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Trustees to Investigate Adding Student Rep

Trustees to Investigate Adding Student Rep

Sydney Allen, Production editor
March 10
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

After months of pushing from student senators and activists, the Board of Trustees agreed to cre­ate a task force that will investigate adding student representatives to the board. The breakthrough results from a proposal sena­tors sent the board last Wednesday asking for the creation of a task...

Students Neglect Existing Communication Channels

Editorial Board
March 10
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

The trustees’ decision to create a task force to investigate adding student representation to the board is a credit to everyone involved. Student Senate deserves praise for creating the initial proposal and building a relationship with the board, as do student activists for adding pressure at a...

Senate Calls for Student-Rep Task Force

Senate Calls for Student-Rep Task Force

Louis Krauss, News Editor
March 3
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Upon entering the Wright Laboratory of Physics hallway, trustees appeared stunned at the sight of over 150 students silently protesting the Board of Trustees’ initial rejection of Student Senate’s request for student representation on the board. Most trustees declined to comment upon entering the...

Class Trustees Must Consider Student Needs

Cory Ventresca, College senior
March 3
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Executive Assistant to the General Counsel and Secretary Pam Pierron’s email sent Saturday, Feb. 25 stating the “regularly scheduled forum time will be used for a trustee–Student Senate mini-retreat” was incredibly disappointing to me as a former student senator. While it is im...

Student Senate Needs to Clarify SBCP Relationship

Editorial Board
March 3
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

In one of the most competitive races for Student Senate in recent history, a group called Students Building Community Power emerged through individuals running on a collective activist platform this spring. Of the SBCP candidates, College sophomores Kai Joy and Dani Pacheco won two of eight available sea...

Student Senate Strives to Centralize Activism

Meg Parker, Contributing Writer
February 17
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS, Student Senate

This op-ed is part of the Review’s Student Senate column. In an effort to increase communication and transparency, Student Senators provide personal perspectives on recent events on campus and in the community. Student Senate is an inherently political body. Former Student Senator and College soph...

Student Senate Pivots in Favor of Activism

Student Senate Pivots in Favor of Activism

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
February 17
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

As a group of newly elected representatives settle in, Student Senate is increasingly embracing its institutional influence and activist sentiments — a shift from just a few years ago when student interest and participation in Senate was at a low. Last week’s Senate election brought 25 students...

College Must Engage Community on Cuts

Editorial Board
February 10
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Administrators constantly state that the College’s current financial model is unsustainable. Expenses exceed revenue, mostly generated from an increasing tuition, and the situation will likely continue to worsen without concrete steps on both sides of the balance sheet. In part, structural reasons beyon...

Students Demand Administrative Transparency

Andrés González, Kai Joy, Contributing Writers
February 10
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Oberlin’s administration has a transparency problem. The administrative body and the Board of Trustees have continuously left students out of both mundane and critical decision-making, and students are often first made aware of these decisions when physically confronted with them. The tuition hikes...

Senate Activism Vital to Political Resistance

Kameron Dunbar, Contributing Writer
December 2
Filed under OPINIONS, Student Senate

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 events on campus and in the community. Student Senate passed a resolution on March 18, 2007 in support of U.S. Senate Bill ...

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...

Student Representatives Mutually Beneficial for Board, Students

Editorial Board
October 7
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

During the Board of Trustees’ quarterly campus visit this week, Student Senate and former student members of the Steering Committee pushed for trustees to approve the addition of student representatives to the body. The Editorial Board endorses this effort and believes that including student voices will ...

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