The Oberlin Review

President Trump Doesn’t Cause Hate, Apathy Does

Ilana Foggle, Columnist

December 7, 2018


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Editor’s note: This article contains mention of gun violence and anti-Semitism. It’s Hanukkah time (not to be equated to “Jewish Christmas,” by the way). For many Jews, this is a time full of celebration, sufganiyot, latkes, gifts, gelt, and joy. When I was growing up, Hanukkah was always a...

Students Should Research Carbon Bill

Ray English, Director of Libraries Emeritus

December 7, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

I read with appreciation Yan Jin’s fine article in last week’s Review about the Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s efforts to address the risks posed by climate change (“CCL Fights For Climate Change Policies” Nov. 30, 2018). The recent U.S. National Climate Assessment and the October report of the U.N. In...

CCL Supports Climate Reform

John Sabin, Assistant Ohio Coordinator, Citizens’ Climate Lobby

December 7, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

Thank you to Yan Jin for the excellent article on Citizens’ Climate Lobby in the Review last week (“CCL Fights for Climate Change Policies,” Nov. 30, 2018). As noted in the article, CCL’s long-time legislative proposal was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week. The Energy I...

Diverse Language Offerings Vital

Jackie Brant, Opinions Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

During this time of financial crisis at Oberlin, students understandably feel an urgent need to defend their interests against potential budget cuts. Everyone wants to save programs from being cut, and everyone has programs and classes they want to be added to the Oberlin experience. A frequent complaint...

Resolution on the Treatment of Oberlin Employees

American Association of University Professors, Milton Wyman, Oberlin College Office and Professional Employees, and Oberlin Student Labor Action Coalition

December 7, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

This resolution is the product of wide-ranging conversations among the various employee groups on campus. It identifies a set of principles and concrete demands to ensure the fair and humane treatment of all employees, consistent with our values as a college community. Since the time of its founding,...

Joy Karega Deserved to be Fired

Tom Cohn, College Senior

November 30, 2018


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

The Review recently reported that Joy Karega is suing Oberlin over her dismissal, her case “claiming breach of contract and employment discrimination on the basis of race and gender” (“Karega Sues College, Claiming Discrimination,” The Oberlin Review, Nov. 16, 2018). She actually got fired fo...

Don’t Be A Voluntourist

Kameron Dunbar, Columnist

November 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

The first time I realized I was voluntouring, my group had just left a monastery and orphanage in Yangon, Myanmar, after spending about an hour surveying the grounds. Just before we left, we bestowed “ceremonial gifts” of pencils and school supplies through a dramatized exchange that was perfectly...

SFC Strives to Increase Efficiency Through Council System

Elijah Aladin, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Over the course of this semester, SFC has been reviewing its policies to identify inefficiencies and improve the efficacy of its allocations. The following piece lays out the structure for a new council system that SFC is adopting. The original policy’s language has been edited by the Review for leng...

Dear Senator Sherrod Brown, Please Run

Ilana Foggle, Columnist

November 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

The time has come for politicians all over the country to decide whether or not they will be running for president in 2020. The process is starting now, before candidates officially declare their candidacy, so they can put together presidential exploratory committees, build campaign teams, and start...

CDS Should Keep Serving Up the Changes

Editorial Board

November 30, 2018


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Over the past year, Oberlin’s Campus Dining Services has faced significant criticism in the wake of changes caused by budgetary restrictions. Complaints have included accessibility issues, a lack of dietary options, dissatisfaction with the menu and food quality, labor issues with Bon Appétit, and...

Thank You For Passing Issue 11

David Hall, Superintendent, Oberlin City Schools

November 30, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

Oberlin City Schools would like to thank all of our parents, staff, students, and community members for supporting Issue 11. It has been a long journey. The district has been engaged in exploring and researching new school facilities for over 10 years. The vision for the district is to design and...

Oberlin Churches Should Consider Pay-it-Forward Lighting Program

Lucia Mason and Elan Rochelle-Share

November 30, 2018


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Lighting retrofits are becoming accessible to more Oberlin churches through a highly successful program that combines rebates provided by the city with the altruistic nature of churches. The Pay-it-Forward Program strengthens ties between Oberlin churches, reduces carbon dioxide emissions, and — with...

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