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Infamous Police Officer Ends Tainted Career

Russell Jaffe, Contributing Writer
September 23, 2016
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

Commissioner Bill Bratton of the New York City Police Department officially retired Sept. 16, in order to “pursue other opportunities” in the private sector. The self-proclaimed “top cop in America” is widely considered to be one of the most influential and controversial officers in policing h... Read more »

Gym Expansion Will Increase Campus Accessibility

Dan Lev, Contributing Writer
September 23, 2016
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

After reading Louis Krauss’ article on the possible Philips extension in the Sept. 16 issue of the Review, “Trustees to Consider Philips Gym Expansion,” I wanted to offer my voice as a captain of the Oberlin College men’s soccer team and a former student senator. I believe an extension to P... Read more »

Ohio Voting Has Built-In Safeguards

Linda Gates, Alison Ricker, Mary Kirtz Van Nortwick, League of Women Voters
September 23, 2016
Filed under OPINIONS

To the Editors: Ohio voters should not be concerned that their ballots will not be counted as the voter intended, because Ohio laws and procedures protect the integrity of the ballot. For the past 10 years, Ohio law has required that every ballot must have a paper record that can be hand-counted and au... Read more »

Committees Allow for More Student Input

Rachel Mead, College senior
September 23, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

To the Editors: Students at Oberlin seem to feel that they are in the dark about how the institution functions, and rightly so. There is very little information readily available for us to answer questions like those posed in last week’s article, “Program Cuts Leave Film Students with Questions,... Read more »

Only One Candidate Stands for Progress

Ziya Smallens, Contributing Writer
September 23, 2016
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

It’s no secret that many Oberlin students voted for Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Primary. Many remain skeptical of Hillary Clinton, citing an inability to trust her. I respect the instincts of my peers, but in today’s media climate, the facts struggle to break through the noise. In scrutinizi... Read more »

Rankings Contribute to College Commodification

Editorial Board
September 23, 2016
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

U.S. News & World Report released its annual rankings of 1,374 colleges and universities in the United States on Sept. 13, amplifying the nightmare that is the college-application process. As if the pressure of getting accepted to college in general is not enough, the importance of an institut... Read more »

Oberlin ACF Addresses Student Senate Letter

Melissa Landa
September 21, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

Student Senate, in consultation with current and former members of ABUSUA, Oberlin J Street U and Students for a Free Palestine, released a letter yesterday morning condemning the actions of the Oberlin Chapter of Alums for Campus Fairness. Oberlin ACF President Melissa Landa issued a response to the... Read more »

Student Senate Condemns OCACF Actions

September 20, 2016
Filed under Student Senate

The original version of this letter listed Oberlin J Street U as a consultant. Since the letter's publication, members of Oberlin J Street U have requested that the organization's name be removed. For more information, read our full coverage of Student Senate's letter, ACF's symposium and students' responses. I... Read more »

Johnson-Weld Ticket Offers Experienced Leadership

Brandon Bobbitt, Oberlin resident
September 16, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

To the Editors: For loyal Democrats and Republicans, there appear to be cruel choices to be made this fall, especially in the presidential race. Each of the major-party nominees is deeply flawed, and in a variety of ways. Do not assume for a minute, however, that voters will have only these two ch... Read more »

Students Must Re-examine Role of Presidency

Editorial Board
September 16, 2016
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

Marvin Krislov announced Sept. 6 that he will be stepping down as president of the College, effective June 30, 2017. The news has received mixed reactions from students, many of whom hope that a new president might allow the College to reaffirm its commitment to progressive activism and accessibility to... Read more »

College Hearings Defy Due Process

Duncan Reid, College first-year
September 16, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

To the Editors: Innocent until proven guilty. It’s typically the first thing anyone learns in this country about our legal system. That you are presumed to be innocent until you are found guilty in a court of law. In every court in the nation from Nome, AL, to Key West, FL, it’s the law of the la... Read more »

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