The Oberlin Review

MRC Deserves Better

Editorial Board

November 9, 2018

Advocating for social justice is perhaps the Oberlin community’s most strongly-held value. We care deeply about equity, even though we’re far from perfect in achieving it. One of the most important resources on campus in our ongoing work to be better advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion is the Multicultural Resource Center. The MRC plays an invaluable role on campus through the support and programming it provides for marginalized communities at Oberlin. Further, the MRC does good work in educating and training other campus groups to be more sensitive to social power dynamics and their own biases. Because of the contributions that the MRC makes to our community, we have been alarmed to see the deterioration...

Khalid Taylor and Elliot Director share a conversation in the MRC.

MRC Faces Staffing Shortage

November 9, 2018

Four full-time staff members resigned from positions at the Multicultural Resource Center within the last six months. The office was once staffed by five full-time staffers. The MRC is currently run by Assistant Vice President Adrian Bautista, who is serving as the interim director, Student Life Community Coordinator Khalid Taylor, OC ’17, and LGBTQ Community Coordinator Elliot Director, who will discontinue work Nov. 30. Director, the most recent staff member to resign, submitted a resigna...

Local News Bulletin

March 11, 2016

MRC Director Search Continues Oberlin College will resume its search for a new director of the Multicultural Resource Center and a
new associate dean of student life in the fall. The MRC search committee settled on a candidate
after a lengthy approval process, but the candidate declined the position. Toni Myers, previous Africana community coordinator, will be coming to campus to interview for a one-
year interim position on Saturday, March 12. A forum will be held on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in Wilder 101 for students to offer feedback. Commencement Speaker Announced The Source announced that the 2016 commencement speaker will be opera legend and jazz singer Jessye Norman. She runs the Jessye Norman School ...

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