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Krislov’s Legacy: A Retrospective

Krislov’s Legacy: A Retrospective

Tyler Sloan and Oliver Bok
May 5, 2017
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

Fourteenth President Marvin Krislov departs from Oberlin this semester after a decade at the College to head Pace University in New York City. His legacy reflects the complex reality of leading a small liberal arts institution for many years, with an early honeymoon period followed by ongoing internal conf...

$14-Million Hall Annex Renovations to Begin in June

$14-Million Hall Annex Renovations to Begin in June

Oliver Bok, Editor-in-Chief
April 28, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Student actors, singers and danc­ers will have a brand new space to per­form in next calendar year, after the City Planning Commission approved a long-awaited renovation and expansion of Hall Annex April 19. The $14-million project includes both a complete renovation of Hall Annex and the addition...

Trustees Decline to Add Student Representative

Trustees Decline to Add Student Representative

Oliver Bok, News Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Student Senate’s dream of having a student representative at Board of Trustees meetings may have ended Tuesday after trustees rejected the group’s proposal. “The board very much values engagement with students, and we believe Oberlin can be strengthened by all of us understanding better all...

Off the Cuff: Rob Hillard, City Manager

Off the Cuff: Rob Hillard, City Manager

Oliver Bok, News Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Rob Hillard began his job as Oberlin’s new city manager Monday. In his new position, Hillard will run the city administration and make recommendations to City Council. Hillard served as the city manager for Allegan, MI, from 2005 to 2016. Previously, he worked as the city manager for Yellow Springs, Ohi...

Regulators Move Forward with NEXUS Pipeline

Oliver Bok, News Editor
December 2, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

A new pipeline that would carry natural gas directly through Oberlin has received a stamp of approval from regulators in spite of local opposition. Staffers at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recommended regulatory approval for the NEXUS pipeline, a controversial proposed natural gas conduit...

Feature Photo: Krislov Announces Sanctuary Campus Status

Feature Photo: Krislov Announces Sanctuary Campus Status

Oliver Bok, News Editor
December 2, 2016
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...

Off the Cuff: Theodore M. Shaw, Civil Rights Lawyer

Off the Cuff: Theodore M. Shaw, Civil Rights Lawyer

Oliver Bok, News Editor
December 2, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff, Recent Stories

Theodore M. Shaw is the director of the Center for Civil Rights and the Julius L. Chambers Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill. He previously served as the fifth director-counsel and president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peo...

Karega Fired After Split Faculty Recommendations

Oliver Bok, News Editor
November 18, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

The Board of Trustees fired former Rhetoric and Composition Professor Joy Karega Tuesday after nine months of bitter argument and national media attention. Karega’s Facebook posts, which were the crux of the conflict, included claims that Israeli and U.S. intelligence agencies fund the Islamic State...

Off the Cuff: Todd Baker, OC ’90, Medical Association CEO

Off the Cuff: Todd Baker, OC ’90, Medical Association CEO

Oliver Bok, News Editor
November 18, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Todd Baker, OC ’90, was recently named CEO of the Ohio State Medical Association after working as co-CEO of the organization since 2014. The Ohio State Medical Association lobbies for Ohio doctors in Columbus and helps them cope with changes in the medical industry. Prior to working as co-CEO, Bak...

Students Call for Gibson’s Bakery Boycott

Students Call for Gibson’s Bakery Boycott

Tyler Sloan, Editor-in-Chief and Oliver Bok, News Editor
November 11, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Update: Since this article was originally written, President Marvin Krislov and Dean of Students and Vice President Meredith Raimondo have issued an official response to Student Senate's resolution ceasing all support for Gibson's Bakery, financial and otherwise. The text of the response can be found here. C...

Off the Cuff: Professors Shelly Lee and Gina Pérez

Off the Cuff: Professors Shelly Lee and Gina Pérez

Oliver Bok, News Editor
November 11, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Professors of Comparative American Studies Shelley Lee and Gina Pérez held a teach-in on immigration, education policy and the rights and opportunities afforded to undocumented students Monday. The event took place as part of UndocuWeek 2016, a series of events sponsored by Obies for Undocumented ...

College to Reduce Assistant Positions

College to Reduce Assistant Positions

Oliver Bok, News Editor
November 4, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

At the end of 2016, 32 administrative assistants who took a buyout will no longer work for the College — and no one, including the administrative assistants themselves, is completely certain of what will happen next. According to the Oberlin College Office and Professional Employees Vice President and In...

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