The Oberlin Review

Graduate School Connections Vital for Student Development

Editorial Board

September 14, 2018


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

We must turn our gaze outward. That was President Carmen Ambar’s message as she prepared to ship a group of nearly 1,000 people — including first-years, Peer Advising Leaders, staff members, and volunteers — to Cleveland for the inaugural Connect Cleveland trip during New Student Orientation....

“Review” Fails To Report Sexual Misconduct in Socially Responsible Manner

Olive Hwang, Production Editor

September 14, 2018


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Editor’s note: This article contains discussion of sexual misconduct and rape culture. Last week, the Review reported on the resignation of two Conservatory professors in the midst of sexual misconduct complaints (“Oberlin Professors Resign After Sexual Misconduct” The Oberlin Review, Sept. 7, 2018). Am...

Anonymous Official’s Opinion Piece Raises Questions, Concerns

Luce Nguyen, Contributing Opinions Editor

September 14, 2018


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

The New York Times recently published a now-infamous opinion piece titled “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration” Sept. 5. In the essay, an anonymous senior official of the Trump administration alleges that they, along with other senior officials within the Trump administra...

Oberlin Dining Forum Highlights Issues With Sensationalist Activism

Patrick Powers, Contributing Writer

September 14, 2018


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Oberlin students identify as activists. That activism must reach beyond a Google Doc. In the wake of the implementation of the 300 meal-per-semester plan for first-years and sophomores, Dascomb Dining Hall’s closure, and this year’s changes to DeCafé, Campus Dining Services has become one of the ...

Written Student Commentary Provides Important Feedback

Ross Peacock, Assistant Vice President, Institutional Research and Planning

September 14, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

Oberlin College is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The College will host a visit Oct. 15–16 from a team of peer reviewers representing the Higher Learning Commission. The team will review the instituti...

Dining Changes Create Urgent Accessibility Concerns

Editorial Board

September 7, 2018


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Oberlin students have been greeted by many changes this fall — some leaving us pleasantly surprised, others less so. An inaugural orientation trip organized by the Bonner Center for Service and Learning brought more than 1,000 first-year students, Peer Advising Leaders, faculty, and staff into Clevela...

Oberlin Must Take Next Step in Sexual Misconduct Prevention

Jackie Brant, Opinions Editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Editor’s Note: This article contains discussion of sexual misconduct and sexual assault. As the school year begins, it is imperative that students keep in mind the prevalence of sexual misconduct on campus and do what they can to minimize it in our community. Over 50 percent of sexual assaults on ...

Reaction to Tibbetts’ Death Reveals Toxic Culture of Politicization

Katie Friedemann, Contributing Writer

September 7, 2018


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Editor’s Note: This article discusses physical violence. Politics permeate everything we do and say, from deciding which candidates or issues we support to our everyday interactions with other people. Our political alignments even seem to guide how we cope with both everyday and abnormal circumst...

NFL Protest Debates Distract from Purpose

Booker C. Peek, Emeritus Associate Professor of Africana Studies

September 7, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Last week, America paid tribute to Aretha Franklin and John McCain, who both strove to make America greater than ever by unceasingly underscoring the need for us to embrace differences and engage with those whose views differ from our own. We are one people, one nation, and one world, in s...

Oberlin: 1918 vs. 2018

Oberlin: 1918 vs. 2018

Mikaela Fishman, This Week Editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under Editorial Cartoon, OPINIONS

Dining Changes Represent Concerning Future

Daniel Markus, Contributing Writer

September 7, 2018


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

If you had been a miner in the United States, Canada, or Britain for most of the 20th century, it’s a good bet that you might bring a small caged bird, often a canary, down into the shaft along with you. If you didn’t, a buddy probably did. Mining could release trapped pockets of carbon monoxide gas,...

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