Attendance at CDS Policy Symposium Essential for Food Justice

Aliya Tuzhilin, Helena Bader, Eleanor Catlin, and Ayami Kan
November 21, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Oberlin students and CDS employees have the incredible opportunity to help write a food policy for Oberlin College that will guide the College and CDS in its purchasing and employment practices. This Saturday, we, the Real Food Challenge, are hosting a symposium to discuss a draft... Read more »

OCRL Encourages Respect, Tolerance

Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians
November 21, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Oberlin preaches tolerance of individuals and groups, but recently, we, the Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians, as a club have seriously had to question the true tolerance of the Oberlin community. Responses to the climate debate and other recent demonstrations have shown... Read more »

Graduating Senior Reflects on Sidewalk Etiquette

Anasuya Shekhar, College senior
November 14, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: As I prepare to graduate this December, I think back on the many experiences I have had here at Oberlin College. Some have been middling; others have been pretty nice. I could not be happier, however, that I will never have one particular experience again, and that is playing real-life... Read more »

Alumna Reflects on Peace Corps Experiences

Hannah Combe
November 14, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: I graduated from Oberlin on May 30, 2013 and sent in my application to Peace Corps within the next week. My interview with a recruiter happened within the month, and then I did not hear from Peace Corps until Nov. 7, five months later, when I received my formal invitation to serve... Read more »

General Faculty Committees Need Students

Ben Libbey, Student Senator
November 14, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: One of the most significant ways in which Oberlin students can have an impact on College governance and policy is through General Faculty committees. These committees focus on specific topics and consist of faculty, administration and student members. The purpose of these committees... Read more »

Departure Weakens Arguments of Sachs Protesters

Jesse Docter and Ethan Aronson
November 7, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Fifteen minutes into last Wednesday’s convocation, the activists had exited, the banners had been removed and the last vestiges of neoliberal criticism were absent from Finney Chapel. For those unfamiliar with the events of Wednesday night, here’s a brief synopsis: Jeffrey Sachs,... Read more »

Open Letter: SFC Stipend Cuts Limit Campus Discourse

Sam Morrow, Associate Editor, Wilder Voice
November 7, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: This semester, the Student Finance Committee elected to reduce The Oberlin Review and Wilder Voice’s allocated stipend hours, leaving the publications’ operating budgets otherwise unaltered. The only thing affected by the changes this semester is the amount of money... Read more »

Obies Must Support Public Transit

Jillian Hostetler, College sophomore
October 31, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: It’s no secret that the millennial generation is recognized as an agent of change. Millennials are already hailed as people who will take the ideas of past generations and make them a reality. As Oberlin students, this is something many of us realize. In a lot of ways, we have... Read more »

OFD Requests Support of Charter Amendment 27

Dennis Kim, Oberlin Fire Department
October 31, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: On behalf of your Oberlin firefighters, we respectfully ask for your support for Charter Amendment 27, an amendment to Section XIX of the City of Oberlin Charter that will be presented on the Nov. 4 election ballot. This proposed change was submitted on behalf of the fire department,... Read more »

Sachs Convocation Exemplifies Biased, Neoliberal Agenda

Ana Patricia Robelo, Megan Gisela Bautista, and Gian-Carlo Toriano Parel
October 31, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

Dear President Marvin Krislov: We are three of the students who helped organize a direct action in opposition to the convocation that took place on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. We cannot speak for everyone who organized, participated or wanted to but were not able to engage in the action, but we —... Read more »

Ray Young Brings Strong Experience

John and Diane Adams
October 31, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Ray Young would make an excellent State Board of Education member for our district. We have known Young and his family for 17 years. In that time, he has been a teacher, a principal and a college professor. Not only does he hold a master’s degree in education, but his experience... Read more »

School Board Asks for Vote on Issue 3

Barry Richard, President, Oberlin School Board
October 31, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: At its July 15, 2014 meeting, the Oberlin School Board voted to place a one mill continuing permanent improvement levy, Issue 3, on the Nov. 4 ballot. If approved, this millage amount will generate approximately $182,000 in additional yearly revenue for the district. The estimated... Read more »