Psychology Project Exemplifies Racial Microaggressions

Jasmine Eshkar, College senior
December 12, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: When I read the description for my final project in my Psychology Research Methods II class, I was appalled and frustrated to find that it mentioned incarceration in ways that perpetuated racist and classist notions about who is incarcerated and why. The project description explained... Read more »

Student Senator Provides Information on Laundry Price Increases

Nicholas Olson, Student Senator
December 5, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS, Student Senate

To the Editors: It is no secret that the cost of higher education is rising overall, and with this trend of price increases, little fees or costs for services rise slightly as well. Students frequently express concern about the lack of transparency around these increases and wonder what their money... Read more »

Open Letter from Oberlin’s Equity and Diversity Committee

General Faculty Committee on Equity and Diversity
December 5, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

Dear members of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee, As members of the Oberlin College General Faculty Committee on Equity and Diversity, we are writing to urge you to consider the fundamental place of diversity (including, but not limited to, differences of race, class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality,... Read more »

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 »