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OCOPE Files Unfair Labor Practices Complaint

OCOPE Files Unfair Labor Practices Complaint

Eliza Guinn, Staff writer

March 10, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Oberlin College Offices and Profession Employees filed a charge of unfair labor practices against the College with the National Labor Relations Board Feb. 21, specifying that the College failed to abide by its collective bargaining contract with the union. The charge specifically refers to the Coll...

Krislov Forms Task Force for New Admissions Dean

Louis Krauss, News editor

March 10, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Following the retirement of longtime Dean of Admissions Debra Chermonte last fall, College President Marvin Krislov created a search committee of 10 members to help select a replacement to lead the admissions office. Physics Professor and Search Committee Chair Yumi Ijiri said the group had met in the f...

Oberlin Project Ends Eight-Year Run

Oberlin Project Ends Eight-Year Run

Jenna Gyimesi

March 10, 2017


Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

For eight years, the Oberlin Project has innovated green programs while endeavoring to stimulate economic activity in a collaborative effort between the College and city. In light of completing its many goals, the program will close its office this summer. The Oberlin Project was initiated, in part,...

Off the Cuff: Jodi Dean, Professor of Political Science

Off the Cuff: Jodi Dean, Professor of Political Science

Louis Krauss, News editor

March 10, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Jodi Dean is a Political Science professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and has written multiple books on political theory and communist revolution. Dean’s 2016 book, Crowds and Party, explains why movements such as Occupy Wall Street were unable to maintain momentum after they ended and ex...

Security Report

March 10, 2017


Filed under Security Report

Thursday, March 2 1:32 p.m. Staff reported that unknown people made unauthorized access to the roof of Mudd library to hang a banner on the east side of Mudd. The banner was non-offensive in nature and was removed from the roof. 2:24 p.m. Safety and Security officers and Oberlin Fire Department resp...

Senate Calls for Student-Rep Task Force

Senate Calls for Student-Rep Task Force

Louis Krauss, News Editor

March 3, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Upon entering the Wright Laboratory of Physics hallway, trustees appeared stunned at the sight of over 150 students silently protesting the Board of Trustees’ initial rejection of Student Senate’s request for student representation on the board. Most trustees declined to comment upon entering the...

Implementation Committees Inch Toward Final Plans

Sydney Allen, Production Editor

March 3, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

A year has passed since the College formed implementation committees for the Strategic Plan, and in that time progress has widely varied by group. Committees like Resource Management have made strides, while others wait idly for their turn with movement contingent on other groups’ plans. “Compared...

Bibbins Renovations Add Gender-Neutral Restrooms

Bibbins Renovations Add Gender-Neutral Restrooms

Melissa Harris, News editor

March 3, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Though all of Oberlin’s dormitories contain gender-neutral bathroom facilities, many academic buildings have lagged in adding such spaces. is summer, renovations to Bibbins Hall, the Conservatory’s primary building, will address students’ concerns with the installation of gender-neutral bathrooms. Conservatory...

Hillard Emphasizes Community Policing in Chief Search

Hillard Emphasizes Community Policing in Chief Search

Mia Wachtel Antezzo

March 3, 2017


Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Students and community members alike sent a clear message that they want a police chief who will prioritize the well-being of city residents at a listening session in the Rathskeller Monday evening. As the search continues for Oberlin’s next police chief, City Manager Rob Hillard met with around 12...

County Suffers from Worsening Heroin Epidemic

County Suffers from Worsening Heroin Epidemic

Louis Krauss, News Editor

March 3, 2017


Filed under Community News, NEWS

Once a secondary concern to police and anti-drug activists in the region, heroin addiction in Lorain County is reaching record highs. Now, local law enforcement is grappling with the devastating consequences of addiction and increasing rate of overdoses. Oberlin Interim Police Chief Michael McCloskey...

Security Report

March 3, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Friday, Feb. 24 3:18 a.m. Safety and Security officers responded to an alarm, which was missing the detector head, on the second floor of Baldwin Cottage. A student resident admitted to burning a candle earlier, and repairs were made to the alarm. Saturday, Feb. 25 1:30 p.m. Officers assisted a...

Off the Cuff: Pawan Dhingra, Professor at Tufts University

Off the Cuff: Pawan Dhingra, Professor at Tufts University

Melissa Harris, News editor

March 3, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Professor Pawan Dhingra is a professor of Sociology and American Studies at Tufts University, specializing in Asian American studies, immigrant adaptation, race and ethnic relations and social and cultural inequalities. From 2011 to 2012, Dhingra served at the Smithsonian Institution as museum curator for...

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