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The Oberlin Review

Divisions Between Disciplines Limit Education

Liv Scott, Contributing Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

“Think one person can change the world? So do we.” Oberlin’s Admissions Office uses this signature slogan to attract prospective students eager to tackle the problems of society. But at Oberlin, we do not learn how to change the world. Despite students’ best efforts to create an envi...

Staff, Faculty of Color Stand with Campus Protesters

November 20, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

An open letter from staff and faculty of color at Oberlin College and Conservatory: To the students at Missouri State, Yale, Ithaca, Claremont McKenna and elsewhere: As you have raised your voices against racism to demand better, we have been overcome by heartbreak and inspiration. It is heartbreaki...

Feature Photo: Kent Wong, UCLA professor and activist

Feature Photo: Kent Wong, UCLA professor and activist

Oliver Bok, News Editor
September 25, 2015
Filed under Features, NEWS

Kent Wong, professor at University of California, Los Angeles and director of the Center for Labor Research and Education, gave a talk at the College yesterday titled “Undocumented and Unafraid: A New Civil Rights Movement Led by Immigrant Youth.” Wong discussed his experiences working with undocume...

Scorecard Empowers Incoming Students

Ben Silverman, Contributing Writer
September 25, 2015
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

After the Obama administration’s recent release of College Scorecard, a user-friendly data cache designed to give prospective students access to more information about the institutions to which they are preparing to commit several years of their life, previously uncharted statistics have been brought in...

UIUC Correct in Rejecting Salaita

Andrew Katlin and Fisher Katlin
February 20, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: My son and I came to visit Oberlin on Feb. 16. [My son being] a prospective student, we thought it would give some insight into the school reading the current issue of The Oberlin Review. In the issue was an “interview” with Steven Salaita. I put interview in quotes, as it ...

Salaita Case Highlights Donor Influence in Higher Ed

Jade Schiff, Politics department
February 13, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Like Students for a Free Palestine and many other campus organizations and academics around the world, I condemn the revocation of Steven Salaita’s job at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by Chancellor Phyllis Wise. Like them, I also think that free expression and academic...

Krislov Joins White House in Expanding Access to Higher Education

Madeline Peltz
February 8, 2014
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

College President Marvin Krislov traveled to Washington, D.C. last month to attend the White House’s summit on expanding opportunities for low-income students in higher education. In order to attend, each president submitted formal commitments to the White House detailing their plans to improve economic...

Off the Cuff: Marta Tienda, sociologist and professor, and Richard Kahlenberg, senior fellow at the Century Foundation

William Passannante, Staff Writer
March 1, 2013
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

A very important Supreme Court ruling is coming up in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. How do you think the Supreme Court will rule in this case, how do you hope it rules and why? Tienda: I am not optimistic about the decision upholding the Grutter decision [in which the Court upheld the aff...

Freshman Stress On the Rise

Eva Sachs
February 18, 2011
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

The first year of college can be easily stressful for anybody. Being away from friends and family for the first time, taking on new responsibilities — not to mention countless new opportunities like choices of classes, extracurricular activities, and so on — make it easy for a student to overexert...

Oberlin Assists Town’s College Applicants

Bo Arbogast
December 4, 2009
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: It’s that time of year again — not the holidays, the college application season! For the past several years, the College community has been reaching out to students at Oberlin High School to help young people prepare their college essays. The college essay is only one part of a...

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