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Toni Morrison Honored at “Bench By the Road” Ceremony

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...

In Memory of John “Jed” Deppman, Professor of Comparative Literature and English

In Memory of John “Jed” Deppman, Professor of Comparative Literature and English

September 6, 2019

The staff of The Oberlin Review extends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Professor of Comparative Literature and English John “Jed” Deppman, who died June 22, 2019 at the age of 52. Deppman moved to Oberlin with his wife, Professor of Chinese and Cinema Studies Hsiu-Chuang Deppman, in 2003, where he lived until his death. Deppman was a leading scholar on Emily Dickinson, spoke several languages, and taught the highly-regarded first-year seminar, “Ars Moriendi: Death and th...

Big Parade Wows Community

Big Parade Wows Community

May 10, 2019

Students, faculty, and community members of all ages marched handcrafted costumes, puppets, and intricate floats through the streets of Oberlin on the morning of Saturday, May 4 as a part of the annual Big Parade. Since 2002, this celebration has showcased creative expression and community in downtown Oberlin. Paraders begin working on their floats and costumes months in advance of the parade. This year, community members led workshops in the Oberlin Public Library to teach origami, large-scale mask...

Car Crash Damages The Hotel at Oberlin

Car Crash Damages The Hotel at Oberlin

May 3, 2019

Yesterday at approximately 6:30 p.m, a single driver collided with the south side of The Hotel at Oberlin. The gold Prius damaged three window panes, shattering the glass and scattering it on the East College Street sidewalk and exposing The Hotel’s empty retail space. The Oberlin Police Department responded promptly and cleared the scene. No one was harmed in the collision....

Library Showcases Student Publications

Library Showcases Student Publications

April 12, 2019

The College Archives have introduced a new exhibit on the first floor of Mary Church Terrell Main Library in Mudd Center that showcases Oberlin student publications. The exhibit, which opened April 3 and will be up until April 15, displays campus publications dating back to 1858. There is also a permanent digital collection as a part of the exhibit that displays almost 200 different print titles. Archives Student Assistant and College senior Kira Zimmerman helped put together the online exhibit by as...

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