The Oberlin Review

Increased Number of Obies Go Abroad

Sam Szabo, Staff Writer

December 11, 2009


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Although students considering studying abroad during their college career know they are not alone, a new report shows just how common the decision is for Oberlin students. According to the report, Oberlin had the second-highest number of students studying abroad this year among baccalaureate institutions. On...

Making Space for a Longer Fall Reading Period

Sam Jewler, Ian Seeley, and Lila Leatherman

December 11, 2009


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

From smoking cigarettes to running through the library naked, Oberlin students always find a way to cope with the stress of their impending finals. Reading period is never easy, but it might get a little less stressful in the next few years. It appears that the work of some former student senators could...

Speaker Rey Cordova, HIV-Positive Since Birth, Gives Face to HIV/AIDS

Fajer Saeed

December 11, 2009


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

As someone who was born HIV-positive, Rey Cordova has spent his entire life dealing with the stigma of HIV/ AIDS. Last Friday, Cordova, 29, gave a talk titled “Growing Up Positive: A Young American’s Lifetime with HIV” at Wilder as the concluding event of World Aids Week at Oberlin. Approximately...

Litoff Building Already Earns Award

Alexandria Cho, Staff Writer

December 11, 2009


Filed under ARTS, Campus News, Dance, NEWS

The Litoff building — the newest addition to the Conservatory and soon-to-be-home of jazz studies, music history and music theory — is making fast progress in ways that transcend its construction schedule. The American Institute of Architects recently recognized the building and architect Westlake...

Obies at War: Alumni, Family Find Reasons for Enlistment

Piper Niehaus, Editor-In-Chief

December 11, 2009


Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Though many people join the armed forces following the example of an older family member, Bill Krissoff, OC ’68, did the opposite. Krissoff’s sons both became commissioned officers in the Marine Corps and, after years of being an orthopedic surgeon in private practice, he followed in their footsteps. “In...

Oberlin’s Peta2 Ranking Beaten by Wesleyan’s Veggie Vote Mobilization

Julian Spiro, Staff Writer

December 11, 2009


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Despite Oberlin’s many tofu scrambles and vegan baked goods, the school just missed out on Peta2’s Most Vegetarian-Friendly College title. Oberlin improved from last year’s sixth-place finish in Peta2’s “Most Vegetarian-Friendly Colleges Competition,” coming in second behind Wesleyan University. However,...

Green Referendum Falls Short of Quorum After Seven Weeks

Fajer Saeed

December 11, 2009


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Each year, Oberlin’s Student Senate is required to put together a referendum to gather student opinions and amend the Student Constitution if necessary. Although the Student Senate has tried unsuccessfully to reach quorum for its Green Referendum since mid-October, the student body appears uninterested...

Green Energy Forum

Sam Szabo, Holly Roney, and Elise Shulman-Reed

December 4, 2009


Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

When College President Marvin Krislov signed off on Oberlin College’s Climate Action Plan this fall, he committed the school to achieving carbon emission neutrality by the year 2025. Although the plan is technically unofficial and nonbinding, on Wednesday, faculty and commu- nity members engaged in...

Oberlin Faculty Members Endorse Open Access

Ian Seeley, News Editor

December 4, 2009


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

In a unanimous decision, the Oberlin College General Faculty voted on Nov. 18 to allow open access to their peer-reviewed journal articles in Oberlin’s institutional repository. Although the policy only applies to peer-reviewed journal articles published after the policy’s implementation, the...

Gas to Power New AMP Plant

Holly Roney and Elise Shulman-Reed

December 4, 2009


Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

The lights in Ohio might soon start to get a little greener. On Nov. 25, American Municipal Power announced that it would be converting its American Municipal Power Generating Station project from a pulverized coal facility to a natural gas combined-cycle facility. As stated in AMP’s press release,...

Security Report: Nov. 19 – Dec. 3, 2009

Staff

December 4, 2009


Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, Nov. 19 11:43 p.m. An officer responded to a report that alcohol was being stored in a common kitchenette in Fairchild. Three bottles of beer were confiscated and discarded. Friday, Nov. 20 10:41 p.m. Officers were requested to assist an intoxicated student on North Main Street. Th...

WOBC Expands Mission

Daniel Dudley, Staff Writer

December 4, 2009


Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Although students tend to associate WOBC with its broad range of playlists, Oberlin’s radio station is working this year to reach out to the community by increasing accessibility and self-generating news broadcasts. “We have always been involved and interested in community, but we wanted to prioritize...

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