The Oberlin Review

Tensions Between College, UAW Not New

Nathan Carpenter and Rachel Marcus

March 17, 2020

The current campus controversy around the proposal to outsource campus and dining services is not the first time that significant tensions have erupted between the College administration and members of Oberlin’s chapter of the United Automobile Workers union. Notably, in 1995, UAW members said they would strike if they were unable to reach agreeable contract terms with the College by March 31. Ultimately, a deal was reached an hour before the deadline and a strike was avoided. “The College recognizes the right of an individual to strike,” wrote Alan Moran, then-director of communications, in a March 30 memo to the Oberlin community. “The union has the right under the law to publicize the strike by picketi...

Oberlin Namesakes

Oberlin Namesakes

September 20, 2019

Alum Demands Respect for Dye

Michael H. Lubas, OC ’69

September 1, 2017

To the Editors: I am enraged, and The Oberlin Review should be ashamed! The May 5 edition with its front page lead-in on Marvin Krislov’s legacy is an abomination! While I was never a Nancy Dye cheerleader, the article demonstrates the cloudy presuppositions and misinformed arrogant assumptions posturing as reporting while a love-fest for Krislov is mirrored against a less than compassionate understanding of Dye’s progressive illness, which she chose not to parade in the manner that seems to be Oberlin’s motto these days; essentially, “I am a victim!” She chose to do the best she could with what she had. I and others may not always have agreed with her thinking or manner, but I can only hope to have...

Oberlin Presidents

Oberlin Presidents

September 9, 2016

Sustainability Office Celebrates Milestone, Earth Day

Willa Rubin

April 22, 2016

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Office of Environmental Sustainability will hold a special event every month until the end of the year. Earth Day Field Day is the next event and is taking place today, April 22. It will feature environmentally-themed outdoor activities. The event coincides with the end of Ecolympics, which the office coordinates yearly. Anyone can organize an event for Ecolympics, which was founded in 2004, but the office oversees implementation of the two-week-long energy-saving competition and helps to co-promote it. Campaigns by ResEd and the Adam Joseph Lewis Center’s Poop Campaign have been among the most notable, and the city itself began participating in 2014 when Oberlin Public Schools...

Nancy Dye, 13th president of Oberlin, passed away this week.

Former President Nancy Dye Passes Away at 68

November 6, 2015

Nancy Schrom Dye, the first and only woman to serve as president of Oberlin College, died on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at her Lakewood home after battling a rare neurological syndrome. She was 68 years old. Dye was the 13th president of the College, serving for more than a decade from 1994 to 2007. During her presidency at Oberlin, Dye shaped the future of the College in a variety of ways. She was the head of the largest fundraising effort to date at Oberlin, raising $175 million in a capital campaign...

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