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The Oberlin Review

Jewish Students Oppose College’s Response to Karega Case

Sophie Weinstein, Sylvie Rosenkalt, Jacob Firman, Galen Lansberg, and Natalia Shevin
March 15
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

Editor's Note: This letter was published in our print issue on Friday, March 11, which was signed by Jewish Students of SFP. SFP refrains from actions or letters on Jewish students' behalf, given that it is a Palestine solidarity organization.  To the Editors: As current Oberlin students and...

Oberlin Review in Review

Oberlin Review in Review

Hannah Berk, This Week Editor
March 12
Filed under THIS WEEK

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We Must Abandon Respectability Politics

Daniella Brito, Contributing Writer
March 11
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

After reading Audre Lorde’s biomythography, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, my initial reaction was to become my most respectable self in order to dissolve and challenge the stereotypes and caricatures of Black women. A fear of the promiscuous, predatory stereotype that Jezebel perpetuates clouded all...

Restructuring of Board Necessary for Sustainability

Kerensa Loadholt, News Editor
March 11
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Though students at Oberlin College have voiced their grievances to the Board of Trustees about issues prevalent in campus discourse, nothing seems to be getting done about the issues they are posing. At the Board meeting last Thursday, it was extremely frustrating to see students bring up issues to the...

U.S. Should Extend Compassion to Refugees

Sean Para, Columnist
March 11
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Across the world, societies in both developed and developing countries are struggling to cope with the largest migration crisis since the World War II. The enormity of the current worldwide refugee problem is hard to come to terms with — about 60 million people are refugees. In 2015, 1.3 million people cla...

Athletics Department Must Address Accessibility Concerns

Editorial Board
March 11
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

In an announcement to the student body on March 3, Director of Athletics and Physical Education Natalie Winkelfoos introduced “The Zen Zone” pilot program to Philips gym. From the hours of 9–11 a.m. and 1–3 p.m. every weekday, The Zen Zone will prohibit music filtered through speakers — only perso...

Intro Courses Place Marginalized Students at Disadvantage

Cyrus Eosphoros, Contributing Writer
March 11
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

This is the second part in a series on the negative effects of assumptions underlying “elite” higher education, at Oberlin and in general. At the start of my fifth semester at Oberlin, my history professor began our class by saying, “I hope you remember your APUSH.” For those of you an...

Board Challenges Academic Freedom

Roger Copeland, Professor of Theater and Dance
March 11
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...

Dump the Trump Talk

Sarena Malsin, Sports Editor
March 11
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

At a Valdosta State University rally on Feb. 29, yet another public endorsement fell into Trump’s small, small hands — this time from Brian France, chairman and CEO of NASCAR. In a statement to Sports Blog Nation, a NASCAR spokeswoman assured audiences that the endorsement was France’s “private...

Professor’s Posts Create False Image of Israel

Isaac Shub, College senior
March 11
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

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
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

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...

Local News Bulletin

March 11
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

MRC Director Search Continues Oberlin College will resume its search for a new director of the Multicultural Resource Center and a
new associate dean of student life in the fall. The MRC search committee settled on a candidate
after a lengthy approval process, but the candidate declined the pos...

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