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The Oberlin Review

First-Year Program Encourages Community, Confidence

First-Year Program Encourages Community, Confidence

Jenna Gymnesi and Sophie Grosskopf

September 29, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The Office of the Dean of Students initiated a new advising and orientation model this semester. The program, the Peer Advising Leader initiative, pairs student advisors with first-years in a semester-long program to help them adjust to college life. Unlike the ambassador program — the orientation mod...

College Implements Hiring Freezes

College Implements Hiring Freezes

Sydney Allen, News Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Each fall, the College begins its faculty hiring process with departments submitting requests to the Education Policies and Procedures Committee, a subcommittee of the General Faculty Committee, asking for new tenure-track faculty positions. This year, however, some departments face unclear prospects fol...

Council Votes for LGBTQ Protections

Council Votes for LGBTQ Protections

Alexis Dill and Eliza Guinn

September 22, 2017


Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Oberlin is en route to becoming the first city in Lorain County and 20th in the state of Ohio to make discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community illegal. Ohio is one of 28 states that has yet to do the same. In Oberlin, there are no laws in place to prevent employers from hiring or firing...

New Space Promises Opportunities for MRC

New Space Promises Opportunities for MRC

Anna Kozler, Contributing Writer

September 22, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The Multicultural Resource Center moved from its former space on the second floor of Wilder and into North Campus’ International House, previously occupied by the International Student Organization and Wilder Voice, along with other groups. An on-campus resource for marginalized and underrepresented studen...

Activists Launch Ballot Initiative Against Gerrymandering

Jack Brewster, Staff Writer

September 22, 2017


Filed under Community News, NEWS

Activist groups in Oberlin and across Ohio are banding together to fight the allegedly partisan drawing of congressional voting districts in the state. The Fair Congressional Districts for Ohio coalition aims to prevent partisanship in the voter map drawing process — better known as gerrymandering...

First Church Celebrates 175 Years with Multi-Faith Anniversary

First Church Celebrates 175 Years with Multi-Faith Anniversary

Alex Davies, Contributing Writer

September 22, 2017


Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Once one of the largest congregations in the United States, the First Church in Oberlin is celebrating its 175th anniversary Oct. 8. The event is open to members of all faiths and will commemorate the church’s decorated history. Throughout the years, the church has hosted notable speakers like Martin...

Board Proposes School Consolidation

Jenna Gyimesi, Staff Writer

September 22, 2017


Filed under Community News, NEWS

The wear on Eastwood Elementary, Prospect Elementary, Langston Middle School, and Oberlin High School over the years has prompted the Oberlin Board of Education to propose the construction of a $36 million building to house the students of all four schools. The idea has been up in the air for nearly...

Security Report

September 22, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 12:35 p.m. A student reported the theft of their bicycle from the front yard of their North Professor Village Housing Unit sometime during the night. The bicycle was registered. 6:55 p.m. Safety and Security officers assisted a student who fell off a skateboard and inj...

Paul Sidhu, Dave’s Cosmic Subs

Paul Sidhu, Dave’s Cosmic Subs

Sydney Allen, News Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Paul Sidhu, 29, is the owner of the Oberlin branch of Dave’s Cosmic Subs, a sandwich restaurant franchise founded in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, by Dave Lombardy in 1997. Sidhu, a Cleveland native, launched a “soft opening” of the restaurant last Saturday to a high influx of College and community members. Th...

Staffing Shortage Creates Inequality

Staffing Shortage Creates Inequality

Sydney Allen, News Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

After Chair of the Board of Trustees Chris Canavan’s June email announcing this year’s budgetary deficit — including a drop in admissions, a five percent budgetary reduction, and a faculty salary freeze — many academic departments are preparing to weather another bout of budget restraints an...

College to Introduce Shuttle Service

Lila Michaels

September 15, 2017


Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories, Uncategorized

The Division of Student Life in the Dean of Students Office will offer a new shuttle service to various locations on and off campus this fall in an effort to create a more accessible campus and enhance the student experience. The service will launch Monday, Oct. 2, and will run from 8 a.m. to noon on...

Surveys Help Find Ways to Improve Student Life

Surveys Help Find Ways to Improve Student Life

Kate Fishman

September 15, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

With a significant dip in student enrollment and retention this academic year, the administration began emailing students and faculty survey questions in an effort to holistically improve the Oberlin experience. The data from the surveys have indicated that housing, communication, and sexual consent aware...

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