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Resident Calls for Collective Bargaining in Constitution

Leif Damstoft
February 25, 2011
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: In light of the recent wave of anti-workers’ rights legislation being pushed as a false means to right the fiscal problems of state budgets, I believe it’s time that the unions and other such groups start an initiative to be put on the ballot to ensure such rights in the states...

College Should Consider City Funding

Kevin G. Gilfether
February 25, 2011
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Tony Mealy, in a recent letter to the editors of The Oberlin Review, wants to make the point that Oberlin College and other well funded, prestigious nonprofit institutions in Oberlin have a moral imperative to contribute to the city's coffers by Payment in Lieu of Taxes programs. As a lif...

Speaker Spouted Immoral Propaganda

Lucia Anne Kalinosky
February 25, 2011
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: This Tuesday, Oberlin Students for Israel hosted an event titled “Reflections of a Frontline IDF Soldier,” in which Sergeant Benjamin Anthony from the Israeli Defense Forces spoke about his experiences. The event was wildly offensive. Oberlin Students for Israel should be ashamed...

Event Ignored Discorse and Debate

Quinton Steele
February 25, 2011
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: When I entered Sgt. Benjamin Anthony’s talk, “Confessions of a Frontline IDF Soldier,” already prepared to protest, I was handed a leaflet from Students for Israel. It said, among other such sentiments, “You can be pro-Israel and be pro-Palestine; you can be pro-Israel and...

Israeli Defense Sgt. to Speak

Hadas Binyamini, Leah Goldman, and Ari Feinberg
February 18, 2011
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: On Feb. 22, Oberlin Students for Israel is bringing Sgt. Benjamin Anthony to campus to speak about his experiences as a soldier in the Israeli Defense Forces. Sgt. Anthony is a combat veteran and reservist in the IDF, and founder of the organization Our Soldiers Speak. The diversity of...

Students Illegitimately Charged as Domestic Terrorists

Nathan Engstrom
February 18, 2011
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: In response to the recent article “Oberlin Student May Face Domestic Terrorism Charge” it is pretty amazing (in an awful way) that Big Coal would go after such well intentioned innocent people with so much venom and hatred. Very dehumanizing. Somewhere some lawyer, some CEO, some m...

Organizations Should Pay In Lieu of Taxes

Tony Mealy
February 18, 2011
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Oberlin Schools and the city of Oberlin, like many other communities throughout Ohio, are experiencing budget shortfalls due to bad economic times. Payments in Lieu of Taxes is negotiated payments made by tax-exempt nonprofit organizations to the local government to help pay for loc...

Deans Address Recent YSU Shooting

Linda Gates, Molly Tyson, and Marjorie Burton
February 11, 2011
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: An Associated Press news story this past weekend reported a death and several injuries at Youngstown State University, a college community of less than 15,000 students in a city near the Ohio-Pennsylvania border. This story reminds us all that things can go rapidly wrong from a seemingly...

Oberlin: A Spa for the Soul

Raquel Olivo
February 11, 2011
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: I attended my first Alumni Council Executive Board meeting in November, and was struck by a comment made by my colleague Cindy Brown, who chairs the Nominations Committee. Cindy described returning to Oberlin as a “spa for the soul” and I couldn’t agree more. For the past year...

Celebrating Latino/a Heritage Month

Lorri Olan
December 11, 2009
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Oberlin is a wonderful place to come of age. It attracts students and faculty with broad interests, strengths and gifts. Students grapple with issues of identity and purpose, explore life’s possibilities and their natural gifts, and learn to make their way in the world. As graduates,...

OSCA Policy Addresses ResEd Housing Issues

The OSCA Board of Directors
December 11, 2009
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

Last week the OSCA board passed a historic proposal affirming every student’s right to safe and comfortable housing. Transgender and gender-variant students who are having significant, unresolvable issues within ResEd are now able to jump the wait list into co-op housing. Why was this proposal necessary?...

Famous for Being Famous: Considering the Celebutante

Alanna Bennett
December 11, 2009
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

It all began with Paris Hilton. With her inception into the Celebutante Hall of Fame in the early 2000s, Paris and her fellow socialites opened a door, spawning a sort of movement among the celebrity-wannabes of the world: if Paris and those chicks from The Hills can do it, so can you. These days, Andy...

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