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

Matan Zeimer
March 15
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
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
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
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
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
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 ...

Off The Cuff: Dr. Johnnette B. Cole, OC ’57, and Princeton University Professor of Philosophy Kwame Anthony Appiah

February 8
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Dr. Cole, what it was like to be a female Anthropology major in the ’50s? Cole: Well, first I must say there was no Anthropology major in the years that I was at Oberlin. So I majored in Sociology, but I also majored in George Eaton Simpson. Which is to say that once I discovered anthropology, Pr...

Off the Cuff with Sam White, Author and Assistant Professor of History

Sarah Cole
December 14
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

How did you first become interested in environmental history? I got interested in it more through economic history. I was interested in the big question that … basically, why did some countries get rich and other countries get poor? … I got very interested in the topic of what role the environ...

Off the Cuff with Shikha Dalmia, Policy Analyst

Stephanie Atwood
November 30
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

What factors or influences have led you to become passionate about the topic of immigration? I myself am an immigrant to the United States. I came here from India 27 years ago [and] I think it gives me something of an insider’s perspective. Just because one is an immigrant doesn’t mean one su...

Off The Cuff with Michael Reynolds, Thru-Hiker

Off The Cuff with Michael Reynolds, Thru-Hiker

Peter D'Auria
November 9
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff, Uncategorized

Could you talk a little bit about how you put everything on hold for that period of time and went and hiked? The way I’ve been able to do it is to start planning it years in advance, and then try to organize my life around it. I decided to go four years ago and I picked this year because it’s t...

Off the Cuff with Esther Newton, Anthropology Professor

Off the Cuff with Esther Newton, Anthropology Professor

Matt Benenson
November 9
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Can you talk about how you became interested in your field of study? Well, I do identify as queer, so the interest was there from a personal standpoint right off the bat. Wanting to study [the LGBTQ] community was always something that interested me. In terms of anthropology, reading Margaret Mead wa...

Off the Cuff with Sonal Shah, Economist

Allegra Kirkland, Editor-in-Chief
November 2
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

There have been a slew of recent news articles referring to Asian-American voters as a major untapped bloc that will have a significant role in determining the course of the election, especially in Western states like Nevada and California. How is Obama trying to appeal to Asian-American voters through...

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