The Oberlin Review

Amid Outsourcing and Austerity Measures, Oberlin’s Endowment Booms

The administration and trustees claim that Oberlin College's endowment increased by approximately $63 million between June and November 2020, topping $1 billion for the first time in Oberlin’s history....

Comic: April Fools

Comic: April Fools

Clair Wang, Cartoonist April 2, 2021

In Pursuit of Black Joy

Reginald Goudeau, Columnist April 2, 2021

I planned on writing this piece weeks ago, but my pursuit of “Black Joy” came to a halt after the now-infamous Conservatory flyer incident. Since then, however, I’ve been trying to actively preserve...

On-Campus Only Summer Limits Student Flexibility

Editorial Board March 24, 2021

At the beginning of March, students who enrolled in the upcoming summer semester received an email from the Academic Advising Resource Center and the Office of the Registrar stating that, while students...

History of Asian Stereotypes Sheds Light on Recent Violence

Shelley Lee, Professor of History and Chair of Comparative American Studies March 19, 2021

The recent surge in attacks on Asians in America, including the tragic killing of eight people — mostly Asian women — in Atlanta this week signals that we are in dangerous and alarming times. Against...

Be Patient With Us: Reflections on a Rocky Return to Oberlin

Ella Moxley and Gigi Ewing March 19, 2021

For most of the 10 months we were at home, we thought about our plans for the first weekend of school — we would take walks with friends, finally get a London Fog at Slow Train Cafe, and settle into...

Khalid and Zoë Advise Everything: Early Graduation or Post-COVID Celebration?

Khalid McCalla and Zoë Martin del Campo March 19, 2021

Paige says, “I’m a [third-year] who will only have one required class left to take after the summer semester, meaning I have the possibility of graduating early. This would save me some money big time,...

Update on Student Senate’s Racial Justice Work After Conservatory Backlash

Reginald Goudeau, Columnist March 17, 2021

By now, most people have heard about the recent backlash the Conservatory received for its planned “Celebration of Black Artistry.” Many students and faculty chimed in on the situation, including myself,...

Comic: A Fresh Start

Comic: A Fresh Start

Clair Wang, Cartoonist March 12, 2021

Reflecting On An American Multiracial Experience

Arman Luczkow, Columnist March 12, 2021

There is a loneliness in being multiracial. I cannot look at my parents, or my grandparents, and see myself reflected back clearly. Even my brother, who has the same racial makeup as me, does not have...

An Open Letter to White Alumni of Oberlin College & Conservatory

Peter Saudek March 12, 2021

Fellow white alumni, when do we turn our outrage into action when our alma mater so blatantly exposes its white underpinnings and lack of diversity? As we reacted across thousands of our personal platforms...

International Students Excluded, A Symptom of Systemic Exclusion from STEM

Ritesh Isuri March 10, 2021

Editor’s Note: On March 10, after this article was published, Director of Fellowships and Awards Nick Petzak wrote in an email to Ritesh Isuri that upon further review, no language in the fund agreement...

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