The Oberlin Review

Steinem Speaks on Forty Years of Feminism

Beatrice Rothbaum, Editor-In-Chief

March 4, 2011

Gloria Steinem arrived in Oberlin in style on Wednesday, urging students toward direct action and offering aspiring activists, organizers and those hungry for change a glimpse of what half a century of relentless advocacy and activism could accomplish. On Wednesday night, Steinem delivered the second...

Haiti Trip Success Despite Perceived Lack of College Support

Eva Sachs, Staff Writer

February 25, 2011

All Hands Volunteers, a non-profit organization that provides assistance to survivors of natural disasters around the world, sent seven Oberlin students to Haiti for two weeks over Winter Term. As of Feb. 18, the organization has been working in the area for a year. Much of the work involved volunteering...

Illness Afflicts Tank Co-op

Ian Seeley, Managing Editor

February 25, 2011

Last week, several students in Tank Co-op began reporting flu-like symptoms, prompting the Oberlin Student Cooperative Association to close the co-op for further inspection. In a statement, OSCA President Dylan Rees said, “Those who were ill have made a full recovery, and no additional cases of illness...

Sabo removed from Student Senate

Sabo removed from Student Senate

Caroline Hui, Staff Writer

February 25, 2011

College senior Pete Sabo was removed from the Student Senate last week, according to former Senate Liaison Marlo Barrera, College junior. Student Senators adhere to a point system that penalizes them for failure to carry out various responsibilities. Failure to attend a General Faculty meeting, for...

Off the Cuff: Nell Irvin Painter

Carolyn Bick, Staff Writer

February 25, 2011

I was wondering about The History of White People. You’ve said before that we’re actually all black. Did I? Yeah. Well, in the sense that we all have African ancestry. The earliest homo sapiens are from Africa, and so everybody’s carrying around little bits of their DNA. If you want to...

Students Rally in Columbus in Support of Union Rights

Elise Shulman-Reed, News Editor

February 25, 2011

Thousands gathered on Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio, to support public-sector union employees’ right to collective bargaining. Fifty-five Oberlin students made the trek to the state house to join in the protest. Protesters marched to the state capitol where the Legislature held hearings on Senate Bill...

Non-Profits, College, Local Businesses, History Contribute to Downtown Growth

Rosemary Boeglin, News Editor

February 25, 2011

The East College Street Project has become home to several new businesses in recent months. Although Gary Boyle, City of Oberlin Planning Director, said the city does what it can to make Oberlin attractive to businesses, growth is ultimately in the hands of the private sector. “We set sort of a policy...

SURF: Pence and Heartbeat Attack Abortion and Womens’ Healthcare Access

Carmelita Rosner

February 25, 2011

Three pieces of legislation have attacked abortion in the past two months. Ohio’s “Heartbeat” Bill, which significantly limits the time frame in which a woman can get an abortion, was introduced by Republican state legislators in February. The Pence Amendment, a national bill which cuts Planned...

Security Report: Feb. 17 – Feb. 22, 2011

Staff

February 25, 2011

Thursday, Feb. 17 1:24 a.m. Officers were requested at Wilder Hall to assist with a student ill from alcohol consumption. The student was not able to walk on her own and was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital by ambulance. 11:30 a.m. A student reported the theft of her bicycle from the porc...

Security Report: Feb. 10 – Feb. 14, 2011

Staff

February 18, 2011

Thursday, Feb. 10 5:33 p.m. Officers and the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm on the second floor of East Hall. The cause of the activation was found to be smoke from burnt food. The area was cleared and the alarm reset. Friday, Feb. 11 12:31 a.m. An officer on routine patrol of Langston Hall, detec...

Waiting for “Superman” Draws Crowd, Criticism From Ohio Educators

Waiting for “Superman” Draws Crowd, Criticism From Ohio Educators

Andrew Willens, News Editor

February 18, 2011

Over 200 students discussed America’s educational system with President Marvin Krislov and a panel of top Ohio and Oberlin educators after a film screening of Waiting for “Superman” Wednesday night. The screening, which kicked off the Oberlin Young Educators’ Pedagogy Symposium, showcase...

AMP Ohio Scraps Plans to Build Meigs County Gas Plant

Lila Leatherman, News Editor

February 18, 2011

After years of planning and discussion, American Municipal Power–Ohio has decided not to build its gas-powered power plant in Meigs County, Ohio, choosing instead to buy a gas plant that is currently in construction outside Fremont, Ohio. The city of Oberlin, though a member of AMP, was not scheduled...

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