Corrections to EDGE Fund Articles

Evan Tincknell
April 5, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: My name is Evan Tincknell, and I have been a Green EDGE Fund board member for the past three years. The following is my own personal response and does not necessarily reflect the sentiment of the Green EDGE Fund as a group. Over the course of this semester, the Review has... Read more »

Tobacco-Free Site Newly Available

The Tobacco Sub-Committee
April 5, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: The Oberlin Tobacco-Free Sub-Committee posted a preliminary draft of the Tobacco-Free Initiative Policy on our regularly updated website on Monday, Feb. 24: new. oberlin.edu/office/oswell/tobacco-free-at-oberlin/. This drafted policy, being reviewed and shared, will be vetted within... Read more »

Response to Apel’s ROI Article

Erik and Michele Andrews, Parents of students
April 5, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: The article in the March 7, 2014 Review, “Oberlin Ranked U.S.’s Worst Return on Investment” (Aidan Apel, author and College senior), is one we read with interest. In light of rising tuition costs, there have been numerous articles on the value of a liberal arts education... Read more »

Response to Musical Injuries Article

Julia Connor , Double degree fifth-year
April 5, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: Many thanks to the Review for bringing attention to something rarely discussed in the Conservatory — musician injuries. I believe the Conservatory must take more responsibility for educating students about injury prevention and supporting those who are injured. Playing-related... Read more »

RE: Student Senate Reaches
 an Impasse

Milo Vieland, College fourth-year
April 5, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: Many senators and other students seem to be under the impression that talking about racism is getting in the way of Senate’s productivity. When Senators Acey and Gil bring up racism or other forms of oppression, it is received as a disruption to Senate’s ability to do its job. Mr.... Read more »

Hobby Lobby Case Threatens Healthcare Access

Hazel Crampton-Hays and Sasha Solov , Students United for Reproductive Freedom
April 5, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: On March 25, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a case challenging the Affordable Care Act’s provision that employers provide preventive healthcare at no cost to their employees. The independent Institute of Medicine has recommended that preventive... Read more »

Student Senate Reaches an Impasse

Aidan Apel, College fourth-year
March 15, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: Student Senate kicked off its spring semester with what many are euphemizing as a ‘divide.’ “From the start, it was clear we were not wanted on Senate. Within the first 20 minutes, some senators called for a re-election,” according to a newly elected senator who wished to remain... Read more »

ROI Commentary Grievously Misplaces Valuation

Max Coleman, College fourth-year
March 15, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: Last week’s Review article, “Oberlin College Ranked U.S.’s Worst Return on Investment,” [The Oberlin Review. March 7. 2014] likely succeeded in alienating a majority of the Oberlin community. In the article, which criticizes Oberlin’s social justice focus, Aidan... Read more »

Dean’s Office Requires Student Participation

Eric Estes, Dean of Students
March 15, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: During the week of March 10, the Office of the Dean of Students will survey randomly selected students from all classes to assist us in evaluating the class dean system. It is a very brief survey that should take you only about five minutes to complete. We would like to determine... Read more »

Gun Control Forum of Utmost Importance

John D. Elder, Oberlin Resident
March 11, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: I believe that an issue of great importance to Oberlin residents, including students, is being overriden by state law of our local ordinance prohibiting guns in our public parks. I urge members of the College community to attend the Forum on “Ohio Gun Laws” that will be co-hosted... Read more »

Considerations in the Smoking Ban Discussion

Jade Schiff, Department of Politics
March 11, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: Though I smoke, I do not condone smoking. Its lethality is an established fact. The tobacco industry works hard to promote smoking in spite of that fact. That is reprehensible. Nevertheless, I find that Allison O’Donnell’s and some others’ arguments for a campus ban troubling... Read more »

A Monumentus Oberlin Meeting

John D. Elder, Contributing Writer
February 28, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

It is important for us to recall that Martin Luther King Jr. made several visits to Oberlin, but his first, in February 1957, proved momentous for the future of the civil rights movement. The 381-day Montgomery bus boycott, during which King began to make a name for himself in the movement, had just... Read more »