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The Oberlin Review

On the Record with Author Mia Alvar

On the Record with Author Mia Alvar

November 3, 2017

Mia Alvar is a writer currently based in Santa Monica, CA. She was born in the Philippines and raised in the U.S. and Bahrain. Alvar graduated from Harvard College and the School of the Arts at Columbia University. Her 2015 collection of short stories, In the Country, won the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, the University of Rochester’s Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, and The New York Times Editor’s Choice. Her work has also appe...

Finding Community Reduces Stress, Improves Mental Health

Melissa Harris, Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2017

Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

One endemic problem I see constantly in college students — a problem I’m guilty of feeding into myself — is the pressure to push yourself everyday, treating each semester like a marathon that you have to run on your own. Some lock themselves in their rooms, spending hours on endless problem sets while others find themselves buried in Mudd’s eerily silent corners, reading stacks of assigned articles and books. This experience has been all too familiar to me throughout my time at Oberlin and, as I kick off my senior year with a capstone and honors project to tackle this semester, I’ve been isolating myself more than I would like. In getting wrapped up in my research and personal stress, I sometimes forg...

What Happened to Oberlin?

What Happened to Oberlin?

September 1, 2017

Students, CDS Workers Protest Bon Appétit

Students, CDS Workers Protest Bon Appétit

May 5, 2017

Dining halls across campus were unusually empty Monday as hundreds boycotted Bon Appétit Management Company to stand in solidarity with Campus Dining Services staff. The protest, initiated by the Student Labor Action Coalition, aimed to push the College to separate from Bon Appétit and switch to a self-management food service model. According to United Auto Worker steward and CDS grill cook, counter cook and cashier Denise Capers, Stevenson and Dascomb Dining Halls normally serve 600–800 and 50...

Julio Reyes, Latinx Student Life Coordinator

Julio Reyes, Latinx Student Life Coordinator

May 5, 2017

Julio Reyes is the Latinx Student Life Coordinator, assistant director of Student Outreach and Success and program director of the Undocumented Student Initiatives. Reyes graduated from Brown University in 2012 with degrees in Sociology and Portuguese & Brazilian Studies. Later employed at Brown, Reyes focused on social justice issues and Latinx community engagement as a Minority Peer Counselor Friend, Latino History Month Programmer and Latino Student Initiative programmer. At Oberlin, he h...

OSCA Pushes for Pausing Aid Changes

OSCA Pushes for Pausing Aid Changes

April 28, 2017

Oberlin Student Cooperative Associa­tion officers met with administrators today to negotiate the administration’s recent policy changes concerning housing and dining for next academic year. OSCA Presi­dent and College junior Tara Wells said officers’ main goal at the meeting was to have the administration withdraw the changes until next semester, when students will have more time to negotiate the policy’s parameters since many are currently busy with finals preparations. Outgoing Vice...

USS Oberlin

USS Oberlin

April 28, 2017

Administrative Turnover Stalls Plan Implementation

Administrative Turnover Stalls Plan Implementation

April 21, 2017

With significant turnover in senior administrative positions at the end of this year, faculty members are navigating different avenues of maintaining the Strategic Plan implementation committees’ goals during a major transitional period. Wednesday's faculty meeting opened with President Marvin Krislov's announcement that Vice President and General Counsel Sandhya Subramanian will depart Oberlin at the end of the semester to serve as Dartmouth College's general counsel next year. With Krislov...

Altercation Leads to Arrest in Harassment Case

Altercation Leads to Arrest in Harassment Case

April 14, 2017

An intoxicated man verbally harassed three students with racial slurs and threatened them with a knife in the Asia House parking lot Monday morning. The perpetrator, Geoffrey George Raymond Basel, a 28-year-old white man from Columbia Station, Ohio, was reported to have been under the influence of alcohol when he approached a College junior and Asia House resident around 10:50 a.m. The student was returning from the airport, having just arrived in the parking lot when she encountered Basel, who...

Faculty Seeks to Build on Partnership Program Model

Faculty Seeks to Build on Partnership Program Model

April 7, 2017

The Student-Faculty Partnership Program is looking to expand next semester. The program seeks to engage students and faculty members in a semester-long collaboration to improve teaching quality. As different groups at the College have re­cently grappled with questions of transparency and structures of hierarchical governance, several of the program’s participants believe the partnership pro­gram models how dialogue and trust among groups on campus can spark collaborative and productive developments. Former...

Off the Cuff: Kevin Bruyneel, Babson College Professor of Politics

Off the Cuff: Kevin Bruyneel, Babson College Professor of Politics

April 7, 2017

Kevin Bruyneel is a politics professor at Babson College who currently studies the relationship between colonialism, race and collective memory. He recently published a book on these issues called The Third Space of Sovereignty. Bruyneel is currently researching the role of white settler memory in American politics and race relations. He led the lecture, “‘What Do You Mean We?’ — White Settler Memory, U.S. Race Politics and the ‘Faint Trace’ of Indigeneity” at Wilder Hall Monday afte...

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