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The Oberlin Review

Peace and Conflict Studies Group Explains Goals

Allegra Fonda-Bonardi and Al Carroll

March 11, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Think the nonviolent revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Jordan, Libya, Bahrain, etc. are spontaneous? Think again! News sources as diverse as the New York Times, the BBC and Radio Free Europe have reported that not only were they several years in planning, but these revolutions...

Active Minds Explains Goals

Active Minds

March 4, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: It has been brought to the attention of Active Minds at Oberlin that some students have been worried about the nature of the posters around campus intended to raise awareness for National Eating Disorders Awareness week. Students expressed concern that some of the posters may, in fact,...

Oberlin Students for Israel Respond to Criticism

Oberlin Students for Israel

March 4, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Last week, Sgt. Benjamin Anthony said that real peace needs to be more than just a political agreement, a sentiment with which Oberlin Students for Israel wholeheartedly agrees. The beginning of such a peace is understanding each other and actively learning about the intricacies of t...

Fenty Illegitamately Transferred College Alumni From Job

Erich Martel

March 4, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Making former Washington, D.C., mayor Adrian Fenty, OC ’92, a “distinguished visiting professor of politics” at Oberlin College to “co-teach an introductory politics course … that will draw on an original case study [he] is writing about his mayoral administration, with a...

Krislov Absent From Savage Audience

Ian Copeland

March 4, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: I understand that President Krislov and other College dignitaries are burdened by fantastically busy schedules and, as a result, cannot be expected to attend the remarks of every guest invited to speak on campus. With that said, recent talks given by Ralph Nader and Karl Rove were...

Student Proposes Campus Israel- Palestine Solution

Owen Henry

March 4, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: It is always inevitable whenever someone is invited to speak on the topic of Israel and/or Palestine that there will be angry letters in the Review the following week. The vehemence and venom with which such statements are made never ceases to impress me. It has also begun to wear...

Sergeant Ignores International Law

College Sophomore

February 25, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: On Tuesday, Oberlin Students for Israel sponsored a talk by Sergeant Benjamin Anthony. Although the organization framed it as an opportunity for “dialogue,” Sergeant Anthony’s strategy is not one of discussion. In The Jerusalem Post, he states, “the diplomatic war is every...

Resident Calls for Collective Bargaining in Constitution

Leif Damstoft

February 25, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: In light of the recent wave of anti-workers’ rights legislation being pushed as a false means to right the fiscal problems of state budgets, I believe it’s time that the unions and other such groups start an initiative to be put on the ballot to ensure such rights in the states...

College Should Consider City Funding

Kevin G. Gilfether

February 25, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Tony Mealy, in a recent letter to the editors of The Oberlin Review, wants to make the point that Oberlin College and other well funded, prestigious nonprofit institutions in Oberlin have a moral imperative to contribute to the city's coffers by Payment in Lieu of Taxes programs. As a lif...

Speaker Spouted Immoral Propaganda

Lucia Anne Kalinosky

February 25, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: This Tuesday, Oberlin Students for Israel hosted an event titled “Reflections of a Frontline IDF Soldier,” in which Sergeant Benjamin Anthony from the Israeli Defense Forces spoke about his experiences. The event was wildly offensive. Oberlin Students for Israel should be ashamed...

Event Ignored Discorse and Debate

Quinton Steele

February 25, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: When I entered Sgt. Benjamin Anthony’s talk, “Confessions of a Frontline IDF Soldier,” already prepared to protest, I was handed a leaflet from Students for Israel. It said, among other such sentiments, “You can be pro-Israel and be pro-Palestine; you can be pro-Israel and...

Israeli Defense Sgt. to Speak

Hadas Binyamini, Leah Goldman, and Ari Feinberg

February 18, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: On Feb. 22, Oberlin Students for Israel is bringing Sgt. Benjamin Anthony to campus to speak about his experiences as a soldier in the Israeli Defense Forces. Sgt. Anthony is a combat veteran and reservist in the IDF, and founder of the organization Our Soldiers Speak. The diversity of...

Established 1874.
Letters to the Editors