The Oberlin Review

Student Input Valuable in Presidential Search

Kameron Dunbar, Contributing Writer

November 4, 2016

This op-ed is part of the Review’s Student Senate column. In an effort to increase communication and transparency, Student Senators will provide personal perspectives on recent campus and community events. Senate Liaison Thobeka Mnisi and I submitted a letter to Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the College Sandhya Subramanian on Monday. In it, we announced our three student nominees to the Presidential Search Committee. The selected candidate will have the privilege of representing student interests broadly throughout the process of selecting Oberlin’s next president. Senate looked for several qualities in selecting the top three candidates. For starters, we wanted someone who had experience with and kno...

Next Oberlin President Must Promote Unity

Kameron Dunbar, Contributing Writer

September 9, 2016

The angst sweeping the country has trickled down to the microcosm of Oberlin. The year has been divisive for the country as a whole. We have a presidential candi­date calling for an entry ban on an entire religious group. Political polarization is at an all-time high. People are dissatisfied. What we need now, at least at Oberlin, is a unifier. With President Marvin Krislov’s announcement of his forthcoming departure, the community is thinking about his successor. No matter who they are, there are several qualities they must possess. Oberlin’s next president must be a unifier. They must be able to unite Oberlin in new ways. They must be able to balance the concerns of students, faculty, staff, alumni and all...

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