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The Oberlin Review

One Year Later, Campus Commemorates March 4

One Year Later, Campus Commemorates March 4

Rachel Weinstein, News Editor

March 9, 2014


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Students and faculty commemorate the one-year anniversary of Day of Solidarity this week, hosting a series of events and forums in an effort to extend the conversations sparked last spring. “Some people remember March 4 as the day classes were canceled, and yes, that’s part of what happened, but...

Letter to the Editors: Protestors Are Creating Issues Where None Exist

Zachary Evans, College Senior

December 13, 2013


Filed under Commentary

Ever since the fake racial hate incidents last March, there have been protests against some perceived "injustice" on the part of Oberlin's administration. These protests have made a lot of noise, but there are other viewpoints on campus: 1) Oberlin's administration does not perpetrate any form of...

“Hoax” Declaration Mischaracterizes Bias Incidents, Stifles Productive Dialogue

The Editorial Board

September 6, 2013


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

The College aired its dirty laundry to the nation last semester when media outlets swarmed campus to report on the rash of bigoted graffiti cropping up in academic and residential buildings. The coverage of the events focused primarily on an alleged sighting of a person in Klan robes, though evidence...

Working Groups Present Proposals, Again

Madeline Stocker, Staff Writer

May 3, 2013


Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Oberlin community members gathered at Wilder Hall last Sunday, April 28, for a presentation of proposals from six different student working groups. The groups, which represented the Conservatory, the Natural Sciences, the Athletics department, documentation and communication, as well as training, workshops...

Student Senate Reports on Working Groups

Eliza Diop, Liaison to the Student Senate

April 19, 2013


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

The new group of Student Senators had their first plenary February 24. Since then, as the Liaison to the Student Senate, I can say that the journey the Senators have traveled and the experiences we underwent have tested our organizing skills, our patience, our accountability and our strength as students...

Students Present Proposals for Institutional Change to Administration

Rosemary Boeglin, News Editor

April 12, 2013


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Students calling for institutional change with an eye toward social justice, diversity and inclusion presented their proposals to the administration on Friday, April 5 and to students and the public two days later in Finney Chapel. These proposals, a result of student working groups meeting regularly...

Double Standard In Punishment For Bias Incidents

Douglas H. Frazer

April 5, 2013


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

On March 20, 2013, President Krislov reported (in the Updates from Oberlin series) that two students suspected of having a connection to “the bias incidents” (that included, I presume, dressing like Klan members) have been removed from campus. The administration took this action preemptively, that...

Oberlin Should Continue Undivided

Booker Peek

April 5, 2013


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

The ceremony in Finney Chapel just a month ago was about as stirring as could be. The program was perhaps occasioned by more than a month-long series of racist, homophobic, anti- Semitic, cowardly acts, etc., that became even more inflamed by the reported sighting of someone well after midnight in KKK...

Conversation As First Response To Adversity

Matt Hartsock, Jon Levin, Josh Morse, Josh Laufer, David Fischer, and Adam Darer

April 5, 2013


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

As six housemates from the class of 2012, we have been deeply affected by the recent hate crimes on Oberlin’s campus. Needing to process our thoughts and feelings, and encouraged by the example set by the Oberlin community, we came together as friends and classmates to discuss our own experiences of...

Community Organizes Against Hate Incidents

Elizabeth Kuhr and Duncan Standish

March 15, 2013


Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Uncategorized

Reacting to this semester’s hateful speech and actions, many Oberlin students have begun organizing in an effort to address various community concerns. Among these are a late-night walking escort service called Walk-Line, a group trying to foster more unity between North and South campus and several...

Oberlin-Wide Skillshare System Would Facilitate Connection

Daniel Lobb, Peter Saudek, and Essie Weiss-Tisman

March 15, 2013


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

In light of recent events in this community, we would like to encourage courageously creative brainstorming in the continuous effort to foster a more cohesive Oberlin. The ongoing forums at Afrikan Heritage House and the community conversations facilitated by One Town, especially, have showcased a willingness...

Struggling with Allyship, or, It Takes a Village

Ryan Brazell

March 15, 2013


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

As an open and visible member of the trans* community, I know intimately how it feels to be subjected to micro- and macroaggressions on a regular basis, even in historically and notoriously liberal pockets of the country like Oberlin and the Bay Area (where I currently live). My whiteness, however, affords...

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