The Oberlin Review

Conservatory Must Include More Work by Black Composers

J Holzen, OC ’20

June 10, 2020

Editor’s Note: This letter has been signed online by 356 members of the Oberlin community at the time of publication. To the deans and conductors at Oberlin Conservatory: Oberlin College, like many of our peer institutions, has recently issued statements on social media expressing its support for the Black community during this time. However, we request that you put a plan in place as an institution to hold the Conservatory accountable for these issues outside of its social media presence. Oberlin College prides itself on its liberalism and its progressivism, from being the first school to accept women and one of the first schools to accept African-Americans to its reputation for student activism. This in...

New Administration Gives Students Hope

Miyah Byers, Contributing Writer

September 1, 2017

Life led me to Oberlin through an old and beat-up language composition book. I remember the very day I was wandering through the dog-eared pages of “The Bird and the Machine,” an essay written by a former Obie professor, Loren Eiseley, when I came across the name of the college for the first time. I was in the 11th grade then, and growing restless from the monotony and institutional red tape sometimes present in high school settings that can hinder students from pursuing social justice in their own hallways. As one of the few Black girls in my school, I was in serious need of a supportive community that was not tone-deaf to the struggles that people of color face on a daily basis; of an institution that w...

Board members of ¡Presente!: Naomi Campa, board social co- ordinator (left), Isabella Moreno, board president and Fabian Fuertes, board treasurer. The organization is the first Latinx faculty group on Oberlin’s campus.

¡Presente! Kicks Off with First Outreach Event

April 1, 2016

Oberlin’s Latinx employee group ¡Presente! is holding its first official student and faculty outreach event Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cat in the Cream. The group was formed in an effort to raise awareness and support for the Latinx community on campus. ¡Presente! has been active throughout the year in connecting faculty and employees; however, this is the first event to which students will be invited. The employee group has grown substantially from its modest start in January 2015, when...

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