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 »

Review Article Misrepresents Trans* Policy

Emily Clarke
May 9, 2014
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To the Editor: I was interviewed for Kristopher Fraser’s article “Athletics Department Adopts New Trans* Policy,” in the May 2, 2014 issue. While I am happy that the Review took time to cover the work of the Transgender Participation Advisory Committee, the article did not accurately... Read more »

Thoughts on Toxicity

The Asian American Alliance
May 9, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: When students of color on this campus express any sort of dissent that challenges mainstream social norms, including culture inherent to whiteness, they are systematically and violently silenced. As the publication of record, it is the role of the Review to present an unbiased... Read more »

Tom Reid and the Oberlin College Lanes

Johnnie Kallas, Oberlin Senior
May 9, 2014
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To the Editor: I have known Tom through various social relationships. He is my coach, boss, instructor and mentor. I share many interests with him, ranging from our love for baseball to a mutual admiration of 1960s and 1970s folk rock music. I admire the way that Tom maintains a cool demeanor in just... Read more »

Continuing Campus Conversation About Inclusion

Jade Schiff, Politics Department
May 9, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: Perhaps inadvertently, inclusion was a theme of the last issue of the Review, with stories about the new trans* policy and the controversy surrounding Solarity. This illustrates the prominent place of debates about diversity and inclusion in campus politics and College policy... Read more »

What’s in a Name? The Toxicity Conversation

May 2, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

On April 25, College senior Jessica Lam posted this statement of concern: The first time I saw the small fliers advertising Solarity’s next event, I joked about modifying them with labels so the new version would read, “White Culture is TOXICITY.” Weeks later, my... Read more »

Vote on Issue 11 in Upcoming Election

Scott Broadwell, Oberlin City Council President
May 2, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: I encourage the voters of Lorain County to join me in support of Issue 11, the Transit Levy. Passage of Issue 11 will enable Lorain County Transit to reinstitute some of the bus routes in our county that were eliminated due to reduced funding. Passage of the levy, which would cost... Read more »

A Response to the Sterling Scandal

Booker Peek, Emeritus Associate Professor, Africana Studies
May 2, 2014
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To the Editor: The U.S. Constitution that protects blacks and all other Americans also protects Mr. Donald Sterling, the billionaire basketball owner, giving him the right to think and say whatever he wishes, however repugnant and reprehensible his remarks were about blacks in general and Magic Johnson... Read more »

Obies Should Vote in Support of Issue 22

Scott Broadwell, Oberlin City Council President
May 2, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: I encourage the voters of Oberlin to join me on May 6 in support of Issue 22, the income tax levy. Issue 22 is a three-fifths of one percent income tax increase for 10 years for General Fund operations. The General Fund supports quality of life services, such as police and fire,... Read more »

Response to Last Week’s Critical Birthright Op-Ed

Hannah Seidel
April 25, 2014
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To the Editor: Yonah London’s article inthe April 18 edition of the Review, “Birthright Leaves Young Jews Ill-Equipped to Engage in Difficult Conversations,” failed to take into consideration the wide variety of Birthright trips that exist. While it is true that some Birthright trips... Read more »

Continuing the ROI Conversation

Richard T. Berman, Danielle Young
April 20, 2014
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To the Editor: In Erik and Michele Andrews’ April 4 letter, “Response to Apel’s ROI Article” (The Oberlin Review, April 4, 2014), they spoke about the importance of Oberlin’s graduates preparing for their futures. We appreciated their thoughts and are also impressed that their student... Read more »

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 »