Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Associate Professor and Chair of Africana Studies Charles Peterson

Professor Charles Peterson on Teaching and Scholarship

Nikki Keating October 29, 2021

Associate Professor and Chair of Africana Studies Charles Peterson was named the new director of the Gertrude B. Lemle Teaching Center on July 1. The Center is the College’s teaching and scholarship...

Members of the Class of 2020 walked for a belated Commencement, which the Office of Alumni Relations hosted during Homecoming weekend.

Delayed Commencement Ceremony Brings Back Graduates

Kush Bulmer, News Editor October 22, 2021

This weekend, 172 recent graduates returned to Oberlin for the Special Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony after the original ceremony was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Saturday’s ceremony took...

The Oberlin Planning Commission recently approved plans for an ALDI grocery store, which will be the first retail outlet built in the Oberlin Crossing shopping center.

New ALDI Promises More Grocery Options, Economic Growth

Ella Moxley, News Editor October 22, 2021

On Sept. 15, the Oberlin Planning Commission approved plans to build a new ALDI grocery store in the City. Two years ago, Oberlin City Council rezoned nearly 28 acres of land at the proposed ALDI site...

Departments  have worked to expand course offerings in response to a large first-year class.

Departments Adapt to Accommodate Large Number of First Years

Ella Moxley, News Editor October 22, 2021

Last week, Oberlin completed a census of students at the College and Conservatory and found that an especially large number of students are enrolled for the 2021–2022 academic year. The rise in enrollment...

Students participating in the Sophomore Opportunities and Academic Resources reorientation
program gather for an ice cream social.

SOAR Re-orients Second-Years to Oberlin

Juanita Alabi October 22, 2021

After completing an unorthodox first year of college due to the COVID-19 pandemic, second-years are back on campus hoping to find their place at Oberlin. In order to support second-years, many of whom...

Kurt Russell (left) recieves his award from
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Mr. Paolo DeMaria

Off the Cuff with Ohio Teacher of the Year Kurt Russell

Walter Thomas-Patterson, Senior Staff Writer October 22, 2021

Kurt Russell is a social studies teacher at Oberlin High School and the 2022 Ohio Teacher of the Year. Russell has been an educator for the last 25 years. After listening to feedback from students about...

Weekly COVID-19 Update

October 22, 2021

Oberlin College Updates On Monday, the College announced that the outdoor mask mandate and restrictions on indoor dining had been lifted after a successful first two weeks of classes. Between Sept....

Security Notebook

October 22, 2021

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 12:40 a.m. Campus Safety Officers were requested to assist a student ill from alcohol consumption at East Hall. Officers spoke with the student, who was able to answer all questions...

Activists are planning to protest the College’s decision to keep Professor Mohammad Jafar Mahallati on faculty after his alleged involvement in massacres carried out by the Iranian government in the 1980s. The protest will take place on Nov. 2 at Cox Administration Building.

College Finds No Evidence of Wrongdoing in Mahallati Investigation

Gigi Ewing , Managing Editor October 15, 2021

The College has concluded its investigation into allegations that an Oberlin Religion professor made antisemitic and anti-Baha’i statements and aided the Iranian government in covering up the mass killing...

4.	Oberlin City Schools recently unveiled the new Oberlin Elementary School, which opened at the start of this academic year to all elementary-aged students in the city.

Oberlin City Schools Unveil New Elementary School, Green Updates

Walter Thomas-Patterson, Senior Staff Writer October 15, 2021

The newly completed Oberlin Elementary School, which cost $17.8 million, was unveiled in a ceremony on Sep. 12 as students fully returned to in-person classes. The opening marks the completion of the first...

The City of Oberlin recently received over $400 thousand from the American Rescue Plan Act to implement COVID-19 relief programs and improve city infrastructure.

American Rescue Plan Act Funds Community Improvement

Kush Bulmer, News Editor October 15, 2021

Oberlin City Council has begun discussions on how best to allocate the first tranche of funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, which President Joe Biden signed into law on March 11 to assist the nation’s...

In spring 2020, Oberlin ended recycling for many common items in order to accommodate social distancing measures for sanitation workers.

Opt-in Policy, Recycling Pledge Now Part of Oberlin City Recycling

Eric Schank, Production Editor & Senior Staff Writer October 15, 2021

In March 2020, the City of Oberlin suspended recycling collection services due to COVID-19, but resumed collection on an opt-in basis on Nov. 9, 2020. The new program dramatically decreases the scope of...

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