The Oberlin Review

Frustration Grows Over Implementation Committee’s Effectiveness

Eliza Guinn, Staff Writer

December 9, 2016

Tensions have flared over stagnant progress within the Strategic Plan Implementation Committees over the last few weeks. Comparative American Studies Associate Professor Shelley Lee was on the Committee for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, but reportedly resigned due to frustration with the committee. Lee declined the Review’s request for comment. College sophomore and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member Kameron Dunbar said that while the committee plans to have a series of recommendations produced by the end of the semester, it is unlikely to actually occur. “I think we need to reconsider: Why are we together? Why are we doing this? We need to put together a document to go through General Faculty,...

Faculty, Students Select Search Committee Finalists

Louis Krauss, News Editor

November 4, 2016

Following a slew of elections and interviews, the top three candidates for each of the five remaining spots on the Presidential Search Committee have been chosen. This committee, tasked with finding Oberlin’s next president, gives one representative spot each to students, College faculty, Conservatory faculty, administrative staff and alumni. Now that nominees for each group have been finalized, the committee’s six trustees will hold interviews with candidates beginning tomorrow to determine the one finalist for each spot. The two candidates from each group who aren’t selected to the committee will still participate in next semester’s interviews with presidential candidates. Many nominees said they were pleased...

Confidentiality Limits Dialogue at Trustee Forum

Louis Krauss, News Editor

October 7, 2016

The Board of Trustees held this academic year’s first forum yesterday, inviting students to King Hall for intimate conferences with trustees, often the most direct channel for the community to address board members. Divided into four classrooms, the meetings allowed students to collectively raise concerns about issues such as the functionality of Oberlin’s Title IX office and the possible addition of student representatives to the board. “I personally value these groups where I can look someone in the face, and it’s an individual conversation,” trustee Lillie Edwards, OC ’75, said. “When you’re in a room with 200 people, it’s hard to have that level of communication and exchange.” Still,...

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