The Oberlin Review

Looking Back: Events & Controversies From Reunion Years

Looking Back: Events & Controversies From Reunion Years

June 4, 2019

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Commencement & Reunion Weekend Calendar

Commencement & Reunion Weekend Calendar

June 4, 2019

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The Beginner’s Guide to Surviving Commencement

Isabel Hulkower, Columnist

April 29, 2016

As the year comes to a close, we are now officially entering the “final stretch.” It’s a glorious time during which long-harbored inhibi­tions are lowered, and we collectively indulge in a little debauchery. However, enjoying this well-deserved revelry does not necessarily have to take a noxious toll on your physical health. Below are some tips to ensure that the party lifestyle you may adopt before and after reading period doesn’t get the better of you. One classic hallmark of springtime on college campuses is an in­flux of day drinking. Consuming alcohol in the morning is a tough game, and although it may seem like a super great idea at the time, it invariably leads to crankiness and a late afternoon nap...

Local News Bulletin

March 11, 2016

MRC Director Search Continues Oberlin College will resume its search for a new director of the Multicultural Resource Center and a
new associate dean of student life in the fall. The MRC search committee settled on a candidate
after a lengthy approval process, but the candidate declined the position. Toni Myers, previous Africana community coordinator, will be coming to campus to interview for a one-
year interim position on Saturday, March 12. A forum will be held on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in Wilder 101 for students to offer feedback. Commencement Speaker Announced The Source announced that the 2016 commencement speaker will be opera legend and jazz singer Jessye Norman. She runs the Jessye Norman School ...

Michelle Obama to Speak at Commencement

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor

April 24, 2015

First Lady Michelle Obama is going to speak at commencement on May 25 thanks to a short video showcasing the Ninde Scholars Program. “We’re so excited and proud. I would say overwhelming excitement and pride,” said Katie Hayes, Ninde Scholars Program college access coordinator. Almost two months ago, College senior and Bonner Scholar Patrick Gilfether sat down with Ninde Scholar Morgan Smith and her tutor, College junior Amethyst Carey, to meet and discuss the filming of a short video. Over the next week and a half, Gilfether and several collaborators shot, edited and submitted the video to the Office of the First Lady’s “Near-Peer Mentoring” College Challenge and promptly moved on to the next project....

Post-Graduation Plans Draw Unnecessary Judgment

Editorial Board

April 24, 2015

With the announcement that Michelle Obama will speak at this year’s Commencement, graduation is looking more exciting. But for those of us in the class of 2015, any excitement about accepting a diploma is compounded with anxiety about what comes next. And that’s more than just a question we’re asking ourselves. Parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, professors — they all want to know: “What are you doing after graduation?” While this question is usually motivated by well-meaning curiosity or support, the answer is often an opening for commentary, judgment and unsolicited advice. Students typically respond with one of three answers: either no idea, a half-formed plan of where they’ll live or what...

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