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Climate Conference Draws Leading Activists

Climate Conference Draws Leading Activists

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
September 30, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

Some of the biggest names in environmentalism will come to town for The Hotel at Oberlin's first major event this week. In response to growing national awareness and urgency about climate change, the College will host “After Fossil Fuels: The Next Economy,” a conference Oct. 6–8 on transitioning... Read more »

Alumni Influenced Governance Process, Karega Says

Eliza Guinn, Staff Writer
September 30, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

Breaking nearly two months of silence, Professor of Composition and Rhetoric Joy Karega returned to campus for a student-organized meeting in Afrikan Heritage House Wednesday night. Karega told those in attendance she was planning to teach this semester before the Oberlin Chapter of Alums for Campus... Read more »

Local Officer Cleared of Charges

Louis Krauss, News Editor
September 30, 2016
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

Oberlin Police Chief Juan Torres said he would not pursue further action in response to a report of local police harassment. City residents Monique Brooks-Cochran and her fiancé Arvis Townsend, who are both Black, filed the complaint after officer Bashshar Wiley allegedly harassed and monitored their... Read more »

Students Advocate for More Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

Students Advocate for More Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

Melissa Harris, Production Editor
September 30, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

When Conservatory students William Adams and Zoe Cutler brought up the lack of gender-neutral bathrooms in the Conservatory last year to Title IX coordinators, the initial feedback gave them hope. Administrators said they would consider making additional gender-neutral bathrooms a component of last... Read more »

City’s School Board to Consider Consolidation

City’s School Board to Consider Consolidation

September 30, 2016
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

The City’s public schools are all over 50-years old and in substantial need of repair, forcing the Oberlin Public School board to consider a multitude of plans to revamp the run-down buildings, including even tearing down a few schools. In the coming months, the board will put together a comm... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Cindy Frantz, Psychology Professor

Off the Cuff: Cindy Frantz, Psychology Professor

Oliver Bok, News Editor
September 30, 2016
Filed under Features, NEWS, Off the Cuff

Cindy Frantz is a Psychology professor who studies social psychology with an emphasis on bias and discrimination. Frantz teaches classes about implicit bias and ran a workshop with faculty and staff on reducing implicit bias Thursday. Frantz also researches environmental psychology, works with the Env... Read more »

Trustees to Consider Philips Gym Expansion

Trustees to Consider Philips Gym Expansion

Louis Krauss, News Editor
September 16, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

The Board of Trustees will decide whether to approve the long-planned expansions to Philips gym at meetings taking place Oct. 6–8. The additions include renovating Robert Carr Pool and building a health and wellness center to house a new weight room, cardio facility, yoga room and general class-meeting... Read more »

Clinton Campaign Volunteers Flock to Oberlin Office

Clinton Campaign Volunteers Flock to Oberlin Office

September 16, 2016
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

Oberlin became the new home for one of Hillary Clinton's campaign offices Thursday, thrusting the town into the forefront of a heated battle for president in the waning days before the general election. On Thursday, Clinton’s Ohio team hosted a party to inaugurate the opening of its Oberl... Read more »

Report Unpacks Campus Climate on Disability

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
September 16, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

Confusion, resentment, frustration, inadequate understanding and a passionate desire for change — these are some of the terms the Working Group on Disability and Access used to describe the current campus climate on disability. The working group released its preliminary report via email on Aug.... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Michele Norris, Author and Former NPR Host

Off the Cuff: Michele Norris, Author and Former NPR Host

Louis Krauss, News Editor
September 16, 2016
Filed under Features, NEWS, Off the Cuff

Michele Norris is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist who spent nine years as the host of All Things Considered, NPR’s longest-running program. After graduating from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Norris began working as a print journalist at the Chicago Tribune, Los... Read more »

Microburst Winds Knock Out Power Lines, Trees

Microburst Winds Knock Out Power Lines, Trees

Eliza Guinn
September 16, 2016
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

More than 3,000 Oberlin residents lost power Saturday afternoon as a result of a microburst — a particularly severe storm characterized by winds up to 100 mph. Microbursts are similar to tornados, but differ in the winds and rain that push downward, collapsing trees rather than uprooting them up like... Read more »

Students Rally as OCOPE Negotiations Continue

Students Rally as OCOPE Negotiations Continue

Madeline Stocker, Editor-in-Chief
April 29, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

Students, faculty and College employees from multiple labor unions gathered outside Hall Auditorium earlier today in support of campus workers currently engaging in contract negotiations with the College. The Oberlin College and Professional Employees, a union of campus workers, met with administrato... Read more »

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