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The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Successful Institution Determined By Its Faculty

Peter Woods March 18, 2022

On March 1, the Board of Trustees sent the kind of message to faculty and staff that has historically sparked civil unrest and even touched off revolutions in countries across the globe. On Dec. 15, 2021,...

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Affirmative Action Must Be Upheld

Editorial Board March 11, 2022

On Jan. 24, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear a challenge to affirmative action with regard to two cases involving Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. These...

Anti-Mahallati Protests Lack Context

Ray English, Director of Libraries Emeritus, Oberlin College March 11, 2022

My thanks to the Review for its most recent story about the controversy involving Professor of Religion Mohammad Jafar Mahallati, as reported by Managing Editor Gigi Ewing. As the story noted, I have done...

PAL Program Feels Like Just Another Responsibility

Phoebe McChesney, Columnist March 11, 2022

I went to a very fast-paced high school, the kind of place that prided itself on attracting and accepting the “best and brightest” of Chicago’s youth. It’s consistently ranked within the top five...

Comic: Oil Stains

Comic: Oil Stains

Clair Wang, Illustrator March 11, 2022

Demand for Creative Writing Courses Not Met by Department’s Size

Aniella Day March 11, 2022

During my first year at Oberlin, I was pretty sure that I wanted to double major in Creative Writing and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies. I signed up for Introduction to Writing Poetry and Introduction...

Refusal to Raise Faculty Salaries Disgraceful

Kayla Kim, Production Editor March 11, 2022

On March 1, the Board of Trustees released a three-page letter formally refusing the faculty’s request for better compensation and benefits. This article is not the first, nor will it be the last, written...

Faculty Sponsors Should Be Lenient with Winter Term Projects

Emma Benardete, Opinions Editor March 11, 2022

One of Oberlin’s most unique selling points is our Winter Term program. Students must complete three Winter Term projects to graduate, and the time is supposed to be an opportunity for students to delve...

Ukraine Good Model for Responding to Global Refugee Crises

Editorial Board March 4, 2022

On Tuesday, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said that over 660,000 people have fled Ukraine in the days following Russia’s invasion last Thursday, Feb. 24. The UNHCR has estimated that...

An Iranian Refugee Speaks On Professor Mahallati

Sima Kalavani March 4, 2022

Undoubtedly, you have not heard of me. I am just one of hundreds of thousands of Iranian citizens who were forced by the terrorist regime under Ruhollah Khomeni and Ali Khameni to leave their beloved homeland...

A Canadian’s Perspective On The American Multiracial Experience

Zach Bayfield, Columnist March 4, 2022

Before coming to Oberlin, my racial identity was something I rarely reflected on. My mother is a fifth-generation Canadian with entirely European ancestry. My father was born in Jamaica to an English father...

College Should Implement Composting

Elle Giannadrea, Columnist March 4, 2022

Following the recent disappearance of eco boxes and cups, the College’s need for a solution to food waste on campus has become all the more clear.  I started to notice Oberlin’s issue with food scraps...

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