The Oberlin Review

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

A group of Oberlin and Ohio educations and education experts discussed the film Waiting for

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...

Active Minds at Oberlin Responds to Loughner Shooting

Carmelita Rosner

February 18, 2011

While Oberlin students were away on Winter Term, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner of Tucson, AZ shot 19 people, including U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-Arizona). A few months earlier, he dropped out of college for what many suspected to be mental health issues. Officials at the college recommended...

Community Service Fair Showcases Local Volunteer Opportunities

Eva Sachs, Staff Writer

February 18, 2011

This semester, the College continues to live up to its motto of “learning and labor.” On Tuesday, The Science Center was cluttered with tables and people presenting and learning about volunteer organizations. The Community Service Fair, a yearly event put on by the Bonner Center for Service and Learning,...

The College Confirms: Former DC Mayor Fenty Will Teach Next Fall

Caroline Hui, Monica Klein, and John Light

February 11, 2011

A version of this article that ran on February 11th stated that Fenty will co-teach a Politics class this spring semester. That was incorrect. Fenty will co-teach POLT 105 next fall and will make an as-yet-unscheduled appearance in Professor Paul Dawson's POLT 209 class this spring Former mayor of...

Oberlin Student May Face Domestic Terrorism Charges

Isabelle Rozendaal, the Oberlin College senior whose protests against mountaintop removal have put her at odds with coal giant Massey Energy Company.

Andrew Willens, News Editor

February 11, 2011

College senior Isabelle Rozendaal and four others were arrested last January for protesting mountaintop removal mining at Coal River Mountain in Marfork, West Virginia. Though criminal charges against them have been dropped, the “Marfork Five” still face a civil suit that may require them to pay...

Off The Cuff: Sex Educators Marshall Miller and Rachel Dart

Marshall Miller and Rachel Dart came to Oberlin to present their sexual education program, “I Heart Female Orgasm,” on Wednesday, Feb. 9.

Sophia Yapalater

February 11, 2011

What got you interested in sex education? Rachel Dart: My best friend in high school was a sex educator. I thought what she did was awesome, and went to her with all of my questions. Later, when I was in school at NYU, I started working with their peer educator program and began teaching sex education ...

Aladdin’s Eatery Opens, Replaces Java Zone

Rosemary Boeglin, Staff Writer

February 11, 2011

While Oberlin was in recess for winter term, Aladdin’s Eatery, a Middle Eastern restaurant franchise, moved into the space formerly inhabited by Java Zone. Aladdin’s Eatery had scoped out Oberlin as a prospective location for some time before having the opportunity to expand their franchise here....

Off the Cuff: Beejhy Barhany

Beejhy Barhany, founder of BINA

Max Anzilotti

February 11, 2011

Why did you decide to form BINA? We formed it in the beginning to network and help one another any way we could -- with a job, with housing. We just wanted to create a network for newcomers, which we knew from experience that it isn’t easy to be. So we said, “Why don’t we form a small organiza...

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