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The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Activists Must Reclaim Language of the Left

Will Rubenstein, Opinions Editor March 9, 2012

Depending on your political orientation, Oberlin has been either fortunate or unfortunate enough to play host to two prominent Republican figures in the past week and a half: former UN Ambassador John...

Accessibility of College One Cut We Can’t Afford

The Editorial Board March 2, 2012

Thursday, Mar. 1 saw the shutdown of the University of California, Santa Cruz in the midst of a student-organized protest of the governor’s proposed state budget cuts for higher education that would...

For Teachers, The Shamings Will Continue

Will Rubenstein, Opinions Editor March 2, 2012

The policy agenda often lumped together as “education reform” took a big step Feb. 24, when the New York City Department of Education released a set of rankings for 18,000 public school teachers. Based...

China Programs Suffer Narrow Focus

Caroline Hui February 24, 2012

Last week, I began looking into Oberlin-affiliated study abroad programs that fit my interests. As a Politics/East Asian Studies double major, I was looking for an interdisciplinary program in China, so...

Coffee-Fetchers of the World, Unite!

The Editorial Board February 24, 2012

Career Services is bogged down with appointments earlier than usual this year. Even as snow continues to fall on Tappan Square, Oberlin students are trying to secure their summer plans, which in many cases...

Bolton to Peddle Anti-Diplomatic Ideology

Will Rubenstein, Opinions Editor February 24, 2012

Whatever you call the polar opposite of preaching to the choir, there are few with as much experience as hedge fund executive Steven Shapiro, OC ’83. When a speaker at Oberlin is confronted with sign-waving...

Shortage of African Students Threatens Diversity

Simba Runyowa February 24, 2012

This academic year, Oberlin College enrolled a total of 63 first-year international students. Of those 63, exactly one student was from the African continent, specifically Zimbabwe — that African student...

Friedman Eschews Centrism, Embraces Partisanship

Will Rubenstein, Opinions Editor February 17, 2012

Every now and then, something seemingly impossible happens: A Tunisian street vendor’s public suicide sparks a wave of revolutions against neocolonial autocracy, or a nation driven out of its collective...

Obama Fails to Convince (Birth) Control Freaks

The Editorial Board February 17, 2012

The recent controversy over federal health insurance law and contraception, with socially conservative institutions like the Catholic Church demanding the right to exclude contraceptive coverage from their...

Love of Stars and Stripes Far from Universal

Brooklyn Demme February 10, 2012

In “Obies Should Rally to Restore Sanctity” [The Oberlin Review, Dec. 2, 2011], staff writer Andrew Lipian discusses the vandalism enacted against the Sept. 11 memorial erected by the Oberlin Republicans...

Internet Defeats Piracy Bills

The Editorial Board February 10, 2012

This Winter Term, you didn’t need to be on campus, in the country, or even tuned into the news to witness the beginnings of events that stand to have far-reaching implications for Oberlin students. You...

Remembering Review Alumnus Ross Drake

Nate Cavalieri February 10, 2012

In March of 1999, a piece by then-Sports Editor Ross Drake, OC ’00, appeared in The Oberlin Review under the headline “Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio?” — a touching if slightly awkward obituary...

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