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Savage Refutes Accusations of Prejudice

Rosemary Boeglin, News Editor

March 4, 2011


Filed under Campus News, Community News, Features, NEWS

Dan Savage, founder of the It Gets Better Project and author of sex column “Savage Love,” gave what he referred to as the “spacey Theraflu version of his speech” to a crowd of students Thursday in Finney Chapel amidst concern from some student LGBTQ activists. The It Gets Better Project bega...

Students Protest Senate Bill 5 in Wilder Bowl

Jessica Lam, Staff Writer

March 4, 2011


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

With chants of “Kill the bill” and “I say budget, you say bullshit,” a march for solidarity with the unions to be affected by Senate Bill 5, along with a discussion panel with several faculty members from the politics department and the president of OCOPE, took place on Monday in Wilder Bowl. S.B....

Security Report: Feb. 24 – March 1, 2011

Staff

March 4, 2011


Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, Feb. 24 4:01 a.m. Officers and the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm on the third floor of Dascomb Hall. The alarm was activated by smoke from burnt popcorn. The area was cleared and the alarm reset. 6:36 p.m. Officers and the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire ala...

OSCA No Longer Allowed to Serve Leftovers

Ian Seeley, Managing Editor

March 4, 2011


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

On March 1, the Lorain County General Health District denied the Oberlin Student Cooperative Association’s application to continue functioning as a licensed risk level IV food service operation. OSCA will now operate as a risk level III operation instead. In practical terms, this means that...

Steinem Speaks on Forty Years of Feminism

Beatrice Rothbaum, Editor-In-Chief

March 4, 2011


Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

Gloria Steinem arrived in Oberlin in style on Wednesday, urging students toward direct action and offering aspiring activists, organizers and those hungry for change a glimpse of what half a century of relentless advocacy and activism could accomplish. On Wednesday night, Steinem delivered the second...

Haiti Trip Success Despite Perceived Lack of College Support

Eva Sachs, Staff Writer

February 25, 2011


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

All Hands Volunteers, a non-profit organization that provides assistance to survivors of natural disasters around the world, sent seven Oberlin students to Haiti for two weeks over Winter Term. As of Feb. 18, the organization has been working in the area for a year. Much of the work involved volunteering...

Illness Afflicts Tank Co-op

Ian Seeley, Managing Editor

February 25, 2011


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Last week, several students in Tank Co-op began reporting flu-like symptoms, prompting the Oberlin Student Cooperative Association to close the co-op for further inspection. In a statement, OSCA President Dylan Rees said, “Those who were ill have made a full recovery, and no additional cases of illness...

Sabo removed from Student Senate

Sabo removed from Student Senate

Caroline Hui, Staff Writer

February 25, 2011


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

College senior Pete Sabo was removed from the Student Senate last week, according to former Senate Liaison Marlo Barrera, College junior. Student Senators adhere to a point system that penalizes them for failure to carry out various responsibilities. Failure to attend a General Faculty meeting, for...

Off the Cuff: Nell Irvin Painter

Carolyn Bick, Staff Writer

February 25, 2011


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

I was wondering about The History of White People. You’ve said before that we’re actually all black. Did I? Yeah. Well, in the sense that we all have African ancestry. The earliest homo sapiens are from Africa, and so everybody’s carrying around little bits of their DNA. If you want to...

Students Rally in Columbus in Support of Union Rights

Elise Shulman-Reed, News Editor

February 25, 2011


Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Thousands gathered on Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio, to support public-sector union employees’ right to collective bargaining. Fifty-five Oberlin students made the trek to the state house to join in the protest. Protesters marched to the state capitol where the Legislature held hearings on Senate Bill...

Non-Profits, College, Local Businesses, History Contribute to Downtown Growth

Rosemary Boeglin, News Editor

February 25, 2011


Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

The East College Street Project has become home to several new businesses in recent months. Although Gary Boyle, City of Oberlin Planning Director, said the city does what it can to make Oberlin attractive to businesses, growth is ultimately in the hands of the private sector. “We set sort of a policy...

SURF: Pence and Heartbeat Attack Abortion and Womens’ Healthcare Access

Carmelita Rosner

February 25, 2011


Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Three pieces of legislation have attacked abortion in the past two months. Ohio’s “Heartbeat” Bill, which significantly limits the time frame in which a woman can get an abortion, was introduced by Republican state legislators in February. The Pence Amendment, a national bill which cuts Planned...

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