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New Career Communities Pilot Announced

New Career Communities Pilot Announced

December 7, 2018

Associate Dean of Students and Interim Director of the Career Development Center Dana Hamdan unveiled the pilot for the Career Communities program in a series of four information sessions earlier this week and last. The program will launch this spring and will allow roughly 120 juniors and seniors to participate in a one-credit, co-curricular course that culminates in a funded summer internship. “The Career Communities initiative makes it possible for us to address Oberlin’s ‘mi...

Senior ’Sco Night Raises Funds for Undocumented Student Fund

Senior ’Sco Night Raises Funds for Undocumented Student Fund

November 30, 2018

Editor’s note: Senior Class President Ify Ezimora works for the Review as Sports Editor. The second Vice President and head of the event planning committee Jenna Gyimesi is News Editor. Oberlin’s Senior Class Council kicked off their celebrations Thursday evening with Senior ’Sco Night in Wilder Hall. The event featured senior DJs and a fundraiser for the Undocumented Student Scholarship Program. “Senior ’Sco Night [was] a chance for seniors to get drunk on free alcohol, have fun...

City Continues to Grow, Community Weighs Benefits

City Continues to Grow, Community Weighs Benefits

November 16, 2018

The city of Oberlin is welcoming a number of local businesses and restaurants in the coming months, including Oberlin Nutrition, a health drink and smoothie shop which will open on 175 South Main Street in late November; Catrina's, a taco restaurant which will take the place of Red's Chinese Bistro; and a Wendy's fast food franchise set to open in the Oberlin Shopping Plaza in December at the intersection of U.S. Highway 20 and Ohio State Route 58. This is part of the city's ongoing efforts to e...

Students, Alumni Present Ambar Tom Reid Petition

Students, Alumni Present Ambar Tom Reid Petition

November 9, 2018

Nearly 40 students, alumni, faculty, and community members crowded into President Carmen Ambar’s office Monday afternoon as part of a delegation meant to show support for former Associate Director of the Student Union Tom Reid, OC ’80. Reid — who had worked at Oberlin since graduating — was let go over the summer as part of a wave of staff reductions due to budget problems. His elimination was met with disapproval by students and community members who valued Reid’s contributions to the C...

Construction Starts on New Mercy Hospital Wing

Construction Starts on New Mercy Hospital Wing

November 2, 2018

Community stakeholders, including Oberlin College President Carmen Twillie Ambar and Mercy Health representatives, broke ground on the construction of a proposed medical office building at a ceremony on Friday, Oct. 12. The new space will house the existing Mercy Health Oberlin Primary Care and Mercy Health Walk-in Care offices, which currently offer College students access to health care outside of Student Health Services’ open hours. Mercy will also use the building to invest in new services such ...

UndocuWeek Promotes Awareness

UndocuWeek Promotes Awareness

October 12, 2018

UndocuWeek strives to raise awareness and increase community engagement with issues faced by undocumented students. The Multicultural Resource Center and Obies for Undocumented Inclusion have sponsored a series of events and lectures from Oct. 7–13 that unite Obies in efforts to support undocumented students. Student immigration activists are concluding this year’s UndocuWeek this Saturday, Oct. 13 with a 5K Dream Run. Proceeds will go to the Undocumented Student Scholarship Fund,...

Students, Staff Chart New Course For Accessibility at Oberlin

Students, Staff Chart New Course For Accessibility at Oberlin

September 28, 2018

Disability Resources will start testing a new electronic management system in the coming months, according to Director Eric Wagenfeld, who took on the position in July after a 10-month hiring process. The Accessibility Information Management system — one of many new disability-oriented programs that have developed in the last year — will simplify the accommodations process. “There is a lot of superfluous paperwork right now. AIM will allow students to use their single sign-on to upload docume...

Alumni, Students Try Reversing Staff Cuts With Petition

Alumni, Students Try Reversing Staff Cuts With Petition

September 21, 2018

Alumni and current students are attempting to reverse the College’s decision to eliminate the position of Associate Director of the Student Union most recently held by Tom Reid, OC ’80. In an online petition that has garnered more than 1,000 signatures, supporters are demanding Reid’s reinstatement and criticizing the decision as an unwise cost-cutting measure. “I was totally shocked that Tom Reid was let go,” Johnnie Kallas, OC ’14, said. “This is a tremendous loss for the communi...

MENA Students Seek Space, Recognition on Campus Dual-degree

Roman Broszkowski, Senior Staff Writer

September 14, 2018

Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Uncategorized

Amid potential budget cutbacks, students are joining together to create a union that both supports students of Middle Eastern and North African descent and advocates for the expansion of MENA studies at Oberlin. Two groups of students, one geared toward creating a space for people of MENA descent and another aimed at developing the MENA Studies department, are taking action to make the region more visible on campus. College senior Aatifah George is the co-chair of the new Middle Eastern and North African Students Association. “It’s needed for a lot of reasons,” she said. “We are a community of color, but we’re not treated that way; we’re basically invisible.” In the United States, the government’s classification ...

Career Center Unveils New Career Strategy

Career Center Unveils New Career Strategy

September 14, 2018

The Career Development Center is preparing to implement a new Career Communities Strategy in an effort to help students secure jobs after graduation. The initiative will create communities based on shared fields of interest and will be led by an expert advisor who has experience working in relevant industries. “The Career Communities Strategy … is about helping students make those connections between what they’re studying to potential career industries of interest,” said Lori Young, Director of th...

Community Members Debate Next Steps for NEXUS

Roman Broszkowski, Staff Writer

September 7, 2018

Filed under Community News

After failing to stop construction of the NEXUS pipeline, protesters and environmental activists are regrouping and planning for what comes next. Some are looking specifically at how to protect Oberlin, some argue that the way forward lies in regional coalitions, and others believe that only radical restructuring, such as creating a landfill gas pipeline, can produce a desired outcome. Pipeline construction was completed over the summer. On July 25, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected a request for a rehearing of the construction approval. The request was filed by multiple groups, including the City of Oberlin and Communities for Safe and Sustainable Energy. Reverends Steve Hammond and John Elder founded CSSE in 2012...

OTC: Tré Quarles, OC ’18

OTC: Tré Quarles, OC ’18

September 7, 2018

Gabby Greene: What brought you back to Oberlin? Tré Quarles: When I was given the opportunity that I could work here over the summer, I thought that was a great idea as far as having set employment for a certain amount of time after graduation, which isn’t always certain. I do love Oberlin and I love working here; I love the community, I love the vibe, and I like seeing how it changes, but also how it maintains its spirit throughout time. I also would be interested in getting a permanent posi...

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