The Oberlin Review

Policy Change to Study Away Costs Causes Concern

Policy Change to Study Away Costs Causes Concern

Julia Herbst, Staff Writer

May 4, 2012


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

This week, members of Oberlin Students Unite presented a petition with over 750 signatures to College trustees, voicing discontent with the administration’s decision to change tuition costs for study abroad beginning next academic year. Oberlin Students Unite is working to put this issue on the agenda...

Off the Cuff with David Oaks

Alex Howard, News Editor

May 4, 2012


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

What sparked your interest in mental health activism? I like to say my recruiting room was when I was a working-class kid going to Harvard, and I ran into mental and emotional problems, and I ended up in a psychiatric institution. There I was in solitary confinement, getting forcibly drugged, and...

Obama to Kick Off Campaign in Ohio

Joelle Lingat, Staff Writer

May 4, 2012


Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are visiting Ohio State University on May 5 to officially launch his campaign for reelection this November. “Since we received the news that the President was coming here, our team has been working around the clock. We have been flyering, chalking,...

Security Report: April 19 to April 24, 2012

Staff

April 27, 2012


Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, April 19 1:15 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a light pole down in North Quad. A plastic dome was found broken and laying on the ground. The globe was taken to the Electric Shop and a work order was filed. 2:44 a.m. Officers were requested to assist a student who was not fee...

Off the Cuff with Judah Friedlander

Off the Cuff with Judah Friedlander

Allegra Kirkland, Editor-In-Chief

April 27, 2012


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

You’ve been doing stand-up since you were 19. Did you ever consider a career outside of comedy? Was there any point in your career where you got tired of it and wanted to quit? If you’re not working on new material, then you can get bored of your act, but I try to always be working on new stu...

Panel Discusses Free Speech, Dissent in Oberlin’s Political Climate

Elizabeth Dobbins, Staff Writer

April 27, 2012


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

A panel will meet to discuss the implications of free speech in Oberlin’s political climate on Friday, April 27, at 4:30 p.m. in King 106. The panel, titled “I may not like what you have to say, but I would die for your right to say it’: Critical Reflections on Free Speech, Dissent and Political...

CISPA Challenges Internet Privacy

Joseph Dilworth, Staff Writer

April 27, 2012


Filed under Community News, NEWS

The controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, which passed with a 248-168 vote in the House of Representatives yesterday, April 26, is indicative of the growing deterioration of online privacy that has captured the attention of internet users across the nation. While social media sites...

ObieTalk Monitoring System to Be Instituted in Response to Hate Speech

Rosemary Boeglin, News Editor

April 27, 2012


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

In recent months, the nature of postings on the online forum ObieTalk has elicited responses of anger and confusion from various members of the Oberlin community. The number of official complaints from students and parents has risen alongside increasing racist, homophobic, sexist and otherwise offe...

Security Report: April 11 – April 17, 2012

Staff

April 20, 2012


Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, April 11 7:50 a.m. A staff member reported being verbally harassed as she crossed Woodland Street by an individual driving a tan SUV. 9:20 p.m. Officers were requested to assist a student whose arm got stuck in a window in Langston Hall. A maintenance technician responded and loose...

Electric Car Greener Alternative to Gas-Powered Vehicles

Electric Car Greener Alternative to Gas-Powered Vehicles

Aimee Stern, Staff Writer

April 20, 2012


Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

The City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and Clean Fuels Ohio hosted a workshop and showcase from 9:30 to 3:00 today discussing city planning for electric vehicles and the newest models of electric cars by Chevy and Nissan. Despite reports of the technology’s death due in large part to oil lobbyists...

Peace Week Events Promote Connections, Community

Julia Herbst, Staff Writer

April 20, 2012


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

This week and next, a student and community led group known as the Peace and Conflict Studies connections group is hosting a program known as Peace Week. The goal of the program, which organizers hope will become an annual occurrence, is to foster nonviolent change and create community through hosting...

Off the Cuff with Edwidge Danticat

Liv Combe, Editor-In-Chief

April 20, 2012


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

In Create Dangerously you write that “this immigrant artist, like many other artists, is a leech and I needed to latch on.” You call yourself as a writer a liar, a parasite, a leech, and yet you say that your role is also to show the beauty of Haiti that people don’t see in the media. Which rol...

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