The Oberlin Review

No Delayed Commencement for Class of 2020, Says College

No Delayed Commencement for Class of 2020, Says College

Anisa Curry Vietze, Editor-in-Chief February 26, 2021

When the pandemic forced last year’s graduating seniors to abruptly pack up their Oberlin lives, the College hoped to be able to invite them back for a joint commencement ceremony for both the classes...

College fourth-year Andres Carrero interviews over Zoom for a potential post-graduation job.

Senior Launch Program Aims to Prepare Graduating Students for Life After Oberlin

Katherine MacPhail, Editor-in-Chief February 26, 2021

The Career Development Center is gearing up to commence the first ever Senior Launch Program, which will feature workshops on job searching, life skills, and navigating identity in the workplace. Participants...

Weekly COVID-19 Update

February 26, 2021

Lorain County Updates COVID-19 cases for Lorain County have continued to trend downward this week. From Feb. 18 to Feb. 25 the county had 234 cases, five hospitalizations, and zero deaths. This is significantly...

Security Notebook

February 26, 2021

Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 7:30 a.m. A Campus Safety officer conducting routine building checks noticed damage to a bench outside the west entrance of the Science Center. The bench appeared to have been...

Rabbi Megan Doherty

Rabbi Megan Doherty on the Heartbeat Bill

Walter Thomas-Patterson, Senior Staff Writer February 24, 2021

Rabbi Megan Doherty has served as director of Hillel and Jewish Campus Life for four years. Before coming to Oberlin College, Rabbi Megan worked at Mishkan Ha’am Reconstructionist community in New York...

The One Oberlin Report, released in 2019, recommended several plans to help Oberlin mitigate its structural budget deficit.

One Oberlin Committee to Reconvene, Create Opportunities for Growth

Anisa Curry Vietze, Editor-in-Chief February 19, 2021

After the pandemic disrupted the implementation of the One Oberlin plan, the steering committee will now reconvene and resume its work this semester. The One Oberlin report was a series of recommendations...

Oberlin Community Services has faced an increase in demand for financial assistance over the last year.

Community Orgs Care for City Residents Amid Financial Hardship

Alexa Stevens, Production Editor February 19, 2021

Oberlin social service organizations have had to alter their practices in order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has increased need across the community.  Demand for emergency assistance...

230 West Lincoln Street is the first abandoned lot up for sale this year.

City Selling Vacant Lots

Ella Moxley and Gigi Ewing February 19, 2021

The City of Oberlin is putting several vacant lots up for sale this year. A West Lincoln street property acquired nearly a year ago will be the first lot for sale.  The city gained possession of most...

Security Notebook

February 19, 2021

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021  3:58 a.m. Officers were requested to assist an individual who had fallen in the parking lot of Stevenson Dining Hall. The individual was being assisted by dining staff. The...

Weekly COVID-19 Update

February 19, 2021

Lorain County Updates In the last week between Feb. 11 and Feb. 18, Lorain County had 286 new COVID-19 cases, 24 new hospitalizations, and two new deaths. This number has been declining in the past...

Second-Years Tackle Career-Readiness, Complex Problems, Workplace Equity in SOAR

Katherine MacPhail and Casey Troost February 12, 2021

Many College second-years have just finished up a month-long virtual retreat focused on academic and career preparation, developing creative solutions to global issues, and equity in professional settings.  The...

Student Senate worked to educate the Board of Trustees on the Black experience at Oberlin during a December panel discussion.

Black Senators, Student Panelists Address Trustees on Racial Equity

Alexa Stevens, Production Editor February 12, 2021

Over winter break, student senators presented a panel and led a discussion about the experience of Black students to the Board of Trustees. They discussed issues Black students face on campus and how to...

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