The Oberlin Review

Security Notebook

November 22, 2019

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 1:23 p.m. Campus Safety officers were requested to assist a student in Barrows Hall who was having trouble breathing. The student was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment. 10:43 p.m. Officers responded to a complaint of cigarette smoke odor on the second floor o...

Sam Bailey, OC ’19, Sustained Dialogue Coordinator

Sam Bailey, OC ’19, Sustained Dialogue Coordinator

Christo Hays, Production Editor

November 22, 2019

What does your work as Dialogue Coordinator entail? Mainly, I coordinate a program called Barefoot Dialogue, which I was involved in when I was a first-year as a participant, and then a facilitator and researcher. And now — having graduated last year — I’ve stepped into a coordinator position, w...

Democratic Candidates Look to Defeat Rep. Jordan in 4th Congressional District

Democratic Candidates Look to Defeat Rep. Jordan in 4th Congressional District

Katie Lucey and Ella Moxley

November 15, 2019

Several Democrats have filed paperwork to challenge Republican Jim Jordan in the 2020 Ohio 4th District Congressional election, a seat he has held since 2007. Democrats Shannon Freshour, Jeffrey Sites, and Mike Larsen have announced their candidacy for the position ahead of the Dec. 18 filing deadline....

Title IX Policy Undergoes Significant Revisions

Anisa Curry Vietze and Rachel Fang

November 15, 2019

Editor’s Note: This article contains mention of sexual harassment and assault. After a two year review process by the Title IX Policy Committee, the updated version of Oberlin’s Sexual Misconduct Policy was approved via a vote by the General Faculty Council on Oct. 16. The edits include changes to...

Reflecting On 50 Years of Africana Studies

Reflecting On 50 Years of Africana Studies

Nathan Carpenter, Alice Koeninger, and Drew Dansby

November 15, 2019

Africana Studies Program Created Against Backdrop of National Activism Nathan Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief In the fall of 1969, Oberlin College launched an Afro-American Studies program, following significant student activism inspired in part by students at San Francisco State University; the Universit...

OTC: Sebastiaan Faber, Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies

OTC: Sebastiaan Faber, Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies

Christo Hays, Production Editor

November 15, 2019

Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies Sebastiaan Faber has taught at Oberlin since 1999 and is fluent in English, Spanish, and Dutch. Recently, he coordinated with other faculty members to propose an integrative journalism concentration, which the College Faculty Committee passed with 49 out of 51 mem...

Security Notebook

November 15, 2019

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 11:38 a.m. A resident of a Union Street Housing Unit reported that their headphones were stolen from their backpack in their room. The headphones are Beats, Studio3 Skyline edition, dark gray and gold in color, and valued at $350. 12:00 p.m. Campus Safety officers and the Oberlin Fi...

Proposal for Journalism Concentration Passes

Alana Blumenstein

November 8, 2019

The College Faculty committee passed an Educational Plans and Policies Committee proposal on Wednesday to establish a journalism concentration at Oberlin. The motion passed with 49 out of 51 committee members’ approval and is currently set to begin in fall 2020. Although Oberlin has a long history ...

Residents Respond to Construction of Pyle South Amherst Road Roundabouts

Residents Respond to Construction of Pyle South Amherst Road Roundabouts

Anisa Curry Vietze, News Editor

November 8, 2019

After almost a year of planning and discussion between residents and city officials, four roundabouts on Pyle South Amherst Road were completed last Friday. The roundabouts were part of a larger repavement project that also included cement stabilization, resurfacing, the addition of pavement markings, new...

Newly-Elected City Council Members Set Priorities for Term

Lila Michaels, Layout Editor

November 8, 2019

After a competitive race for Oberlin City Council, voters elected seven of twelve candidates into office on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Four incumbent councilors, Heather Adelman, Kristen Peterson, Kelley Singleton, and Linda Slocum were re-elected for another term. Ray English, Elizabeth J. Meadows, and Mary ...

Changing Landscape of Higher Ed Admissions Impacts Oberlin

Changing Landscape of Higher Ed Admissions Impacts Oberlin

Alexa Stevens, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Oberlin’s enrollment grew two percent this past year, from 2,785 students last year to 2,846 this year, making it one of three private colleges in the region to experience growth amid shrinking enrollments at colleges and universities throughout Northeast Ohio. This increase in enrollment was accompani...

New Alcohol Education Program Launched, Emphasizes Safety, Responsible Drinking

Arman Luczkow, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Oberlin will implement an online alcohol education tool called AlcoholEdu in the coming weeks. The program is designed to educate students on alcohol consumption and reduce harmful behavior associated with alcohol. In the future, AlcoholEdu will be a pre-matriculation requirement. For the current ac...

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