The Oberlin Review

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

December 11, 2009

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...

Green Referendum Falls Short of Quorum After Seven Weeks

December 11, 2009

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...

Green Energy Forum

December 4, 2009

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...

Oberlin Faculty Members Endorse Open Access

December 4, 2009

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...

Gas to Power New AMP Plant

December 4, 2009

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...

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

December 4, 2009

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....

WOBC Expands Mission

December 4, 2009

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...

New Anonymous Confessional Site Picks Up Where OCon Left Off

December 4, 2009

Ever since Oberlin Confessional, Oberlin’s anonymous confession website, crashed almost two months ago, many students have been without their anonymous gossip fix. A new website, Obietalk.com, has recently...

Off the Cuff: Lee Doren, “Crasher-in-Chief”

Lee Doren is the director (a.k.a. “crash- er-in-chief”) of Bureaucrash, a division of the libertarian think tank Competitive Enterprise. He also maintains a YouTube channel called “How the World Works.” Doren was brought to Oberlin as part of the Ronald Reagan Political Lectureship Series to give a talk titled “Avoiding Leftist Indoctrination at College.” A few hours before his lecture, he spoke with the Review about the dangers of bias in higher educa- tion, how to reject arguments that global warming exists, and why one should learn and debate fearlessly.
December 4, 2009

So, you had no hesitation coming to Oberlin? No, not one bit. I really enjoy speaking to students because I had very similar experiences, obviously. You can tell I’m not that much older than all of...

Security Report: Feb. 16 – Feb. 29

March 2, 2009

Thursday, Feb. 23 9:24 p.m. Officers and the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a call from the Oberlin Inn to assist two people stuck in the elevator. A work order was placed for repairs. 10...

OPD Offers Law Enforcement Training to Citizens

February 28, 2009

In a move designed to improve relations among the town, College and local law enforcement officials, Oberlin Chief of Police Tom Miller has instituted the police department's new Citizen's Police Academy. "Our...

Soup Kitchens Feel the Pinch as Layoffs Continue

February 28, 2009

As unemployment increases, Lorain Country residents are further tightening their belts by turning to food pantries and soup kitchens. But these organizations are also suffering from decreased resources...

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