The Oberlin Review

Off The Cuff: Jen Deerwater, Indigenous Activist and Journalist

Off The Cuff: Jen Deerwater, Indigenous Activist and Journalist

Nathan Carpenter and Ella Moxley

November 8, 2019

Jen Deerinwater is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, bisexual, Two Spirit, multiply-disabled journalist, and organizer. Deerinwater writes on a variety of topics, including national politics, reproductive justice, ableism, resource extraction, and justice for indigenous communities. Deerin...

Security Notebook

November 8, 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:30 a.m. A Campus Safety officer on patrol observed an individual struggling to walk near Wilder Hall. The officer approached the student, and detected a strong odor of alcohol. The individual was identified as a student, answered all questions asked, and was assisted to thei...

Unknown Substance Causes Emergency at Walmart, Mercy ER

Unknown Substance Causes Emergency at Walmart, Mercy ER

Anisa Curry Vietze, News Editor

November 1, 2019

An unknown substance originating in the Oberlin Walmart parking lot left seven people sick or unresponsive on Tuesday. Some of the exposures occurred in Mercy Allen Hospital and resulted in the hospital employing its emergency management plan and temporarily evacuating its emergency room. Chemical testing is ...

Shopping Center Plans Raise Concern at City Council Hearing

Shopping Center Plans Raise Concern at City Council Hearing

Katherine MacPhail, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2019

Plans are in motion to develop a 28-acre shopping center at the intersection of Ohio State Route 58 and U.S. Route 20 in Oberlin. The proposition was met with resistance from community members at a City Council hearing on Oct. 21. The property belongs to Oberlin Fire Chief Robert Hanmer, who intend...

Democratic Debate Propels Ohio to Center Stage

Democratic Debate Propels Ohio to Center Stage

Nathan Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2019

Twelve candidates for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination descended on Westerville, OH, on Tuesday, Oct. 15, to take part in a three-hour debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times. Many of the candidates came out swinging, attempting to highlight ideological divides and set themselves...

Updated OCOPE Contract to be Published Online

Katie Lucey, News Editor

November 1, 2019

Oberlin College Office and Professional Employees will soon publish an updated union contract following negotiations with the College. OCOPE leadership confirmed that language used in the updated contract was ratified on Oct. 2, although the contract in its entirety has not yet been finalized and appr...

College Adds On-Campus Winter Term Projects

College Adds On-Campus Winter Term Projects

Ella Moxley, Senior Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

The College plans to implement changes to Winter Term to both encourage students to stay on campus as well as make off-campus Winter Term projects more financially accessible. These revisions come after recommendations from a Student Senate survey, The Academic and Administrative Program Review, and W...

Off The Cuff: Greggor Mattson, Cleveland Immersion Program Professor

Off The Cuff: Greggor Mattson, Cleveland Immersion Program Professor

Katherine MacPhail and Alice Koeninger

November 1, 2019

Associate Professor of Sociology Greggor Mattson teaches the Cleveland Immersion Program, a two-credit module course offered over fall break which educates students on the greater Cleveland area. Students learn about the history, challenges, and opportunities that Cleveland has to offer and visit the ci...

Security Notebook

November 1, 2019

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 9:37 a.m. Campus Safety Officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm on the second floor of Barrows Hall. Burnt food had activated the alarm. The area was cleared and the alarm reset. 2:57 p.m. Staff reported a strange odor at Burrell-King House. Officers...

Gibson’s Bakery Files Cross-Appeal

Gibson’s Bakery Files Cross-Appeal

Anisa Curry Vietze, News Editor

November 1, 2019

Gibson’s Bakery has filed a cross-appeal in the ongoing lawsuit that the bakery’s owners brought against Oberlin College and Vice President and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo. This cross-appeal comes after the College’s Oct. 8 decision to appeal the June jury verdict finding the College an...

ExCo to Reduce Future Course Offerings

ExCo to Reduce Future Course Offerings

Arman Luczkow

October 11, 2019

Editor’s note: Comments submitted by Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Elizabeth Hamilton after the initial publication date have been added to the online version of this article. The Experimental College plans to reduce the number of courses offered next semester from 74 to 50...

Gibson’s Verdict Appeal Filed

Anisa Curry Vietze, News Editor

October 11, 2019

On Tuesday, Oberlin College announced it would appeal the June jury verdict that sided with Gibson’s Bakery and against the College and Vice President and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo. The appeal comes after the College was denied a retrial at the county level last month. The College currentl...

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