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The Oberlin Review

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...

Palestine 101: Problematic and Polarizing

Zach Lewis, Eliana Golding, and Shoshana Silverman
December 11, 2009
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Recently we attended Palestine 101. We write this as supporters of Israel and of a free Palestine. As potential allies, we are disappointed that the approach, content and language of this presentation were so alienating and polarizing. The method of this presentation included harmful...

The Review Ineffectively Addresses AMP

David R. Ashenhurst
December 11, 2009
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: You could knock me over with a feather: The Oberlin News-Tribune, with far less time to put it together, actually presented the American Municipal Power Generating Station story better than The Oberlin Review did. That’s almost the first time in my memory, and certainly the first on a st...

Re-examining Safe Spaces

Avital Isaacs
December 4, 2009
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: William Elman’s letter to the editors in the last Review [“Safe Spaces Impede Interaction,” Nov. 20] seems to tread over familiar rhetorical territory, rather than address new “trends” in Oberlin’s culture. It may seem to him, and others, that Oberlin’s safe spaces e...

Get the College Off Coal Power

Phoebe Flaherty
December 4, 2009
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: In addition to being known as a progressive, socially liberal school, Oberlin College finds itself with a green reputation; the integration of the co-op system, sustainable buildings such as the AJLC and residences such as SEED House demonstrate ways in which the College and students...

Oberlin Assists Town’s College Applicants

Bo Arbogast
December 4, 2009
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: It’s that time of year again — not the holidays, the college application season! For the past several years, the College community has been reaching out to students at Oberlin High School to help young people prepare their college essays. The college essay is only one part of a...

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