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Administration Suspends Research Status

Administration Suspends Research Status

Melissa Harris, News Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

A budgetary move intended to save Oberlin money has indefinitely eliminated funding for the faculty Research Status program. Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Tim Elgren and Dean of the Conservatory Andrea Kalyn announced the suspension in an email to faculty March 15, a decision they say could...

Women’s Lacrosse Remains Undefeated

Women’s Lacrosse Remains Undefeated

Julie Schreiber, Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, Recent Stories, SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Varsity Spring

After a month of competition, women’s lacrosse stands alone as the only undefeated team in the North Coast Athletic Conference. The squad is ranked first in conference standings, and its 7–0 record includes a resounding 16–5 win over The College of Wooster, Oberlin’s first win over the Fighting...

Spring has Sprung

Spring has Sprung

Izzy Rosenstein, This Week Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under THIS WEEK, Uncategorized

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Drag Ball Goes to Hell and Back with New Theme, RuPaul Performances

Julia Peterson, Production editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Theater & Film

Drag Ball has been one of Oberlin’s most iconic annual events since the 1980s. A celebration of the queer community and drag performance and culture, Drag Ball will take over the basement of Wilder Hall — encompassing the ’Sco, the Rathskellar and DeCafé — on April 22. This year, Drag Ball...

GOP Places Partisanship Over Protection

Editorial Board
March 31, 2017
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Editor’s Note: This article discusses rape and sexual assault. Ohio is one of eight states that still includes marital exceptions to its felony rape laws, and it may very well stay that way. The state’s current policy creates a loophole that allows a lesser penalty to be imposed on a spouse who...

First Church, Family Promise Host 11th Annual Homelessness Benefit

Quentin Nguyen-Duy and Daniel Markus
March 31, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

Family Promise of Lorain County has partnered with the Conservatory for more than a decade to host annual classical music concerts to raise money for the county’s homeless population. This year, the series’ 11th installment, taking place this Sunday at the First Church in Oberlin, will feature a qua...

Student Senate Selects Task-Force Representatives

Student Senate Selects Task-Force Representatives

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Student Senate chose junior student senators Thobeka Mnisi and Josh Koller to join a five-member taskforce to investigate the merits of adding a student representative to the Board of Trustees. The task force will also include three board members, currently unnamed, and could begin meeting as early as...

Wealth Distribution Fails to Invigorate Economy

Jacob Britton, Contributing Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

As Americans we hear all too often from talk radio hosts, comedians and politicians about how the U.S. is lagging behind other countries in terms of economic inequality. Perhaps most famously, Senator Bernie Sanders spoke on this issue during his 2016 presidential campaign, frequently mentioning that the ...

Drop in International Applications Reflects Political Shift

Nathan Carpenter, Contributing Opinions Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

One of the harsh realities faced by many in the wake of President Donald Trump’s election is that the United States is not a friendly country. Until Election Day, political rhetoric about the U.S. being a country of immigrants, a cultural “melting pot” was common. Ostensibly, a lot of people —...

Yeowomen Show New Promise in Opening Games

Yeowomen Show New Promise in Opening Games

Alex McNicoll, Contributing Sports Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under Recent Stories, Softball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

Thriving in the sunshine state, softball set a program record for spring break wins, going 6–6 in a week of non-conference games. The Yeowomen then returned from Florida for their home opener, splitting a doubleheader with the Wilmington College Fighting Quakers. Oberlin won game one 6–2 before dropping...

College Lacks Opportunities to Study Business

Katie Lucey, Contributing Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Oberlin describes itself as an institution with “longstanding commitments to access, diversity, and inclusion,” according to its website. However, what Oberlin achieves in terms of commitment to social improvement, it lacks in academic paths for students who want to pursue a career in business or...

Health Care Requires Bipartisan Reform

Johan Cavert, Contributing Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

In a stunning flop last week, Republicans failed to pass a replacement to the Affordable Care Act that was expected to sail through a Republican-controlled Congress. Such a remarkable loss provides a rare opportunity for bipartisan cooperation at a time when such action is sorely needed. Politicians o...

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