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Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

4.	Oberlin City Schools recently unveiled the new Oberlin Elementary School, which opened at the start of this academic year to all elementary-aged students in the city.

Oberlin Community Braces for Omicron Wave

Lauren Krainess, News Editor January 7, 2022

Over the last few weeks, Oberlin City government, businesses, and schools have worked to adapt to a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases caused by the Omicron variant. Last week, the City of Oberlin closed...

Remembering Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Words at Oberlin College

Remembering Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Words at Oberlin College

Nikki Keating, Contributing News Editor January 7, 2022

On May 26, 1987, Oberlin students filed into their seats for Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu’s Commencement speech. Tutu, who died Dec. 26, 2021, was a South African Anglican bishop and theologian who fought...

Earlier this week, the Office of the Dean of Students announced that Mark Sapara has been hired as Oberlin’s Assistant Vice President and Dean of Intercultural Engagement.

Student Life Hires New Dean of Intercultural Engagement

Anisa Curry Vietze, Editor-in-Chief January 7, 2022

On Monday, Mark Sapara began work at Oberlin as assistant vice president and dean of intercultural engagement. He will oversee the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, the International Student Resource...

Oberlin Launches Summer Block Intensive in Champagne

Walter Thomas-Patterson, Conservatory Editor January 7, 2022

As part of the first-ever summer block intensive, an intensive month-long course for credit, the Oberlin French department will host a four-week cultural and linguistic immersion course in summer 2023,...

Two Days Before Winter Break, 89 Students Test Positive in 48 Hours

Anisa Curry Vietze, Editor-in-Chief December 21, 2021

In the past day, 39 students tested positive for COVID-19, out of over 400 rapid tests administered by the College, according to this evening’s email from President Carmen Twillie Ambar. The announcement...

Students, faculty, and staff will be required to receive a booster shot by the start of spring semester on Feb. 18.

College Reports 50 New COVID-19 Cases Today, Updates ObieSafe Policies

Ella Moxley and Gigi Ewing December 20, 2021

This evening, President Carmen Twillie Ambar announced that over 50 students had tested positive for COVID-19 in the past day. In response to this rise in cases, all classes will be held remotely in the...

Eighty-two percent of faculty voted to approve a motion to ask the Board of Trustees to reconsider the change
to a Consumer-Driven Healthcare Plan and Health Savings Account that will begin Jan. 1.

General Faculty Calls for Recommitment to 2013 Compensation Goals

Anisa Curry Vietze and Ella Moxley December 17, 2021

In a General Faculty meeting on Wednesday, the faculty voted 82 percent in favor of a motion that calls for better faculty compensation and options in health care plans. The motion will go to the Board...

bell hooks, renowned writer, cultural critic, and former
associate professor of English at Oberlin, died this week at
the age of 69.

Author, Former Oberlin Professor bell hooks Dies

Kush Bulmer, News Editor December 17, 2021

Gloria Jean Watkins, the renowned author, feminist theorist, and cultural critic known to most as bell hooks, passed away on Wednesday from end-stage renal failure at the age of 69. hooks taught at Oberlin...

Students who are unable to meet the qualifications for a COVID-19 test from Student Health Services often seek a test from community resources like Mercy Allen Hospital or the Oberlin Public Library’s rapid test program.

Insufficient College COVID-19 Testing Causes Students to Turn to Community Resources

Lauren Krainess, News Editor December 17, 2021

This semester, some students have turned to COVID-19 testing resources offered by Oberlin community providers rather than the College. As a result, community providers such as the Oberlin Public Library...

Replanting of 126 Trees Underway

Replanting of 126 Trees Underway

Catherine Lee December 17, 2021

The College has begun the process of planting 126 trees to replace those that were cut down this summer. This is the final step in the first phase of the $140-million Sustainable Infrastructure Program....

Students seeking care from Student Health Services have faced long wait times since Oberlin outsourced health services to University Hospitals this past summer.

Outsourcing Affects Student Health Accessibility

Walter Thomas-Patterson, Conservatory Editor December 17, 2021

Since the College’s decision to outsource Student Health Services to University Hospitals Health System, many students have complained about long wait times and a lack of available appointments at Student...

Linda Slocum

Linda Slocum, Outgoing City Council President

Eric Schank, Production Editor & Senior Staff Writer December 17, 2021

City Council President Linda Slocum has served Oberlin’s community as a member of City Council since 2016. Slocum chose not to run for reelection this fall. After working for 17 years as the Gifts Librarian...

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