The Oberlin Review

Security Notebook

February 9, 2018

Filed under Campus News, Community News, Recent Stories, Security Report

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 3:21 p.m. Campus Dining staff reported a brown two-shelf push cart missing from the Science Center food court area. No value was given at the time of report. 5:18 p.m. Facilities staff reported graffiti in two different locations on campus. The graffiti, written in marker, was found in the Firelands Apartments men’s restroom and on an electrical box in Robertson Hall parking lot. A work order was filed for removal. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 12:05 p.m. A student reported the theft of their bicycle from outside a Goldsmith Village Housing Unit. The bike is valued at $150-$200. 7:40 p.m. Safety and Security Officers responded to a report of graffiti in a restroom on the first floor of Bibbins H...

Review Security Notebook

April 8, 2016

Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, March 31 12 p.m. A student reported the theft of their locked bicycle from the north side of Asia House. The bicycle is a black, 18-speed K2 Enemy. Friday, April 1
 9:58 p.m. Officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm on the second floor of Harkness House. Smoke from burning incense activated the alarm, which was then reset. 9:33 a.m. Facilities staff reported damage to the roof of Severance Hall. A roofing company discovered approximately 50 clay tiles damaged, estimating approximately $3,000 in repairs. Saturday, April 2
 11:22 a.m. Residents of Keep Cottage reported a break-in after an unknown person or persons broke a window and tore a screen on the east side of the ...

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April 1, 2016

Filed under NEWS, Security Report, Uncategorized

Thursday, March 24 8:09 p.m. Officers and the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at the Firelands Apartments. Smoke from cooking activated the alarm, which was then reset. Friday, March 25
 10:19 p.m. Officers and the Oberlin Police Department responded to a call regarding patrons fighting at the Oberlin Inn. All parties involved left the area prior to the officers’ arrival. 9:33 a.m. Facilities staff reported damage to the roof of Severance Hall. A roofing company discovered approximately 50 clay tiles damaged, estimating approximately $3,000 in repairs. Saturday, March 26 1:50 p.m. A student reported the theft of their bicycle from the south side of South Hall. The bike is black with purple handgrips ...

Anonymous Author Offers Apology

Anonymous

April 29, 2011

Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: I do not hate people of African descent, nor do I hate homosexuals. I realize how hurtful both terms that appeared on the south wall of Dascomb are to members of both of these groups and all people in between. A lapse in judgment and common sense led me to spraypaint those two epithets on that wall outside of Dascomb, a lapse informed by a lack of taste and a perverse self-destructive urge. I have rationalized the actions I took so many different ways that I’m not even sure why I did it anymore. I’ve told myself that it was an experiment in light of how readily some members of this community throw these two words around. I’ve told myself that it was a statement. I don’t think that that...

Op-Ed: Unaddressed Issues Require Equally Passionate Response

Alex LaFerla, Staff Writer

April 29, 2011

Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

The response to the hateful and inflammatory graffiti found on the side of Dascomb Hall on April 17 was bold, powerful and extremely valuable. Immediately after the graffiti was discovered, a group of concerned students alerted the rest of the student body and swiftly organized in opposition. Further outraged by the College’s perceived lack of acknowledgment of the incident, concerned students arranged a protest, which drew large numbers of Oberlin students, faculty and staff. The event demonstrated just how quickly and effectively Oberlin students could stand together in solidarity when faced with such a violation. What the reaction to this incident has also made clear, however, is that Oberlin students and...

Slanderous Graffiti Enrages Students, Draws Attention of Administration

Erica Reyes, Staff Writer

April 22, 2011

Filed under Campus News, NEWS

On Sunday, April 17, Safety and Security was alerted to graffiti spray-painted on the exterior south side of Dascomb Hall that combined a racial and a homophobic slur. A student claimed responsibility late Monday night, confessing in an e-mail to Student Senate. The student met with a Student Senate member on Wednesday and said that the graffiti was not in reference to a Derrick Comedy skit, an internet sketch comedy group from New York University, which used language similar to that was written on Dascomb. The graffiti, which was not acknowledged or removed by the College until Monday evening, raised frustration and concern among the student body, sparking a protest, discussion panels and questions about whether...

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