Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Petititions Circulate to Preserve REC Fund

John Elder, OC '53
March 10
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: In May 2007, the Oberlin City Council voted unanimously to establish a Sustainable Reserve Program funded by the revenue from selling renewable energy credits. This week, former Oberlin City Councilors, business owners and other respected Oberlinians are starting to circulate a pair...

Class Trustees Must Consider Student Needs

Cory Ventresca, College senior
March 3
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Executive Assistant to the General Counsel and Secretary Pam Pierron’s email sent Saturday, Feb. 25 stating the “regularly scheduled forum time will be used for a trustee–Student Senate mini-retreat” was incredibly disappointing to me as a former student senator. While it is im...

“African American” Best Term for Black Populace

Mauris Emeka, Oberlin Resident
March 3
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: By way of history, until the mid 1960s, the acceptable and respectful way to refer to African Americans (or Black people) was as “colored” or “negro.” For the most part, those designations began fading away around 1965 when the Black awareness movement emerged. Careful study...

OCOPE Clarifies Facts

Tracy Tucker and OCOPE Executive Board
March 3
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: It has come to our attention that incorrect information about Oberlin College Office and Professional Employees continues to spread across campus. We know the source of much of this misinformation and have requested that the College correct the errors, but since that is not happening...

RECs Best Invested in Community Programs

John D. Elder, Oberlin Resident
February 24
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: The Oberlin City Council wants to establish a Community Choice Fund to receive donations from credits it would begin giving on electric bills in July. The credits would come from 85 percent of the proceeds of the sale of Renewable Energy Certificates, as voted 4–2 by council in a ...

Master’s Programs Would Damage Oberlin

David Arnow, OC ’73
February 24
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS, Uncategorized

To the Editors: Be careful what you wish for — you may get it. Among the top reasons I went to Oberlin was that it did not follow the university model. Master’s programs were few and almost every class I took was taught by a full-time, experienced professor with the highest degree available in the...

Immigration Ban Undermines Urban Values

Joe Bialek, Cleveland resident
February 17
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: My grandfather, Albert Joseph Bialek, came to the United States from Poland in 1910. According to the Ellis Island website, he boarded the ship Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse in Bremen, Germany. He had just completed his service in the Austrian Army. Poland, at that time, was divided into...

Stalinist Left Attempts to Silence Free Speech

Bob Gross, Oberlin Visitor
February 10
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: As much as those on the left see Trump as a Hitler in the White House, moderates like myself see the left as wanting a Stalin in the White House. In Stalin’s Soviet Union, speaking the truth resulted in a prison sentence — perhaps even execution. In a Stalinist manner, the left ...

Alumna Welcomes Students Back

Thelma Morris, OC ’54
February 3
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Winter Term has just ended. Oberlin was quiet, with few students on campus involved in research with faculty, bookmaking, writing, theater work and practicing an instrument. Many of you were engaged throughout the world in diverse projects. Many of you went home to think, reconne...

Interfaith Students Offer Solidarity

210 people of diverse faiths, and counting
February 3
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: We the undersigned, representing a wide spectrum of worldviews and campuses all across the country, wish to express our support for refugees and immigrants all over the world impacted by the executive order issued Jan. 27 that bars them from entering the United States. We are especiall...

Executive Order Threatens U.S.

Booker C. Peek, Emeritus Associate Professor of Africana Studies
February 3
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: To date, it has been American citizens who have slaughtered masses of people in this country, except on 9/11 when 19 foreigners, mostly Saudis, attacked the U.S. Because of the Internet, those outside the U.S. wishing to do us harm do not have to travel here; they can from anywhere in...

CPB Deepens Commitment to Justice

Rev. Steve Hammond, Al Carroll
February 3
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: A Statement from Community Peace Builders of Oberlin: As the United States recently inaugurated a new president, Community Peace Builders of Oberlin and like-minded groups and movements around the world are concerned at the ways in which actions of the incoming administration may nega...

Established 1874.
Letters to the Editors