The Oberlin Review

Student Activity Fee Proposed to Increase $63 More Per Semester

Melissa Harris, Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2018


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Student Senate presented the Office of the Student Treasurer’s proposed increase to the student activity fee by $63.16 per semester — totaling approximately $528 per academic year — to the Board of Trustees this afternoon. The proposal comes from trends of sustained or increased student organization ...

Security Notebook

March 9, 2018


Filed under Recent Stories, Security Report

Saturday, March 3, 2018 9:46 p.m. Staff reported a strong odor on the third floor of Barrows Hall. Officers responded and located the room in question. A green leafy substance, consistent with marijuana, was observed in plain view on a desktop. There was also a green leafy substance located in plain...

Final Pipeline Vote Rejects NEXUS Settlement

Final Pipeline Vote Rejects NEXUS Settlement

Roman Broszkowski, News Editor

March 9, 2018


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

Oberlin City Council voted unanimously to reject a proposed settlement with NEXUS Gas Transmission Monday night. The council was previously split on accepting a deal with NEXUS, voting 4–3 for the deal at the previous meeting on Feb. 20. The meeting contrasted with earlier hearings on the settlem...

Trustees Return to Oberlin to Better Understand Student Life

Sydney Allen, News Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

This week, Oberlin administrators, faculty, trustees, and student senators convened for the Board of Trustees’ first 2018 meeting. The trustees participated in several events, including President Carmen Ambar’s proposed financial review and the first ever student organizations expo, as well as th...

Symposium Looks to Cityscapes to Address World Issues

Simon Idelson

March 2, 2018


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The College’s third annual Global Issues Symposium, The Global City, has begun its series of talks, discussions, and screenings that will run until April 27. The symposium will address daily life, politics, environmental issues, human rights, art, sports, and culture in a variety of cities in the Global...

Heidi Brown, OC ’93, Investigator

Gabby Greene, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


Filed under Off the Cuff, Recent Stories

Heidi Brown, OC ’93, is a former journalist for Forbes Magazine in Russia. She covered the Russian business environment after the collapse of the Soviet Union and has written extensively on Russia’s oligarchs and governmental corruption. She now works for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority as...

Ambar Details Finances, Solutions to Students

Ambar Details Finances, Solutions to Students

Devyn Malouf and Melissa Harris

March 2, 2018


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

President Carmen Ambar presented to students about Oberlin’s current budgetary state and answered subsequent questions Wednesday evening in King Building. Ambar mentioned how she intends to answer the financial deficit in student-specific ways, including the eventual closing of Dascomb Hall’s cafe...

Security Notebook

March 2, 2018


Filed under Recent Stories, Security Report

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 1:28 a.m. A student reported the theft of their jacket while attending an event at the ’Sco. 5:50 p.m. A student reported that they received a suspicious piece of mail, slid under their door in Langston Hall. A Safety and Security officer contacted the U.S. Census Bureau an...

Mercy Health Will Merge with Bon Secours Health System by End of Year

Mercy Health Will Merge with Bon Secours Health System by End of Year

Duncan Reid

March 2, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Community News, Recent Stories

Mercy Health, the hospital network that operates the Mercy Allen Hospital in Oberlin, is merging with the Bon Secours Health System in a move that would create the fifth-largest Catholic health system in the country. While details such as the leadership and name of the new network are still being negotia...

OFF THE CUFF: Sara Hlupekile Longwe, Feminist Activist

OFF THE CUFF: Sara Hlupekile Longwe, Feminist Activist

Sydney Allen and Alex Davies

February 23, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Sara Hlupekile Longwe is an internationally renowned feminist activist from Zambia. She visited Oberlin Feb. 16 to give a talk titled, “Organizing to Tackle Women’s Issues in Lusaka Zambia,” which detailed her experience with gender disparities in Zambia as well as her experiences creating and org...

Council Votes to Settle with NEXUS

Council Votes to Settle with NEXUS

Sydney Allen and Tess Joosse

February 23, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Community News, Recent Stories

“They’re breaking our laws, they’re taking our rights, but we won’t give up without a fight,” chanted the more than 60 Oberlin students and community members who protested during Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Councilmembers voted 4–3 to move forward with a potential $100,000 settlement wi...

“God the Mother” Followers Aim to Proselytize Students

Andrea Wang

February 23, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Recent Stories

In recent weeks, dozens of Oberlin students have been stopped on campus by religious proselytizers claiming to be theology students in order to engage them in conversation about “God the Mother.” These missionaries are affiliated with a group called the World Mission Society Church of God, a fri...

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