The Oberlin Review

Campaigns Vie for Lorain Votes

Campaigns Vie for Lorain Votes

October 28, 2016

As a battleground county in a swing state, Lorain County will play a critical role in the bitter struggle to decide the next president Nov. 8. Both the Republican and Democratic campaigns have headquarters downtown in the City of Lorain, in addition to a Hillary for Ohio base here in Oberlin. On Thursday afternoon, Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine spoke at a rally in Lorain High School. "You guys are more than a battleground, you’re a checkmate state," Kaine was qu...

Feature Photo: National Academy of Sciences Symposium

Feature Photo: National Academy of Sciences Symposium

October 28, 2016

Professor of Psychology Meghan Morean introduces her research at the beginning of the panel discussion for the National Academy of Sciences Reunion and Symposium on Thursday night. The symposium features 12 alumni who are members of the National Academy of Sciences. Today the symposium will have several different panel discussion from 12–1:30 p.m., oral presentations by students from 2–3:30 p.m., career advice for students from the NAS alums and a celebration of Undergraduate Research in the...

Burglars Rob Lorenzo’s Twice

Oliver Bok, News Editor

October 28, 2016

Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

When Lorenzo’s Pizzeria owner Larry Cariglio went to use his generator for a catering job on the morning of Oct. 15, he had a problem — the generator wasn’t there. Sometime between Friday at midnight and Saturday morning, someone walked into the pizzeria’s unlocked storage shed and stole the red Honda generator estimated to be worth more than $1,000. The very next night, burglars struck again. According to Cariglio’s account of surveillance footage, at around 4 a.m. on Oct. 16 a burglar pried open a door with a pizza peel, walked through the dining room to the back door and let another person into the restaurant. But that’s where the tape ends. Cariglio stated that he believes at least one of...

Off the Cuff: Eboo Patel, President of Interfaith Youth Core

Off the Cuff: Eboo Patel, President of Interfaith Youth Core

October 28, 2016

Eboo Patel is the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, an organization that works to promote interfaith dialogue on college campuses. In 2007, Patel published an autobiography titled Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation, which won the Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion. Patel was a member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships and in 2011 helped develop his administration’s Interfaith a...

Students Call for Representatives on Board

Students Call for Representatives on Board

October 7, 2016

As the trustees conclude their first campus visit of the semester, student activists are fighting for a change to College governance: student representatives on the Board of Trustees. Former Student Senate Liaison Jeremy Poe, who announced his resignation this morning, with the support of Student Senate and other student activists, published a letter requesting student representatives in May. “In order to bridge the informational and political divide between the Board and students, Student...

Fundraising Campaign Rakes in $318 Million

Fundraising Campaign Rakes in $318 Million

October 7, 2016

Trustees, donors and volunteers will celebrate the end of Oberlin Illuminate, the most successful fundraising campaign in the College’s history, at a dinner tonight. Over the course of the seven-year campaign, the College raised almost $318 million, blowing past the original $250 million goal. The campaign officially ended June 30. To the two trustee co-chairs for Oberlin Illu- minate, Pat Shanks and Chesley Maddox-Dorsey, the campaign was a much-welcomed yet unan- ticipated success....

Confidentiality Limits Dialogue at Trustee Forum

Louis Krauss, News Editor

October 7, 2016

Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

The Board of Trustees held this academic year’s first forum yesterday, inviting students to King Hall for intimate conferences with trustees, often the most direct channel for the community to address board members. Divided into four classrooms, the meetings allowed students to collectively raise concerns about issues such as the functionality of Oberlin’s Title IX office and the possible addition of student representatives to the board. “I personally value these groups where I can look someone in the face, and it’s an individual conversation,” trustee Lillie Edwards, OC ’75, said. “When you’re in a room with 200 people, it’s hard to have that level of communication and exchange.” Still,...

Framing of Race Series Seeks to Address Oppression

Oliver Bok, News Editor

October 7, 2016

Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

While a distinguished speaker giving a talk on an important social issue might not be new at Oberlin, the event series that sponsored this talk, The Framing of Race, is. Duke Professor Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, author of Racism Without Racists, delivered a talk titled “The Diversity Blues: Reframing the Diversity Agenda at Historically White Colleges and Universities” Thursday night. The Framing of Race is the 2016 theme for Think/Create/Engage, a new annual series that will focus on a different theme each calendar year. “The major objective of this series is to be a clearinghouse for all the things that are actually happening on campus,” said Wendy Kozol, chair of Comparative American Studies and co-c...

Off the Cuff: Gregory Kulacki, Nuclear Weapon and Control Expert

Off the Cuff: Gregory Kulacki, Nuclear Weapon and Control Expert

October 7, 2016

Gregory Kulacki specializes in cross-cultural communication between the United States and China. He has been working for the Union of Concerned Scientists since 2002, promoting dialogue amongst experts in the U.S. and China on nuclear weapon control and security. He has worked with the House of Representatives’ U.S.-China Working Group, the Senate Armed Services Committee, the U.S. National Academies, NASA and the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Kulacki, who is fluent in Mandarin, has...

City Council Approves New Member Manual

City Council Approves New Member Manual

October 7, 2016

After two years of discord, City Council approved an orientation manual to help new members and promote a cooperative environment at their meeting Monday. The manual covers the basics of Oberlin’s government and recommends how to best have productive meetings. The idea came from Councilmember Sharon Pearson, who believes it will improve overall communication and effectiveness in council. “I think it will help us in our efforts to work as a team with respect,” Pearson said. “It will...

Climate Conference Draws Leading Activists

Climate Conference Draws Leading Activists

September 30, 2016

Some of the biggest names in environmentalism will come to town for The Hotel at Oberlin's first major event this week. In response to growing national awareness and urgency about climate change, the College will host “After Fossil Fuels: The Next Economy,” a conference Oct. 6–8 on transitioning to a clean-energy economy. According to David Orr, the event’s organizer and special assistant to the College president on sustainability and the environment, the conference will address ways...

Alumni Influenced Governance Process, Karega Says

Eliza Guinn, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016

Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

Breaking nearly two months of silence, Professor of Composition and Rhetoric Joy Karega returned to campus for a student-organized meeting in Afrikan Heritage House Wednesday night. Karega told those in attendance she was planning to teach this semester before the Oberlin Chapter of Alums for Campus Fairness sent a letter to the Board of Trustees in late July. According to Karega, the faculty-led review held in June recommended neither dismissal nor suspension, and the College only suspended her after receiving the letter. She was originally put on leave last semester following the publication of Facebook posts that many found anti-Semitic. “The review process has stalled because many within and beyond the...

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