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The Oberlin Review

Student Input Necessary to Avoid Finger Pointing

Editorial Board
April 28, 2017
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Following last week’s tuition hikes, the sentiment bears repeating: The administration needs to include students in conversations about major institutional decisions, financial or otherwise. The scenario played out much like similar situations often have in the past. Behind closed doors, administrators...

Student Senate Proposes Central Budgeting Committee

Student Senate Proposes Central Budgeting Committee

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Student senators are drafting a proposal to establish a Central Budgeting Commit­tee, a standing group that would include and engage students, faculty and staff in the College’s budgeting decisions. Senate’s Financial Prioritization task force hopes to release the proposal this week to leverage...

Alan Norton Named Interim Vice President of Finance

Johan Cavert
April 7, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

With the departure of current Vice President of Finance and Administration Mike Frandsen set for July 1, the College announced last week that Dr. Alan Norton will fill the position as interim vice president until administrators select a permanent replacement. Norton has considerable experience working...

Administrators Rush to Finalize Clusters

Administrators Rush to Finalize Clusters

Melissa Harris, News editor
February 24, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The College will soon finalize proposals for the new course cluster program, kicking off this fall at the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center’s “StudiOC.” As the March 10 proposal deadline approaches for interested faculty members, students remain unaware which departments or course combina­tions will...

Krislov Named President of Pace University

Krislov Named President of Pace University

Melissa Harris and Alexis Dill
February 17, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Oberlin College’s top administrative spots are up for grabs as searches ensue to replace President Marvin Krislov and Vice President of Finance and Administration Mike Frandsen. Krislov, who announced his impending departure in September, will leave for a new post as president of Pace University...

Oberlin Should Look to Universities as Financial Models

Jordan Joseph, Contributing Writer
February 17, 2017
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

It’s no secret that the College is facing a dire financial situation caused in part by an over-reliance on tuition as revenue. This crunch was exacerbated due to the unusually high number of enrollment withdrawals over the summer. Unfortunately, administrators have decided to place the brunt of the ...

College Must Engage Community on Cuts

Editorial Board
February 10, 2017
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Administrators constantly state that the College’s current financial model is unsustainable. Expenses exceed revenue, mostly generated from an increasing tuition, and the situation will likely continue to worsen without concrete steps on both sides of the balance sheet. In part, structural reasons beyon...

Students Demand Administrative Transparency

Andrés González, Kai Joy, Contributing Writers
February 10, 2017
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Oberlin’s administration has a transparency problem. The administrative body and the Board of Trustees have continuously left students out of both mundane and critical decision-making, and students are often first made aware of these decisions when physically confronted with them. The tuition hikes...

Students Must Re-examine Role of Presidency

Editorial Board
September 16, 2016
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

Marvin Krislov announced Sept. 6 that he will be stepping down as president of the College, effective June 30, 2017. The news has received mixed reactions from students, many of whom hope that a new president might allow the College to reaffirm its commitment to progressive activism and accessibility to...

Petition Proposing Student Health Relocation Circulates Campus

Petition Proposing Student Health Relocation Circulates Campus

Madeline Stocker, Editor in Chief
April 29, 2016
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories, Uncategorized

In what could be the culmination of a year-long effort, student senators are attempting to rally support for their petition to move Student Health Services and the Counseling Center to a more central location on campus. Student Senate’s Student Health Working Group issued the petition April 18 via...

College, OCOPE to Negotiate April 12

College, OCOPE to Negotiate April 12

Jacob Berstein
April 8, 2016
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Oberlin College Office and Professional Employees, a union of campus workers, faces an uphill battle with the College as contract renegotiations loom. For the approximately 192 employees of the College who work in positions across the spectrum, such as academic department secretaries, CIT staff, library...

New Strategic Plan Draft Pursues Inclusivity

Madeline Stocker, Editor-in-Chief
February 12, 2016
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Published nearly four months after the release of the last draft, the newest version of Oberlin’s Strategic Plan continues to make marked departures from the contents of the 2005 document. Though it remains more of a comprehensive list of goals than a specific implementation plan, the current draft...

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