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Oberlin’s Peta2 Ranking Beaten by Wesleyan’s Veggie Vote Mobilization

Julian Spiro, Staff Writer
December 11, 2009
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Despite Oberlin’s many tofu scrambles and vegan baked goods, the school just missed out on Peta2’s Most Vegetarian-Friendly College title. Oberlin improved from last year’s sixth-place finish in Peta2’s “Most Vegetarian-Friendly Colleges Competition,” coming in second behind Wesleyan University. However,...

Green Referendum Falls Short of Quorum After Seven Weeks

Fajer Saeed
December 11, 2009
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Each year, Oberlin’s Student Senate is required to put together a referendum to gather student opinions and amend the Student Constitution if necessary. Although the Student Senate has tried unsuccessfully to reach quorum for its Green Referendum since mid-October, the student body appears uninterested...

Green Energy Forum

Sam Szabo, Holly Roney, and Elise Shulman-Reed
December 4, 2009
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

When College President Marvin Krislov signed off on Oberlin College’s Climate Action Plan this fall, he committed the school to achieving carbon emission neutrality by the year 2025. Although the plan is technically unofficial and nonbinding, on Wednesday, faculty and commu- nity members engaged in...

Oberlin Faculty Members Endorse Open Access

Ian Seeley, News Editor
December 4, 2009
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

In a unanimous decision, the Oberlin College General Faculty voted on Nov. 18 to allow open access to their peer-reviewed journal articles in Oberlin’s institutional repository. Although the policy only applies to peer-reviewed journal articles published after the policy’s implementation, the...

Gas to Power New AMP Plant

Holly Roney and Elise Shulman-Reed
December 4, 2009
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

The lights in Ohio might soon start to get a little greener. On Nov. 25, American Municipal Power announced that it would be converting its American Municipal Power Generating Station project from a pulverized coal facility to a natural gas combined-cycle facility. As stated in AMP’s press release,...

Security Report: Nov. 19 – Dec. 3, 2009

Staff
December 4, 2009
Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, Nov. 19 11:43 p.m. An officer responded to a report that alcohol was being stored in a common kitchenette in Fairchild. Three bottles of beer were confiscated and discarded. Friday, Nov. 20 10:41 p.m. Officers were requested to assist an intoxicated student on North Main Street. Th...

WOBC Expands Mission

Daniel Dudley, Staff Writer
December 4, 2009
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Although students tend to associate WOBC with its broad range of playlists, Oberlin’s radio station is working this year to reach out to the community by increasing accessibility and self-generating news broadcasts. “We have always been involved and interested in community, but we wanted to prioritize...

New Anonymous Confessional Site Picks Up Where OCon Left Off

Kira Cohen, Staff Writer
December 4, 2009
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Ever since Oberlin Confessional, Oberlin’s anonymous confession website, crashed almost two months ago, many students have been without their anonymous gossip fix. A new website, Obietalk.com, has recently stepped in to fill the void. The site was created by College first-year Will Adams-Keane,...

Off the Cuff: Lee Doren, “Crasher-in-Chief”

Ian Seeley and Sam Jewler
December 4, 2009
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

So, you had no hesitation coming to Oberlin? No, not one bit. I really enjoy speaking to students because I had very similar experiences, obviously. You can tell I’m not that much older than all of you. Do you have any personal experience with [professors using their classrooms to promote th...

Security Report: Feb. 16 – Feb. 29

Staff
March 2, 2009
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, Feb. 23 9:24 p.m. Officers and the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a call from the Oberlin Inn to assist two people stuck in the elevator. A work order was placed for repairs. 10 p.m. A Goldsmith resident reported the theft of prescription medication from an apartment. The the...

OPD Offers Law Enforcement Training to Citizens

Charlotte Halloran-Couch
February 28, 2009
Filed under Community News, NEWS

In a move designed to improve relations among the town, College and local law enforcement officials, Oberlin Chief of Police Tom Miller has instituted the police department's new Citizen's Police Academy. "Our goal [with the CPA] simply is to give the community a better understanding of police operations,"...

Soup Kitchens Feel the Pinch as Layoffs Continue

John Cheng, Staff Writer
February 28, 2009
Filed under Community News, NEWS

As unemployment increases, Lorain Country residents are further tightening their belts by turning to food pantries and soup kitchens. But these organizations are also suffering from decreased resources all around. On Saturday, Feb. 21, College junior Sydney Harris, the coordinator of the Hunger and...

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