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New President Should Prioritize Communication

Editorial Board
February 17
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Oberlin is undergoing an administrative makeover with President Marvin Krislov and Vice President for Finance and Administration Mike Frandsen both departing this spring. With these two major transitions, the College is approaching a decisive opportunity to address students’ major concerns with administ...

Krislov Outlines College Sanctuary Policies

Melissa Harris, Production Editor
December 9
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

President Marvin Krislov detailed how the College plans to serve its undocumented students in an email sent to students, faculty and staff last Thursday. The announcement follows efforts to make the College a sanctuary campus in anticipation of President-elect Donald Trump enacting draconian immigration-law...

Feature Photo: Krislov Announces Sanctuary Campus Status

Feature Photo: Krislov Announces Sanctuary Campus Status

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

Students gather around the front steps of Wilder Hall Nov. 16, calling for Oberlin College to become a sanctuary campus. President Krislov responded in an email to the community Thursday and committed to meeting all demonstrated financial need for admitted students and not taking immigration statu...

Student Input Valuable in Presidential Search

Kameron Dunbar, Contributing Writer
November 4
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

This op-ed is part of the Review’s Student Senate column. In an effort to increase communication and transparency, Student Senators will provide personal perspectives on recent campus and community events. Senate Liaison Thobeka Mnisi and I submitted a letter to Vice President, General Counsel and...

Gateway Center Installation Completes “Ohio Trilogy”

Gateway Center Installation Completes “Ohio Trilogy”

Rachel Mead, Staff Writer
October 28
Filed under ARTS, Features, Visual Art

After a busy couple years of change, the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center will finally be home to artist Maya Lin’s exhibit An Ecological Primer: A landscape in 3 parts. Lin is best known for entering the stage of massive art installations at age 21, when she won the 1981 contest to design the Vietna...

Alumni Influenced Governance Process, Karega Says

Eliza Guinn, Staff Writer
September 30
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

Breaking nearly two months of silence, Professor of Composition and Rhetoric Joy Karega returned to campus for a student-organized meeting in Afrikan Heritage House Wednesday night. Karega told those in attendance she was planning to teach this semester before the Oberlin Chapter of Alums for Campus...

Krislov Bids Farewell After a Decade

Krislov Bids Farewell After a Decade

Louis Krauss and Tyler Sloan
September 9
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

After nearly a decade of service at Oberlin, President Marvin Krislov announced Tuesday morning that he will end his tenure with the college on June 30, 2017. In an email addressed to the Oberlin community, Krislov said it was the right time for him to seek new professional challenges — although what hi...

Krislov’s Response to ABUSUA Demands Weak

Taylor Slay, Contributing Writer
March 4
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

In early 2016, Oberlin President Marvin Krislov decided to respond to a list of demands from ABUSUA, Oberlin’s Black student union, not with action but with words. His Jan. 20 email and From the President’s Desk column both have the same content, which was presented with the inapt title: “Respon...

New Strategic Plan Draft Pursues Inclusivity

Madeline Stocker, Editor-in-Chief
February 12
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...

Krislov Loses Presidency Bid at Iowa

Tyler Sloan, News Editor
September 4
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The University of Iowa announced that Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov will not serve as the institution’s 21st president on Thursday afternoon. The university instead selected former IBM executive J. Bruce Harreld in what has been called a controversial move, as Harreld has no previous experience...

NACWAA, NCAC Honor Oberlin Administrators

NACWAA, NCAC Honor Oberlin Administrators

Sarena Malsin, Sports Editor
September 4
Filed under SPORTS, STAFF

Oberlin’s Administration earned commendations for achievement in athletic leadership and manage­ment this summer. President Mar­vin Krislov was elected President of the North Coast Athletic Confer­ence, while Delta Lodge Director of Athletics Natalie Winkelfoos was honored with the NACWAA award...

Administration, Senate Try to Ease Textbook Costs

Administration, Senate Try to Ease Textbook Costs

Sarah Conner, Staff Writer
February 13
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

President Krislov doubled the emergency textbook fund after student senators appealed to Krislov about the burden that high textbook prices inflict on low-income students. According to Krislov, the fund is meant to supplement students’ overall financial aid package. “There may be individuals who...

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