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Inauguration Protests Set Tenor for Trump’s Presidency

Russell Jaffe, Columnist
February 3, 2017
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

On the day of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, I joined thousands of people from across the nation to voice our disapproval of the incoming administration. Many, including myself, had been protesting all month. At 5 a.m. on the morning of Inauguration Day, I met with The Future is Feminist i...

Standing Rock Serves as Model for Future Protests

Editorial Board
December 9, 2016
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

In a major victory for the Standing Rock Sioux, the Army Corps of Engineers announced Sunday that it would reroute the Dakota Access Pipeline away from native land. Though the Sioux’s success is still tentative — President-elect Donald Trump could pressure the Army to reverse the decision when he takes...

Students Rally as OCOPE Negotiations Continue

Students Rally as OCOPE Negotiations Continue

Madeline Stocker, Editor-in-Chief
April 29, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

Students, faculty and College employees from multiple labor unions gathered outside Hall Auditorium earlier today in support of campus workers currently engaging in contract negotiations with the College. The Oberlin College and Professional Employees, a union of campus workers, met with administrato...

Krislov Responds to ABUSUA Demands

Kerensa Loadholt, News Editor
February 5, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Recent Stories

While the list of ABUSUA student demands has attracted excessive media attention over the past eight weeks, it wasn’t until recently that College President Marvin Krislov issued an official response to the 14-page document. In his email, which was sent to the student body Jan. 20, Krislov says the...

Students Protest in Wake of A-House Petition

Melissa Harris, Staff Writer
December 12, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Rather than Sunday dinner, student diners at Afrikan Heritage House were met with protestors blocking the entrances. According to members of Oberlin’s Black student union, ABUSUA, as well as other students, the protest was their response to Campus Dining Services’ failure to address their concer...

Students, Communities Protest Proposed Pipeline

Eliza Guinn
November 13, 2015
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

The fight to stop the NEXUS pipeline continues, as Communities for Safe and Sustainable Energy and Students for Energy Justice join forces with landowners along the route of the proposed pipeline to prevent its construction. According to John Elder, a member of Communities for Safe and Sustainable Energy...

Senate Endorses Financial Accessibility

Senate Endorses Financial Accessibility

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
May 8, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Student Senate passed a resolution supporting the tuition protests and recent action around financial accessibility during plenary last Sunday. This resolution was passed a week after tuition activists brought a different resolution, which called for a tuition freeze, before Senate. Senate discussed...

Students Meet with Frandsen After Protests

Students Meet with Frandsen After Protests

Melissa Harris
May 1, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

After students protested against the four percent tuition hike last Friday, 10 students, including members of Student Senate, met with Dean of Students Eric Estes and Vice President of Finance and Administration Mike Frandsen on Monday, April 27. During the meeting, they discussed student demands as...

Students Protest 4 Percent Tuition Hike

Students Protest 4 Percent Tuition Hike

Katherine Kingma
April 24, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories, Uncategorized

On Saturday afternoon, College senior Zachery Crowell shouted out to a Wilder Bowl full of sunbathing students to encourage them to participate in a meeting to organize students against the College’s planned four percent increase next year in total cost of attendance. Within the first five minutes,...

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...

SFP Stands with Khattab, Odeh on Israel Apartheid Week

Students for a Free Palestine
March 6, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

Content Warning: This letter contains references to torture and sexual assault. To the Editors: Lina Khattab is not much different from an Oberlin student. She is 18 years old, studies media at university, dances and is politically active on campus in protesting the Israeli occupation. On Dec. 1...

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