The Oberlin Review

Students Utilize Winter Term Opportunity

Katherine Hamilton, Staff Writer

February 10, 2012


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

With its notoriously loose parameters, Winter Term projects tend to span the spectrum from next to nothing to more work than students due during the semester. Though credit hours earned often fail to correspond to efforts made by students, Richard Berman, director of Career Services, said that Winter...

Efron Speaks on Israeli Protestors, Social Justice

Kasey Cheydleur

February 10, 2012


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Noah Efron, visiting speaker from Bar Ilan University, spoke to students about Israel’s Occupy movement on Feb. 9, and expressed his enthusiasm for the young people in his country. Efron, who came as part of the J Street U sponsored lectures, went to Israel as a young person in 1982 after grad...

History Department Searches for New Early/Native American History Professor

Julia Herbst

February 10, 2012


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The History department is currently undergoing a search to fill the tenure-track position of assistant professor of Early/Native American history. The decision to create this position was due in large part to the impending retirement of long-time Professor of History Gary Kornblith at the end of t...

Billie Streets Speaks on Athletics, Success

Emma Eisenberg, Staff Writer

February 10, 2012


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Billie Streets, OC ’86, remembers her years playing for the Oberlin women’s basketball team in a way many Division III athletes would understand: “We were not good — we had fun, but we really weren’t good.” Still, at her talk on Sept. 7, Streets emphasized the importance of achievement. Inde...

Oberlin Meditators Help Students Manage Stress, Mental Health

Julia Herbst

November 11, 2011


Filed under Features, NEWS

It’s Tuesday night at 8:15 p.m., and Wilder 325 is filled with students seated on cushions and meditating in the semi-darkness. Most of these students are members of the Oberlin Meditators and regularly participate in weeknight and/or morning “sits” in Wilder. College junior Aki Gormezano and...

Peace and Conflict Studies rooted in Oberlin history

Katherine Hamilton, Staff Writer

November 11, 2011


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Given Oberlin’s long-standing reputation for activism, it’s not surprising that many students are concerned with resolving conflict and creating positive change in the world. However, many students remain unaware that the College offers a formal track of study to aid students in these goals: the...

Security Notebook: Nov. 3 – 8, 2011

Staff

November 11, 2011


Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, Nov. 3 12:20 p.m. Staff at Philips Gym reported an unauthorized individual in the weight room area. Officers approached one male who produced an ID and left the area. Oberlin Police also responded. 4:16 p.m. A student reported the theft of his MacBook Pro from the dining area of Fairchi...

State Issue 2 faces final vote as Issues 1, 3 put to voters

State Issue 2 faces final vote as Issues 1, 3 put to voters

Robin Wasserman, Staff Writer

November 11, 2011


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Arising in the middle of the recent heated and often harsh bipartisan debate about class, the role of government and how to move forward in tough economic times, Ohio’s decision this Tuesday, Nov. 8 on three issues will set the stage for political conversation leading into the 2012 elections. The...

State Issue 2 defeated 61-39

Robin Wasserman, Staff Writer

November 11, 2011


Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

This Tuesday, public workers and their supporters across Ohio declared a major victory with the 61–39 defeat of the controversial State Issue 2, which would have restricted public sector workers’ collective bargaining rights. The defeat of Issue 2 is a major victory for the Democratic Party and...

Innocent Man Speaks on Criminal Justice System

Joseph Dilworth, Staff Writer

November 11, 2011


Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

Joseph D’Ambrosio spent more than 21 years awaiting death in a jail cell the size of a bathroom for a crime that he did not commit. D’Ambrosio and Reverend Neil Kookoothe spoke to an audience at First Church on Wednesday night about life, faith and a criminal justice system intent on killing the...

Mugging of Professor Sparks Evaluation of Campus Security

Rosemary Boeglin, News Editor

November 11, 2011


Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Last Sunday afternoon, History professor Gary Kornblith was hosting a Civil War film festival in King 106. As he was bringing in a box of supplies, he passed by two young men sitting by the Rice parking lot entrance; he nodded at them and continued down the hallway. Moments later, Kornblith heard footsteps...

Professors Form Petition to Support the Occupy Movement

Alex Howard, Staff Writer

November 11, 2011


Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

As the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to spread to cities across the country and the world, four Oberlin professors are doing their part to show solidarity with the protesters. They formed an online petition to combat the portrayal of supporters of the movement as an unsophisticated, diso...

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