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Activists Must Tackle Bigotry on Local Level

Nathan Carpenter, Contributing Opinions Editor
March 10
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Donald Trump’s presidency endangers many people in the United States, citizens and non-citizens alike. Over the past week and a half, this threat has materialized in a very real way for the Oberlin and greater Lorain County communities. Earlier this month, a swastika and hate speech were carved...

American Jews Must Confront Trump’s Bigotry

Roman Broszkowski, Contributing Writer
November 18
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

There’s a saying that three Jews have four opinions. If that’s true, then one is that Donald Trump and his tiny hands are worthy of the presidency. Although Jews overwhelmingly rejected Trump’s message of hate on Nov. 8, one in four did not, according to exit polling. Nearly a quarter of our communi...

Rosenfeld Anti-Semitism Lecture Unproductive, Misinformative

Josh Koller, Contributing Writer
November 4
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

I’ve been taught to honor, admire and respect educators across the board, but due to Dr. Alvin H. Rosenfeld’s propensity for denying facts and vilifying groups of people, I feel that I cannot extend him the usual respect. Dr. Rosenfeld, professor of Jewish Studies and English at Indiana University, B...

Feature Photo: Alvin Rosenfeld Warns of Modern Anti-Semitism in Talk

Feature Photo: Alvin Rosenfeld Warns of Modern Anti-Semitism in Talk

Louis Krauss, News Editor
November 4
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Alvin Rosenfeld, an English and Jewish Studies professor at Indiana University, delivered a talk in Dye Lecture Hall Monday about how anti-Semitism manifests in today’s world. The talk, titled “The Longest Hatred Renewed,” examined various contributors to the issue, such as anti-Zionis...

Student Feedback Crucial for Change

Tim Elgren, Andrea Kalyn, Meredith Raimondo
October 7
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

To the Editors: At a time when higher education faces significant pressure to make good on its promises of equity and inclusion, and in light of debates on our own campus about the impact of discrimination and bigotry — including anti-Black racism and anti-Semitism — we ask that all members of the Obe...

Oberlin ACF Actions Polarize Campus

Josh Koller, Contributing Writer
September 30
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS, Recent Stories, Student Senate

This is the first installment in the Review’s new Student Senate column. In an effort to increase communication and transparency, Student Senators will provide personal perspectives on recent events on campus and in the community. Oberlin College’s student body is never at rest, nor should it be, giv...

Alumni Misrepresent Student Experiences

J Street U Oberlin Board
September 30
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: In light of the recent [Oberlin Alums for Campus Fairness] symposium, “Building a Hate-Free Campus through Civil Discourse,” it is important for students to come together and engage with the complicated dynamics of anti-Semitism, Israel-Palestine politics on campus and alumni involvem...

Student Senate Letter Admonishes ACF

Student Senate Letter Admonishes ACF

Louis Krauss, News Editor
September 23
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Igniting conflict with Oberlin Alums for Campus Fairness, which has repeatedly denounced Professor of Rhetoric and Composition Joy Karega for what it considers to be anti-Semitic Facebook posts, Student Senate published a letter Tuesday morning condemning the group’s actions over the past year. The statement’s publication closely coincided with an ACF-led symp...

Oberlin ACF Addresses Student Senate Letter

Melissa Landa
September 21
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

Student Senate, in consultation with current and former members of ABUSUA, Oberlin J Street U and Students for a Free Palestine, released a letter yesterday morning condemning the actions of the Oberlin Chapter of Alums for Campus Fairness. Oberlin ACF President Melissa Landa issued a response to the...

Student Senate Condemns OCACF Actions

September 20
Filed under Student Senate

The original version of this letter listed Oberlin J Street U as a consultant. Since the letter's publication, members of Oberlin J Street U have requested that the organization's name be removed. For more information, read our full coverage of Student Senate's letter, ACF's symposium and students' responses. I...

Community Must Acknowledge Anti-Semitism

Jade Schiff, Assistant Professor of Politics
September 9
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Kudos to Oliver Bok and the staff of The Oberlin Review for careful and responsible report­ing on the ongoing governance process concerning Profes­sor Karega in what is, to put it mildly, a low-information envi­ronment (“Karega Governance Process Enters Seventh Month,” Sept. 2, 2016). That confidenti­ality is necessary makes ...

Karega Governance Process Enters Seventh Month

Oliver Bok, News Editor
September 2
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

As Professor of Rhetoric and Composition Joy Karega’s governance process enters its seventh month, many members of the Oberlin community are asking: What’s taking so long? The disciplinary process began all the way back in March when the Board of Trustees requested that the College begin an official...

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