OARE Commends Divestment Policy

Oberlin Alumni for a Responsible Endowment
October 10, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Last week, the Oberlin College Board of Trustees released a groundbreaking policy for divestment. In a statement, the Office of Communications said: “In accordance with the College’s history of action in response to ‘instances of human suffering, natural calamity and injustice,’... Read more »

False Science Hurts College Reputation

Rachel Berkrot, Zia Kandler, and Mae Kate Campbell
October 10, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: We are writing this letter because we are disturbed, upset and above all embarrassed by an event that took place at Oberlin College last Wednesday. As part of the Oberlin Illuminate Debate Series, two of America’s most widely recognized climate change skeptics came to “debate”... Read more »

Intent of Racial Slur Can Be Changed

Bob Gross
October 10, 2014
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To the Editors: I think the word “redskins” has been rehabilitated and no longer can be considered a racial slur. When used as a mascot name, it presents Native Americans in a positive way. Look at the Washington, D.C. professional football team: Native Americans are not depicted scalping white... Read more »

SFP on Anti-Semitism, Complicity and Action

Oberlin Students for a Free Palestine
October 3, 2014
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To the Editors: The night of Sept. 23, Oberlin Students for a Free Palestine installed 2,133 black flags in Wilder Bowl in an effort to raise campus consciousness regarding the military offensive enacted this summer against the Palestinian people in Gaza. Each flag represented the life of a Palestinian... Read more »

FASA Stands in Solidarity with Palestinians

Filipinx American Students Association
October 3, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: The Filipinx American Students Association at Oberlin College joins Oberlin Students for a Free Palestine and other organizations in colleges and universities around the world in the sustained action to free Palestine and to end the siege on Gaza. We condemn in the strongest terms... Read more »

Radiolab Event Highlights Best of Oberlin College

Marty Frazier, OC '07
September 26, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: As a high school teacher, I’m constantly regaling students with the wonders of Oberlin and encouraging them to apply. Posters and pennants fly from my classroom windows, and the new viewbook sits prominently on my front table. Students grow tired of these entreaties, and when I begin... Read more »

Alumni Council Considers Changes to Bylaws

Past Presidents of the Oberlin Alumni Association
September 19, 2014
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To the Editors: This weekend, the Alumni Council will consider changes to the Alumni Association’s bylaws. Sixteen past presidents of the Alumni Association, including myself, have reviewed the proposed changes, and we urge our fellow Council members to approve the new bylaws. In our judgment,... Read more »

Referendum Key to Student Senate Accessibility

Aaron Appel and Emma Snape
September 19, 2014
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To the Editors: Hi all, it’s Aaron again, this time joined by fellow retiring Student Senator Emma Snape. We wanted to take some time to address the Student Senate’s Fall 2014 Referendum, which was released earlier this week. The referendum addresses three major points: senator compensation, student... Read more »

Retiring Student Senator Offers Advice

Aaron Appel, College senior
September 12, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Welcome/welcome back, Obies! Hope you’re getting (back) into the swing of things. I’m Aaron (or Appel), and since last fall, I’ve been one of your student senators. Before I start rambling about Senate, I want to say that I’m not speaking on behalf of the group itself, but... Read more »

Albino Squirrel Ill-Suited as Mascot

Remington Schneider, College senior
September 12, 2014
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To the Editors: I am afraid that Oberlin College has lost sight of the importance of its motto, “Learning and Labor.” As of January 2014, the Athletics department added an albino squirrel as a mascot to supplement our pre-existing mascot, the Yeoman or Yeowoman. The albino squirrel started appearing... Read more »

WRLC Thanks Day of Service Volunteers

Kate Pilacky, Western Reserve Land Conservancy
September 12, 2014
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To the Editors: I’d like to thank Oberlin College Grounds Department, the Bonner Center for Service and Learning and the dozen or so freshmen and supervisor students for the hard work and tools they provided to transform the wooded park area behind Kahn Hall on the Day of Service during Labor Day... Read more »

Football Fan Looks Forward to Anderson Era

Peter Brubaker, Central Heating Plant
May 9, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: I’m late writing this, as the column that is prompting me to write appeared in a February Oberlin Review. I felt some negativity in the article entitled “Football Ushers in New Era with Anderson” (Feb. 14, 2014). I personally feel that the “New Era” will be a lot... Read more »