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The Oberlin Review

Alumna Welcomes Students Back

Thelma Morris, OC ’54
February 3, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Winter Term has just ended. Oberlin was quiet, with few students on campus involved in research with faculty, bookmaking, writing, theater work and practicing an instrument. Many of you were engaged throughout the world in diverse projects. Many of you went home to think, reconne...

Interfaith Students Offer Solidarity

210 people of diverse faiths, and counting
February 3, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: We the undersigned, representing a wide spectrum of worldviews and campuses all across the country, wish to express our support for refugees and immigrants all over the world impacted by the executive order issued Jan. 27 that bars them from entering the United States. We are especiall...

Executive Order Threatens U.S.

Booker C. Peek, Emeritus Associate Professor of Africana Studies
February 3, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: To date, it has been American citizens who have slaughtered masses of people in this country, except on 9/11 when 19 foreigners, mostly Saudis, attacked the U.S. Because of the Internet, those outside the U.S. wishing to do us harm do not have to travel here; they can from anywhere in...

CPB Deepens Commitment to Justice

Rev. Steve Hammond, Al Carroll
February 3, 2017
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To the Editors: A Statement from Community Peace Builders of Oberlin: As the United States recently inaugurated a new president, Community Peace Builders of Oberlin and like-minded groups and movements around the world are concerned at the ways in which actions of the incoming administration may nega...

DeCafé Employee Expresses Gratitude, Bids Farewell

Kathy Baker, DeCafé Grill Cook/Counter Cook/Cashier
December 9, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: My name is Kathy. I work in Wilder Hall in DeCafé. Most of you see me when I’m working on the cash register. Some of you may know I’m retiring this December. I want to say a few things to you, the students, before I go. Thank you. You cannot know how much you have enriched my lif...

Trump Aspires to Greatness

Booker C. Peek, Emeritus Professor of Africana Studies
December 9, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: President-elect Donald Trump wants to be a transformational president, honored just like Presidents Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln. But because of his ego, he wants to be elevated above them, to occupy the pantheon of greatness envied by all gods. In his first month as President-el...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Protest Suggests Misplaced Outrage

Roger Copeland, Professor of Theater and Dance
November 18, 2016
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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...

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...

Established 1874.
Letters to the Editors