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College Asked to Investigate Claims Against Arabic Professor

Review Staff
April 6
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...

Ohio to Institute Online Standardized Testing

Louie Krauss, Staff Writer
April 5
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 math...

Professors Sue College, Cite Discrimination

Professors Sue College, Cite Discrimination

Rosemary Boeglin and Julia Herbst
March 15
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...

Heated Senate Plenary Meetings Draw Audience

Madeline Peltz, Staff Writer
March 14
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...

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

Rosemary Boeglin, Editor-in-Chief
February 28
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 newspapers, its ...

The Grape Looks Inward after Editorial Resignations

Rosemary Boeglin, Editor-in-Chief
February 25
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 will shift the critic...

State Minimum Wage Increases Still Lagging

Kristopher Fraser, Staff Writer
February 14
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 his sk...

SNAP Cuts Increase Demand on Local Pantries

SNAP Cuts Increase Demand on Local Pantries

February 14
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...

Tensions High at Divestment Symposium

Tensions High at Divestment Symposium

February 14
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...

Feature Photo: Keystone Protest

Feature Photo: Keystone Protest

February 8
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 concluded that greenhouse-gas emissions and future tar sands expansion would not be affected by the approval or d...

Obies Rebuild Detroit Community Hub

Ben Smith, Contributer
February 8
Filed under Campus News, Features, Uncategorized

Students traveled to Detroit for yet another Winter Term this January hoping to rebuild a city of lost jobs, industries and much of its population since the recent recession. In an effort to restore the city’s communities, nearly 20 Obies found themselves in a small, rundown house on Broadstreet Ave...

Between a Rook and a Hard Place

Kristopher Fraser
December 13
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

The Oberlin College Chess Club is working to restore its once distinguished reputation. For the second consecutive year, Oberlin will attend the Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship, striving to beat last year’s record of fourth place in the division. The tournament will take place...

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