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The Oberlin Review

Students Reject Dissenting Opinions

Melissa Harris, Production Editor
November 11, 2016
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Obies and their family members congregated in the Carnegie Building’s Root Room to hear NPR Radiolab host Robert Krulwich, OC ’69, give a talk titled “Oberlin Itches, So I Scratch: A Private 50 Year Fight With My College” at The Friends of the Library’s annual dinner Saturday night. While Krulwic...

Violence Requires Multiple Definitions

Jade Schiff, Assistant Professor of Politics
May 1, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Violence, sexual and otherwise, afflicts Oberlin as it does colleges and universities around the world, and our community needs to address it vigorously. But we won’t be able to do so effectively unless we know what we are talking about when we talk about violence. I’m not always...

Silencing Survivors Results in Violence

Anonymous, College junior
May 1, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

Dear Professor Copeland: Do you think there are not survivors on this campus? Survivors who were offended and hurt by the words and actions of Christina Hoff Sommers? You said that nothing Sommers said could have offended a survivor ... Are you a survivor? Do you speak on behalf of all survivors?...

Students Protest Sommers’ Lecture

Students Protest Sommers’ Lecture

Emma Paul, Staff Writer
April 24, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

From her podium in Dye Lecture Hall, Christina Hoff Sommers, an author, former philosophy professor and self-proclaimed “freedom feminist,” attempted, amid protesters and dissenting audience members, to persuade Oberlin students that feminism has become too radicalized. She was invited to campus...

Liberal Professors Promote Anti-Right Propaganda

Wayne Lela, Concerned citizen
April 24, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: The controversy surrounding the appearance by speaker Christina Hoff Sommers brought to mind a relatively old (1991) quote from a well-known liberal attorney, author and professor named Alan Dershowitz, who back then was so disturbed by the lack of respect for free speech in certain...

Free Speech Not Equivalent to Violence

Roger Copeland, Professor of Theater and Dance
April 24, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: I was appalled by last week’s letter to the editor, titled “In Response to Sommers’ Talk: A Love Letter to Ourselves” (The Oberlin Review, April 17, 2015). Published three days in advance of Christina Hoff Sommers’ public lecture at Oberlin, it read in part: “By bringin...

In Response to Sommers’ Talk: A Love Letter to Ourselves

Oberlin community members
April 18, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

Content Warning: This letter contains discussion of rape culture, online harassment, victim blaming and rape apologism/denialism. Dear community members: The Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians are bringing Christina Hoff Sommers to speak on Monday, April 20. This Monday happens to be ...

OCRL Lecture Series Fosters Diverse Opinions

OCRL Presidents
April 18, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: The Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians are proud to host Christina Hoff Sommers as part of the Ronald Reagan Political Lectureship Series. Since its beginnings in 2006, the Reagan Series has brought many distinguished scholars and commentators to our campus. As the Series’...

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