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Trustees to Investigate Adding Student Rep

Trustees to Investigate Adding Student Rep

Sydney Allen, Production editor
March 10, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

After months of pushing from student senators and activists, the Board of Trustees agreed to cre­ate a task force that will investigate adding student representatives to the board. The breakthrough results from a proposal sena­tors sent the board last Wednesday asking for the creation of a task...

Students Neglect Existing Communication Channels

Editorial Board
March 10, 2017
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

The trustees’ decision to create a task force to investigate adding student representation to the board is a credit to everyone involved. Student Senate deserves praise for creating the initial proposal and building a relationship with the board, as do student activists for adding pressure at a...

Senate Calls for Student-Rep Task Force

Senate Calls for Student-Rep Task Force

Louis Krauss, News Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Upon entering the Wright Laboratory of Physics hallway, trustees appeared stunned at the sight of over 150 students silently protesting the Board of Trustees’ initial rejection of Student Senate’s request for student representation on the board. Most trustees declined to comment upon entering the...

Class Trustees Must Consider Student Needs

Cory Ventresca, College senior
March 3, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Executive Assistant to the General Counsel and Secretary Pam Pierron’s email sent Saturday, Feb. 25 stating the “regularly scheduled forum time will be used for a trustee–Student Senate mini-retreat” was incredibly disappointing to me as a former student senator. While it is im...

Student Senate Needs to Clarify SBCP Relationship

Editorial Board
March 3, 2017
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

In one of the most competitive races for Student Senate in recent history, a group called Students Building Community Power emerged through individuals running on a collective activist platform this spring. Of the SBCP candidates, College sophomores Kai Joy and Dani Pacheco won two of eight available sea...

Oberlin Lacks Reason to Place Trust in Board

Jeremy Poe, Contributing Writer
February 24, 2017
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

The Board of Trustees has seemingly done away with traditional public forums for students to speak to trustees, and the student body has yet to receive an explanation. Eliminating such access to the board is unprecedented and a significant cause for concern. The trustees seem determined to continue i...

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 Call for Representatives on Board

Students Call for Representatives on Board

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
October 7, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

As the trustees conclude their first campus visit of the semester, student activists are fighting for a change to College governance: student representatives on the Board of Trustees. Former Student Senate Liaison Jeremy Poe, who announced his resignation this morning, with the support of Student...

Student Representatives Mutually Beneficial for Board, Students

Editorial Board
October 7, 2016
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

During the Board of Trustees’ quarterly campus visit this week, Student Senate and former student members of the Steering Committee pushed for trustees to approve the addition of student representatives to the body. The Editorial Board endorses this effort and believes that including student voices will ...

Gym Expansion Will Increase Campus Accessibility

Dan Lev, Contributing Writer
September 23, 2016
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

After reading Louis Krauss’ article on the possible Philips extension in the Sept. 16 issue of the Review, “Trustees to Consider Philips Gym Expansion,” I wanted to offer my voice as a captain of the Oberlin College men’s soccer team and a former student senator. I believe an extension to P...

Trustees to Consider Philips Gym Expansion

Trustees to Consider Philips Gym Expansion

Louis Krauss, News Editor
September 16, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

The Board of Trustees will decide whether to approve the long-planned expansions to Philips gym at meetings taking place Oct. 6–8. The additions include renovating Robert Carr Pool and building a health and wellness center to house a new weight room, cardio facility, yoga room and general class-meeting...

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