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OCOPE Files Unfair Labor Practices Complaint

OCOPE Files Unfair Labor Practices Complaint

Eliza Guinn, Staff writer
March 10, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Oberlin College Offices and Profession Employees filed a charge of unfair labor practices against the College with the National Labor Relations Board Feb. 21, specifying that the College failed to abide by its collective bargaining contract with the union. The charge specifically refers to the Coll...

Rathskeller’s Future Unclear Under Financial Strains

Rathskeller’s Future Unclear Under Financial Strains

Eliza Guinn, Staff writer
February 24, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The Rathskeller's abrupt closure at the beginning of the semester threw Campus Dining Service workers, students and community members into confusion and uncertainty about the future of the space. Four CDS workers have been assigned to the Rathskeller space since last semester, but the circumstances...

Administrators, Unions at Odds on Cuts

Administrators, Unions at Odds on Cuts

Melissa Harris and Eliza Guinn
February 10, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

In the aftermath of the College’s campus-wide staff buyout program, custodians, administrative assistants and Campus Dining Service workers face insecurity and have voiced concern over the continual elimination of staff positions and potential work overload. Last spring, the administration created...

Downtown Storefronts Continue Turnovers

Downtown Storefronts Continue Turnovers

Eliza Guinn, Staff Writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The commercial face of East College Street has transformed over the past year — Magpie Pizza was replaced by India Garden last year, Tree Hugger’s Cafe closed last fall and, most recently, Cowhaus Creamery has closed at its former location, soon to be replaced by Dave’s Cosmic Subs. City Councilmember B...

Frustration Grows Over Implementation Committee’s Effectiveness

Eliza Guinn, Staff Writer
December 9, 2016
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

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....

Council Chooses Hillard for City Manager

Council Chooses Hillard for City Manager

Eliza Guinn, Staff Writer
October 28, 2016
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

After months of uncertainty surrounding Oberlin’s lack of a permanent city manager, City Council unanimously selected Robert Hillard to fill the position Thursday evening. Hillard was previously the city manager for Allegan, MI, where he served from 2005–2016. The pick comes as a bit o...

City Council Approves New Member Manual

City Council Approves New Member Manual

Eliza Guinn, Staff Writer
October 7, 2016
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

After two years of discord, City Council approved an orientation manual to help new members and promote a cooperative environment at their meeting Monday. The manual covers the basics of Oberlin’s government and recommends how to best have productive meetings. The idea came from Councilmember Sharon...

Alumni Influenced Governance Process, Karega Says

Eliza Guinn, Staff Writer
September 30, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

Breaking nearly two months of silence, Professor of Composition and Rhetoric Joy Karega returned to campus for a student-organized meeting in Afrikan Heritage House Wednesday night. Karega told those in attendance she was planning to teach this semester before the Oberlin Chapter of Alums for Campus...

Microburst Winds Knock Out Power Lines, Trees

Microburst Winds Knock Out Power Lines, Trees

Eliza Guinn
September 16, 2016
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

More than 3,000 Oberlin residents lost power Saturday afternoon as a result of a microburst — a particularly severe storm characterized by winds up to 100 mph. Microbursts are similar to tornados, but differ in the winds and rain that push downward, collapsing trees rather than uprooting them up like...

Implementation Committees Address Strategic Plan

Oliver Bok and Eliza Guinn
September 9, 2016
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Implementation committees for the Strategic Plan have started meeting. That much is clear. Everything else — from who is on the implementation committees to how the implementation committees will interact — is far more obscure. The process is byzantine, but the stakes are high. The Strategic Pla...

City Resolution Counters ‘Guns Everywhere’ Bill

Eliza Guinn
April 15, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Oberlin City Council fired a warning shot past the Ohio House of Representatives April 4 when they released a resolution opposing House Bill 48. The resolution cited Oberlin’s Bill of Rights and the powers it grants the council to exercise home-rule and self-governance. “The prohibition of the...

Fairchild Chapel to Become Multifaith Prayer Space

Eliza Guinn
April 8, 2016
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at Oberlin has been working since the fall of 2015 to recreate Fairchild Chapel as a multifaith prayer space for Oberlin’s campus. College senior Rand Zalzala, the student coordinator for this project, said that the ORSL’s current focus is to make the...

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