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College Raises Tuition, Overhauls Room and Board

College Raises Tuition, Overhauls Room and Board

Louis Krauss, News Editor
April 21, 2017
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Attending Oberlin College will cost $69,372 next academic year thanks to a 2.8-percent tuition increase announced by outgoing Vice President for Finance and Administration Mike Frandsen via email Tuesday. The email lists significant changes to student dining and housing options that raise minimum...

Administrative Turnover Stalls Plan Implementation

Administrative Turnover Stalls Plan Implementation

Melissa Harris, News Editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

With significant turnover in senior administrative positions at the end of this year, faculty members are navigating different avenues of maintaining the Strategic Plan implementation committees’ goals during a major transitional period. Wednesday's faculty meeting opened with President Marvin Krislov's...

Purchasing Committee Addresses Nike Scandal

Purchasing Committee Addresses Nike Scandal

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The College’s Purchasing Com­mittee is preparing a response to a recent discovery that Nike — one of the school’s largest apparel providers — breached Oberlin’s Sweatshop-Free Apparel Code of Purchasing by buying from factories with unsafe working conditions and failing to permit out­side...

Myers Named Permanent MRC Director, Aims for More Outreach

Myers Named Permanent MRC Director, Aims for More Outreach

Johan Cavert
April 21, 2017
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Toni Myers is now the permanent Multicul­tural Resource Center Director after serving as interim director since May. In addition to sup­porting the MRC's goal of creating a welcoming space for students of diverse backgrounds, and identities, Myers hopes to expand the center’s community outreach and...

Course Catalog Unveils Cluster Plans

Course Catalog Unveils Cluster Plans

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
April 14, 2017
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Though many of the course clusters slated for next school year are not currently available in the course catalog, they will still launch this fall. Despite the hiccup in the “soft opening” of the program, as described by Associate Dean of the Curriculum David Kamitsuka, the program will kick off...

Altercation Leads to Arrest in Harassment Case

Altercation Leads to Arrest in Harassment Case

Melissa Harris, News Editor
April 14, 2017
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An intoxicated man verbally harassed three students with racial slurs and threatened them with a knife in the Asia House parking lot Monday morning. The perpetrator, Geoffrey George Raymond Basel, a 28-year-old white man from Columbia Station, Ohio, was reported to have been under the influence of alc...

Search Committee Announces Transition Team Formation

Johan Cavert
April 14, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The Presidential Search Committee created a transition team at the end of March to help ensure a smooth entry for the College’s next president and their staff. The team is composed of 20 representatives from the faculty, student body, Board of Trustees, staff and the alumni association. Manish Mehta, Chemis...

College Takes on Millions in Additional Debt

College Takes on Millions in Additional Debt

Sydney Allen, Production editor
April 7, 2017
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The College received a $41-million loan last Thursday from the Ohio Higher Educa­tional Facility Commission, a governmental group that issues revenue bonds to colleges and universities. A significant por­tion of this money will be used to pay for the Philips gym ex­pansions, the renovation of Carr...

Faculty Seeks to Build on Partnership Program Model

Faculty Seeks to Build on Partnership Program Model

Melissa Harris, News editor
April 7, 2017
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The Student-Faculty Partnership Program is looking to expand next semester. The program seeks to engage students and faculty members in a semester-long collaboration to improve teaching quality. As different groups at the College have re­cently grappled with questions of transparency and structures...

SPIDIE Issues Recommendations on School Diversity

Louis Krauss, News editor
April 7, 2017
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Looking to revamp the College’s policies on diversity requirements, the Strategic Plan Implementation Committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, or SPIDIE, will present its recommendations to general faculty for approval Wednesday. The hope is that administrators will begin discussing the recommend...

Alan Norton Named Interim Vice President of Finance

Johan Cavert
April 7, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

With the departure of current Vice President of Finance and Administration Mike Frandsen set for July 1, the College announced last week that Dr. Alan Norton will fill the position as interim vice president until administrators select a permanent replacement. Norton has considerable experience working...

Administration Suspends Research Status

Administration Suspends Research Status

Melissa Harris, News Editor
March 31, 2017
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A budgetary move intended to save Oberlin money has indefinitely eliminated funding for the faculty Research Status program. Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Tim Elgren and Dean of the Conservatory Andrea Kalyn announced the suspension in an email to faculty March 15, a decision they say could...

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