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The Oberlin Review

Despite Gofman’s Beliefs, Nuclear Power a Better Source for Energy

Scott Medwid, Oberlin resident and environmental activist
December 4, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Page 8 of the Nov. 20 edition of the Review had a story listing four famous Oberlin scientists. I’m compelled to write and offer a little bit more information on one of the selected scientists. John W. Gofman graduated Oberlin College in 1939, where he studied chemistry. He decide...

Staff, Faculty of Color Stand with Campus Protesters

November 20, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

An open letter from staff and faculty of color at Oberlin College and Conservatory: To the students at Missouri State, Yale, Ithaca, Claremont McKenna and elsewhere: As you have raised your voices against racism to demand better, we have been overcome by heartbreak and inspiration. It is heartbreaki...

Alumni Leaders Support Students’ Call for Diversity, Sensitivity

Lorri Olan, Chuck Spitulnik, and Andy Rowan
November 20, 2015
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To our friends in the Oberlin community: We are the three officers of the Oberlin Alumni Association and are proud to be part of Oberlin’s long and proud tradition of standing upright and facing issues and challenges related to social justice, racial equality and inclusiveness, broadly defined....

Classroom Censorship Does Not Protect Against Real World Experiences

Roger Copeland, Professor of Theater and Dance
November 20, 2015
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To the Editors: In a feisty essay published in last week’s Review, columnist Cyrus Eosphoros delivers the following ultimatum to Oberlin’s faculty: “If a professor feels like putting their students — over whom they have substantial power — in danger, the least they could do is prove it...

Parking Lot Necessary Near Magpie Space

Tony Mealy, Oberlin resident
November 20, 2015
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To the Editors: The Review’s Nov. 13 article “Concerns over Parking Grow as Magpie Closes” fails to mention that the former RAX Restaurant had seating for 60 customers with a parking lot for 63 cars and a bus stop out front. Compare this with Magpie’s seating for 75 customers, Infinite Monke...

Beyond Solidarity: Linking Campus Movements, Not Moments

Megs Gisela Bautista, College fifth-year and Student Senate Liaison
November 13, 2015
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To the Editors: To the Black students here at Oberlin College, as well as at the University of Missouri, Yale University, Claremont McKenna College, Howard University, Ithaca College and college campuses around the country, let me be clear: This is not simply an expression of solidarity. After hea...

Lending Libraries Further Cooperative Values

Abdillah Imron Nasution, Oberlin Shansi Visiting Research Scholar
November 13, 2015
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To the Editors: Never underestimate the power of one small change. Just change one letter in a word and the meaning of that word is completely changed. Removing the letter “g” from “sing” gives us “sin,” an immoral action, which seems etymologically coincidental. “Libraries Big a...

Board Dismisses Concerns of SFP

Students for a Free Palestine
November 13, 2015
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To the Editors: Oberlin Students for a Free Palestine wrote to the editors of The Oberlin Review earlier this semester. In the Oct. 9 letter, “Board of Trustees Condones Violence,” we reviewed the Board of Trustees here at Oberlin College, criticizing the lack of transparency as SFP submitted...

Professors Require Support in Project Veritas Scandal

Tory S., College junior
November 6, 2015
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To the Editors: Amidst the chaos and anger about the Angela Boynton “right-wing-sting” from Project Veritas’ video on shredding the Constitution, I wanted to bring attention to the importance of caring in this college community. When incidents like this happen, as we saw with Christina Hoff Sommers...

Green Energy Credits Should Be Spent Investing in Future

Charles Peterson, Oberlin resident
October 30, 2015
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To the Editors: The Oct. 19 City Council work session [on] Oberlin’s Renewable Energy Credits was a clear demonstration of the differences in vision among Oberlin’s City Council. The issue at hand is what to do with the hundreds of thousands of dollars in green energy credits earned by the city. Th...

Informed Opinion Necessary for Election Voting

David Ashenhurst, Oberlin resident
October 30, 2015
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To the Editors: All elections matter. Even-year, odd-year, primary, general. Presidential, statewide and local. Issues and candidates ( for every office), every time. All elections matter — every one — no exceptions. Many of you are preparing to cast your ballots on three very important statewide issu...

Personal Agendas Should Not Interfere with City Council Governance

Richard McDaniel, Oberlin resident
October 30, 2015
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To the Editors: When members of the Oberlin College community and the town community at large go to the polls on Nov. 3 to elect our Oberlin City Council, we should all bear in mind the unnecessary distractions and deep divide in city government caused earlier this year by a dysfunctional group o...

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