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Banchoff on Dali, the Fourth Dimension

February 24, 2012

In his lecture “The 4th Dimension and Salvador Dalí” on Monday night, Thomas Banchoff, professor of mathematics at Brown University, shared his experiences exploring the fourth dimension through the...

Lt. Choi Speaks on Love, Activism

February 17, 2012

Lieutenant Dan Choi was introduced last Tuesday in Finney Chapel with the words, “On this Valentine’s Day, we welcome a man who has fought long for love.” The West Point graduate came to speak...

Out Spoken Provides LGBTQ Student Support

February 17, 2012

Out Spoken is a support group for LGBTQ students started last semester by Katharine Hahn from the Counseling Center and Asher Kolieboi from the Multicultural Resource Center. “It is really designed...

Sil Lai Abrams Facilitates Discussion of Race

February 17, 2012

In her talk “Passing Strangely: An In-Depth Look at the Phenomenon of Passing for White,” empowerment specialist and domestic violence awareness advocate Sil Lai Abrams shared her childhood experience...

Black History Month Celebrates Achievements, Past and Present

February 17, 2012

Founded by abolitionists, a stop on the Underground Railroad and the first institution to award college degrees to African Americans, Oberlin College is firmly rooted in Black History and has been celebrating...

Rabbi Speaks on Sex Trafficking, Moral Obligation of Israelis

February 17, 2012

J Street U, the student arm of J Street, the largest pro-Israel political action committee in the U.S., hosted Rabbi Levi Lauer on Feb. 13 to discuss his work to depose the sex trafficking trade in...

Oberlin Ranks Third in Peace Corp Volunteers

February 17, 2012

Although Oberlin has historically been well-represented in terms of number of alumni who become Peace Corps volunteers, this year the college placed third on the Peace Corps’s top list of small colleges...

RCT Boosts Composting Efforts, Expects Further Progress

February 17, 2012

Waste not, want not. Thanks to student environmentalists, Oberlin’s emphasis on composting is increasing at an astonishing rate. Last semester, the Resource Conservation Team managed to divert over...

Off the Cuff with Lieutenant Dan Choi

Lt. Dan Choi will speak in Finney on Feb. 14 about his experiences fighting against
West Point graduate and Iraq war veteran Lieutenant Dan Choi has been a figurehead of the gay movement since coming out on The Rachel Maddow Show in March 2009. As one of the founding members of Knights Out, an organization led by gay and lesbian West Point graduates who serve as facilitators between LGBT troops and army officials, Choi had an instrumental role in the struggle to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” He will be visiting Oberlin this Tuesday, Feb. 14. In a telephone interview with the Review, Choi shared his thoughts on the tenets of activism, falling in love and the conflicts within the modern gay movement.
February 10, 2012

What made you decide to join the army, and did “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” give you reservations about joining the service? I joined because I saw Saving Private Ryan and Forrest Gump and a couple...

Campus Retrofitting Saves Money, Energy

February 10, 2012

Since the end of the fall semester, Oberlin has begun the first of a three-phase retrofitting lighting project in 22 buildings, which will purportedly save both money and energy. School officials believe...

Students Utilize Winter Term Opportunity

February 10, 2012

With its notoriously loose parameters, Winter Term projects tend to span the spectrum from next to nothing to more work than students due during the semester. Though credit hours earned often fail to correspond...

Efron Speaks on Israeli Protestors, Social Justice

February 10, 2012

Noah Efron, visiting speaker from Bar Ilan University, spoke to students about Israel’s Occupy movement on Feb. 9, and expressed his enthusiasm for the young people in his country. Efron, who...

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