The Oberlin Review

Salary Freeze Incites Faculty Concern

Christian Bolles, Editor-in-Chief

December 8, 2017

Editor’s Note: The letter referenced in this article has been published in full under “Letters to the Editors” in this issue’s Opinions section. As the Board of Trustees convenes this weekend, freezes to non-union salaries remain a key concern among faculty and staff. The freezes were instituted last year and maintained as a result of a $5 million immediate budget deficit and long-term structural deficit disclosed to faculty and staff June 14. After the announcement of the freezes, James Monroe Professor of Politics Chris Howell and Nathan A. Greenberg Professor of Classics Kirk Ormand wrote a letter July 17 — obtained by the Review this week — in response to Chair of the Board of Trustees Chris Canavan...

Student Senate Condemns OCACF Actions

September 20, 2016

The original version of this letter listed Oberlin J Street U as a consultant. Since the letter's publication, members of Oberlin J Street U have requested that the organization's name be removed. For more information, read our full coverage of Student Senate's letter, ACF's symposium and students' responses. In consultation with current and former members of ABUSUA and Students for a Free Palestine, Student Senate drafted a letter condemning the actions of certain alumni over the last year; including the surveillance, intimidation, marginalization and harassment of students. The text of the letter is below. Oberlin students, Since late 2015, a group of Oberlin alumni have driven a narrative of rampant ant...

WRLC Thanks Day of Service Volunteers

Kate Pilacky, Western Reserve Land Conservancy

September 12, 2014

To the Editors: I’d like to thank Oberlin College Grounds Department, the Bonner Center for Service and Learning and the dozen or so freshmen and supervisor students for the hard work and tools they provided to transform the wooded park area behind Kahn Hall on the Day of Service during Labor Day weekend. Over the past four or five years, students have worked with the Western Reserve Land Conservancy and other community neighbors battling the invasive buckthorn, planting trees and native wildflowers and turning the wooded area behind Kahn into an arboretum. Come and see for yourself how nice the area is coming along! Late summer and fall are the nicest time to experience this wooded natural area owned by the...

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