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The Oberlin Review

Board Challenges Academic Freedom

Roger Copeland, Professor of Theater and Dance
March 11, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: In a March 5 email to members of the Oberlin students and faculty, Clyde McGregor, OC ’74, and chair of the College’s Board of Trustees, expresses the Board's’ collective concern over allegedly anti-Semitic postings on social media by an Oberlin faculty member. The Trustees ca...

Professor’s Posts Create False Image of Israel

Isaac Shub, College senior
March 11, 2016
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Editor’s Note: Since this letter was submitted, College President Marvin Krislov and the Board of Trustees have both released statements about Professor Karega’s posts on social media. To the Editors: I don’t know that Professor Karega’s online postings are anti-Semitic (though they mig...

Campus Should Cooperate During Polarizing Time

The Alumni Leadership Council, Oberlin Alumni Association
March 11, 2016
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To the Editors: We, the members of the Alumni Leadership Council of the Oberlin Alumni Association, are pained that a number of events have polarized our beloved Oberlin community along racial, religious and cultural lines. These events compel us to confront issues of bias, discrimination and harass...

Oberlin Must Embrace New Era of Divestment

Cecilia Wallace, Naomi Roswell, Hayden Arp, Jasper Clarkberg, and Ellie Lezak
March 4, 2016
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To the Editors: It is remarkable to be on a college campus that has three simultaneous divestment campaigns. Students at Oberlin are encouraging the administration to sell its stock holdings in three harmful, unjust industries: fossil fuel extraction and combustion, private prisons and the Israeli...

We Must Support Institutions, Prosecute Wrongdoers

Booker C. Peek, Emeritus Associate Professor of Africana Studies
February 26, 2016
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To the Editors: Brave and selfless women and men volunteer to serve in our armed services to support America by being willing to lay down their lives in faraway lands in defense of the United States of America. We can and should support them a lot better than we do. Similarly, women and men who ...

New Road Campaign Essential for Safety

Bob Gross, Oberlin visitor
February 19, 2016
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To the Editors: I heartily support the Oberlin Police Department in its safety campaign. As I drive through the Oberlin College campus, I always have to worry about hitting bicyclists and students on foot who have little regard for people operating vehicles. Jaywalking is ubiquitous and bicyclists...

Amid Policy Issues, We Should Observe Lunar New Year

Anh Lê, Oberlin parent
February 19, 2016
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To the Editors: My son, Minh-Jeffrey Lê, attends Oberlin College as a senior. I arrived in the United States as a young immigrant child, grew up mostly in Michigan and regard myself proudly as a “Midwesterner” and a Vietnamese American. I now reside in San Francisco, CA. I applaud President Oba...

We Should Question the Term ‘Low-Income Student’

Aliza Weidenbaum, Oberlin resident
February 5, 2016
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To the Editors: Certainly, it makes sense to provide immediate money for student necessities — from travel tickets for international study to cash for Oberlin Winter Term groceries. Since no student can control the womb nor circumstances from which they come, let’s think twice before using the term “low...

Elisha Gray Holds Important Place in TIMARA Studio

Roderic Knight, Emeritus Professor of Ethnomusicology
December 11, 2015
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To the Editors: I was very pleased to see Elisha Gray briefly featured in the Nov. 20, 2015 issue of The Oberlin Review. Indeed, all Obies should know him: an Ohio native, Oberlin student, then Oberlin faculty member and the true inventor of the telephone. But even more notable, especially to the ...

Please Don’t Feed the Pipelines

Aliza Weidenbaum, Oberlin resident
December 11, 2015
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To the Editors: As someone fully opposed to fossil fuel pipelines, I am thrilled that the city of Oberlin is able to engage the help of such an experienced attorney as Carolyn Elefant in litigating to prevent pipelines (not merely rerouting them). We need all the help that we can get. What still n...

Fluoride Poisons Children, Does Not Prevent Tooth Decay

Abdillah Imron Nasution, Oberlin Shansi Vising Research Scholar
December 4, 2015
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To the Editors: For decades, Americans have been told a lie — one which has decreased the IQ scores of children and increased reproductive infertility of parents. This lie is called fluoridation. The public was led to believe that adding fluoride to water was a secure and successful method of pr...

Underage Drinking Should Raise Concern on Campus

Gary Izo, Avon Lake resident
December 4, 2015
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To the Editors: I was in Oberlin this last weekend and picked up a copy of the Nov. 20 edition of The Oberlin Review. What caught my interest was the article, “Students Ticketed by State Police at ’Sco,” by staff writer Louis Krauss. It appears that this was not a planned State Police op...

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