The Oberlin Review

Panel Addresses Pitfalls of U.S. School

Rosemary Boeglin, News Editor

September 23, 2011


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

On Tuesday, Oberlin Young Educators, in conjunction with the Oberlin College Democrats and Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians, hosted Education Nation, a panel to address issues in education policy reform, such as graduation rates, teacher wages and curriculum.  College senior Rene Kamm, co-chair of OYE, said ...

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...

Off the Cuff with Reverend Greg McGonigle

Off the Cuff with Reverend Greg McGonigle

Rosemary Boeglin, News Editor

September 16, 2011


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

What are your responsibilities as the director of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life? [My job is] supporting campus spiritual communities, religious leaders and individuals on campus. It’s educating the campus in a broad way about religion in the world, religion and society, religious and ph...

Demystifying Off-Campus Housing

Abby Hawkins, News Editor

September 16, 2011


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Numbers Game According to Molly Tyson, Associate Dean and Director of Residential Education, over the last fifteen years the College has gradually decreased the number of students living off campus as a response to frequent reports of absentee landlords and unsafe living conditions in off-campus ho...

Professors Form Petition to Support the Occupy Movement

Alex Howard, Staff Writer

September 16, 2011


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

As the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to spread to cities across the country and the world, four Oberlin professors are doing their part to show solidarity with the protesters. They formed an online petition to combat the portrayal of supporters of the movement as an unsophisticated, disorganized...

New Travel Warning Restricts Student’s Study Abroad Options

Emma Eisenberg, Staff Writer

September 16, 2011


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The Winter Term trip to Mexico has a 30-year tradition in the Hispanic Studies department. This year, however, the trip is still being vetted by the Office of Study Away, thanks to a new policy restricting student travel to potentially dangerous countries. The Travel Warning policy states that “students...

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...

Security Report: April 28 – May 4, 2011

Staff

May 13, 2011


Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, April 28 1:25 a.m. Officers were alerted to a student sitting outside on a second floor window ledge at King Hall. The student said he climbed through a window to smoke a cigarette. He was advised against his actions and told to return to the building. 2:11 a.m. Officers responded to a loud noise ...

Off the Cuff: Rand Steiger, Composer-in-Residence

Caroline Hui, Staff Writer

May 13, 2011


Filed under Music, NEWS, Off the Cuff

How did you get your start in music and composition? I started as a rock drummer when I was growing up in the suburbs of New York City. When I was in junior high, I wrote songs for my band, so I had started writing music before I really thought about it as a profession. In high school, when I s...

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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