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The Oberlin Review

Environmental Studies Fails in Interdisciplinary Approach

Sami Mericle and Kiley Petersen
May 5, 2017
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

As graduating Environmental Studies majors, we want to address the elephant in the AJLC: Most majors are deeply dissatisfied with the Environmental Studies program. Environmental Studies is a huge draw to the College for potential Oberlin students who, like us, were wowed by the beauty and d...

Largest U.S. Climate Rally Heavily Attended by Oberlin Students

Duncan Standish
February 22, 2013
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Some 50,000 people, including dozens of Oberlin students, gathered for the "Forward on Climate" rally in downtown Washington, D.C., last Sunday, Feb. 17, to urge President Obama to reject the permit for TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline has been contentious since its proposal...

Off the Cuff with Sam White, Author and Assistant Professor of History

Sarah Cole
December 14, 2012
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

How did you first become interested in environmental history? I got interested in it more through economic history. I was interested in the big question that … basically, why did some countries get rich and other countries get poor? … I got very interested in the topic of what role the environ...

Demonstration Highlights Concern Over Natural Gas

William Passannante, Staff Writer
December 14, 2012
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Around 150 demonstrators interrupted last Friday’s trustees’ dinner in the Science Center atrium to present a letter expressing concern about the College’s plan to use natural gas to fuel the central heating plant. Demonstrators gathered earlier at Wilder Bowl to listen to several speakers. “This...

Panel Discusses Future of Natural Gas

Robin Wasserman, News Editor
November 30, 2012
Filed under Campus News, Community News, Features, NEWS

Four panelists discussed issues surrounding the use of natural gas last Monday in the second event of a four-part series on how to reach the College’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2025. Associate Professor of Psychology Cindy Frantz said that “natural gas is not an acceptable long-term solution,”...

The Oberlin Project: How sustainability education might transform a community

Elizabeth Dobbins, Staff Writer
September 21, 2012
Filed under Community News, NEWS

This article is the first in a three-part series on the impact of the Oberlin Project. Down an ash road north of the athletic fields and tucked away in a grove of trees lies a 10-acre clearing filled with a forest of evenly-spaced, upright metal poles and the din of construction. It is the future s...

Conference Analyzes Northeast Ohio’s Energy Use

Kate Melanson
September 23, 2011
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

Last October U.S. Representative for Ohio’s Ninth District Marcy Kaptur secured a National Energy Technology Laboratory Award of $1.1 million to assess the ways in which energy is used in northeast Ohio. On Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, a conference was held at Oberlin College to present the findings financed...

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