Established 1874.

Students March for a Sanctuary Campus

Students March for a Sanctuary Campus

Melissa Harris, Production Editor
November 18, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

Hundreds of students and community members made their way through Tappan Square Wednesday, calling on the College to become a sanctuary campus and joining a movement of approximately 100 colleges across the country. In effect, becoming a sanctuary campus would protect undocumented students fro... Read more »

Community Clashes Over Gibson’s Protests

Community Clashes Over Gibson’s Protests

Louis Krauss, News Editor
November 18, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Community News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

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... Read more »

Karega Fired After Split Faculty Recommendations

Oliver Bok, News Editor
November 18, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

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... Read more »

Frandsen: College’s Financial Trajectory Unsustainable

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
November 18, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

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... Read more »

College to Reduce Assistant Positions

College to Reduce Assistant Positions

Oliver Bok, News Editor
November 4, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

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... Read more »

College Goes Global with Online Courses

College Goes Global with Online Courses

Melissa Harris, Production Editor
November 4, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

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... Read more »

Faculty, Students Select Search Committee Finalists

Louis Krauss, News Editor
November 4, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

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 ... Read more »

Hillard Brings Decades of Experience to Manager Post

Lucy Haskell
November 4, 2016
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

After almost 10 months and two rounds of recruitment, City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Rob Hillard as Oberlin city manager last Thursday. Pending contract negotiations, Mr. Hill- ard will come to Oberlin with more than two decades of experience in local govern- ment in Allegan, M... Read more »

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

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

Melissa Harris, Production Editor
November 4, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

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... Read more »

Council Chooses Hillard for City Manager

Council Chooses Hillard for City Manager

Eliza Guinn, Staff Writer
October 28, 2016
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

After months of uncertainty surrounding Oberlin’s lack of a permanent city manager, City Council unanimously selected Robert Hillard to fill the position Thursday evening. Hillard was previously the city manager for Allegan, MI, where he served from 2005–2016. The pick comes as a bit o... Read more »

Committee Forms to Begin Presidential Search

Louis Krauss, News Editor
October 28, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

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... Read more »

Campaigns Vie for Lorain Votes

Campaigns Vie for Lorain Votes

Sydney Allen, Staff Writer
October 28, 2016
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

As a battleground county in a swing state, Lorain County will play a critical role in the bitter struggle to decide the next president Nov. 8. Both the Republican and Democratic campaigns have headquarters downtown in the City of Lorain, in addition to a Hillary for Ohio base here in Oberli... Read more »

Established 1874.
Features