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1step2life Selected from Eight Finalists at LaunchU Final Pitch

1step2life Selected from Eight Finalists at LaunchU Final Pitch

Lily Jones, Layout Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

LaunchU, a competition for Oberlin College students, faculty, staff, and alumni to pitch entrepreneurial ventures — selected its victor last Friday. Professor and Chair of Psychology Nancy Darling and her student team took home first place and $20,000 in funding for their venture 1step2life, an app to sup...

Residents Question Facilities Communication

Residents Question Facilities Communication

Anisa Curry Vietze, News Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Editor’s note: This article contains description of blood and physical injury. Concerns about campus housing — including a window shattering in Langston Hall and ceiling leaks and mold in Firelands Apartments — have left some students unhappy with the lack of communication and transparency prov...

Off The Cuff: Jorge Heine, Former Chilean Ambassador

Off The Cuff: Jorge Heine, Former Chilean Ambassador

Jenna Gyimesi, News Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Jorge Heine is an experienced politician, educator, and author. He is a former Chilean ambassador to China, India, Bangladesh, South Africa, and Sri Lanka. Heine is also a former Chilean Cabinet Minister and is currently a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in ...

Security Notebook

March 15, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, March 7, 2019 12:09 a.m. Campus Safety officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Barrows Hall. Officers noted an odor of burnt marijuana and a slight haze near a room on the third floor. The alarm was reset. 11:22 a.m. A student reported their bicycle was stol...

Cyber Attackers Breach Admissions Database

Cyber Attackers Breach Admissions Database

Sydney Allen, Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2019


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

A database controlled by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid was the victim of a targeted cyber attack carried out by unknown persons Tuesday morning. The attackers were able to collect information about prospective, current, and former students who enrolled during or after fall 2014. The in...

Arabic Courses to Be Offered Digitally

Nathan Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2019


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Oberlin will change the way students take Arabic language classes starting next academic year. Moving forward, students will take intermediate- and upper-level Arabic courses through the Shared Languages Program, an initiative of the Great Lakes College Association. The courses will be taught in a ...

Admissions, Communications Present on Applicant Data

Sydney Allen, Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2019


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Vice President of Communications Ben Jones, OC ’96, and Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Manuel Carballo held a talk for College and Conservatory faculty and select administrative and professional staff Wednesday called “Understanding Oberlin’s Applicants (and Their Underst...

Sexual Misconduct Investigation Concludes

Jenna Gyimesi, News Editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Uncategorized

Editor’s Note: This article contains mention of sexual harassment and assault. The formal investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations against former Organ Professor James David Christie have been completed by Giffen & Kaminski LLC, a Cleveland-based law firm. They concluded that “there...

Connect Cleveland Expands Programming

Connect Cleveland Expands Programming

Lu Zucker

March 8, 2019


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Uncategorized

Oberlin students visited Cleveland’s University Circle neighborhood last weekend to engage with the city through a free bus trip provided by the College. This trip was an expansion of the new Connect Cleveland initiative, founded in fall 2018 as part of Oberlin’s first-year orientation. “We created Connec...

Security Notebook

March 8, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 8:52 p.m. A student reported that items were missing from their unlocked room on the second floor of South Hall. A jewelry box, two candles, and a ring holder had been taken. 10:14 p.m. Campus Safety officers were requested to assist an ill student in Kahn Hall. The student was ...

OTC: Kathleen Stephens, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea

OTC: Kathleen Stephens, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea

Sydney Allen and Lior Krancer

March 8, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff, Uncategorized

Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Kathleen Stephens spoke yesterday on “Militarization and Demilitarization on the Korean Peninsula” for the 2019 Global Issues Symposium. The symposium has spent all of February and March exploring the theme “Militarization of Global Politics, Econom...

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