The Oberlin Review

Divisions Between Disciplines Limit Education

Liv Scott, Contributing Writer

April 21, 2017

“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 environment of social change, neither the structure of the College nor the classes themselves facilitate building skills for fostering this needed transformation. Throughout my life, adults have told me, “You are the generation that will fix the world.” But my academic experience has been essentially the same as my parents’ — just more expensive. How can my generation fix the world if twenty years and th...

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