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Chemistry Hiring Delays Favor Temps

Michael B. Palazzolo, OCOPE Personnel Coordinator
April 21, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

As a longtime member of Oberlin College Office and Professional Employees, Office and Professional Employees International Union, local 502, I would like to express my dismay at how the recent search for a new administrative assistant for the Chemistry department has been handled. Not only was the ...

Plant-A-Row Fights Food Insecurity

Claudia Baker, College sophomore
April 14, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: This spring, Oberlin Community Services is sponsoring a project called Plant-A-Row. We are encouraging organizations and individuals to plant an extra row of produce in their gardens to donate to Oberlin Community Services’ food bank. Hunger is a pressing issue in Lorain County and...

Career Center Supports Entrepreneurship

Taiyo Scanlon-Kimura, Student Engagement Fellow, Career Center
April 7, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: I write in response to Katie Lucey’s article last week (“College Lacks Opportunities to Study Business”). As a recent graduate and staff member of the Career Center, I wish to clarify some additional opportunities to study business and entrepreneurship and speak to Lucey’s ...

Lorain Libertarians Sue to Stop Forced Tax Increase

Brandon Michael Bobbitt, Oberlin resident
April 7, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: On Wednesday, April 5, myself and a group of fellow Lorain County residents laid out our objections and plan to halt the recently imposed sales tax increase. The lawsuit being brought by Gerald Phillips, to which I am a plaintiff, contends that not only did the commissioners violate...

Technology Breaks Barriers to Music

Robert N. Roth, Oberlin Resident
April 7, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors

To the Editors: I’ve said it before, and I say it again: Many thanks to those who make the Conservatory webcasts possible. For those of us who have difficulty getting out to all the wonderful concerts in person, these webcasts make it possible to enjoy many events which would otherwise pass us by....

Fundraiser Jazzes Up First Church

Carol Longsworth, Nicki Memmott, Concert Planning Committee
March 31, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Your readers will surely be interested in the Afternoon of Jazz event being offered on Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m. at First Church in Oberlin, United Church of Christ, located at the corner of Main Street and Lorain Street in Oberlin. Jazz professionals Bobby Ferrazza, guitar; Dan Wall...

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Welcomes Students

John Sabin, Oberlin Resident
March 31, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Thank you for your story on the accomplishments of the Oberlin Project (“Oberlin Project Ends Eight-Year Run,” March 10, 2017). Executive Director Sean Hayes is quoted as saying the Oberlin Project “‘does not need to exist’ for Oberlin students to get involved in local env...

ALC Reconnects with Campus

Bálint Gergely, Secretary, Oberlin Alumni Association
March 31, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: You guessed it right, all those eerily Obie-like older people walking around campus the weekend of March 3–5 were in fact Obies. The ALC — Alumni Leadership Council of the Oberlin Alumni Association — was here for its spring meetings. Reconnecting with life on campus to try to s...

Petititions Circulate to Preserve REC Fund

John Elder, OC '53
March 10, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: In May 2007, the Oberlin City Council voted unanimously to establish a Sustainable Reserve Program funded by the revenue from selling renewable energy credits. This week, former Oberlin City Councilors, business owners and other respected Oberlinians are starting to circulate a pair...

Class Trustees Must Consider Student Needs

Cory Ventresca, College senior
March 3, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Executive Assistant to the General Counsel and Secretary Pam Pierron’s email sent Saturday, Feb. 25 stating the “regularly scheduled forum time will be used for a trustee–Student Senate mini-retreat” was incredibly disappointing to me as a former student senator. While it is im...

“African American” Best Term for Black Populace

Mauris Emeka, Oberlin Resident
March 3, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: By way of history, until the mid 1960s, the acceptable and respectful way to refer to African Americans (or Black people) was as “colored” or “negro.” For the most part, those designations began fading away around 1965 when the Black awareness movement emerged. Careful study...

OCOPE Clarifies Facts

Tracy Tucker and OCOPE Executive Board
March 3, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: It has come to our attention that incorrect information about Oberlin College Office and Professional Employees continues to spread across campus. We know the source of much of this misinformation and have requested that the College correct the errors, but since that is not happening...

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