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Symposium Features Constructive Dialogue

Melissa Landa, President, Oberlin Alums for Campus Fairness

September 30, 2016


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To the Editors: On behalf of the Oberlin Chapter of Alums for Campus Fairness, I want to thank all who attended our symposium, “Building a Hate-Free Campus Through Civil Discourse.” More than 60 people participated in the event, including students, faculty, administrators, clergy and town reside...

Alumni Misrepresent Student Experiences

J Street U Oberlin Board

September 30, 2016


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To the Editors: In light of the recent [Oberlin Alums for Campus Fairness] symposium, “Building a Hate-Free Campus through Civil Discourse,” it is important for students to come together and engage with the complicated dynamics of anti-Semitism, Israel-Palestine politics on campus and alumni involvem...

Committees Allow for More Student Input

Rachel Mead, College senior

September 23, 2016


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To the Editors: Students at Oberlin seem to feel that they are in the dark about how the institution functions, and rightly so. There is very little information readily available for us to answer questions like those posed in last week’s article, “Program Cuts Leave Film Students with Questions,...

Oberlin ACF Addresses Student Senate Letter

Melissa Landa

September 21, 2016


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Student Senate, in consultation with current and former members of ABUSUA, Oberlin J Street U and Students for a Free Palestine, released a letter yesterday morning condemning the actions of the Oberlin Chapter of Alums for Campus Fairness. Oberlin ACF President Melissa Landa issued a response to the...

Johnson-Weld Ticket Offers Experienced Leadership

Brandon Bobbitt, Oberlin resident

September 16, 2016


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To the Editors: For loyal Democrats and Republicans, there appear to be cruel choices to be made this fall, especially in the presidential race. Each of the major-party nominees is deeply flawed, and in a variety of ways. Do not assume for a minute, however, that voters will have only these two ch...

College Hearings Defy Due Process

Duncan Reid, College first-year

September 16, 2016


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To the Editors: Innocent until proven guilty. It’s typically the first thing anyone learns in this country about our legal system. That you are presumed to be innocent until you are found guilty in a court of law. In every court in the nation from Nome, AL, to Key West, FL, it’s the law of the la...

Community Must Acknowledge Anti-Semitism

Jade Schiff, Assistant Professor of Politics

September 9, 2016


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To the Editors: Kudos to Oliver Bok and the staff of The Oberlin Review for careful and responsible report­ing on the ongoing governance process concerning Profes­sor Karega in what is, to put it mildly, a low-information envi­ronment (“Karega Governance Process Enters Seventh Month,” Sept. 2, 2016). That confidenti­ality is necessary makes ...

Administration Should Encourage Students to Approach Professors

Jennifer Feigin, College junior

September 9, 2016


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To the Editors: I took Environmental Stud­ies 101 during my freshman spring. I felt confident in my performance throughout the semester, not only because I had worked hard in the class, but also because I had taken AP Environmental Science in high school. When I saw my final grade, my heart sank;...

College Should Remember Commitment to Intellectual Freedom

Anh Lê, Parent

May 6, 2016


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To the Editors: This has been an intense school year at Oberlin College. Such is not a surprise. Oberlin is renowned and highly respected for its tradition and legacy of encouraging intellectual inquiry, free thought, rigorous debate and exchange of ideas. I wish to offer my perspective regarding the...

Resolution in Karega Case Requires Constructive Dialogue

Josh Goodman, College junior

April 29, 2016


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To the Editors: Since the revelation of unsettling Facebook posts by Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition Joy Karega in February, there have seemingly been two non-overlapping dialogues going on on campus which exist in a void rather than in conversation with each other. I think that bo...

Graduates of Oberlin Must Continue Justice Work

Anh Lê, Parent

April 29, 2016


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To the Editors: My son, College senior Minh-Jeffrey Lê, will be graduating with a degree in Economics from Oberlin College in May. My family and I applaud and congratulate Minh-Jeffrey and all of the graduating seniors. We also send our warmest and best wishes to all Oberlin College students a...

Anti-Semitism Debates Distract Campus from Larger Problems

Booker C. Peek, Emeritus Associate Professor of Africana Studies

April 29, 2016


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To the Editors: Donald Trump once triumphantly shouted that nuclear destruction is the world’s greatest threat, not Obama’s ecological challenges. Both are right, especially if we add wars, diseases, etc. to the list of humankind’s enemies crying out to be in our crosshairs for solutions. President Kr...

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