The Oberlin Review

A car drove into the window of Ginko Gallery and Studio on Thursday.

Ginko Gallery Car Crash Leaves Minimal Damage, No Serious Injuries

October 23, 2020

A car drove into the exterior of the Ginko Gallery yesterday around 2:30 p.m. No one was seriously injured and there was only minor damage to the wooden siding next to the windows.  The driver was a Ginko’s artist who was dropping off an order at the store.  “[She] is a friend who makes and sells Grandma Jean’s goat's milk soap and lotions at the Farmer’s Market,” Ginko’s owner Liz Burgess wrote in a message to the Review. “She was pulling into a parking spot in front of the st...

On Wednesday, activist and writer Rachel Cargle discussed the intersection of race and gender with Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Comparative American Studies Meredith Gadsby, special assistant to the President on racial equity and diversity.

Rachel Cargle Speaks On Activism, Self-Education

September 25, 2020

The Presidential Initiative on Racial Equity and Diversity kicked off this Wednesday with a public Zoom discussion between activist and writer Rachel Cargle and Meredith Gadsby, special assistant to the president on Racial Equity and Diversity and associate professor of Africana Studies and Comparative American Studies. The dialogue spoke to both Black and white students, giving advice about self-care and allyship.  During their conversation, Cargle spoke about her activism at the intersectio...

Four Union Journalists Remain After “Plain Dealer” Layoffs

Aly Fogel, Associate Editor

April 18, 2020

The Cleveland Plain Dealer, the city's 178-year-old print publication, made its latest cuts in a series of layoffs last week. Two decades ago, the paper employed around 340 union journalists. There are now only four union journalists and two non-union journalists working at The Plain Dealer. Advance Publications owns The Plain Dealer and, a non-union digital publication. The paper will continue to print regularly with contributions from, which employs approximately 60 non-union journalists. On April 3, 22 journalists were laid off from The Plain Dealer, including 18 union journalists and four non-union managers, leaving the paper with 14 union journalists. According to the Northeast Ohio New...

Member of the college and campus met at Oberlin's Bench by the Road for a tribute to author Toni Morrison.

Toni Morrison Honored at “Bench By the Road” Ceremony

October 4, 2019

Campus and community members gathered at the Toni Morrison Society’s “Bench by the Road” to celebrate the life and work of the late Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison last Friday. Attendants honored Morrison, who grew up in Lorain, Ohio, by reading passages from the author’s seminal works, The Bluest Eye and Beloved. “The tribute was wonderfully warm and solemn — exactly the atmosphere you’d want to honor an amazing writer and intellectual who is now transitioning into our cultural an...

Dana Hamdan Named Director of Career Development Center

Dana Hamdan Named Director of Career Development Center

September 20, 2019

Dana Hamdan has been hired as executive director of the Career Development Center after serving in the position in an interim capacity during the 2018–19 school year. As director, Hamdan will collaborate on the implementation of recommendations made by the Academic and Administrative Program Review last year. Many of these recommendations involve better preparing Oberlin students for their professional lives after graduation and will directly impact the career center’s role on campus. “Oberlin is ...

Students Relax at Presidential Carnival

Students Relax at Presidential Carnival

September 13, 2019

Students enjoyed an afternoon of local cuisine, a dunk tank, and a sudden hailstorm at the President’s Welcome Carnival this past Wednesday. Stretching from the Science Center atrium to the nearby quad, the event invited students of all class years to sample food from community vendors, including the Slow Train Cafe and Dave’s Cosmic Subs. Students tried their hand at ring toss and challenged peers to friendly races through an inflatable obstacle course. “The Taste of Oberlin was an inventi...

SJI Reaches Record Attendance

SJI Reaches Record Attendance

September 6, 2019

A record-breaking number of incoming first-year students applied to participate in the Social Justice Institute orientation workshop. The two-day annual workshop aims to engage incoming Obies from a diverse range of social, cultural, and political backgrounds in conversations centered around issues of social justice. “There were 97 applicants this year,” said Kim Jackson Davidson, Oberlin’s second ombudsperson. “Eighty new students confirmed their plans to attend prior to arriving on cam...

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