Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Off the Cuff with Sheila Miyoshi Jager, director of East Asian Studies and author of *Brothers at War*

Off the Cuff with Sheila Miyoshi Jager, director of East Asian Studies and author of *Brothers at War*

Taylor Field, Managing Editor
November 15
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Sheila Miyoshi Jager, associate professor and program director of East Asian Studies, recently published a book that illuminates the military, political and cultural history of the Korean War. She sat down with the Review to discuss the East Asian Studies department, the publishing process and the Kore...

Off the Cuff with Sam Daley-Harris, founder and president of RESULTS and author of Reclaiming Democracy

Off the Cuff with Sam Daley-Harris, founder and president of RESULTS and author of Reclaiming Democracy

Isaac Fuhrman
November 8
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Sam Daley-Harris is the founder and president of RESULTS, an international citizens's lobby dedicated to creating the political will to end hunger and poverty. Daley-Harris is the author of the book Reclaiming Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government, recently reissued to commemorate its 20...

Off the Cuff with Ben Wittes, OC ’90, author and political journalist

Off the Cuff with Ben Wittes, OC ’90, author and political journalist

Kate Gill, News Editor
November 1
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Ben Wittes, OC ’90, has written for The Legal Times, The Washington Post editorial page, The New Republic, Slate, The Atlantic, The Wilson Quarterly, the Weekly Standard, Policy Review, and First Things. He has published many books about policy and government, and is a senior fellow in Governance St...

Off the Cuff: Kelly Brown Douglas, priest and “womanist” scholar

Kate Gill, News Editor
October 11
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Kelly Brown Douglas is a priest and a professor of religion at Goucher College.  She specializes in womanist theology and the black church. She spoke with the Review about her faith, Alice Walker, and communities of support.  How did you first become acquainted with theology, sexuality and the bla...

Off the Cuff: Randy Newman, Award-Winning Songwriter

Rosemary Boeglin, Editor in Chief
October 4
Filed under Music, NEWS, Off the Cuff

Tell me a little bit about your relationship to Oberlin? I know your daughter is a student here. That’s essentially my relationship. I’ve worked with musicians who went here, my orchestrator now went to Oberlin, Jonathan Sacks, OC ’73 and he loved it. He’s a great orchestrator, I’ve learne...

Off the Cuff with Richard R. Love, Scientific Director of the International Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Elizabeth Dobbins, Staff Writer
September 27
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Richard R. Love, OC ’66, is the scientific director of the International Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  For the past 20 years, Love has been conducting breast cancer clinical trials in Asia, and establishing new global standards for breast cancer care. He shared his thoughts with the Review on his Oberl...

Off the Cuff: Rebecca Whelan, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Elizabeth Dobbins, Staff Writer
September 20
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

How did you get into your field? When I was in high school I thought that I wanted to be a doctor because I thought, like a lot of young people, I wanted to help people. I had some experiences going to the pediatrician and not having a very fun experience because the doctor [was] not a lot of fun...

Off the Cuff: Joyce Babyak, acting dean of the College

Nora Kipnis
September 6
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What do you most hope to accomplish as the acting dean of Arts and Sciences? How long will you have to do it? The position lasts until there is a new dean in place, so there will be a dean appointed by the search committee sometime this year. When that new position takes effect, I will return to m...

Off the Cuff with Amy Parish, Darwinian Feminist

Elizabeth Dobbins, Staff Writer
April 26
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

What is Darwinian feminism? Traditionally there’s been some antagonism between academics who call themselves feminists and those working on an evolutionary perspective as it applies to human behavior, because there’s an assumption that if something is natural that you’re saying … that somehow...

Off the Cuff: Laura Dahle, Big Parade organizer

Rosemary Boeglin, News Editor
April 17
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Off the Cuff

When did you first become involved in the Big Parade? In the beginning, when it started in 2002, I was participating and then I became full time when I wasn’t working as much, and now I’m retired; so it’s been around for about 10 years. What inspired you to work on the Parade? The giant...

Off the Cuff: Ron Paul, Libertarian and Former Presidential Candidate

Julia Herbst and Rosemary Boeglin
April 12
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Off the Cuff

You recently announced on your Twitter that you’re going to have a homeschooling curriculum geared at K–12 students. You said on the website that the second phase of ‘the Revolution’ should be about education and that homeschooling is an important part of that. Why do you think that? Well, we talk about ...

Off the Cuff: Dr. Lisa Randall, Physicist

William Passannante, Staff Writer
April 5
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Off the Cuff

In your presentation, you said that you wrote a “physics opera.” Can you talk a little more about that? I actually wrote the libretto and sort of helped design the story. I worked pretty closely with the composer [Héctor Parra] and also actually with the set designer, Matthew Ritchie. Héctor...

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