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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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Alumni Misrepresent Student Experiences

J Street U Oberlin Board
September 30, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: In light of the recent [Oberlin Alums for Campus Fairness] symposium, “Building a Hate-Free Campus through Civil Discourse,” it is important for students to come together and engage with the complicated dynamics of anti-Semitism, Israel-Palestine politics on campus and alumni involvem...

Committees Allow for More Student Input

Rachel Mead, College senior
September 23, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

To the Editors: Students at Oberlin seem to feel that they are in the dark about how the institution functions, and rightly so. There is very little information readily available for us to answer questions like those posed in last week’s article, “Program Cuts Leave Film Students with Questions,...

Oberlin ACF Addresses Student Senate Letter

Melissa Landa
September 21, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

Student Senate, in consultation with current and former members of ABUSUA, Oberlin J Street U and Students for a Free Palestine, released a letter yesterday morning condemning the actions of the Oberlin Chapter of Alums for Campus Fairness. Oberlin ACF President Melissa Landa issued a response to the...

Johnson-Weld Ticket Offers Experienced Leadership

Brandon Bobbitt, Oberlin resident
September 16, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

To the Editors: For loyal Democrats and Republicans, there appear to be cruel choices to be made this fall, especially in the presidential race. Each of the major-party nominees is deeply flawed, and in a variety of ways. Do not assume for a minute, however, that voters will have only these two ch...

College Hearings Defy Due Process

Duncan Reid, College first-year
September 16, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

To the Editors: Innocent until proven guilty. It’s typically the first thing anyone learns in this country about our legal system. That you are presumed to be innocent until you are found guilty in a court of law. In every court in the nation from Nome, AL, to Key West, FL, it’s the law of the la...

Community Must Acknowledge Anti-Semitism

Jade Schiff, Assistant Professor of Politics
September 9, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Kudos to Oliver Bok and the staff of The Oberlin Review for careful and responsible report­ing on the ongoing governance process concerning Profes­sor Karega in what is, to put it mildly, a low-information envi­ronment (“Karega Governance Process Enters Seventh Month,” Sept. 2, 2016). That confidenti­ality is necessary makes ...

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