The Oberlin Review

‘Sco to Open Earlier, Offer More Diverse Events

‘Sco to Open Earlier, Offer More Diverse Events

Tess Joosse

November 17, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The ’Sco, Oberlin College’s campus bar and music venue in the basement of Wilder Hall, will open earlier and offer a wider range of events based on student feedback. Staff members of the club hope the changes will make it more accessible, with a larger role in student life. The ’Sco will open...

Feature Photo: J.D. Vance Speaks at American Democracy Conference

Feature Photo: J.D. Vance Speaks at American Democracy Conference

Sydney Allen, News Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Features, NEWS, Uncategorized

J.D. Vance, author of The New York Times bestselling Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, spoke at the Apollo Theatre this morning. Hillbilly Elegy offers a perspective of America’s white working class, tracking the generational migration of a family from the hills of Kentuck...

City Council Approves Heritage Home Program

Jenna Gyimesi, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

City Council approved the Heritage Home Program to create a fund that will provide homeworkers and landowners a more affordable, accessible way to renovate or repair aging homes. The program, passed Nov. 6, will officially take effect Dec. 1. Anyone who owns a home in Oberlin built 50 or more years...

Security Notebook

November 17, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017  1:11 a.m. Safety and Security Officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at a Goldsmith Village Housing Unit. The residents of the apartment had just arrived when the alarm was activated. An electrician changed the detector head, and the...

Gar Alperovitz, Historian and Professor of Political Economy Oberlin

Gar Alperovitz, Historian and Professor of Political Economy Oberlin

Sydney Allen, News Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Gar Alperovitz came to Oberlin as one of the speakers in The State of American Democracy: A National Conversation, a three-day, non-partisan discussion about the state of democracy in the U.S. The conference examines how the U.S. ended up in its current polarized state, and how we can bolster the re...

Student Senate Holds First Annual Constituents’ Week

Student Senate Holds First Annual Constituents’ Week

Alexis Dill, News Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Uncategorized

Members of Student Senate spent every night in Mudd library this week — known as Constituents’ Week — handing out Feve tots and Krispy Kreme donuts to every student who filled out a short questionnaire. The surveys, which were anonymous, asked students to provide feedback about academic programs,...

Gibson’s Files Lawsuit Against College, Raimondo

Gibson’s Files Lawsuit Against College, Raimondo

Sydney Allen, News Editor

November 10, 2017


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

David and Allyn Gibson, the father and son co-owners of Gibson’s Bakery in downtown Oberlin, filed a lawsuit against Oberlin College and Vice President and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo in the Lorain County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday. The lawsuit stems from a series of protests and boycotts...

Marijuana Company Granted License to Grow in Oberlin

Jack Brewster, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under Community News, NEWS

The Ohio Department of Commerce approved a license last Friday for Ascension BioMedical LLC, a medical marijuana company, to build a facility in the Oberlin Industrial Park. The approval makes it one of the few cities in Ohio — and the only in Lorain County — to grow medical marijuana. City Councilmember...

REC Profit to go Toward Sustainable Reserve Program

REC Profit to go Toward Sustainable Reserve Program

Lila Michaels, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The constituents of Oberlin voted in favor of depositing revenue made through Renewable Energy Credits into a Sustainable Reserve Program in Tuesday’s election. Oberlin earns RECs by utilitzing renewable energy sources to generate electricity, the collection and sale of which has garnered the city...

College Launches New Buyout Directed Toward Faculty

Gabby Greene

November 10, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The College sent a memo to all faculty members announcing the launch of a new buyout last Tuesday. Unlike the 2016 program — the Voluntary Separation Incentive Package, which was directed at all College employees — the incoming buyout is only open to faculty. The new VSIP means that the College...

Security Notebook

November 10, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 4:00 a.m. Safety and Security officers assisted a student, ill from alcohol consumption, in Langston Hall. The student was conscious, answered all questions, and said they would stay with a friend for the night. 12:37 p.m. Student Union staff turned in a coat left in Wilde...

OTC: Linda Slocum, Vice President Of Oberlin City Council

OTC: Linda Slocum, Vice President Of Oberlin City Council

Sydney Allen and Nathan Carpenter

November 10, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Linda Slocum has lived in Oberlin for 27 years and served one term as vice-president on Oberlin City Council. She graduated with a B.A. from Ursinus College and a M.A. from the University of Massachusetts before working as the Gifts Librarian & Managing Editor of Oberlin College Press for 17 years. Sh...

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