Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Technology Breaks Barriers to Music

Robert N. Roth, Oberlin Resident
April 7, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors

To the Editors: I’ve said it before, and I say it again: Many thanks to those who make the Conservatory webcasts possible. For those of us who have difficulty getting out to all the wonderful concerts in person, these webcasts make it possible to enjoy many events which would otherwise pass us by....

Fundraiser Jazzes Up First Church

Carol Longsworth, Nicki Memmott, Concert Planning Committee
March 31, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Your readers will surely be interested in the Afternoon of Jazz event being offered on Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m. at First Church in Oberlin, United Church of Christ, located at the corner of Main Street and Lorain Street in Oberlin. Jazz professionals Bobby Ferrazza, guitar; Dan Wall...

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Welcomes Students

John Sabin, Oberlin Resident
March 31, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Thank you for your story on the accomplishments of the Oberlin Project (“Oberlin Project Ends Eight-Year Run,” March 10, 2017). Executive Director Sean Hayes is quoted as saying the Oberlin Project “‘does not need to exist’ for Oberlin students to get involved in local env...

ALC Reconnects with Campus

Bálint Gergely, Secretary, Oberlin Alumni Association
March 31, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: You guessed it right, all those eerily Obie-like older people walking around campus the weekend of March 3–5 were in fact Obies. The ALC — Alumni Leadership Council of the Oberlin Alumni Association — was here for its spring meetings. Reconnecting with life on campus to try to s...

Petititions Circulate to Preserve REC Fund

John Elder, OC '53
March 10, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: In May 2007, the Oberlin City Council voted unanimously to establish a Sustainable Reserve Program funded by the revenue from selling renewable energy credits. This week, former Oberlin City Councilors, business owners and other respected Oberlinians are starting to circulate a pair...

Class Trustees Must Consider Student Needs

Cory Ventresca, College senior
March 3, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Executive Assistant to the General Counsel and Secretary Pam Pierron’s email sent Saturday, Feb. 25 stating the “regularly scheduled forum time will be used for a trustee–Student Senate mini-retreat” was incredibly disappointing to me as a former student senator. While it is im...

“African American” Best Term for Black Populace

Mauris Emeka, Oberlin Resident
March 3, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: By way of history, until the mid 1960s, the acceptable and respectful way to refer to African Americans (or Black people) was as “colored” or “negro.” For the most part, those designations began fading away around 1965 when the Black awareness movement emerged. Careful study...

OCOPE Clarifies Facts

Tracy Tucker and OCOPE Executive Board
March 3, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: It has come to our attention that incorrect information about Oberlin College Office and Professional Employees continues to spread across campus. We know the source of much of this misinformation and have requested that the College correct the errors, but since that is not happening...

RECs Best Invested in Community Programs

John D. Elder, Oberlin Resident
February 24, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: The Oberlin City Council wants to establish a Community Choice Fund to receive donations from credits it would begin giving on electric bills in July. The credits would come from 85 percent of the proceeds of the sale of Renewable Energy Certificates, as voted 4–2 by council in a ...

Master’s Programs Would Damage Oberlin

David Arnow, OC ’73
February 24, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS, Uncategorized

To the Editors: Be careful what you wish for — you may get it. Among the top reasons I went to Oberlin was that it did not follow the university model. Master’s programs were few and almost every class I took was taught by a full-time, experienced professor with the highest degree available in the...

Immigration Ban Undermines Urban Values

Joe Bialek, Cleveland resident
February 17, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: My grandfather, Albert Joseph Bialek, came to the United States from Poland in 1910. According to the Ellis Island website, he boarded the ship Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse in Bremen, Germany. He had just completed his service in the Austrian Army. Poland, at that time, was divided into...

Stalinist Left Attempts to Silence Free Speech

Bob Gross, Oberlin Visitor
February 10, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: As much as those on the left see Trump as a Hitler in the White House, moderates like myself see the left as wanting a Stalin in the White House. In Stalin’s Soviet Union, speaking the truth resulted in a prison sentence — perhaps even execution. In a Stalinist manner, the left ...

Established 1874.
Letters to the Editors