The Oberlin Review

Eliza Griswold, Journalist

Eliza Griswold, Journalist

Nathan Carpenter and Maranda Phillips

September 28, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Award-winning journalist and poet Eliza Griswold visited Oberlin Sunday, Sept. 23 to discuss her book Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America, which focuses on the impact of fracking on a small community in southwestern Pennsylvania. In addition to her work on fracking, Griswold has...

Security Notebook

September 28, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Security Report, Uncategorized

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 10:09 a.m. Campus Safety officers were requested to assist with a student feeling ill at the Allen Memorial Art Museum. Museum security officers responded. The student declined an offer for medical assistance. The individual was provided a drink and said they were feeling better....

Residents to Vote on School Consolidation

Residents to Vote on School Consolidation

Nathan Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Community News, Uncategorized

Oberlin residents will vote this November on Issue 11, a controversial proposed levy that would consolidate Oberlin City Schools into a single building by winter 2025. If approved, residents with a home value of $100,000 will see their taxes increase by $133 per year over the bond issues’ 37-year term,...

Students, Staff Chart New Course For Accessibility at Oberlin

Students, Staff Chart New Course For Accessibility at Oberlin

Roman Broszkowski, Senior Staff Writer

September 28, 2018


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Disability Resources will start testing a new electronic management system in the coming months, according to Director Eric Wagenfeld, who took on the position in July after a 10-month hiring process. The Accessibility Information Management system — one of many new disability-oriented programs that...

OCOPE Files Grievances Against College

Jenna Gyimesi, News Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The Oberlin College Office and Professional Employees union has filed multiple grievances against the College. OCOPE claims the College violated their contract by eliminating or reducing union jobs and then assigning the work to outside companies or non-union members. Earlier this year, the College was foun...

Oberlin Creates Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

Oberlin Creates Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

Sydney Allen, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2018


Filed under Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

Oberlin’s Entrepreneurship Club and Center for Innovation and Impact are launching their first Startup Weekend today, giving students and faculty members the opportunity to develop a project pitch in a fast-paced, three-day period. The event kicked off this afternoon with a presentation from Rue Ma...

Alumni Claim Censorship on Facebook

Gabby Greene, News Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Content Warning: This article contains brief mention of sexual assault. Administrators of the “Oberlin Alumni Digital Community” Facebook group removed five alumni from the group last week for “abusive language” following the establishment of new community guidelines ratified Sept. 12. “When...

Alumni, Students Try Reversing Staff Cuts With Petition

Alumni, Students Try Reversing Staff Cuts With Petition

Roman Broszkowski, Senior Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Alumni and current students are attempting to reverse the College’s decision to eliminate the position of Associate Director of the Student Union most recently held by Tom Reid, OC ’80. In an online petition that has garnered more than 1,000 signatures, supporters are demanding Reid’s reinstatement...

Janet Garrett Gears up For Another Congressional Campaign

Jenna Gyimesi, News Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under Community News, NEWS

Democratic Congressional candidate Janet Garrett visited Oberlin Sept. 14 to speak with members of the community and drum up support for the upcoming election. Oberlin students are encouraged to vote in this election in particular because of the potential for upset. Garrett is running against Jim Jordan, ...

Oberlin Portal Visits San Marcos

Oberlin Portal Visits San Marcos

Sydney Allen, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2018


Filed under Features, NEWS

College sophomore Sarah Goodstein video chats with students from a Portal at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. The Portal is currently operated by Texas State Galleries, an on-campus gallery within the university’s School of Art and Design. The discussion centered around innovative art methods...

Security Notebook

September 21, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 10:51 p.m. Campus Safety Officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at the Apollo Theatre concessions area. The alarm was located, replaced, and reset. Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 11:00 a.m. A faculty member reported a computer adapter stolen from their wor...

Alan Jones, Fourth Meal Cashier

Alan Jones, Fourth Meal Cashier

Sydney Allen and Maranda Phillips

September 21, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Alan Jones, 56, is a Campus Dining Services employee who works as a cashier and server at Oberlin’s Fourth Meal from 10–11:30 p.m. in the Rathskeller. Better known as “DJ Al,” Jones is known around campus for his catchy playlists and welcoming attitude. For many students, Jones is a staple of O...

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