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During the fall semester, students were tested for COVID-19 in the Heisman Club Field House.

Weekly COVID-19 Update

December 4, 2020

Lorain County Updates In the past two weeks, between Nov. 19 and Dec. 3, Lorain County saw 2,285 new COVID-19 cases. A total of 7,777 confirmed cases have been recorded in Lorain County as of Dec. 3,...

New Organization Seeks to Strengthen Food Networks in the Region

Ella Moxley, News Editor December 4, 2020

After months of work on the part of College students, faculty, and community members, a new organization called the Center for Food Innovation @ Oberlin officially launched last month. The organization,...

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the College is offering more flexible policies for junior faculty who are pursuing tenure.

Professors Balance Work and Parenting, College Grants Extensions for Faculty Applying for Tenure

Ella Moxley, News Editor December 4, 2020

Oberlin professors face greater challenges in balancing academic and parenting responsibilities this semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic. With so many children attending school on Zoom, parents everywhere...

College administrators hope that by delaying the spring semester, students will avoid the worst of the winter cold and will be able to spend more time outside to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Spring Semester Delayed Three Weeks as COVID-19 Cases Surge

Nico Vickers and Anisa Curry Vietze December 2, 2020

The College postponed the start of the spring 2021 semester from its original start date of Jan. 7 to Feb. 1, in response to the surge in COVID-19 cases nationwide and in Lorain County. President Carmen...

President Carmen Twillie Ambar at her treadmill desk.

President Ambar Talks COVID-19, Equity in Higher Ed, Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies, and Waking Up at 3:45 a.m.

Katherine MacPhail and Anisa Curry Vietze November 20, 2020

In the final full week on campus, President Carmen Twillie Ambar reflected on a challenging year for the country and for colleges across the nation. The College shifted to a three-semester model, de-densifying...

No OSCA? No Oberlin is a new student group formed in response to the decision to close co-ops due to COVID-19 safety concerns this semester.

Members of “No OSCA? No Oberlin” Advocate for Future of Co-ops

Gigi Ewing, News Editor November 20, 2020

Concerned members of the Oberlin Student Cooperative Association have organized a group called “No OSCA? No Oberlin” to advocate in support of the nonprofit. Due to safety concerns around COVID-19,...

Oberlin City Schools will move to hybrid learning next January, after a fall semester of remote education.

Oberlin City Schools Extend Remote Learning Period

Ella Moxley, Gigi Ewing, and Walter Thomas-Patterson November 20, 2020

In response to rapidly rising COVID-19 cases in Lorain County, Oberlin City Schools have extended remote learning until Jan. 19, after which they will shift to a hybrid model. This change extends a taxing...

Resident Assistants say that new ObieSafe restrictions have created extra responsibility for their jobs this year.

RAs Request Hazard Pay For COVID-19 Responsibilities

Alexa Stevens, Production Editor November 20, 2020

Some Resident Assistants are pushing for hazard pay to compensate for an increased risk of viral exposure as they help enforce COVID-19 safety guidelines. However, according to Vice President and Dean...

Ben Franklin sells everything from school supplies, to snacks, to potted plants and relies heavily on student patronage.

Local Businesses Reflect on Tumultuous Year

Anisa Curry Vietze, Editor-in-Chief November 20, 2020

Even in a typical year, many businesses in Oberlin financially plan around College breaks and summer vacation — slower moments when students aren’t around to pick up a desk lamp at Ben Franklin or...

Lorain County Prisons Struggle with COVID Cases, Understaffing, Overcrowding

Drew Dansby, Production Editor November 20, 2020

Recently, Lorain County has seen a surge in COVID-19 cases; however the county’s two prisons have been hotspots for the virus for months. Due to their overcrowding, overworked staff, and insulated environments,...

Weekly COVID-19 Update

November 20, 2020

Lorain County Updates Lorain County saw 1,191 new COVID-19 cases between Nov. 12 and Nov. 19 — 1,162 of which were classified as community spread. A total 5,022 cases have been recorded in Lorain...

Security Notebook

November 20, 2020

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 2:40 p.m. Staff reported too many vehicles parked in the driveway at a Village House on Woodland Street. Campus Safety officers made contact with a resident to inform them of...

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