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The Oberlin Review

We Must Support Institutions, Prosecute Wrongdoers

Booker C. Peek, Emeritus Associate Professor of Africana Studies
February 26, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

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
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

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
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

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
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

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...

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
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

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...

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