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Security Report

April 14, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Recent Stories, Security Report

Thursday, April 6 11:15 a.m. Conservatory staff reported that posters advertising performances were torn down from various areas in the Conservatory. The incident is under investigation. 4:36 p.m. Safety and Security officers assisted an injured staff member at the Philips gym weight room. The individua...

College Takes on Millions in Additional Debt

College Takes on Millions in Additional Debt

Sydney Allen, Production editor

April 7, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The College received a $41-million loan last Thursday from the Ohio Higher Educa­tional Facility Commission, a governmental group that issues revenue bonds to colleges and universities. A significant por­tion of this money will be used to pay for the Philips gym ex­pansions, the renovation of Carr...

Faculty Seeks to Build on Partnership Program Model

Faculty Seeks to Build on Partnership Program Model

Melissa Harris, News editor

April 7, 2017


Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

The Student-Faculty Partnership Program is looking to expand next semester. The program seeks to engage students and faculty members in a semester-long collaboration to improve teaching quality. As different groups at the College have re­cently grappled with questions of transparency and structures...

SPIDIE Issues Recommendations on School Diversity

Louis Krauss, News editor

April 7, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Looking to revamp the College’s policies on diversity requirements, the Strategic Plan Implementation Committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, or SPIDIE, will present its recommendations to general faculty for approval Wednesday. The hope is that administrators will begin discussing the recommend...

Alan Norton Named Interim Vice President of Finance

Johan Cavert

April 7, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

With the departure of current Vice President of Finance and Administration Mike Frandsen set for July 1, the College announced last week that Dr. Alan Norton will fill the position as interim vice president until administrators select a permanent replacement. Norton has considerable experience working...

City Resists State’s Income-Tax Collection

City Resists State’s Income-Tax Collection

Jenna Gyimesi

April 7, 2017


Filed under Community News, NEWS

City officials are staunchly resisting a recent proposal by Ohio Governor John Kasich that would give the state centralized control of each city’s business income tax. Local officials fear the program is a stepping-stone to state regulation of local matters, leading Oberlin City Council to pass a res...

Off the Cuff: Kevin Bruyneel, Babson College Professor of Politics

Off the Cuff: Kevin Bruyneel, Babson College Professor of Politics

Melissa Harris, News editor

April 7, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Kevin Bruyneel is a politics professor at Babson College who currently studies the relationship between colonialism, race and collective memory. He recently published a book on these issues called The Third Space of Sovereignty. Bruyneel is currently researching the role of white settler memory in Ameri...

Security Report

April 7, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, March 30 1:16 a.m. A Safety and Security officer on a routine security check of Finney Chapel encountered four students inside the building. The students said that they didn’t think they should be in the building but found a door unlocked and entered. The students were identified and ask...

Administration Suspends Research Status

Administration Suspends Research Status

Melissa Harris, News Editor

March 31, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

A budgetary move intended to save Oberlin money has indefinitely eliminated funding for the faculty Research Status program. Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Tim Elgren and Dean of the Conservatory Andrea Kalyn announced the suspension in an email to faculty March 15, a decision they say could...

Student Senate Selects Task-Force Representatives

Student Senate Selects Task-Force Representatives

Sydney Allen, Production Editor

March 31, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Student Senate chose junior student senators Thobeka Mnisi and Josh Koller to join a five-member taskforce to investigate the merits of adding a student representative to the Board of Trustees. The task force will also include three board members, currently unnamed, and could begin meeting as early as...

Student Confesses to Filming Athletes Showering

Student Confesses to Filming Athletes Showering

Louis Krauss, News Editor

March 31, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Just weeks after a separate case of voyeurism charges in Oberlin, a Conservatory first year has been charged with filming undressed student-athletes in the Philips gym men’s locker room. In the two weeks before spring break, multiple male student athletes, including members of the basketball and swimming...

LaunchU Awards Innovative Startups $45,000

LaunchU Awards Innovative Startups $45,000

Melissa Harris, News Editor

March 31, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Three business ventures won a combined $45,000 at this month’s LaunchU competition. Since receiving the awards, each venture has taken off and is starting to grow with its newfound funding. The winning startups were chosen from the nine groups that presented ventures to a panel of judges at the...

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