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Melvin Briggs, León Pescador, New Student Senators

Melvin Briggs, León Pescador, New Student Senators

Sydney Allen, News Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

León Pescador and Melvin Briggs were recently elected as student senators, winning in a pool of 23 candidates. They are entering Senate as the Board of Trustees is considering incorporating a student trustee, the College faces a financial crisis, and a new president takes over. Briggs is a sophomore from ...

Off the Cuff: Manuel Carballo

Off the Cuff: Manuel Carballo

Sydney Allen, News Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Manuel Carballo is the new vice president and dean of Admissions and Financial Aid for Oberlin College. He arrived at Oberlin Aug. 15 with his wife Brooke Escobedo, who works in the Dean of Students office, and his four-year-old son, Julian. Carballo comes to Oberlin from Middlebury College in Vermo...

Off the Cuff: Carmen Ambar, President of Oberlin College

Off the Cuff: Carmen Ambar, President of Oberlin College

Melissa Harris and Christian Bolles

September 1, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Off the Cuff, Recent Stories

Today, Carmen Ambar became the 15th President of Oberlin College. With a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in Public Affairs from Princeton University, and a law degree from Columbia University, Ambar was previously the 13th President of Cedar Crest...

Off the Cuff: Liz Burgess, Owner of Ginko Gallery

Off the Cuff: Liz Burgess, Owner of Ginko Gallery

Louis Krauss, News Editor

April 28, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff, Recent Stories

Liz Burgess, OC ’73, is the current owner of Ginko Gallery, an art and arts supply store downtown. Burgess opened the shop with two friends after grad­uating from the College in 1973. In addition to art supplies, the shop also features studio space for resident artists and an exhibition room to showcase...

Off the Cuff: Juan Méndez, Professor and Human Rights Activist

Off the Cuff: Juan Méndez, Professor and Human Rights Activist

Louis Krauss, News Editor

March 31, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Juan Mendez is a Professor of Human Rights Law at American University’s Washington College of Law who served on the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment from 2010–2016. Mendez is originally from Argentina, where he defended pol...

Off the Cuff: Sophie Smith and Alicia Dinsmore, Activists

Off the Cuff: Sophie Smith and Alicia Dinsmore, Activists

Melissa Harris, News Editor

February 24, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff, Recent Stories

Sophie Smith and Alicia Dinsmore both work in Arizona with La Coalición de Derechos Humanos and No More Deaths, providing humanitarian aid for undocumented immigrants. Smith is a writer, community organizer and long-term desert and aid volunteer and search and rescue coordinator in Arivaca, AZ. She...

Off the Cuff: Zoé Samudzi, Medical Sociology Ph.D. Candidate

Off the Cuff: Zoé Samudzi, Medical Sociology Ph.D. Candidate

Louis Krauss, News Editor

February 17, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Zoé Samudzi is a Medical Sociology Ph.D. student at the University of California, San Francisco, where she specializes in issues related to transgender people’s impediments to receiving adequate health care. Aside from policies and oppression related to transgender people, Samudzi has also conducted res...

Off the Cuff: Michael M. Lederman, Professor of Medicine

Off the Cuff: Michael M. Lederman, Professor of Medicine

Melissa Harris, News Editor

February 10, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff, Recent Stories

Dr. Michael M. Lederman is the Scott R. Inkley Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals/Case Medical Center where he is also a professor of biomedical ethics, pathology, microbiology and molecular biology. He is a member of the American Ass...

Off the Cuff: Janet Garrett, Two-Time Congressional Candidate

Off the Cuff: Janet Garrett, Two-Time Congressional Candidate

Louis Krauss, News Editor

February 3, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Janet Garrett is a life-long Oberlin resident and spent many years as a teacher at Eastwood Elementary School before retiring in 2015. Garrett ran for Congress in Ohio’s 4th Congressional District both in 2014 and 2016, losing twice to current Republican congressman Jim Jordan. Since President Don...

Off the Cuff: Rob Hillard, City Manager

Off the Cuff: Rob Hillard, City Manager

Oliver Bok, News Editor

December 9, 2016


Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Rob Hillard began his job as Oberlin’s new city manager Monday. In his new position, Hillard will run the city administration and make recommendations to City Council. Hillard served as the city manager for Allegan, MI, from 2005 to 2016. Previously, he worked as the city manager for Yellow Springs, Ohi...

Off the Cuff: Theodore M. Shaw, Civil Rights Lawyer

Off the Cuff: Theodore M. Shaw, Civil Rights Lawyer

Oliver Bok, News Editor

December 2, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff, Recent Stories

Theodore M. Shaw is the director of the Center for Civil Rights and the Julius L. Chambers Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill. He previously served as the fifth director-counsel and president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peo...

Off the Cuff: Todd Baker, OC ’90, Medical Association CEO

Off the Cuff: Todd Baker, OC ’90, Medical Association CEO

Oliver Bok, News Editor

November 18, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Todd Baker, OC ’90, was recently named CEO of the Ohio State Medical Association after working as co-CEO of the organization since 2014. The Ohio State Medical Association lobbies for Ohio doctors in Columbus and helps them cope with changes in the medical industry. Prior to working as co-CEO, Bak...

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