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The Oberlin Review

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 and ov...

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

Maddie Stocker, News Editor
February 14, 2014
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff, Uncategorized

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 landed...

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 ou...

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

Elizabeth Dobbins, Staff Writer
December 6, 2013
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

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 of Edu...

Off the Cuff with Cody Wilson, developer of firearm printing software

Off the Cuff with Cody Wilson, developer of firearm printing software

Kate Gill, News Editor
November 22, 2013
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Cody Wilson is a law student, activist, innovator and self-proclaimed crypto-anarchist. He founded Defense Distributed, a nonprofit that publishes open-source gun designs for 3-D printers. Named by Wired as one of the 15 most dangerous men in the world, Wilson sat down with the Review and discussed th...

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, 2013
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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, 2013
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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, 2013
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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, 2013
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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, 2013
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, 2013
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, 2013
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...

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