The Oberlin Review

COVID-19 Outbreak Continues, College Moves to Remote Campus

Faculty and staff distributed packing boxes to students in the Root Room in Carnegie Building beginning Friday morning. Students in College housing are required to vacate campus by Monday at noon. Box distribution will continue 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

Nathan Carpenter and Katie Lucey

March 13, 2020

In an email sent to the campus community Thursday afternoon, President Carmen Twillie Ambar announced that today will be the last day of classes prior to spring break and that students should plan to leave campus by noon on Monday, March 16. The decision is meant to help contain the spread of the novel ...

Students Discuss UAW Concerns with Trustees

Students, staff, and community members rally at Wilder last week in support of union jobs at Oberlin.

Katherine MacPhail, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2020

Student activists met with members of the Board of Trustees last week to denounce the College’s announcement that they are considering outsourcing up to 108 United Auto Worker jobs. In the meeting, students expressed their concerns and presented petitions that had been signed by students, alumni, and t...

Congressional Candidates Campaign in Oberlin

Ella Moxley, Senior Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

Despite fears over the novel coronavirus — or COVID-19 — community spread, Democratic candidates running in Ohio’s fourth Congressional district have ramped up their campaign efforts. Some candidates, including Shannon Freshour and Jeffrey Sites, have increased their presence in Oberlin in recent wee...

Drug Exposure Reactions Raise Questions in Scientific Community

First responders stand outside of Walmart in October following the hospitalization of six people.

Anisa Curry Vietze, News Editor

March 13, 2020

Testing done by the Lorain County Crime Lab determined last month that the substance that caused seven people to experience overdose-like symptoms in October was crystal methamphetamine, and not fentanyl, as previously suspected. The ramifications of this result still echo through the community of police off...

College Announces New Music Minor

Katherine MacPhail, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2020

Oberlin is offering a new minor in Music following recommendations put forth by the One Oberlin report to expand “opportunities for private lessons, classroom study, and performing” for College students. Elizabeth Hamilton, associate dean of the College of the Arts and Sciences and co-chair of M...

Security Notebook

March 13, 2020

Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:49 a.m. Campus Safety officers and the Oberlin Police Department responded to a call for assistance at Barrows Hall. Upon arrival, officers located a student ill from alcohol consumption. The student was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment. 9:28 a.m. Allen Memo...

Pressure Mounts Against Outsourcing Proposal; Senator Sherrod Brown Voices Support of UAW

Students, faculty, alumni, and United Automobile Workers members gathered to protest the College’s Feb. 18 announcement that it is “formally considering” outsourcing union labor.

Nathan Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2020

Campus controversy continues to swirl around President Carmen Twillie Ambar’s Feb. 18 announcement that the College is “formally considering” outsourcing dining and custodial services, a proposal that could impact jobs currently held by 108 members of the United Automobile Workers union. While...

COVID-19 Outbreak Suspends Study Away Programs

Katie Lucey, News Editor

March 6, 2020

In the wake of rising global concern over COVID-19, a newly-discovered strain of coronavirus, Oberlin students are finding their study away programs altered or abruptly terminated in countries facing travel advisories. Although the College has issued statements indicating its ongoing support for affected ...

Conservatory to Launch New Recording Arts and Production Programs

The Conservatory is set to launch two new certificate programs in Recording Arts and Production.

Katherine MacPhail, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2020

The Conservatory has announced new one-year and two-year certificate programs for postgraduate students in Recording Arts and Production. The program is currently accepting applications for its first semester, which will begin this fall. The program is spearheaded by Director of Audio Services Paul...

Off the Cuff with David Kris, Security & Surveillance Expert

David Kris

Ananya Gupta and Kushagra Kar

March 6, 2020

David Kris held a session titled “Surveillance and Hate” in Hallock Auditorium this past Tuesday. Kris is the founder of Culper Partners, LLC. He was the Head of the Department of Justice’s National Security Division under the Obama administration. He has also served as senior advisor to the A...

Security Notebook

March 6, 2020

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 1:40 p.m. An officer was requested to assist a student who was not feeling well at the Science Center. The student was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment. 3:32 p.m. A student reported the theft of prescription medication from their backpack while at the Mary Churc...

Community Responds to College’s Demolition of Village Housing

A vacant lot on Elm Street. The College has completed demolitions of seven Village Housing Units since January after filing to do so in November.

Ella Moxley, Senior Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

Last month’s demolition of seven Village Houses has sparked conversation over whether the College should have been more intentional in consulting the surrounding community before making the decision to tear the houses down. The College currently has no plans to build on the vacant lots, and some resi...

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