The Oberlin Review

Off the Cuff: Andre Patton, Drag Ball Committee president

Alex Howard, News Editor

April 6, 2012


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Off the Cuff

What is the difference between drag, cross-dressing and transgender? I am going to tackle transgender first. It is a process that a lot of people aren’t as well aware of and it’s one that a lot of people think is just this person who may be transitioning or they feel that they just woke up one...

Dialogue Explores Line Between Public and Private

Joseph Dilworth, Staff Writer

March 16, 2012


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Within a small college community such as Oberlin, the line between what’s personal and what’s public often becomes blurred. Campus organizers hoped to more clearly distinguish the two during a public discussion held Monday in Craig Lecture Hall. The event, titled “Vandalism. Adderall. Obie...

Panels Shed Light on Linguistics

Aimee Stern

March 16, 2012


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

This week’s Symposium on Language and Linguistics, hosted by the departments of Anthropology, Computer Science and Psychology, was designed to fill the gap in Oberlin’s academic curriculum for students interested in linguistics. According to creator of the symposium Ron Shalom, OC ’11, the symposium...

Bon Appetit Introduces New Animal Welfare Policy

Abby Collier

March 16, 2012


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Bon Appétit will offer the program to Oberlin along with 400 other institutions and corporations including Google, Disney Land and the Art Institute of Chicago. The program “will be setting a new high-water mark in the food-service sector,” noted Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Huma...

Heritage Center Celebrates Women’s History

Elizabeth Dobbins

March 16, 2012


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The Oberlin Heritage Center is celebrating the close of Women’s History Month by hosting the presentation “‘You Cannot Resist the Call’: Oberlin and Women’s Changing Roles in the Nation” with Youngstown State University graduate students Roger Juntunen and Jane Spies on March 28 at 7:15 p.m....

Symposium Honors Anniversary of Fukushima Disaster

Joelle Lingat, Staff Writer

March 16, 2012


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The Fukushima: Lessons Learned? Symposium, held in Craig Lecture Hall the weekend of March 9–10, featured three different panels in honor of the one-year anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, marking the apex of the ongoing Fukushima lecture series. “The symposium is different...

Economist Speaks on Unintended Harmful Effects of Graduated Drivers Licenses

Julia Herbst

March 16, 2012


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Research Economist and Associate Policy Adviser Melinda Pitts, who works at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, spoke to students and faculty members on Monday, March 12 about her recent paper, “Restricted Driving and Risky Behavior Among Adolescents: The Case of Graduated Driver Licensing.” In...

Off the Cuff with Judge Susan Richard Nelson

Rosemary Boeglin, News Editor

March 9, 2012


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

You have a long history in litigation centered on product liability and tort cases, perhaps the most impactful of which was your 1998 tobacco case that resulted in a multi-billion dollar settlement. How did you become involved in that case? What do you perceive to be its significant results? I started practici...

Constitutionality, Necessity of Affirmative Action Resurfaces

Alex Howard, News Editor

March 9, 2012


Filed under Community News, NEWS

With the recent Supreme Court decision to hear the case of Fisher v. University of Texas, the debate about the constitutionality of affirmative action programs and the necessity of ensuring a diverse student body in educational communities has resurfaced. A white student, Abigail Fisher, is s...

Security Report: March 1 – March 6, 2012

Staff

March 9, 2012


Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, March 1 8:51 a.m. Custodial staff reported finding a light pole globe in a trash can at Burton Hall. The globe was transported to Facilities Operations. 11:31 a.m. Custodial staff reported a fire extinguisher missing from the first-floor east hallway at Zechiel House. The extinguisher wa...

MCAT Changes Structure, Requires Wider Breadth of Knowledge

Joseph Dilworth, Staff Writer

March 9, 2012


Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

Aspiring doctors typically enter medical school with strong backgrounds in the natural sciences, but recent changes to the Medical College Admission Test suggest that universities are seeking candidates with broader, well-rounded educational backgrounds. Beginning in 2015, the MCAT will include seve...

Ohio Primaries Predict National Trends, Withhold Clear GOP Victor

Rosemary Boeglin, News Editor

March 9, 2012


Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

The state of Ohio is the paradigmatic bellwether state. Since 1896, citizens of Ohio have voted for the victor of presidential elections over 93 percent of the time and have the longest perfect streak of any state in the union. The media storm surrounding the outcome of Ohio’s Republican Primary on...

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