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Dascomb to Close, New CDS Options Introduced

Dascomb to Close, New CDS Options Introduced

Simon Idelson, Staff Writer

March 30, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

Vice President and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo announced that Dascomb Dining Hall will close next semester in a March 12 campus-wide email. To offset the meals specific to Dascomb, both DeCafé and Lord-Saunders Dining Hall will offer breakfast, and DeCafé will host fourth meal. The administr...

Board of Trustees Approves External Financial Review

Lila Michaels, Staff Writer

March 30, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to proceed with the Academic and Administrative Program Review during the March 9 board meeting, instructing President Carmen Ambar to put together a 30-person Steering Committee that will oversee the review, which will be led by educational consulting firm Stevens ...

Four Startups Win $37,000 in 2018 LaunchU Competition

Four Startups Win $37,000 in 2018 LaunchU Competition

Devyn Malouf, Staff Writer

March 30, 2018


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The sixth annual LaunchU program — Oberlin’s startup accelerator, boot camp, and pitch competition — came to a close March 10, as 10 teams of startup companies competed for a pot of $37,000. Three of the four winning businesses were made up of current Oberlin students, while one team consisted of ...

Sidewalks, Social Justice Discussed in State of the City Address

Tess Joosse, Staff Writer

March 30, 2018


Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

City Council President Bryan Burgess and City Manager Rob Hillard addressed past successes, such as improvements in city services, public works, social justice, and energy sustainability, as well as challenges and future projects in Oberlin’s State of the City address last Thursday. Burgess also gave the...

Chemistry Students Showcase Research at Meeting-In-Miniature Symposium

Chemistry Students Showcase Research at Meeting-In-Miniature Symposium

Gabby Greene, Staff Writer

March 30, 2018


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Oberlin Chemistry students presented their research findings for the annual Meeting-In-Miniature Wednesday. This event, both a presentation symposium and networking opportunity, was sponsored by Oberlin’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and the Cleveland branch of the American Chemical Soci...

Security Notebook

March 30, 2018


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Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:51 a.m. A staff member reported receiving a phone call from an Oberlin College number used in a credit card scam. The information was reported to the telephone office. 9:45 a.m. A student reported the theft of items from their unlocked Union Street Village Housing Unit som...

Full Interview Transcripts: Oberlin Engages In Wider Conversations About Sexual Misconduct

Julia Peterson

March 10, 2018


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

This week, the Review published a story about the impact of the #MeToo movement on campus. In preparation for writing this article, we reached out to a variety of people and organizations on campus, and many students, staff, and faculty members shared their experiences and perspectives on the movemen...

Oberlin Engages In Wider Conversations About Sexual Misconduct

Julia Peterson, Arts and Culture Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Editor's note: This article contains discussion of sexual harassment and sexual assault. The #MeToo movement — started in 2006 by Tarana Burke to support women and girls of color who have survived sexualized violence — became a household phrase in the waning months of 2017 when a number of promi...

OTC: Kirsten Pai Buick, Art History Professor

OTC: Kirsten Pai Buick, Art History Professor

Kameron Dunbar and Alex Davies

March 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff, Recent Stories

Kirsten Pai Buick has been a professor of Art History at the University of New Mexico since 2001. She focuses on African-American art, western art, and representations of the human body. She has been researching Mary Edmonia Lewis, a sculptor who attended Oberlin College from 1859 to 1863, since 1991...

Student Activity Fee Proposed to Increase $63 More Per Semester

Melissa Harris, Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2018


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Student Senate presented the Office of the Student Treasurer’s proposed increase to the student activity fee by $63.16 per semester — totaling approximately $528 per academic year — to the Board of Trustees this afternoon. The proposal comes from trends of sustained or increased student organization ...

Security Notebook

March 9, 2018


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Saturday, March 3, 2018 9:46 p.m. Staff reported a strong odor on the third floor of Barrows Hall. Officers responded and located the room in question. A green leafy substance, consistent with marijuana, was observed in plain view on a desktop. There was also a green leafy substance located in plain...

Final Pipeline Vote Rejects NEXUS Settlement

Final Pipeline Vote Rejects NEXUS Settlement

Roman Broszkowski, News Editor

March 9, 2018


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

Oberlin City Council voted unanimously to reject a proposed settlement with NEXUS Gas Transmission Monday night. The council was previously split on accepting a deal with NEXUS, voting 4–3 for the deal at the previous meeting on Feb. 20. The meeting contrasted with earlier hearings on the settlem...

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