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The Oberlin Review

Editorial: Oberlin Community Deserved More Information

The Editorial Board
April 29, 2011
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Last week, a combined racial and homophobic slur was spray-painted onto the side of Dascomb, an action that elicited an immediate reaction from the College and student body. The Editorial Board wholeheartedly supports the silent vigil and what it stood for; rather than embark on a witch hunt, thos...

Spoken Word Performances Captivate

Kif Leswig, Staff Writer
April 29, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

Last week, the ’Sco played host to two outside Slam Poets. On April 21, Climbing Poe Tree introduced themselves as activists. Naima and Alixa, the two members of Brooklyn-based duo, draw inspiration from the urban problems of a 21st-century world. Climbing Poe Tree recite furiously physical poems about...

Ionesco’s The Chairs Features Stellar Lineup of IKEA All-Stars

EJ Dickson, Arts Editor
April 29, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Among the list of student grievances against Oberlin — the brutal weather, the lack of off-campus housing, the preponderance of the term “problematic” in classroom discussions — chief among these gripes is the lack of diversity on campus. Yet the cast of The Chairs, College senior Moze Halperin...

Professor Explains Class Evaluations

Steve Volk
April 29, 2011
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: I read your editorial, “Re-evaluating Evaluations,” with much interest, and general agreement. I thought a bit more information could put your good points into more of a context. Without going all wonky on you, evaluations come in two flavors: summative and formative. The purpose...

Physics Student Presents Honors Thesis on Carbon Capture Methods

Eli Bixby
April 29, 2011
Filed under Features, NEWS

In an environmentalist’s ideal world, the emission of greenhouse gases would be cut to nearly nothing. This is a lofty goal and one that remains unrealistic — for now. Many scientists from a variety of areas are working toward reducing greenhouse gases by a variety of methods. Among these rese...

Letter to the Editors: Oberlin Community Still Champions Equality and Nondiscrimination

Brook Luers
April 29, 2011
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Last week, racist and homophobic language was spray painted on an exterior wall of Dascomb. Some of the discussion surrounding this incident, in both campus-wide e-mails and in the Review, has implied that there is a lurking undercurrent of racism, homophobia and other forms of discrimination...

Solarity Seeks to Revitalize Social Scene

Caroline Hui
April 29, 2011
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

By the end of their first semester, current College sophomores Eli Clark-Davis and Tom Hake were fed up with nightlife at Oberlin. They disliked how the house parties were always so crowded, hot and sweaty. They were tired of Safety and Security breaking up parties at midnight or earlier. The ’Sco...

Ninde Scholars Program Aids in College Prep

Jessica Lam
April 29, 2011
Filed under Campus News, Community News, Features, NEWS

In 2002, Oberlin residents Dick and Ann Ninde offered a challenge grant toward the goal of making it possible for all Oberlin High School students to attend college. With the help of other community members and the College, the Ninde Scholars Program was founded in 2003 as a collaboration between the...

Letter to the Editors: Community Requests Support for Public Library

Ray English
April 29, 2011
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: We write to ask all members of the Oberlin community to support the Oberlin Public Library by voting for Issue 22 on Tuesday, May 3. If passed, Issue 22 will replace the library’s current operating levy, which generates over half of its regular income. The Oberlin Public Library...

Off the Cuff with Helene Gayle

John Light, Editor-in-Chief
April 29, 2011
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

I hear from our College president that your brother went to Oberlin, and attending his Commencement weekend helped influence your decision to go into public health. What’s the story there? D.A. Henderson was the Commencement speaker, and I heard him and I was in medical school at the time. I...

Dance Review Overlooks Diversity

Nusha Martynuk
April 29, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Dance

To the Editors: The review of the Spring Back dance concert by Claire Petras [The Oberlin Review, April 25] ended with this quote: “… hopefully in the future, the Oberlin dance department will be more willing to step out of the limiting prescriptions of modern dance and prominently feature even...

Security Report: April 14 – April 20, 2011

April 29, 2011
Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, April 14 3:07 a.m. Officers and the Oberlin Police Department responded to a 911 call at Barrows Hall. A search of the building was made, and it was determined there was no emergency present. At approximately 3:27 a.m., officers responded to a second 911 call. Again, a check of the build...

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