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Clinton Campaign Volunteers Flock to Oberlin Office

Clinton Campaign Volunteers Flock to Oberlin Office

September 16, 2016

Oberlin became the new home for one of Hillary Clinton's campaign offices Thursday, thrusting the town into the forefront of a heated battle for president in the waning days before the general election. On Thursday, Clinton’s Ohio team hosted a party to inaugurate the opening of its Oberlin office, which is located on South Main Street in the basement of the FirstMerit Bank Building. “We are opening our 54th office in Ohio this week,” Hillary for America Ohio Communications ...

Report Unpacks Campus Climate on Disability

Sydney Allen, Production Editor

September 16, 2016

Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

Confusion, resentment, frustration, inadequate understanding and a passionate desire for change — these are some of the terms the Working Group on Disability and Access used to describe the current campus climate on disability. The working group released its preliminary report via email on Aug. 31 in one of its first steps toward addressing accommodation, access and inclusion on campus. Elizabeth Hamilton, chair of the German Language and Literatures department and Section 504/ADA coordinator, spear- headed the project and hopes that it can begin deconstructing barriers of access that impede many students, faculty and staff from participating in everyday life at Oberlin. “This has been a labor of love,”...

Off the Cuff: Michele Norris, Author and Former NPR Host

Off the Cuff: Michele Norris, Author and Former NPR Host

September 16, 2016

Michele Norris is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist who spent nine years as the host of All Things Considered, NPR’s longest-running program. After graduating from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Norris began working as a print journalist at the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post. Norris then accepted a job at ABC News, where she worked for 10 years. Norris was NPR’s first African-American female host, and was awarded Journalist of the Year by...

Microburst Winds Knock Out Power Lines, Trees

Microburst Winds Knock Out Power Lines, Trees

September 16, 2016

More than 3,000 Oberlin residents lost power Saturday afternoon as a result of a microburst — a particularly severe storm characterized by winds up to 100 mph. Microbursts are similar to tornados, but differ in the winds and rain that push downward, collapsing trees rather than uprooting them up like a tornado would. Following the storm, the city dis- patched the Oberlin Fire Department and workers for Oberlin Municipal Light and Power System to clear the roads of fallen trees and repair the...

Students Rally as OCOPE Negotiations Continue

Students Rally as OCOPE Negotiations Continue

April 29, 2016

Students, faculty and College employees from multiple labor unions gathered outside Hall Auditorium earlier today in support of campus workers currently engaging in contract negotiations with the College. The Oberlin College and Professional Employees, a union of campus workers, met with administrators Friday morning to continue a series of negotiations that began April 12 and are slated to end June 30. OCOPE, founded 46 years ago, represents 190 administrative assistance, office workers and libraria...

Feature Photo: India Garden

Feature Photo: India Garden

April 22, 2016

India Garden Head Chef Babul flips naan for the restaurant’s inaugural batch of customers. India Garden, the new Indian restaurant located at 65 East College Street, opened for business Thursday. The establishment takes the place of Magpie Pizza, which relocated to Sheffield Village in November 2015. The restaurant offers traditional northern Indian cuisine, desserts and fresh breads. It will serve dinner until 10 p.m. every day of the week. Owners Ramesh Sharma and Sanjeev Sharma run another India...

News Brief: Hotel Lawsuit Settled

Sydney Allen, Production editor

April 22, 2016

Filed under Campus News, Community News, Features, NEWS, Uncategorized

After last week’s lawsuit between the city of Oberlin and the College involving the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center, the drama has finally come to an end. A settlement agreement was reached Wednesday between both parties. The Oberlin City Council unanimously approved the settlement, which resolves all remaining issues surrounding the completion of the Gateway Center. The settlement comes after Oberlin College took legal action against the city for withholding the permits that would allow the center to open. The settlement stipulated that there will be a 15-foot sidewalk as well as 14 angled parking spaces along East College Street. In addition, the College has agreed to pay for and install all restriping for the...

Feature Photo: Anti-Oppression Symposium

Feature Photo: Anti-Oppression Symposium

March 11, 2016

Students gathered in the King Building Thursday evening for a teach-in on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict hosted by Students for a Free Palestine. Titled “Palestine 101,” the educational forum featured talks by double-degree first-year Alexandra Smith, College sophomore Christopher Kennedy and College first-year Nicholas Kattoura. This event was a part of the Anti-Oppression Symposium, a month-long series of panels, discussions and workshops designed to amplify marginalized voices and educate...

Feature Photo: City, Library, Renewal Levies on March 15 Ballot

Feature Photo: City, Library, Renewal Levies on March 15 Ballot

March 4, 2016

With Super Tuesday come and gone, it’s time for Ohioans to turn toward their own state’s primary on March 15. In addition to the presidential candidates, several levies will be on the ballot for renewal. The League of Women Voters of the Oberlin Area, a non-partisan voter mobilization organization, held a meeting Thursday at the Oberlin Public Library to discuss Issues 10, 11, 12, 25 and 26. If passed, these issues would all renew existing taxes for five years, though they would not add any new...

Feature Photo: Voter Registration

Review Staff

February 5, 2016

Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Uncategorized

                      Double degree junior Jeremy Poe and College sophomores Mia Antezzo and Eli Hovland, all mem- bers of the Student Voter Coalition, table outside Mudd. The organization, which works to register Oberlin students to vote, tabled on the first floor of Mudd library for voter registration during the Oberlin College Democrats’ showing of the Bernie Sanders vs. Hillary Clinton debate held in Azariah’s Café on Thursday. The debate itself was in New Hampshire, which will hold its primary on Tuesday. Ohioans must wait until the primary on March 15 to cast their votes. The SVC includes ABUSUA...

Feature Photo: Kent Wong, UCLA professor and activist

Feature Photo: Kent Wong, UCLA professor and activist

September 25, 2015

Kent Wong, professor at University of California, Los Angeles and director of the Center for Labor Research and Education, gave a talk at the College yesterday titled “Undocumented and Unafraid: A New Civil Rights Movement Led by Immigrant Youth.” Wong discussed his experiences working with undocumented students at both UCLA and Dream Summer, a summer program geared toward helping undocumented youth to succeed and to fight for social change. Wong shared stories about how several of his studen...

Kenyon Graduate Brings Synth-Pop to Cat

Kenyon Graduate Brings Synth-Pop to Cat

September 18, 2015

College junior Sammy Mellman joined bands Half Waif and Sedna’s not alone. for a cohesive and friendly show at the Cat in the Cream Saturday night, creating a warm atmosphere of sweet tunes and even sweeter friendship. Half Waif, the synth-pop project of Kenyon College graduate Nandi Rose Plunkett, headlined the rainy evening with a dreamy set. In addition to a handful of older material, the Brooklyn-based group, which also features drummer Zack Levine and guitarist Adan Feliciano, premiered...

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