The Oberlin Review

Alumni of Color Call for Action, Support

Oberlin Alumni of Color and Allies

April 27, 2012

It was early morning Friday, April 13 when the article in The Oberlin Review, “Afrikana Community Responds to Bigotry,” began to spread like wildfire on the Internet within Oberlin’s alumni of color community. Many of us were shocked beyond measure to learn what Afrikana students are facing e...

Solar Array an Important Step Toward Sustainability

The Editorial Board

April 27, 2012

Environmentally conscious Obies can finally rejoice! This week, the Office of Communications announced plans to construct a 2.27 MW solar array on 10 acres of agricultural land adjacent to the Athletic Fields. As part of the College’s ongoing efforts to lower energy use and to achieve carbon neut...

Hargrove, Hseih Elected as 2012 Class Officers

Kira McGirr

April 27, 2012

To the Editors: Results have been tabulated from the election for the Class of 2012 Alumni Class Officers. Rebecca L. Hargrove has been elected President and Terry Hsieh has been elected Vice President. For your information, the alumni class president is a member of the Alumni Council and returns...

Thoughts on Appropriate Action in Face of Racism

Mandy Hogan

April 20, 2012

To the Editors: I write this letter to call for recognition, for acknowledgement, for responsibility. I recognize the gross injustices against communities of color on campus, in the town and in greater society, along with the historical and current repression of LGBTQ people. I acknowledge that I...

State of Lacrosse Alumni Game

Louis Weigele

April 20, 2012

To the Editors: Recently, my friend and former lacrosse teammate, Mike Hankes, OC ’74, wrote a letter expressing his concern regarding changes in the tradition of the alumni lacrosse game at Oberlin. As a former Oberlin player, coach and alumni lacrosse participant for almost 40 years, I would like...

Editorial: High Expectations Make for Enlightened Campus Drug Culture

The Editorial Board

April 20, 2012

If you — student, professor, prospie or visiting parent — notice students greeting each other with calls of “Happy holidays” and sleepy grins today, don’t be surprised. But don’t be too quick to judge either. As much as Oberlin gets a rep as a hippie school, that is no longer the primary...

Prepare to Become an Alum

Rick Pender

April 20, 2012

To the Editors: Although I’m certain you’re getting an excellent education at Oberlin, I want to tell you something you might not have learned yet: You’re officially on your way to becoming an alum. That’s right — by virtue of your enrollment, you’ll be part of the Oberlin Alumni Association,...

Administration to Help Obies Talk About ObieTalk

Eric Estes and Ben Jones

April 20, 2012

To the Editors: In the past several months, concerns in our community related to ObieTalk have grown significantly in number and severity, as has the related correspondence to our offices from both students and parents. Meanwhile on the national landscape, the jury who convicted Dharun Ravi of bias...

A Conversation wtih William Roth

Shahab Raza

April 13, 2012

I can think of few people in our community who would be more compelling subjects of an interview than William Roth. I have felt that way ever since my first interaction with the new athletic director, which was already one more than the sum of my interactions with the previous AD, Joe Karlgaard. It was...

Afrikana Community Responds to Bigotry

Concerned Members of the Afrikana Community and its Allies

April 13, 2012

We, the concerned members and allies of the Oberlin Afrikana community, are sick and tired. We are sick and tired of the blatant disrespect that continues to be perpetuated throughout this campus. We are sick and tired of European Americans referring to us, even through the recitation of a rap song,...

GOP Budget Light on Specifics, Heavy on Social Darwinism

Will Rubenstein, Opinions Editor

April 13, 2012

It’s the budget proposal that has set the Washington, D.C. chattering class abuzz. President Obama has called it “an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country,” while all-but-inevitable Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is considering whether making its author his running mate...

Conservative Contingent: On Health Insurance Mandate, No He Can’t

Andrew Lipian, Columnist

April 6, 2012

Barack Obama, the haughty former University of Chicago law professor whom America elected President in 2008, is a member of the executive branch and has no authority to render interpretations of the Constitution. This obvious fact highlights the demagogic overreach in his recent commentary on a potential...

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