The Oberlin Review

Winter Term to Be Restructured With AAPR

Ella Moxley, Senior Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

Oberlin administrators have been working to create a more structured, equitable Winter Term model in response to the preliminary AAPR recommendations first detailed in March. Future changes include increasing the number of students and professors on campus and increasing the breadth and variety of courses offered. AAPR steering committee members hope that as many as one-third of the student body may remain on campus during future Winter Terms. “[An increased number of students on campus is] a way to maximize use of the institution’s resources and to build a stronger sense of community through shared experiences and organized social events,” according to the AAPR’s Summary of Work to Date document, made public to ...

Professors Urge Campus to Engage in Inclusive Discussion

Wendy Kozol, Shelley Lee, Gina Pérez, and Renee Romano

April 15, 2016

To the Editor: Regarding the recent statement on anti-Semitism written by Professor of Politics Marc Blecher and signed by over 170 faculty, we would like to add our voices to the conversation and explain why we did not sign our names. While we agree with many of the statement’s sentiments and on the importance of denouncing anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, we did not feel comfortable signing a statement focused on a particular case when there is an ongoing College process in relation to it. We also did not feel comfortable signing a statement that seemed to focus more on condemning a colleague rather than on the challenge of fighting anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitism is as abhorrent as any other form of r...

Off the Cuff: Renee Romano, professor of History, Africana Studies, and Comparative American Studies

Off the Cuff: Renee Romano, professor of History, Africana Studies, and Comparative American Studies

December 12, 2014

Renee Romano, professor of History, Africana Studies and Comparative American Studies and affiliate of the Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies Institute, recently released an article in The American Historian titled “Beyond ‘Self-Congratulatory Celebration’: Complicating Civil Rights Anniversaries.” Romano sat down with the Review to discuss the historical narrative of race and systematic violence in America. What does it mean to “complicate” civil rights anniversaries? ...

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