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The Oberlin Review

Insufficient ODR Funding Should Discourage Prospies

Liz Cooper, College Sophomore

November 3, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: More than a month has passed since Isabella Moreno resigned as the interim director of Oberlin College’s Office of Disability Resources, and we have still seen no significant structural changes planned for the critically understaffed and underfunded ODR. There is no plan to hire a sufficient, full-time staff trained in disability support and there is no plan to provide a committed, accessible safe space designated specifically to provide support for disabled people. Every Band-Aid solution presented by the administration so far has been thinly-veiled efforts to mollify student concerns without spending the money to substantially impact the office’s critical situation. As events have unfolded, it has...

Happy Easter?

Happy Easter?

April 21, 2017

Administrators Approve Advising Overhaul Plans

Administrators Approve Advising Overhaul Plans

March 10, 2017

When the Dean of Studies of­fice dissolves at the end of this semester, its duties will scatter among the offices of the Deans of Students, Arts and Sciences, the Conservatory and a new office set to launch this summer: the Aca­demic Advising Resource Center. The center will take over the space vacated by the Admissions office in the Carnegie Building when the office moves to the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center. Among other tasks, the Aca­demic Advising Resource Center will condense all College...

Krislov Forms Task Force for New Admissions Dean

Louis Krauss, News editor

March 10, 2017

Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Following the retirement of longtime Dean of Admissions Debra Chermonte last fall, College President Marvin Krislov created a search committee of 10 members to help select a replacement to lead the admissions office. Physics Professor and Search Committee Chair Yumi Ijiri said the group had met in the fall but then delayed future meetings and the formal announcement for the committee until releasing an online advertisement last week. The consulting firm Witt/Kieffer is conducting the search and published the ad. “We were announced, maybe not as widely in faculty notes, but we didn’t bother to say, ‘Hey, we’re here’ until we were actually going,” Ijiri said. “We put it on hold to align it better with the ...

With Focus on Elite Schools, Media Ignores Disadvantaged Students

Editorial Board

April 1, 2016

Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

April 1 is a long-awaited day for many high school students: the day colleges notify applicants of admission decisions. Yet the image of the anxious high school senior waiting by the mailbox or frantically refreshing their email fails to represent the reality for a majority of prospective and current U.S. college students. In a March 30 feature on the statistics-driven blog FiveThirtyEight titled “Shut Up About Harvard,” Ben Casselman lays out data from the U.S. Department of Education in an attempt to disprove a pervasive stereotype. Despite a widespread perception of college applicants as AP-taking, SAT-practicing students vying for spots at four-year Ivies or other elite private colleges, almost 75 percent of underg...

Welcome Class of 2018

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News Brief: College Adopts New Policy on Undocumented Applicants

News Brief: College Adopts New Policy on Undocumented Applicants

February 28, 2014

Months after journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas spoke on the experience of undocumented immigrants in the U.S., the College announced Wednesday that it would now consider undocumented students as domestic candidates for admission. This means that the new policy, unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees earlier this month, considers undocumented applicants U.S. citizens rather than international applicants. The policy reads: “Oberlin College considers undocumented students as domesti...

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