The Oberlin Review

Heidi Brown, OC ’93, Investigator

Gabby Greene, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


Filed under Off the Cuff, Recent Stories

Heidi Brown, OC ’93, is a former journalist for Forbes Magazine in Russia. She covered the Russian business environment after the collapse of the Soviet Union and has written extensively on Russia’s oligarchs and governmental corruption. She now works for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority as...

Ambar Details Finances, Solutions to Students

Ambar Details Finances, Solutions to Students

Devyn Malouf and Melissa Harris

March 2, 2018


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

President Carmen Ambar presented to students about Oberlin’s current budgetary state and answered subsequent questions Wednesday evening in King Building. Ambar mentioned how she intends to answer the financial deficit in student-specific ways, including the eventual closing of Dascomb Hall’s cafe...

Security Notebook

March 2, 2018


Filed under Recent Stories, Security Report

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 1:28 a.m. A student reported the theft of their jacket while attending an event at the ’Sco. 5:50 p.m. A student reported that they received a suspicious piece of mail, slid under their door in Langston Hall. A Safety and Security officer contacted the U.S. Census Bureau an...

Mercy Health Will Merge with Bon Secours Health System by End of Year

Mercy Health Will Merge with Bon Secours Health System by End of Year

Duncan Reid

March 2, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Community News, Recent Stories

Mercy Health, the hospital network that operates the Mercy Allen Hospital in Oberlin, is merging with the Bon Secours Health System in a move that would create the fifth-largest Catholic health system in the country. While details such as the leadership and name of the new network are still being negotia...

“The Tangled Lands” Explores Feminism, Environmental Justice

Julia Peterson, Arts & Culture Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry, Recent Stories

The Tangled Lands, a new dystopian fantasy novel by award-winning authors Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell, has no right to be as good as it is. Conceptual, morally ambiguous, and incredibly timely, The Tangled Lands explores well-wrought narratives of feminism and environmental justice in a beautifully-cr...

Council Votes to Settle with NEXUS

Council Votes to Settle with NEXUS

Sydney Allen and Tess Joosse

February 23, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Community News, Recent Stories

“They’re breaking our laws, they’re taking our rights, but we won’t give up without a fight,” chanted the more than 60 Oberlin students and community members who protested during Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Councilmembers voted 4–3 to move forward with a potential $100,000 settlement wi...

MRC Speaker Series Features “dapperQ” Founder

Julia Peterson, Arts & Culture Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Visual Art

Anita Dolce Vita, who has produced some of the largest queer fashion shows in the United States and is the owner and Editor-in-Chief of leading online queer style magazine dapperQ, came to Oberlin to give a talk on queer style as visual activism Saturday afternoon. Dolce Vita has produced shows at th...

“God the Mother” Followers Aim to Proselytize Students

Andrea Wang

February 23, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Recent Stories

In recent weeks, dozens of Oberlin students have been stopped on campus by religious proselytizers claiming to be theology students in order to engage them in conversation about “God the Mother.” These missionaries are affiliated with a group called the World Mission Society Church of God, a fri...

New Class of Members Elected to Student Senate

New Class of Members Elected to Student Senate

Roman Broszkowski, News Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Recent Stories, Student Senate

As five new student senators begin their terms, the Review reached out to learn a little more about them. Although the new legislative class is dominated by first-years from the College, it also includes sophomore and junior representatives, as well as a new senator from the Conservatory. Johan Cavert, College...

“Black Panther” Shakes Foundations of Race, Gender Norms

Kameron Dunbar

February 23, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

The world was watching Wakanda last weekend as Black Panther opened in theaters across North America, as it should have been — Black Panther is a landmark film for America, and in many ways a pivotal expression of Blackness in film. Some have posited Black Panther as a referendum on the financial and...

Exhibit Highlights Japanese Internment Injustice

Exhibit Highlights Japanese Internment Injustice

Simon Idelson

February 23, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Recent Stories

“Courage and Compassion,” a historical exhibit that details national and local histories of Japanese Americans during World War II, opened at the Richard D. Baron ’64 Art Gallery last Saturday. Related lectures, film screenings, and concerts will run throughout the month, recounting the work of t...

Soul Session Kicks Off Celebration of Black History Month

Soul Session Kicks Off Celebration of Black History Month

Ananya Gupta, Arts & Culture Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry, Music, Recent Stories

“A talent show with much more soul.” So described by College sophomore and organizer DaQuan Williams, Soul Sessions is an ABUSUA, Oberlin’s Black Student Union, initiative held in the Lord Lounge of Afrikan Heritage House on select Friday nights. These sessions are a significant part of A-House’...

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