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The Oberlin Review

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...

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

Nora Kipnis
September 6, 2013
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

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, 2013
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, 2013
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, 2013
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, 2013
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...

Off the Cuff: Neil Barsky, OC ‘81 and director of Koch

Matan Zeimer
March 15, 2013
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff, Theater & Film

How did you get involved in filmmaking? I started my career as a journalist. I was a newspaper reporter. I was a managing editor for The Oberlin Review. I was at The Daily News in New York and at The Wall Street Journal in New York. Then I spent 15 years in the financial world and managed a ...

Q&A with Jeaninne Bell: Legal Scholar, Hate Crime Expert

Rosemary Boeglin, News Editor
March 8, 2013
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Off the Cuff

What is your experience with legal cases specifically related to hate speech? Well, I’m an academic, so I’ve written about hate speech. Everything from cross burning to … noose hanging to interactions between hate speech and how it affects the individuals. I have a book on crime, which is differe...

Off the Cuff: Dr. Varmus, Nobel Prize winner and Director of the National Cancer Institute

William Passannante, Staff Writer
March 8, 2013
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Do you have any suggestions as to actions undergraduate and graduate institutions can take to strengthen STEM education? I’m not an expert in this field ... but I have been involved in lots of discussions about this and reports. I think the problem is most acute in K–12 education. I would like to ...

Off the Cuff: Marta Tienda, sociologist and professor, and Richard Kahlenberg, senior fellow at the Century Foundation

William Passannante, Staff Writer
March 1, 2013
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

A very important Supreme Court ruling is coming up in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. How do you think the Supreme Court will rule in this case, how do you hope it rules and why? Tienda: I am not optimistic about the decision upholding the Grutter decision [in which the Court upheld the aff...

Off the Cuff with MRC Community Coordinators Caitlin O’Neill and Lorena Espinoza

Tania Mukherjee
February 22, 2013
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Off the Cuff

After the MRC was targeted, how did the Center respond in terms of organizing or communication? Lorena Espinoza: I was the one who found the sign at the Center. The first thing we did as a staff and a center was to group together and find the best way to address [the situation]. [We’re] condemning ...

OTC with Jim Margolis, OC ’78, and Senior Advisor to President Obama

Elizabeth Dobbins, Staff Writer
February 15, 2013
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

You’ve been involved in some international elections in Africa, Europe, Asia and Latin America. What are some of the challenges of working on international elections? The part that I love about international work is that I learn as much as I’m able to give in terms of advice and counsel because ...

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