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The Oberlin Review

Jim Barnhart, Executive Chef at The Hotel at Oberlin

Jim Barnhart, Executive Chef at The Hotel at Oberlin

Alexis Dill, News Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Jim Barnhart, a native of Grafton, Ohio, took culinary classes at Lorain County Joint Vocational School during his high school career after finding himself disinterested in typical classroom settings. He worked for The Wyndham Cleveland at Playhouse Square and The Ritz Carlton Cleveland before landing a...

Security Report

September 29, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 2:42 a.m. A staff member reported graffiti in the women’s and single-use restrooms in the Wilder Hall basement. A work order was filed for cleanup. 10:53 a.m. A bicycle and motor vehicle accident at the intersection of South Professor and West College Streets was reported....

State Honors Famous Baseball Alum

State Honors Famous Baseball Alum

Alex Davies

September 29, 2017


Filed under Features, NEWS

A bill honoring the late Moses Fleetwood Walker, the first African-American man to play under contract in the major leagues and a member of Oberlin’s first baseball team, was signed by Governor John Kasich Tuesday after its first two failed passage attampts. Walker’s birthday, Oct. 7, will be re...

NEXUS Pipeline Faces Continued Opposition

Xander Kott

September 29, 2017


Filed under Community News, NEWS

A duo of environmental organizations — Appalachian Mountain Advocates and the Sierra Club — filed a rehearing request last week on the decision made by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to give the NEXUS pipeline project the green light to continue. The pipeline will stretch over 255 miles acr...

First-Year Program Encourages Community, Confidence

First-Year Program Encourages Community, Confidence

Jenna Gymnesi and Sophie Grosskopf

September 29, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The Office of the Dean of Students initiated a new advising and orientation model this semester. The program, the Peer Advising Leader initiative, pairs student advisors with first-years in a semester-long program to help them adjust to college life. Unlike the ambassador program — the orientation mod...

College Implements Hiring Freezes

College Implements Hiring Freezes

Sydney Allen, News Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Each fall, the College begins its faculty hiring process with departments submitting requests to the Education Policies and Procedures Committee, a subcommittee of the General Faculty Committee, asking for new tenure-track faculty positions. This year, however, some departments face unclear prospects fol...

Council Votes for LGBTQ Protections

Council Votes for LGBTQ Protections

Alexis Dill and Eliza Guinn

September 22, 2017


Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Oberlin is en route to becoming the first city in Lorain County and 20th in the state of Ohio to make discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community illegal. Ohio is one of 28 states that has yet to do the same. In Oberlin, there are no laws in place to prevent employers from hiring or firing...

New Space Promises Opportunities for MRC

New Space Promises Opportunities for MRC

Anna Kozler, Contributing Writer

September 22, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The Multicultural Resource Center moved from its former space on the second floor of Wilder and into North Campus’ International House, previously occupied by the International Student Organization and Wilder Voice, along with other groups. An on-campus resource for marginalized and underrepresented studen...

Activists Launch Ballot Initiative Against Gerrymandering

Jack Brewster, Staff Writer

September 22, 2017


Filed under Community News, NEWS

Activist groups in Oberlin and across Ohio are banding together to fight the allegedly partisan drawing of congressional voting districts in the state. The Fair Congressional Districts for Ohio coalition aims to prevent partisanship in the voter map drawing process — better known as gerrymandering...

First Church Celebrates 175 Years with Multi-Faith Anniversary

First Church Celebrates 175 Years with Multi-Faith Anniversary

Alex Davies, Contributing Writer

September 22, 2017


Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Once one of the largest congregations in the United States, the First Church in Oberlin is celebrating its 175th anniversary Oct. 8. The event is open to members of all faiths and will commemorate the church’s decorated history. Throughout the years, the church has hosted notable speakers like Martin...

Board Proposes School Consolidation

Jenna Gyimesi, Staff Writer

September 22, 2017


Filed under Community News, NEWS

The wear on Eastwood Elementary, Prospect Elementary, Langston Middle School, and Oberlin High School over the years has prompted the Oberlin Board of Education to propose the construction of a $36 million building to house the students of all four schools. The idea has been up in the air for nearly...

Security Report

September 22, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 12:35 p.m. A student reported the theft of their bicycle from the front yard of their North Professor Village Housing Unit sometime during the night. The bicycle was registered. 6:55 p.m. Safety and Security officers assisted a student who fell off a skateboard and inj...

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