Katlin Letter Distorts UIUC Motives in Salaita Case

Jade Schiff, Politics department
February 27, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: In their letter in last week’s Review, Andrew and Fisher Katlin distorted both my views and the issues at stake in Steven Salaita’s treatment by UIUC. The Katlins are correct that mine was not a balanced argument. I believe UIUC’s handling of the case was unambiguously... Read more »

Lunar New Year Highlights Vietnamese Heritage

Anh Lê
February 27, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: My son, Minh-Jeffrey Lê, attends Oberlin College, and was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. I arrived in the United States as a young immigrant child, and grew up mostly in Michigan, and regard myself proudly as a “Midwesterner” and a Vietnamese American. To celebrate... Read more »

UIUC Correct in Rejecting Salaita

Andrew Katlin and Fisher Katlin
February 20, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: My son and I came to visit Oberlin on Feb. 16. [My son being] a prospective student, we thought it would give some insight into the school reading the current issue of The Oberlin Review. In the issue was an “interview” with Steven Salaita. I put interview in quotes,... Read more »

Salaita Case Highlights Donor Influence in Higher Ed

Jade Schiff, Politics department
February 13, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Like Students for a Free Palestine and many other campus organizations and academics around the world, I condemn the revocation of Steven Salaita’s job at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by Chancellor Phyllis Wise. Like them, I also think that free expression and academic... Read more »

College Must Accommodate Health Emergencies

Goo Mattison, College sophomore
February 13, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

Editors’ Note: College sophomore Goo Mattison posted the following letter on Facebook on Jan. 25 and has given permission for it to be printed in its entirety. The recent dissatisfaction with Oberlin College’s health services has been a major issue on campus this year, with the Oberlin Mental... Read more »

SFP Expresses Solidarity with Dismissed UIUC Professor Salaita

Students for a Free Palestine
February 6, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: On Aug. 1, 2014, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise revoked the tenured position of Professor Steven Salaita, citing the latter’s Twitter posts that searingly criticized the Zionist state of Israel as evidence that he could not engage in “civilized”... Read more »

Oberlin, Be That Safe Haven Again for Black Students

Carolyn (Cunningham) Ash, OC '91 and Cornelius Graves, OC '14
February 6, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: This year represents 180 years of black students at Oberlin. As African-American alumni, we carry that distinction in our hearts and minds every day. We are proud “descendants,” for example, of George B. Vashon, OC 1844, Oberlin’s first black graduate. We are also descendants... Read more »

College Must Uphold Academic Excellence

Moeketsi Mosola, OC '91
February 6, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: At Oberlin, we learn and we labor. I graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences in May 1993. I was a double major in Neuroscience and Human Bio-Psychology, and I was a member of the Oberlin Yeomen soccer team from 1991– 1993 and played for the first team. I was the chairman... Read more »

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
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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 »