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Committee Forms to Begin Presidential Search

Louis Krauss, News Editor

October 28, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

The College will soon finalize the members of the Presidential Search Committee, which will eventually select the replacement for current President Marvin Krislov. After announcing the six trustees on the committee Oct. 10, elections were held for five additional representatives, one from e...

Student Senate Election Statements

Student Senate

February 12, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS, Student Senate

Ailing “Eileen” Cao College sophomore Endorsed by the International Student Association and the Chinese Students Association I am Ailing Cao, and my friends call me Eileen. My pronouns are she/her/hers. I come from Shanghai, China. I am a sophomore interested in comparative politics. I’v...

Iowa Caucuses Reveal Flaws in Archaic Primary Election System

Sean Para, Columnist

February 5, 2016


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

This week’s Iowa caucus began the 2016 presidential campaign in earnest. The media has reported on the various candidates’ every move and turn of phrase. The results promise a tough campaign for the candidacy of both parties. Hillary Clinton beat Bernie Sanders by 0.3 percent of the vote, meanin...

Informed Opinion Necessary for Election Voting

David Ashenhurst, Oberlin resident

October 30, 2015


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: All elections matter. Even-year, odd-year, primary, general. Presidential, statewide and local. Issues and candidates ( for every office), every time. All elections matter — every one — no exceptions. Many of you are preparing to cast your ballots on three very important statewide issu...

Personal Agendas Should Not Interfere with City Council Governance

Richard McDaniel, Oberlin resident

October 30, 2015


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: When members of the Oberlin College community and the town community at large go to the polls on Nov. 3 to elect our Oberlin City Council, we should all bear in mind the unnecessary distractions and deep divide in city government caused earlier this year by a dysfunctional group o...

Oberlin Will Benefit from Slocum’s Commitment to Democracy

Jaqui Willis, Oberlin resident

October 30, 2015


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: I am writing in support of Linda Slocum, candidate for Oberlin City Council. Mrs. Slocum has been involved in many facets of the Oberlin community.  She is aware of the problems we as a community face. Her background experiences of organizing the League of Women Voters has led her to ...

Students Need to Vote in Local Elections

John Petersen, OC '88 and Paul Sears Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology

October 30, 2015


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: This Tuesday, registered Ohio voters will cast their ballots. Oberlin College students often ask themselves, “Is it appropriate for me to vote on local issues?” This is a complex question that students must answer for themselves. While any town with a college inevitably experi...

Student Vote Critical for REC Investment Decision

Carl McDaniel, OC ’64, Visiting Professor, Oberlin City Public Utilities Commissioner

October 30, 2015


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: A major issue of concern to Oberlin students is now before City Council: what to do with several million dollars earned from exchanging renewable energy credits. A bit of history is informative. In 2008, four newly-elected Council members, elected in part because of student vot...

Mending Town-Gown Divide Begins with Council Elections

Sam Price, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2015


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

While at Oberlin, I have met students who are extremely passionate about issues concerning social justice and grassroots activism. People regularly attend meetings, rally against discrimination that occurs on campus and post passionate statements online. Yet when I attended the Oberlin Community Candidate...

Oberlin’s Future Reliant on Changing Status Quo

Bryan Burgess, Councilman

October 30, 2015


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Oberlin has a wonderfully diverse citizenry, and that diversity has been well represented on City Council during my tenure. Members of Council come from an array of backgrounds but work together for a common purpose — the betterment of the Oberlin community. Although we sometimes hav...

Just Ask Us: Revolutionary Voting Practices

Jolie De Feis and Mike Plotz, Columnists

April 10, 2015


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Welcome to another week of “Just Ask Us and We’ll Tell Ya” with Jolie and Mike. We know you’ve been missing us, but get used to it, because we’re getting ready to leave The Oberlin Review and go out on our own as an independent premiere newspaper in Detroit. You can catch us there this time n...

Jeb Bush Nomination Will Foster GOP Inclusivity

Machmud Makhmudov, Columnist

February 6, 2015


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

In 2012, the year that I turned 18, I proudly cast my first official vote for President Obama. Last summer, I supported and worked for Michelle Nunn, the Georgia Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate. And as I consider all of the potential candidates for next year’s presidential election, I can’t...

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