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The Oberlin Review

Public Censure

Student Senate
April 18, 2015
Filed under OPINIONS, Student Senate

Senator Ty Wagner has been found to be repeatedly absent from working group meetings, late and absent from plenary meetings of the Student Senate and in non-compliance with Student Finance Committee-stipulated time card requirements. Senator’s failure to perform necessary duties will not be tolerated...

Student Senate December Update

Machmud Makhmudov, Student Senator
December 5, 2014
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS, Student Senate

Last month, Student Senate engaged in a variety of unique projects in addition to its regular duties. On Nov. 19, Senate hosted a forum discussion to explore the issue of student hunger during term breaks. Given that many students do not have the resources to return home during fall, winter or spring...

Open Letter: SFC Stipend Cuts Limit Campus Discourse

Sam Morrow, Associate Editor, Wilder Voice
November 7, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: This semester, the Student Finance Committee elected to reduce The Oberlin Review and Wilder Voice’s allocated stipend hours, leaving the publications’ operating budgets otherwise unaltered. The only thing affected by the changes this semester is the amount of money pooled for ed...

SFC Responds to Stipend Concerns

Student Finance Committee
October 31, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Last spring, the Student Finance Committee voted to allocate fewer stipended hours than requested by The Oberlin Review, among other organizations, than in previous years. In order to ensure that the student body is accurately informed, the SFC feels compelled to respond to recent...

Funding Favors Privilege

Tyler Sloan, Sports Editor
October 10, 2014
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Financial support is an issue that club sport athletes must face almost daily, and the lack of funding they receive limits the accessibility of these organizations. Although the Student Finance Committee finances the teams somewhat generously each year, with 18 percent of the Student Activity Fund dedicate...

SFC Cuts Hurt Quality, Accessibility of Publications

Editorial Board
October 3, 2014
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

At Oberlin, journalism falls largely outside the scope of any department and thus into the hands of student publications. We strive to report on issues that matter, helping students remain informed and empowering them to serve as voices for change within their community. But a recent financial decision...

OPIRG Looks Inward After Charter Amendment

Rosemary Boeglin, News Editor
April 26, 2013
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Last semester, the Student Finance Committee began evaluating Article XI of the Student Financial Charter, which provides for a “special funding mechanism” by which student organizations can tithe an essentially automatic donation from student term bills every semester, provided that they distribute...

OPIRG Ready to Start in New Direction

OPIRG Board of Directors
April 19, 2013
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: From April 8 to 10, Oberlin students couldn’t move through Wilder Bowl without hearing, “Hey, have you signed the Ohio PIRG petition?” Then ... there was nothing. What happened to the OPIRG petition and why? What does this mean for the group and the school? Permit us, OPIRG’s...

Senate Amends Financial Charter

Rosemary Boeglin, News Editor
April 19, 2013
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

This week the process of removing Article XI, the special funding mechanism, from the Student Financial Charter has moved into its final stages. If approved at next month’s General Faculty meeting, the existing Article XI will be replaced by a capital investment fund accessible to student organizations...

OPIRG Benefits from Keeping Students in the Dark

The Editorial Board
April 12, 2013
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

This week, Mudd, Wilder Bowl and the Science Center atrium came to feel more like midtown Manhattan than a small liberal arts campus, as Ohio Public Interest Research Group canvassers have become a ubiquitous presence. The canvassers have asked students to sign a petition supporting the continuation...

Senate Votes to Reform Article XI

Matthew Benenson, Staff Writer
December 14, 2012
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Student Senate unanimously voted to pass a resolution last Sunday urging the Student Financial Committee to “amend or remove Article XI of the Student Financial Charter in a manner that will increase its transparency and the judiciousness with which it is used to allocate student monies.” Article...

SFC Responds to Survey Feedback

Student Finance Committee
November 9, 2012
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

Several weeks ago, the Student Finance Committee emailed a survey to the student body to gauge opinions on several issues relevant to our work. We appreciate the time you took to provide us with constructive feedback. We would like to publicly share the results of our survey and take the opportunity...

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