The Oberlin Review

Johnnetta Cole, OC ’57

Johnnetta Cole, OC ’57

Jenna Gyimesi and Kameron Dunbar

October 5, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Oberlin alumna Johnnetta Cole, ’57, delivered the opening remarks at the Inauguration Ceremony of President Carmen Twillie Ambar earlier today. Cole was the first female African-American president at Spelman College and also served as the President of Bennett College. She has been the director o...

Residents Make Bullying Allegations Against Local Teacher

Nathan Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2018


Filed under Community News, NEWS

A group of Oberlin parents is calling for an investigation into Oberlin City Schools teacher Sharyle Strayer, citing allegations of bullying dating back to 2002. In a Sept. 25 email addressed to OCS Superintendent David Hall and members of the Oberlin Board of Education, the group said Strayer h...

Students Protest Open Carry

Students Protest Open Carry

Saul Kester

October 5, 2018


Filed under Community News, NEWS

Three Oberlin students attended a demonstration at Kent State University to protest an “open carry walk” across campus on Saturday, Sept. 29. The walk attracted a large counter-protest from leftist groups, whose members outnumbered those of the far-right. College senior Maxim Mathee-O...

Conservatory Thefts Prompt Security Concerns

Conservatory Thefts Prompt Security Concerns

Sydney Allen and Amber Scherer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

After at least six thefts inside Conservatory practice rooms and lockers, Campus Safety will be increasing its security presence in the Conservatory complex with more rounds and potential additional security measures. Over the past few weeks, at least four students returned to their pr...

Security Notebook

October 5, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 2:00 a.m. A student reported a suspicious male in Tappan Square who appeared to be following them. Campus Safety officers and Oberlin Police officers responded, located and identified the male, and escorted the student to their residence. Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 ...

Community Member Arrested After Langston Thefts

Community Member Arrested After Langston Thefts

Sydney Allen, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2018


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Oberlin resident Que Freeman, 20, was arrested by members of the Oberlin Police Department and charged with three counts of receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony, on Sunday, Sept. 23. Over a three-to-five-day period, Freeman allegedly broke into Harkness House and Langston Hall and removed s...

Annual Fund in Limbo Amid Staffing Changes

Anisa Curry Vietze

September 28, 2018


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The Annual Fund will lose two of its senior staff this semester. With no permanent replacements selected, the Student Fundraising Assistants at the Annual Fund will make do with creative management strategies. “There was confusion at the beginning of the year about who was going to supervise us, ...

Eliza Griswold, Journalist

Eliza Griswold, Journalist

Nathan Carpenter and Maranda Phillips

September 28, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Award-winning journalist and poet Eliza Griswold visited Oberlin Sunday, Sept. 23 to discuss her book Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America, which focuses on the impact of fracking on a small community in southwestern Pennsylvania. In addition to her work on fracking, Griswold has...

Security Notebook

September 28, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Security Report, Uncategorized

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 10:09 a.m. Campus Safety officers were requested to assist with a student feeling ill at the Allen Memorial Art Museum. Museum security officers responded. The student declined an offer for medical assistance. The individual was provided a drink and said they were feeling better....

Residents to Vote on School Consolidation

Residents to Vote on School Consolidation

Nathan Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Community News, Uncategorized

Oberlin residents will vote this November on Issue 11, a controversial proposed levy that would consolidate Oberlin City Schools into a single building by winter 2025. If approved, residents with a home value of $100,000 will see their taxes increase by $133 per year over the bond issues’ 37-year term,...

Students, Staff Chart New Course For Accessibility at Oberlin

Students, Staff Chart New Course For Accessibility at Oberlin

Roman Broszkowski, Senior Staff Writer

September 28, 2018


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Disability Resources will start testing a new electronic management system in the coming months, according to Director Eric Wagenfeld, who took on the position in July after a 10-month hiring process. The Accessibility Information Management system — one of many new disability-oriented programs that...

OCOPE Files Grievances Against College

Jenna Gyimesi, News Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The Oberlin College Office and Professional Employees union has filed multiple grievances against the College. OCOPE claims the College violated their contract by eliminating or reducing union jobs and then assigning the work to outside companies or non-union members. Earlier this year, the College was foun...

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