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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...

Administrators Rush to Finalize Clusters

Administrators Rush to Finalize Clusters

Melissa Harris, News editor

February 24, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The College will soon finalize proposals for the new course cluster program, kicking off this fall at the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center’s “StudiOC.” As the March 10 proposal deadline approaches for interested faculty members, students remain unaware which departments or course combina­tions will...

Police Catch Peeping Tom with Footage of Students

Louis Krauss and Andrea Wang

February 24, 2017


Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Police arrested a man in Erie County after finding videos on his phone containing footage of women, mostly Oberlin students, undressing in their off-campus houses. David Schindley, 45, from Huron, Ohio, filmed the videos while standing outside students’ houses between Jan. 12 and Feb. 5. According...

Local Educators Urge State to Reduce Testing

Local Educators Urge State to Reduce Testing

Jack Brewster

February 24, 2017


Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

As the Ohio Department of Edu­cation inches toward approving an education plan to comply with federal regulations, local teachers, parents and school board members are im­ploring the administration to amend the proposal. The regulations are part of the Every Student Succeeds Act, a federal ruling signed...

Rathskeller’s Future Unclear Under Financial Strains

Rathskeller’s Future Unclear Under Financial Strains

Eliza Guinn, Staff writer

February 24, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The Rathskeller's abrupt closure at the beginning of the semester threw Campus Dining Service workers, students and community members into confusion and uncertainty about the future of the space. Four CDS workers have been assigned to the Rathskeller space since last semester, but the circumstances...

OSCA Cuts Business Ties with Gibson’s Bakery

OSCA Cuts Business Ties with Gibson’s Bakery

Sydney Allen, Production editor

February 24, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Oberlin Student Cooperative Association is exploring different responses to the College’s January decision to resume business with Gibson’s Bakery after protests erupt­ed following an altercation that led to the arrest of three College students in November. In budget preparations for spring 2017,...

Off the Cuff: Sophie Smith and Alicia Dinsmore, Activists

Off the Cuff: Sophie Smith and Alicia Dinsmore, Activists

Melissa Harris, News Editor

February 24, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff, Recent Stories

Sophie Smith and Alicia Dinsmore both work in Arizona with La Coalición de Derechos Humanos and No More Deaths, providing humanitarian aid for undocumented immigrants. Smith is a writer, community organizer and long-term desert and aid volunteer and search and rescue coordinator in Arivaca, AZ. She...

Security Report

February 24, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Recent Stories, Security Report

Thursday, Feb. 16 8:07 a.m. Safety and Security officers as­sisted a student who fell and injured their knee in Dascomb Hall. The student was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment. 1:10 p.m. Officers, members of the Oberlin Fire Department, elevator company personnel and a College electrici...

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