The Oberlin Review

Faculty Searches Reinstated, Suspended

Alex Davies, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

After informing all College department chairs over a month ago that there would be a temporary freeze on permanent hires, the administration has reinstated two of the five tenure-track faculty searches that were approved last year. The Geology and Computer Science departments each had one search reopened...

Students Demand More Full-Time ODR Staff, Resources

Students Demand More Full-Time ODR Staff, Resources

Jenna Gyimesi, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The Office of Disability Resources is searching for a permanent director to fill the position after Isabella Moreno’s abrupt departure in early October. Meanwhile, Assistant Dean Monique Burgdorf has been appointed interim director. Moreno’s departure left the office with no permanent full-time...

Conference Brings Ideas, Array of Leaders to Oberlin

Johan Cavert, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


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

An impressive array of writers, politicians, educators, and national leaders will convene at The Hotel at Oberlin for a private conference in a couple weeks to address contensious issues concerning the state of American democracy. The conference, which will take place Nov. 15–17, is titled The St...

Oberlin Police Chief Hire Sparks Controversy Within Department

Devyn Malouf

November 3, 2017


Filed under Community News, NEWS

Despite the Oberlin Police Department’s announcement in August to hire Elyria Police Officer Clarence “Ryan” Warfield as its new police chief, that desk still remains empty. Warfield has yet to accept his potential position not only because of the time required for a full background check, but...

City Council Rejects NEXUS Offer For Easement

City Council Rejects NEXUS Offer For Easement

Katherine Kingma

November 3, 2017


Filed under Community News, NEWS

City Council held an emergency meeting Saturday, deciding to reject a $3,500 offer from NEXUS for means of access. The offer would have given NEXUS the legal right to use city property without owning it, granting the company the ability to begin building its pipeline. The Oberlin Community Bill of...

Feature Photo: Community Showcases Student Research

Feature Photo: Community Showcases Student Research

Sydney Allen, News Editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

College sophomore Alyssa Altheimer speaks to students about her project titled “The Effect of HMB on C2C12 Cells” at the Celebration of Undergraduate Research. The celebration — which included two sets of poster presentations from 6–7:30 p.m. last Friday — highlighted student research projects...

Security Report

November 3, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 1:31 a.m. A student reported a confrontation with a man taking his bike from the Wright Laboratory of Physics at approximately 1 a.m. When the student approached the individual, he returned the bicycle and left the area. Officers of the Oberlin Police Department also checked ...

Vershawn Ashanti Young, Rhetoric Professor

Vershawn Ashanti Young, Rhetoric Professor

Sydney Allen and Nathan Carpenter

November 3, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Vershawn Ashanti Young is an associate professor in the Department of Drama and Speech Communication at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario. Young is a pioneer in the field of sociolinguistic code-meshing and has written books about African-American English, intercultural communication, ab...

Trustees Reject Proposal for Student Representative

Trustees Reject Proposal for Student Representative

Sydney Allen, News Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Recent Stories

Former Student Senate Liaison and fifth-year double-degree student Jeremy Poe submitted a letter to the Review 18 months ago calling for student representation on the Board of Trustees. After months of follow-up activism and mobilization from students and Oberlin community members, the board officially...

General Faculty Approves Honor Code Changes

Lila Michaels

October 27, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The General Faculty Council and Student Senate voted on proposed revisions to the Honor Code and the Campus Code of Conduct during the General Faculty meeting Oct. 4. The Honor Code amendments passed thanks to overwhelming support from faculty, though Student Senate voted unanimously against the changes. ...

Feature Photo: Oberlin Participates in Nationwide Webcast

Feature Photo: Oberlin Participates in Nationwide Webcast

Sydney Allen, News Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Features, NEWS

City Councilmember Bryan Burgess discusses council’s plans to address climate change and improve sustainability after the screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, the sequel to Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth. The film screening was followed by a live webcast question and answer session...

President Ambar Announces Hate Speech Policy in Wake of Posters

Alexis Dill, News Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Anti-Semitic posters advocating the end of “Jewish privilege” were discovered outside of Warner Center, the Science Center, Carnegie Building, and East Hall by Safety and Security officers Oct. 20. The posters were promptly removed as they went against the College’s stated mission of diversity ...

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