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The Oberlin Review

Review Fails to Live Up to Promise

Manish A. Mehta, Donald R. Longman '32 Professor of Chemistry
May 5, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Since 1874, The Oberlin Review has been the sole campus publication to bear the label “Publication of Record of Oberlin College.” Every year, I read with great patience to see if you will live up to the solemn duty that title places on you, and every year I am left sore...

Summer Science Research Spotlight

Summer Science Research Spotlight

Andrea Wang, This Week Editor
November 5, 2016
Filed under THIS WEEK

Black Hole Collision Confirms Last Piece of Einstein’s Puzzle

Black Hole Collision Confirms Last Piece of Einstein’s Puzzle

Adam Gittin, News Editor
February 26, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

A team of scientists announced earlier this month that they had detected gravitational waves, tiny ripples in spacetime, caused by the collision of two black holes more than a billion lightyears away from Earth. The discovery, which many researchers hailed as one of the most significant in a century,...

Marijuana Group Pushes for Oberlin Lab

Marisa Aikins
February 20, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The city of Oberlin is now a contender to house a marijuana testing facility. ResponsibleOhio, a nonprofit organization campaigning to legalize marijuana for medical and personal use for adults over the age of 21, is pushing for the facility to be located within city limits. Although homegrown marijuana...

Papal Support for LGBTQ Issues, Evolution Misleading

Kiley Petersen, Opinions Editor
February 20, 2015
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

As a former Catholic, I can tell you that the pope is a big deal. He’s the head honcho, second only to Jesus, in modern Catholics’ “What Would _____ Do.” So what the pope chooses to endorse or to condemn is a sign of what direction the mainstream church is heading. I grew up in a liberal African-American...

Neuroscience Professor to Study Senses Using Omni, Oculus Rift

Dyani Sabin
February 6, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Though Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Leslie Kwakye may research virtual reality, the implications of her work are very real. Kwakye is interested in studying multisensory integration by combining information from different sensory modalities through the use of the Virtuix Omni and Oculus Rift,...

Research Conference Recognizes Minority STEM Students

Research Conference Recognizes Minority STEM Students

November 21, 2014
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Uncategorized

Oberlin sent a team of seven students to the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in San Antonio last week. There, several students earned first place in their field for their posters. College seniors Marisa Aikins, Hudson Bailey, Gifty Dominah, Michelle Johnson and Gabriel Moore...

For Sustainable Design, New Club Turns to Nature

Dyani Sabin
November 7, 2014
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

If you want to know how to create more sustainable architecture, you might want to ask the birds and the bees. At least that’s what the members of Oberlin’s first-ever Biomimicry Club, an organization that aims to bring Oberlin toward sustainable living based on designs found in nature,...

False Science Hurts College Reputation

Rachel Berkrot, Zia Kandler, and Mae Kate Campbell
October 10, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: We are writing this letter because we are disturbed, upset and above all embarrassed by an event that took place at Oberlin College last Wednesday. As part of the Oberlin Illuminate Debate Series, two of America’s most widely recognized climate change skeptics came to “debate”...

Oberlin Honors Undergraduate Research

Oberlin Honors Undergraduate Research

Laura Paddock
September 26, 2014
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

This year’s annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research displayed student research findings from both the natural and social sciences and provided a platform for interdisciplinary discussions. The celebration included an alumni panel, a poster session and oral presentations by student researchers. According...

NSF Grant Funds Supercomputer for Sciences

Emma Paul
September 19, 2014
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Professors from the College’s Biology, Physics and Chemistry departments were the recent recipients of a $486,256 grant by the National Science Foundation to build a supercomputer, or a high-performance computing cluster, which will allow students to process data sets of an unprecedented size. ...

Off the Cuff: Shazeen Attari, expert on the psychology of resource consumption

Maddie Stocker, News Editor
February 28, 2014
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Shahzeen Attari, assistant professor at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington, sat down with the Review this week to talk about energy consumption, motivations in social dilemmas, and the paper she will publish on Monday. Attari visited Oberlin to give a ta...

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