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

Sarah Cole
December 14, 2012
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, 2012
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, 2012
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, 2012
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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, 2012
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...

Obie Anonymous: An Interview with Founder of ‘What Should We Call Oberlin’

Julia Herbst, News Editor
October 12, 2012
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Off the Cuff

How did you come up with the idea for the website? My other friends at different colleges posted links to their [Tumblrs] on Facebook and I remember that someone at Oberlin posted one to Carnegie Mellon’s [Tumblr] and I was thinking, “Hey, this is pretty funny. Oberlin could use one of these.”...

Off the Cuff with David Halperin, author of How to be Gay

Willa Rubin
October 12, 2012
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

You’ve said that “gayness is not a state or condition. It’s a mode of perception, an attitude, an ethos: in short, it is a practice.” Can you elaborate on this? I’m interested in gayness as a way of being, as a practice, as a way of life. I mean, homosexuality is obviously a sexual orienta...

Off the Cuff: Bill Whittle, Political Commentator

Caroline Hui
September 28, 2012
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff, Uncategorized

How did you get your start in politics and media? I didn’t know whether my dad was a Republican or Democrat until I was 16 or 17— I just had no idea. We never talked about politics, it wasn’t interesting to me, it certainly was never a part of my childhood, and I hadn’t given politics a secon...

Off the Cuff with Laurence Kanter, Art Curator

Mya Ballin, Staff Writer
September 28, 2012
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Can you talk a little bit about the setup and significance of the “Religion, Ritual and Performance in the Renaissance” exhibit? This was a great opportunity to bring pictures from Yale to Oberlin, because now the collections together are very, very rich. When you have that many works of art, th...

Jerry Greenfield Discusses Social Activism, Business, Fire Eating

William Passannante, Staff Writer
September 28, 2012
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Jerry Greenfield: I was here from ’69 to ’73, and ... the best thing about Oberlin for me was the social and political activism. I came here as a suburban kid from Rhode Island and I was not really involved in social activism. During my freshman year here, there were the shootings at Kent State, w...

Off the Cuff with Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger

Matthew Benenson
September 21, 2012
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

What did you think of the movie, Rudy? I loved it. The acting was great, the music was great. I thought they did a great job, especially with the message. The message came across real clear and that’s what was most important to me. Not what actually happened or didn’t, but the message. W...

Off the Cuff with David Oaks

Alex Howard, News Editor
May 4, 2012
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

What sparked your interest in mental health activism? I like to say my recruiting room was when I was a working-class kid going to Harvard, and I ran into mental and emotional problems, and I ended up in a psychiatric institution. There I was in solitary confinement, getting forcibly drugged, and...

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