Off the Cuff: Ishmael Beah, OC ’04, human rights activist and best-selling author

Off the Cuff: Ishmael Beah, OC ’04, human rights activist and best-selling author

Madeline Stocker, News Editor
September 12, 2014
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff, Recent Stories

Human rights activist and Sierra Leonean author, Ishmael Beah, OC ’04, rose to fame with his best-selling memoir A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. One of the world’s leading advocates... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Hannah S-P and Lonnie Bass, Slow Train baristas

Off the Cuff: Hannah S-P and Lonnie Bass, Slow Train baristas

Kate Gill, News editor
May 9, 2014
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College senior Lonnie Bass and Hannah Scharlin-Pettee OC ’13 are baristas at the Slow Train Café. Bass has been a barista for two years, while Scharlin-Peettee began brewing this past fall. Bass and S-P sat down with the Review to discuss coffee, the Vengaboys and their strangest moments on the... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Frank Schaefer, former United Methodist pastor and LGBTQ advocate

Off the Cuff: Frank Schaefer, former United Methodist pastor and LGBTQ advocate

Kate Gill , News editor
May 2, 2014
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Frank Schaefer is a former United Methodist pastor from Lebanon, PA. After performing the marriage ceremony for his gay son in 2006, Schaefer was stripped of his credentials and excommunicated from his congregation. Schaefer has since become an ally and advocate for LGBTQ... Read more »

John Byrne, OC ’03, Former Editor-in-Chief of the Review, and Founder of The Grape and The Raw Story

John Byrne, OC ’03, Former Editor-in-Chief of the Review, and Founder of The Grape and The Raw Story

Rosemary Boeglin, Editor-in-Chief
April 25, 2014
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Before Greg Walters, OC ’03, spoke to the Review about his experience working as a journalist in Moscow earlier this month, he indulged a question about the origins of The Grape, which was rumored to have as its creator a former Editor-in-Chief of the Review. John Byrne, OC ’03,... Read more »

Off The Cuff: Emily Troiano, senior director in the Information Center at Catalyst

Kate Gill , News editor
April 19, 2014
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Emily Troiano is a senior director at the Catalyst Information Center, a nonprofit organization based in New York. Her research explores the role of women in the workforce, and she authored an online tool, “First Step: Women in the World”. On Tuesday, she gave a talk titled “Women at Work:... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Chris Crass, author, activist and anti-racist organizer

Off the Cuff: Chris Crass, author, activist and anti-racist organizer

March 14, 2014
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Off the Cuff, Uncategorized

Author, educator and organizer Chris Crass is often at the forefront of multiracial and feminist movements. Crass sat down with the Review this week to talk about his experience as an activist and his thoughts on antiracist organizing.  The topic of your talk, “Anti-Racist... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Leonidas Donskis, Lithuanian scholar of philosophy and politics, human rights advocate and member of the European Parliament

Off the Cuff: Leonidas Donskis, Lithuanian scholar of philosophy and politics, human rights advocate and member of the European Parliament

Rosemary Boeglin, Editor-in-Chief
March 9, 2014
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Leonidas Donskis is an author, politician and leading Lithuanian public intellectual. A strong advocate for civil rights, Donskis sat down with the Review to discuss his thoughts on European politics and on the lecture he gave Thursday, titled “Antisemitism Old and New: East/Central European... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Shazeen Attari, expert on the psychology of resource consumption

Maddie Stocker, News Editor
February 28, 2014
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Shahzeen Attari, assistant professor at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington, sat down with the Review this week to talk about energy consumption, motivations in social dilemmas, and the paper she will publish on Monday. Attari visited Oberlin to... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Lara Friedman, former foreign service officer and director of Policy and Government Relations for Americans for Peace Now

Off the Cuff: Lara Friedman, former foreign service officer and director of Policy and Government Relations for Americans for Peace Now

Rachel Weinstein, News Editor
February 25, 2014
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Can you first talk about Americans for Peace Now? Americans for Peace Now is the American sister organization of Shalom Achshav, which translates to “peace now” and is an Israeli grassroots movement. My organization developed in the early ’80s as a fundraising arm for Peace Now in Israel... Read more »

Off The Cuff: Tim Elgren, scientist, teacher and new Dean of Arts and Sciences

Maddie Stocker, News Editor
February 14, 2014
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What geared you toward the sciences? I’m a physical inorganic chemist, so that’s a lot of chemistry. That’s my background. [I went to] undergraduate school in St. Paul, MN, and really explored a lot of areas. I was interested in psychology, I got interested in biology, and ultimately... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Cole Hershkowitz OC ’11

Madeline Stocker, News Editor
February 8, 2014
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Cole Hershkowitz, OC ’11, was recently awarded $15,000 by the Oberlin LaunchU Pitch Competition; a grant to fund his future entrepreneurial ventures. A CalTech graduate and engineering enthusiast, Hershkowitz co-founded a company called Chai Energy, an energy conservation company which operates... Read more »

Off The Cuff with Paul Thomson, Ph.D. Candidate

Elizabeth Dobbins, Staff Writer
December 6, 2013
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I was wondering if you could you just briefly describe what fiscal stress labels are? [They] are applied to school districts and local governments that are identified by the state as having projected deficits in their general fund for any of the next three years. And so then the Ohio Department... Read more »