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Feature Photo: India Garden

Feature Photo: India Garden

April 22, 2016

India Garden Head Chef Babul flips naan for the restaurant’s inaugural batch of customers. India Garden, the new Indian restaurant located at 65 East College Street, opened for business Thursday. The establishment takes the place of Magpie Pizza, which relocated to Sheffield Village in November 2015. The restaurant offers traditional northern Indian cuisine, desserts and fresh breads. It will serve dinner until 10 p.m. every day of the week. Owners Ramesh Sharma and Sanjeev Sharma run another India...

Joshua Pribanic is an investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker. His first documentary, Triple Divide, covers fracking in Pennsylvania.

Off the Cuff: Joshua Pribanic, Journalist and Filmmaker

April 22, 2016

Joshua B. Pribanic is a photographer, investigative journalist, artist and filmmaker. He co-founded the Public Herald, an investigative journalism nonprofit, and co-directed the documentary Triple Divide. The film, which was screened last Wednesday as part of the Ecolympics series, covers the water contamination and health effects rural Pennsylvanians face as a result of fracking. Pribanic is currently the editor-in-chief of the Public Herald in Pittsburgh, PA. His work in investigative journali...

Feature Photo: College Begins New Fundraising Initiative

Feature Photo: College Begins New Fundraising Initiative

April 15, 2016

Though new swings in Tappan Square and a piano-themed crosswalk mark some of the most recent changes to Oberlin’s campus, many aspects of the College have remained the same over the years. Thus is the impetus behind the Still Oberlin campaign, a fundraising initiative the College launched this month. The campaign allows anyone who donates to the College during the month of April to request a photo of a specific location on campus or an Oberlin experience. The photo they request is taken and sent...

Restructuring of Board Necessary for Sustainability

Kerensa Loadholt, News Editor

March 11, 2016

Though students at Oberlin College have voiced their grievances to the Board of Trustees about issues prevalent in campus discourse, nothing seems to be getting done about the issues they are posing. At the Board meeting last Thursday, it was extremely frustrating to see students bring up issues to the Board for the fourth or fifth time, only to have a Board member tell them that the issue was new to them or that it was under consideration. There seems to be a lack of structure within the Board of Trustees. Communication between the different meeting rooms during Board meetings is nonexistent. Many students would prefer that trustees all be in the same room at the same time. The trustees have separated students t...

Benjamin Shepherd, Photo Editor

Campus Accessibility Services Expand Outreach

March 11, 2016

The Office of Disability Services has implemented two new programs this semester to improve and publicize assistance available for students registered with the office. One of these new programs is Studying Independently Together, Tuesdays in Mudd library. “We have actually started this [within the last week] and are already getting a good response,” said Jane Boomer, director of the Office of Disability Services. Another program, held Thursdays in Stevenson Dining Hall, reserves a room...

Elizabeth Kolbert, journalist for The New Yorker and previous stringer for The New York Times, will speak at Oberlin March 2 in Finney Chapel.

Off the Cuff: Elizabeth Kolbert, Journalist, Author, Activist

February 26, 2016

Elizabeth Kolbert began working for The New York Times as a stringer in 1983 and has written for The New Yorker for 15 years. For her work on global warming and climate change, she traveled to Alaska and Greenland to better understand the debate over global warming. Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change, which grew out of a three part series in The New Yorker, won the 2006 National Magazine Award in the Public Interest category. The Review sat down with Kolbert...

Board of Education Agrees to Contract Locally

Kerensa Loadholt, News editor

February 19, 2016

Though still lacking the go-ahead to officially pursue construction, Oberlin City Schools has taken another step toward building a new elementary school. Oberlin City Schools Board of Education officials recently entered an agreement with the Oberlin Community Benefits Coalition to hire locally for the project, which has been in the works for the past two years. Under the resolution reached by the two groups, the School Board must hire local community residents, subcontract local, minority owned and woman-owned businesses and purchase materials and services from local suppliers. “Oberlin Community Benefits Coalition seeks a joint written declaration of intent with Oberlin City Schools Board of Education committing...

Off the Cuff: Kai M. Green, Author, Scholar and Activist

February 19, 2016

Kai M. Green is a writer, scholar, poet, filmmaker, abolitionist and feminist. He has a Ph.D., in English and American Studies and Ethnicity, and he has also received graduate certificates in Gender Studies and Visual Anthropology from the University of Southern California. Green is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University in Sexuality Studies and African American Studies. He is active in the Black trans and LGBT communities.  What drew you to Oberlin and its community? F...

Krislov Responds to ABUSUA Demands

Kerensa Loadholt, News Editor

February 5, 2016

While the list of ABUSUA student demands has attracted excessive media attention over the past eight weeks, it wasn’t until recently that College President Marvin Krislov issued an official response to the 14-page document. In his email, which was sent to the student body Jan. 20, Krislov says the administration is taking the necessary steps to improve campus race relations, and subsequently invites all faculty and staff to join them in their efforts. “Racism and all forms of injustice hinder us from achieving our mission and must be challenged by the College wherever they undermine our goals for academic, artistic and musical excellence,” Krislov said in the email. However, while the email expresse...

Associate Dean of Students and Dean of the Class of 2016 Kimberly Jackson Davidson, a member of the search committee for a new director of the Multicultural Resource Center, watches fellow committee members address student concerns at a listening session on Tuesday.

Students Assist in MRC Director Search

September 18, 2015

With the recent departure of its former director, the Multicultural Resource Center is on the lookout for a new supervisor — a selection process that many students hope will yield a more suitable leader than the previous one. This time around, selecting a candidate capable of supporting the goals of the Center will in part be up to the students. Two listening sessions launched a series of discussions designed to assess how students interpret the traits and responsibilities necessary of a capable...

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