The Oberlin Review

In Hard Times, Moments of Celebration Must Be Tasteful

Editorial Board

October 11, 2019

 Watching the fireworks go off over the athletic fields Saturday night was a bit like listening to the band play aboard the sinking Titanic. The extravagant display marked the end of Homecoming Weekend, but also seemed to signify a larger dissonance for an institution currently grappling with existential questions about financial stability, how to treat community members with fairness and respect, and more.  The reality is that, in many ways, this is a difficult time for Oberlin. The College is staring down a $25 million dollar judgment resulting from a lawsuit filed by Gibson’s Bakery against the College and Vice President and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo. Further, a structural budget deficit has already ...

Security Notebook

October 12, 2018

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 3:17 a.m. Campus Safety officers were requested to assist an intoxicated student at a Goldsmith Village Housing Unit. The student was transported to the Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment. 10:18 p.m. Campus Safety and Oberlin Police officers responded to an intoxicated non-student at the entrance to the ’Sco. The individual believed he was at a downtown business and claimed he was looking for his brother. The individual was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 10:00 a.m. Officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at the Heisman Club Field House. An anonymous person pushed a cart into the cover of a pull station, activat...

“Review” Fails To Report Sexual Misconduct in Socially Responsible Manner

Olive Hwang, Production Editor

September 14, 2018

Editor’s note: This article contains discussion of sexual misconduct and rape culture. Last week, the Review reported on the resignation of two Conservatory professors in the midst of sexual misconduct complaints (“Oberlin Professors Resign After Sexual Misconduct” The Oberlin Review, Sept. 7, 2018). Among the accused is James David Christie, former chair of the Organ department and world-famous musician. The allegations, however, are obscured by the article’s insensitive and dismissive tone. As a new member of the Review team, I am deeply disappointed by the way this story was covered. It is our job to present the news in a manner that is both factual and socially responsible. The topic of sexual miscondu...

Security Report: Feb. 27 — March 4, 2014

March 9, 2014

Thursday, Feb. 27 12:53 a.m. – Officers were requested to assist a student who injured her ankle while playing Frisbee at Williams Field House. An ambulance was summoned and the student was transported to Mercy Hospital for treatment. 4:27 p.m. – Staff at Philips gym reported several individuals in the gym without proper passes. After speaking with officers, the individuals left the area. 4:30 p.m. – Officers on routine patrol observed non-offensive graffiti on the south exit door of Barrows Hall. The graffiti appeared to be done with white chalk, but could not be wiped off. A work order was filed for clean up. Friday, Feb. 28
 4:09 a.m. – Officers responded to an alarm in Dascomb Hall. ...

Security Report: Feb. 6 – Feb. 12, 2014


February 14, 2014

Thursday, Feb. 6 12:17 p.m. Officers were requested to assist a student who slipped and fell on East College Street, injuring her arm. The student was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment. 1:00 p.m. Officers and members of the Oberlin Police Department responded to a report of a dog bite at the Union Street Housing Complex. The victim, a College employee, was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment. 3:56 p.m. Several faculty members reported that some of their textbooks had gone missing over Winter Term. The thefts are under investigation. Friday, Feb. 7 6:10 a.m. Staff members reported a gas odor near the grills in Wilder Hall. Officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to the report and turned ...

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