The Oberlin Review

The BSAG board during one of their meetings. Photo courtesy of Kofi Asare.

Black Student Athlete Group Cultivates Community

September 18, 2020

Oberlin has multiple communities for Black, Indigenous, and students of color to come together. But, until recently, there was no designated space for Black athletes. This semester the Black Student Athlete Group has begun meeting every month and creating initiatives to diversify the Athletics Department. Oberlin's BSAG was initially founded in 2019 by graduates Naeisha McClain, Cheyenne Arthur, Jabree Hason, Jubreel Hason, and Devin White. Despite the year being cut short due to COVID-19, the...

College Maintains “Minimal Exposure” to Fossil Fuel Investments

Katie Lucey, News Editor

December 6, 2019

Five years after the Board of Trustees published an official Resolution for Divestment and established the Impact Investment Platform, Oberlin’s endowment remains partially invested in companies that benefit from the production and consumption of fossil fuels. “Oberlin still has minimal exposure to fossil fuel investments,” wrote Vice President for Finance and Administration Rebecca Vazquez-Skillings and Chief Investment Officer Jun Yang in a joint email statement to the Review. “However, they are legacy investments and the College has not made any new investment for several years.” In 2014, The Board allocated $5 million to fund the IIP and adopted an official Resolution for Divestment. Each year for the...

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