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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...

Off the Cuff: Juan Méndez, Professor and Human Rights Activist

Off the Cuff: Juan Méndez, Professor and Human Rights Activist

Louis Krauss, News Editor

March 31, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Juan Mendez is a Professor of Human Rights Law at American University’s Washington College of Law who served on the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment from 2010–2016. Mendez is originally from Argentina, where he defended pol...

Local Petitions Challenge REC Choice Fund Options

Jenna Gyimesi

March 31, 2017


Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Local community members are pushing to overturn a recent initiative that would give city residents the option of donating revenue from renewable energy back to the city. A committee of city residents created two petitions that, if passed, would put the city’s Community Choice Fund back on next year’s...

Security Report

March 31, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Recent Stories, Security Report

Friday, March 24 6:30 p.m. A student reported the theft of two duffle bags, a purse and two pairs of shoes from their room at Firelands Apartments sometime between March 17 and March 24. Safety and Security officers and members of the Oberlin Police Department responded for a report. Th...

Trustees to Investigate Adding Student Rep

Trustees to Investigate Adding Student Rep

Sydney Allen, Production editor

March 10, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

After months of pushing from student senators and activists, the Board of Trustees agreed to cre­ate a task force that will investigate adding student representatives to the board. The breakthrough results from a proposal sena­tors sent the board last Wednesday asking for the creation of a task...

Administrators Approve Advising Overhaul Plans

Administrators Approve Advising Overhaul Plans

Melissa Harris, News editor

March 10, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

When the Dean of Studies of­fice dissolves at the end of this semester, its duties will scatter among the offices of the Deans of Students, Arts and Sciences, the Conservatory and a new office set to launch this summer: the Aca­demic Advising Resource Center. The center will take over the space vacated...

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