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The Oberlin Review

Oberlin Lacks Reason to Place Trust in Board

Jeremy Poe, Contributing Writer
February 24
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...

Feature Photo: The Wright Side of History

Feature Photo: The Wright Side of History

Adam Gittin, News editor
April 29
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Norman Craig, OC ’53 and emeritus professor of chemistry, gives a talk on the Wright brothers sponsored by the Oberlin Heritage Center at Kendal at Oberlin’s Heiser Auditorium. Many are familiar with the story of the Wright brothers, from their bicycle business in Dayton, Ohio, to their historic...

Local News Bulletin

April 1
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Garett Wins Democratic Nomination Oberlin’s Janet
Garrett, a retired public school teacher, won the Democratic nomination
to run against Republican Representative Jim Jordan in November’s election. Garrett, who seeks to represent Ohio’s fourth district, previously ran against Jordan in 2014, ...

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...

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...

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