The Oberlin Review

HIV Peer Testing Center Reopens, Undergoes Changes

HIV peer testers conduct free, confidential tests for students. The HIV Peer Testing Center reopened this semester after roughly a semester-long hiatus.

Alexa Stevens, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

After being closed for more than a semester due to changes at the state level, Oberlin’s HIV Peer Testing Center has reopened sooner than expected and reinstated its free HIV tests. However, unlike last year, student peer testers can only administer testing twice a month, when a Lorain County Public...

OTC: Tom Rosenstiel, OC ’78, Journalist and Fiction Writer

Tom Rosenstiel

Katherine MacPhail and Nathan Carpenter

December 6, 2019

Tom Rosenstiel held a convocation speech titled “Objectivity, Facts, Fiction, and the Future of Journalism” at Oberlin this past Thursday. Rosenstiel is nationally recognized for his work as an author, journalist, researcher, and media critic. He founded the Project for Excellence in Journalism at t...

Security Notebook

December 6, 2019

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 12:38 p.m. Campus Safety officers responded to a report of someone smoking marijuana on the second floor of Langston Hall. Officers made contact with the occupant, who denied smoking marijuana in the room. In plain view, officers observed a glass pipe with marijuana residue,...

New Research Journal Challenges Convention

The editorial board of On Second Thought, Oberlin’s new undergraduate history journal, lay out a strategy for the new

Nathan Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2019

Under the leadership of Assistant Professor of History and Comparative American Studies Tamika Nunley, a four-student editorial board is launching On Second Thought, a research journal designed to publish “unorthodox” historical research by Oberlin students. The journal’s origins lie with Nunley, who en...

College Strengthens Mental Health Resources

Anisa Curry Vietze and Drew Dansby

November 22, 2019

Editor’s note: This article contains mentions of substance abuse and suicide. Following unusually long wait-times for student appointments this semester, the Counseling Center has hired two part-time interim staff members. During the second week of the fall semester, a Counseling Center employee...

College Seeks to Address Course Registration Challenges

Nathan Carpenter and Ella Moxley

November 22, 2019

The course registration period for the upcoming spring semester concluded today following concerns that class offerings across several departments had been restricted this past fall due to a number of factors, including faculty leaves. Some students and faculty members feel that students — particula...

College Announces VP for Advancement

Michael Grzesiak

Ella Moxley, Senior Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

Last Friday, the Office of Communications announced via email Michael Grzesiak’s appointment to the vice president for advancement position. The position is currently held in an interim capacity by Rachel Smith Silver, who stepped in following Bill Barlow’s retirement in June. The search committee...

David Gibson, 65, Passes

Katie Lucey, News Editor

November 22, 2019

David Gibson, co-owner of Gibson’s Bakery, died Saturday Nov. 16 at age 65. In a video released in August, Gibson revealed that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in late 2018. Gibson was a lifelong resident of Oberlin and a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University. This past May, his family was a...

Security Notebook

November 22, 2019

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 1:23 p.m. Campus Safety officers were requested to assist a student in Barrows Hall who was having trouble breathing. The student was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment. 10:43 p.m. Officers responded to a complaint of cigarette smoke odor on the second floor o...

Sam Bailey, OC ’19, Sustained Dialogue Coordinator

Sam Bailey

Christo Hays, Production Editor

November 22, 2019

What does your work as Dialogue Coordinator entail? Mainly, I coordinate a program called Barefoot Dialogue, which I was involved in when I was a first-year as a participant, and then a facilitator and researcher. And now — having graduated last year — I’ve stepped into a coordinator position, w...

Democratic Candidates Look to Defeat Rep. Jordan in 4th Congressional District

Several Democratic candidates seek to challenge Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan in the 2020 Ohio 4th Congressional District race and are gearing up for the March primary election.

Katie Lucey and Ella Moxley

November 15, 2019

Several Democrats have filed paperwork to challenge Republican Jim Jordan in the 2020 Ohio 4th District Congressional election, a seat he has held since 2007. Democrats Shannon Freshour, Jeffrey Sites, and Mike Larsen have announced their candidacy for the position ahead of the Dec. 18 filing deadline....

Title IX Policy Undergoes Significant Revisions

Anisa Curry Vietze and Rachel Fang

November 15, 2019

Editor’s Note: This article contains mention of sexual harassment and assault. After a two year review process by the Title IX Policy Committee, the updated version of Oberlin’s Sexual Misconduct Policy was approved via a vote by the General Faculty Council on Oct. 16. The edits include changes to...

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