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Occupy Cleveland Inspires Despite Small Crowd

Occupy Cleveland Inspires Despite Small Crowd

Sam Jewler, OC '10

October 14, 2011


Filed under Campus News, Community News, Features, NEWS

Some 150 people, including at least a dozen Oberlin students, gathered in downtown Cleveland’s Willard Park last Saturday to hold one of Occupy Cleveland’s first general assemblies since the group's formation two days earlier. A series of speakers urged attendees to form outreach groups and involve...

Politician John Lawrence Lifts D.C. Curtain

Rosemary Boeglin, News Editor

October 14, 2011


Filed under Features, NEWS

John Lawrence, OC ’70 and chief of staff to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, is coming to speak at Oberlin on Monday. Hosted by the Oberlin Initiative in Electoral Politics and the Alumni Association, Lawrence’s talk, titled “Politics Inside the Beltway,” is designed to give students and community...

Mexican Rights Advocate to Speak on Abandoned Communities

Robin Wasserman

October 14, 2011


Filed under Features, NEWS

Jaqueline García Salamanca, advocate for Mexican rights, will lead a discussion next Thursday, Oct. 20, covering what some see as the often overlooked side of migration issues: the communities that immigrants leave behind. The talk, part of a tour by Witness for Peace, will be held at Craig Lecture...

CFR President Haass Predicts Gloomy Future for Middle East

CFR President Haass Predicts Gloomy Future for Middle East

Claire Read

October 14, 2011


Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

Richard Haass, OC ’73 and president of the Council on Foreign Relations, a nonprofit organization that aims to educate U.S. citizens about international politics, visited Oberlin last Thursday to share his thoughts on American foreign policy in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. Earlier this year, a...

Building Bikes, Building Community

Kate Melanson

October 7, 2011


Filed under Features, NEWS

Bicycles were fixed, registered, ridden and won at the first annual Lorain County Bike Festival last Saturday in Oberlin’s Depot Park. The date was chosen to mark 350.org’s Moving Planet Day, on which groups in over 175 countries around the organized events celebrating efforts to move away from fossil...

Oberlin After Dark

Erica Reyes, Staff Writer

October 7, 2011


Filed under Features, NEWS, Off the Cuff

Mudd Circulation Desk: An interview with College junior Piper Stull-Lane How do you stay awake? Well, usually when I work a shift in the evening, I schedule it so that it’s directly after a late night class, so I’m already kind of wired. Otherwise, coffee always helps. It’s kind of worth it...

Ira Glass Waxes Poetic About Storytelling

Liv Combe, Editor-in-Chief

October 7, 2011


Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

The stage setup was unremarkable: a couple of standing microphones, a bottle of water and a mug sitting on a small table, a plain metal music stand. There was nothing, really, to catch the eye. And when Ira Glass, executive producer and host of National Public Radio’s This American Life, walked c...

Conference Analyzes Northeast Ohio’s Energy Use

Kate Melanson

September 23, 2011


Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

Last October U.S. Representative for Ohio’s Ninth District Marcy Kaptur secured a National Energy Technology Laboratory Award of $1.1 million to assess the ways in which energy is used in northeast Ohio. On Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, a conference was held at Oberlin College to present the findings financed...

Melling Gives Constitution Day Talk, Speaks on Reproductive Justice

Julia Herbst, Staff Writer

September 16, 2011


Filed under Features, NEWS

Louise Melling, OC ’82 and deputy legal director at the American Civil Liberties Union, addressed the Oberlin community on Wednesday, Sept. 14, on the status of reproductive justice in the U.S. in a talk titled “I Have Sex: Why to Care About Reproduction Rights in the 21st Century.” The talk...

Former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty Advises New Generation

Former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty Advises New Generation

Sarah Washington, Staff Writer

September 16, 2011


Filed under Features, NEWS

Former Washington, D.C., Mayor Adrian Fenty, OC ’92, stood in Finney Chapel on Tuesday evening for the first time since his term ended. This time it wasn’t as a student, but as the College’s first convocation speaker of the semester. Fenty will continue his involvement with his alma mater in...

Chilean Film Nostalgia for the Light Haunts, Educates

Nancy Roane, Staff Writer

September 16, 2011


Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

History professor Steve Volk hosted a screening of the Chilean documentary Nostalgia for the Light last week to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the 1973 coup in Chile. The film, directed by Patricio Guzmán, a well-known Chilean filmmaker and documentarian, addresses the coup and the complexities of memor...

Student Organization of the Week: Thread Collective

Erica Reyes, Staff Writer

May 13, 2011


Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

Last fall, Thread Collective, a student-run production company, was founded by College juniors David Ohana, Aaron Profumo and Hayden Gilbert. The company works to raise funds and to manage and market student multimedia productions, art exhibitions and galas. Ohana noted that Thread Collective is now...

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