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The Oberlin Review

Professors Require Support in Project Veritas Scandal

Tory S., College junior
November 6
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

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
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

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
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

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
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

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...

RECs Best Used by Returning to Utility Customers

Tony Mealy, Oberlin resident, member of PUC
October 30
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: Oberlin Renewable Energy Credits should be distributed wisely. Based on the REC revenue update provided by the [Oberlin Municipal Light and Power System] Director this past week, there will be approximately $2.5 million in proceeds to the electric utility by the end of 2016. There ...

Oberlin Will Benefit from Slocum’s Commitment to Democracy

Jaqui Willis, Oberlin resident
October 30
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: I am writing in support of Linda Slocum, candidate for Oberlin City Council. Mrs. Slocum has been involved in many facets of the Oberlin community.  She is aware of the problems we as a community face. Her background experiences of organizing the League of Women Voters has led her to ...

Students Need to Vote in Local Elections

John Petersen, OC '88 and Paul Sears Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology
October 30
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: This Tuesday, registered Ohio voters will cast their ballots. Oberlin College students often ask themselves, “Is it appropriate for me to vote on local issues?” This is a complex question that students must answer for themselves. While any town with a college inevitably experi...

Student Vote Critical for REC Investment Decision

Carl McDaniel, OC ’64, Visiting Professor, Oberlin City Public Utilities Commissioner
October 30
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: A major issue of concern to Oberlin students is now before City Council: what to do with several million dollars earned from exchanging renewable energy credits. A bit of history is informative. In 2008, four newly-elected Council members, elected in part because of student vot...

Oberlin’s Future Reliant on Changing Status Quo

Bryan Burgess, Councilman
October 30
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Oberlin has a wonderfully diverse citizenry, and that diversity has been well represented on City Council during my tenure. Members of Council come from an array of backgrounds but work together for a common purpose — the betterment of the Oberlin community. Although we sometimes hav...

Slocum’s Leadership Experience Will Translate to City Council

John and Linda Gates, Oberlin residents
October 30
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: The commitment, skills and leadership experience that Linda Slocum brings to her candidacy for the office of City Council member equip her in unparallelled ways to represent the citizens of Oberlin and to work with a team of leaders to execute effective decision-making that will benef...

Board of Trustees Condones Violence

Students for a Free Palestine
October 9
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: It has now been two and a half years since Student Senate, reflecting the will of the Oberlin student body, passed a resolution to divest from six companies that profit from and perpetuate Israel’s occupation of Palestine. For a year and a half, the response from the Board of Trustees...

GSFS Majors Need Permanent Faculty, Intro Course

Tory Sparks, Talia Nadel, and Tony Moaton
October 9
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Oberlin’s Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies majors, minors and allies are asking for student support of our petition to the Dean’s office to hire a faculty member for the GSFS Institute (we currently do not have the status of a department or even a program). Oberlin College...

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