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Office of Disability Resources Faces Staffing Shortage

Office of Disability Resources Faces Staffing Shortage

Sydney Allen, News Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The Office of Disability Resources is under duress after the abrupt departure of its interim director Isabella Moreno, OC ’94, Monday. Her resignation leaves the office with no permanent full-time personnel and has sparked outrage among students and community members concerned for the future of the...

Students Demand Role on Board of Trustees

Alexis Dill and Sydney Allen

October 6, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The Board of Trustees held its tri-annual student forum last night, giving students the chance to voice their opinions and concerns to the trustees before they enter their quarterly executive session. Though students raised a number of issues during the forum, discussions regarding the potential of ...

City Council Candidates Prepare for Election

Sydney Allen, Alex Davies, and Jack Rockwell

October 6, 2017


Filed under Community News, NEWS

Oberlin City Council elections are coming up next month, and with eight candidates vying for seven seats, local campaigning is in full swing. Five of the candidates are incumbents, two have served on Council before, and one is a new candidate. Every two years, the city holds elections for all seven cou...

Feature Photo: Office of Religious and Spiritual Life Holds Las Vegas Vigil

Feature Photo: Office of Religious and Spiritual Life Holds Las Vegas Vigil

Alexis Dill, News Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Community News, NEWS

The College held a vigil at Wilder Hall Tuesday after more than 500 were injured and 58 killed at a concert in Las Vegas Monday. 58 bricks were placed to honor the victims who lost their lives. President Carmen Ambar and Vice President and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo released a statement Tuesday advis...

Hiroshima “Survivor Tree” Celebrated in Tappan

Hiroshima “Survivor Tree” Celebrated in Tappan

Gabby Greene

October 6, 2017


Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

College and community members held a dedication ceremony honoring a sapling planted in Tappan Square Wednesday. The sapling sprouted from seeds that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. The Oberlin College Environmental Studies, East Asian Studies, and Biology departments, as well as Groun...

Security Report

October 6, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 1:44 p.m. While conducting a Village Housing inspection on Woodland Street, a staff member found a sign from the athletics department on a wall inside the house. A follow-up will be conducted. Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 12:08 a.m. Safety and Security Officers were requested t...

Conference Addresses Intersections of Race, Aesthetics

Conference Addresses Intersections of Race, Aesthetics

Victoria Albacete, Julia Peterson, and Ananya Gupta

October 6, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Music, NEWS, Theater & Film

“Exploring Beauty and Truth in World of Color,” a conference which took place over last Friday and Saturday, highlighted new and groundbreaking work on the subject of race and aesthetics from Oberlin academics and scholars from many other institutions. The two-day conference, which had wide comm...

Mohammad Jafar Mahallati, Religion Professor

Mohammad Jafar Mahallati, Religion Professor

October 6, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Mohammad Jafar Mahallati is the Presidential Scholar in Islamic Studies and Nancy Schrom Dye Chair in Middle East and North African Studies at Oberlin College, where he has been teaching for a decade. Prior to his arrival at Oberlin, he received his Ph.D. from McGill University. He has taught at Columb...

Jim Barnhart, Executive Chef at The Hotel at Oberlin

Jim Barnhart, Executive Chef at The Hotel at Oberlin

Alexis Dill, News Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Jim Barnhart, a native of Grafton, Ohio, took culinary classes at Lorain County Joint Vocational School during his high school career after finding himself disinterested in typical classroom settings. He worked for The Wyndham Cleveland at Playhouse Square and The Ritz Carlton Cleveland before landing a...

Security Report

September 29, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 2:42 a.m. A staff member reported graffiti in the women’s and single-use restrooms in the Wilder Hall basement. A work order was filed for cleanup. 10:53 a.m. A bicycle and motor vehicle accident at the intersection of South Professor and West College Streets was reported....

State Honors Famous Baseball Alum

State Honors Famous Baseball Alum

Alex Davies

September 29, 2017


Filed under Features, NEWS

A bill honoring the late Moses Fleetwood Walker, the first African-American man to play under contract in the major leagues and a member of Oberlin’s first baseball team, was signed by Governor John Kasich Tuesday after its first two failed passage attampts. Walker’s birthday, Oct. 7, will be re...

NEXUS Pipeline Faces Continued Opposition

Xander Kott

September 29, 2017


Filed under Community News, NEWS

A duo of environmental organizations — Appalachian Mountain Advocates and the Sierra Club — filed a rehearing request last week on the decision made by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to give the NEXUS pipeline project the green light to continue. The pipeline will stretch over 255 miles acr...

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