWS

As unemployment increases, Lorain Country residents are further tightening their belts by turning to food pantries and soup kitchens. But these organizations are also suffering from decreased resources all around. On Saturday, Feb. 21, College junior Sydney Harris, the coordinator of the Hunger and...

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