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Rosenfeld Misrepresented

Sidney Rosenfeld, Professor Emeritus of German
December 2, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: In his Review report on Dr. Karega’s dismissal (“Karega Fired After Split Faculty Recommendations,” Nov. 18, 2016), Oliver Bok misrepresented what I had written in my April 23 letter to the Review (“College Fails to Address Antisemitism on Campus,” 2016). Nowhere in the let... Read more »

Cohesion Critical for Oberlin Community

Officers of the Oberlin Alumni Association
November 18, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: This has been a difficult week on the Oberlin campus and for the alumni community, specifically because of the election results and the process itself, the student arrests arising from an incident at Gibson’s and now the dismissal of Dr. Joy Karega. As the Executive Committee of t... Read more »

Cooperative Eating Offers Solace

Members of the OSCA Board of Directors
November 18, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: The events of this past week, both national and local, have unsettled members of the Oberlin community and specifically those of us in the Oberlin Student Cooperative Association. We, as members of the OSCA Board of Directors, support those who fear for their safety and personhood in ... Read more »

Local Businesses Fill Community Needs

Lynn Haessly, OC ’79
November 18, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: There is a sentiment among certain Oberlinians — both town and college — that it’s OK to steal from Gibson’s Bakery and other stores downtown, so says my 17-year-old Oberlin High School son. My thought is that love and compassion can go a long way toward mending these issues... Read more »

Protest Suggests Misplaced Outrage

Roger Copeland, Professor of Theater and Dance
November 18, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: I’ve known the Gibson family for many years and find it very difficult to believe that any of them would engage in the odious practice of racial profiling. I also know that their family-owned business has been hit hard by shoplifters in recent months, and based on newspaper accounts... Read more »

Obamacare Needs Clinton’s Reforms

Booker C. Peek, Emeritus Associate Professor of Africana Studies
November 4, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: As decent as Barack Obama was, most white Americans did not vote for him even though they had two chances — first in 2008 and again in 2012. The reason that they did not vote for the first black president was, arguably, possibly due more to their disagreement with his policies than with the... Read more »

Alumni Can Provide Support for Students

William Yon, OC '10
November 4, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Did you know that every current student is an Oberlin alumnus already? It’s true. By merely attending Oberlin for a single semester, you are officially a member of the alumni community (check out Section 2 of the Alumni Association Bylaws). And since you are a member of the alumni ... Read more »

College Must Protect Academic Freedom

Anh Lê, Parent of an Oberlin alumnus
November 4, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS, Uncategorized

To the Editors: I recently learned of Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition Joy Karega being put on leave of absence. Oberlin is renowned for its tradition of intellectual inquiry, free thought, rigorous debate and exchange of ideas. I call on Oberlin College to protect the College’s adh... Read more »

Alumni Association Values Inclusivity

Wendell P. Russell, Jr., Alumni Leadership Council member
October 28, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: During the weekend of October 7–9, members of the leadership body of the Oberlin Alumni Association — the Alumni Leadership Council — were in Oberlin for meetings, to participate in the dedication of the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center and to attend the celebration of the concl... Read more »

Student Feedback Crucial for Change

Tim Elgren, Andrea Kalyn, Meredith Raimondo
October 7, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

To the Editors: At a time when higher education faces significant pressure to make good on its promises of equity and inclusion, and in light of debates on our own campus about the impact of discrimination and bigotry — including anti-Black racism and anti-Semitism — we ask that all members of the Obe... Read more »

Student Accessibility Advocates Warrant More Credit

Elizabeth C. Hamilton, Associate Professor of German
October 7, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Sydney Allen’s article, “Report Unpacks Campus Climate on Disability,” (The Oberlin Review, Sept. 16, 2016) gives the Working Group on Disability and Access too much credit for a unique and successful peer-mentoring program. I write to correct the notion that we founded Student... Read more »

Symposium Features Constructive Dialogue

Melissa Landa, President, Oberlin Alums for Campus Fairness
September 30, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

To the Editors: On behalf of the Oberlin Chapter of Alums for Campus Fairness, I want to thank all who attended our symposium, “Building a Hate-Free Campus Through Civil Discourse.” More than 60 people participated in the event, including students, faculty, administrators, clergy and town reside... Read more »

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