The Oberlin Review

Weekly COVID-19 Update

April 2, 2021

Lorain County Updates After weeks of hopeful news about declining COVID-19 caseloads, cases in Lorain County are on the rise once again. From March 25 to April 1, the county reported 248 cases and 17...

Security Notebook

April 2, 2021

Sunday, March 21, 2021 2:27 a.m. Campus Safety officers were requested to assist with a student ill from alcohol consumption at Harvey House. The student could not answer questions asked, and an ambulance...

Students will be moved from the South Campus dormitories to complete heating infrastructure projects this summer.

College Releases Summer Housing Plan, Requires In-Person Enrollment

After allowing students to enroll in classes remotely due to COVID-19 disruptions for the past two semesters, the College announced that it will require in-person enrollment for the summer semester. Additionally,...

“Go the Distance” is a new campaign launched by the Office of the Dean of Students to encourage students to continue social distancing through the coming months.

“Go the Distance” Campaign Encourages Students to Follow COVID Safety Measures

Anisa Curry Vietze, Editor-in-Chief March 19, 2021

New ObieSafe posters and signage will appear around campus in the coming days as part of the College’s “Go the Distance” campaign. Administrators created the campaign to remind students of the need...

Security Notebook

March 19, 2021

12:16 a.m. Campus Safety officers were requested to assist with a student at South Hall who was ill from smoking marijuana. The student was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment. Friday,...

Weekly COVID-19 Update

March 19, 2021

Lorain County Updates Lorain County’s COVID-19 cases continued to decline this week. From March 12 to 18, the county reported 146 cases and nine hospitalizations. These numbers follow last week’s...

Thirteen trailers full of students' belongings are located behind Kander Theater.

13 Trailers of Lost Belongings Remain One Year After Campus Closure

Nathan Taubkin March 17, 2021

A year after students had to depart campus suddenly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 13 trailers full of students’ missing belongings are still sitting behind Kander Theater. The College has been unable...

Students will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination starting March 29.

College Approved as Vaccination Site, Ohio to Expand Eligibility to Anyone 16+

Gigi Ewing and Ella Moxley March 17, 2021

Governor Mike DeWine announced yesterday morning that Ohioans sixteen and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting March 29. The same day, the College's partners at Harness Health indicated...

Despite economic uncertainty caused by the pandemic, Oberlin’s endowment surpassed $1 billion for the first time last November.

College Endowment Surpasses $1 Billion

Anisa Curry Vietze, Editor-in-Chief March 17, 2021

In November, the College’s endowment surpassed $1 billion for the first time in Oberlin’s history, and currently stands at $1.09 billion. The endowment increased by around $63 million in the five months...

Weekly COVID-19 Update

March 12, 2021

Lorain County Updates Lorain County’s COVID-19 cases continued to decline this week. From March 5 to March 11, the county reported 189 cases and 5 hospitalizations. These numbers follow 209 cases...

Faculty and staff distributed packing boxes to students in the Root Room in Carnegie Building beginning March 13. Students in College housing were required to vacate campus by Monday, March 16 at noon.

A Community in Isolation and Collaboration: COVID-19 Year in Review

Gigi Ewing, Ella Moxley, and Nico Vickers March 12, 2021

The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on March 11, 2020, sending the whole world into a tailspin. A year later, life on campus looks strikingly different than before the pandemic,...

International Admissions Adapts to COVID-19 Challenges, Looks to Future

Lauren Krainess March 12, 2021

With restrictions on travel, the international admissions and student life teams created new strategies for recruiting international students to apply for the class of 2025. The College is optimistic that...

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