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The Oberlin Review

RIO Reclaims College’s Financial Autonomy

Josh Ashkinaze, Columnist
April 15, 2016
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Over the weekend, I participated in a workshop led by the Responsible Investment Organization, exploring endowments and how to sustainably and responsibly invest. There are three main reasons why I think students should join RIO. First, there may be no other time in your life when you can leverage more...

Capitalist Demands Limit Growth

Jasper Clarkberg, Contributing Writer
October 9, 2015
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Last week Student Senate Liaisons College fifth-year Megs Bautista and double-degree junior Jeremy Poe announced the possibility of the Board of Trustees reducing the College’s endowment payout. This move would solidify Oberlin’s overall long-term financial position while gutting its short-term budget....

Kutzen Allegations an Opportunity for Greater Oversight

Editorial Board
September 11, 2015
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Following news in early July that Trustee Thomas Kutzen, OC ’76, had been charged with fraud by the SEC and had stepped down as chair of the Investment Committee, the Office of Communications released a statement about the incident — that is, if one can call three short paragraphs released nearl...

Frandsen Presents on Current College Finances

Oliver Bok, Staff Writer
December 5, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Mike Frandsen, the vice president for Finance and Administration, gave students a broad overview of Oberlin’s revenue and expenses on Monday amid widespread student concern that the College isn’t doing enough to make Oberlin more affordable. According to Frandsen, gross tuition — th...

RIO Pushes Trustees for Transparency

Responsible Investing Organization
October 31, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: On Oct. 2 of this year, the Board of Trustees announced that it is accepting proposals for divestment of the endowment and outlined general criteria for evaluation. This news comes in addition to the announcement last year of the Impact Investing Platform, which will invest $5 million...

OARE Commends Divestment Policy

Oberlin Alumni for a Responsible Endowment
October 10, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Last week, the Oberlin College Board of Trustees released a groundbreaking policy for divestment. In a statement, the Office of Communications said: “In accordance with the College’s history of action in response to ‘instances of human suffering, natural calamity and injustice,’...

Nord Family Fund Ensures Education Outreach Remains Permanent

Nora Kipnis, Arts Editor
February 14, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features

As college students, we are used to sitting in a classroom listening to lectures by someone one or two generations older than us. But at the Tuesday Teas at the Allen Memorial Art Museum, the situation is reversed; this past Tuesday, a small crowd of local adults, including many residents of Kendal at...

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