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 »

Senate to Host Forums in order to Dispel Rumors, Seek Input on Tobacco Ban

Rachel Weinstein, News Editor
April 6, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Uncategorized

Despite a semester of setbacks, Student Senate continues to reform the College’s smoking policy in hopes of voting on its amendments before the end of the semester. Last updated on March 14, the proposed policy appears on the Office of Student Wellness website, with a bolded disclaimer stating,... Read more »

College Asked to Investigate Claims Against Arabic Professor

Review Staff
April 6, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

The Cleveland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations requested on Tuesday that Oberlin College investigate one of its Arabic professors for allegedly promoting anti-Muslim sentiments in his publications and on campus. Julia A. Shearson, the executive director for Cleveland’s chapter... Read more »

Ohio to Institute Online Standardized Testing

Louie Krauss, Staff Writer
April 5, 2014
Filed under Features, NEWS

Elementary school students in Ohio will make the switch to online standardized testing at the start of the 2014 school year. This method, designed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, is advertised as a better indication of students’ overall performance in... Read more »

Professors Sue College, Cite Discrimination

Professors Sue College, Cite Discrimination

Rosemary Boeglin and Julia Herbst
March 15, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

Assistant Professor of French and Cinema Studies Grace An filed a lawsuit against the College on March 5, claiming that the institution failed to address repeated instances of sex-based harassment by fellow French Department faculty member Professor Ali Yedes, who is also a member of the Comparative... Read more »

Heated Senate Plenary Meetings Draw Audience

Madeline Peltz, Staff Writer
March 14, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

Since Fearless and Loathing began recording Student Senate plenary meetings in February, Student Senate’s agenda has been a topic of much debate on campus. Persistent conflict in light of disagreements concerning the purpose and structure of the body has left some skeptical of progression any time... Read more »

Under ‘Review:’ The Paper of Record Takes a Look in the Mirror

Rosemary Boeglin, Editor-in-Chief
February 28, 2014
Filed under Features, NEWS

In this installment of “Inside Campus Publications,” the Review turns the critical lens onto its own journalistic and organizational practices. This April marks The Oberlin Review’s 140th anniversary, and to properly honor the legacy of one of the nation’s longest-running student... Read more »

The Grape Looks Inward after Editorial Resignations

Rosemary Boeglin, Editor-in-Chief
February 25, 2014
Filed under Features, NEWS, Uncategorized

This is part one of a series exploring the role and reputations of campus publications. This week’s installment focuses on The Grape and the recent resignation letters of two editors that prompted the remaining staff to re-examine their publication. In next week’s issue, the Review... Read more »

State Minimum Wage Increases Still Lagging

Kristopher Fraser, Staff Writer
February 14, 2014
Filed under Features, NEWS

President Obama spoke about raising the minimum wage for all federal contract workers to $10.10 an hour in his 2014 State of the Union address, a change that could have a great impact for a small town like Oberlin. Yet in an interview with The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Governor John Kasich voiced... Read more »

SNAP Cuts Increase Demand on Local Pantries

SNAP Cuts Increase Demand on Local Pantries

February 14, 2014
Filed under Features, NEWS

Recent financial cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are causing an exponential increase in the number of citizens forced to frequent food pantries across the nation. In Lorain County, where 14.2 percent of the population is food insecure, only 6.8 percent of the population is eligible... Read more »

Tensions High at Divestment Symposium

Tensions High at Divestment Symposium

February 14, 2014
Filed under Features, NEWS

Nearly 100 members of the Oberlin community gathered in Dye Lecture Hall to discuss responsible investment in a two-part symposium on Sunday. Hosted by the College administration, faculty and academics from other institutions such as George Washington University were invited to appear on the panel and... Read more »

Feature Photo: Keystone Protest

Feature Photo: Keystone Protest

February 8, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Features, Uncategorized

Students, faculty and Oberlin residents gathered in Tappan Square on Monday, Feb. 3, to protest the State Department’s recent evaluation of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. The report... Read more »