The Oberlin Review

OST Considers Implementing New Timecard Procedure

Jenna Gyimesi, News Editor

May 3, 2019

Oberlin’s Office of the Student Treasurer is considering adopting a new approach to timecard collection for certain stipended student organizations, including the Sexual Information Center, The Grape, and the Review. Recent confusion about the submission of timecards — whether individual student workers should submit their hours via a Google form as opposed to organizations submitting timecards — resulted in many students paid through OST not receiving payment for two pay periods, or about one month’s time. OST leadership said that the goal of transitioning into an online collection method is to combat the fact that some student organizations were receiving payment that did not correspond to their assigned stipend...

Open Letter: SFC Stipend Cuts Limit Campus Discourse

Sam Morrow, Associate Editor, Wilder Voice

November 7, 2014

To the Editors: This semester, the Student Finance Committee elected to reduce The Oberlin Review and Wilder Voice’s allocated stipend hours, leaving the publications’ operating budgets otherwise unaltered. The only thing affected by the changes this semester is the amount of money pooled for editors of the Review and the Voice. With these cuts, the papers’ circulation will do just fine. Alarmingly, the same cannot be said for their content. Cutting stipends is essentially a problem because you cannot disentangle writing from writers. Though writers have never been paid, those who excel are often promoted to stipended editorial positions. Any piece of writing will eventually lead you to a human being. Pardo...

SFC Responds to Stipend Concerns

Student Finance Committee

October 31, 2014

To the Editors: Last spring, the Student Finance Committee voted to allocate fewer stipended hours than requested by The Oberlin Review, among other organizations, than in previous years. In order to ensure that the student body is accurately informed, the SFC feels compelled to respond to recent criticisms of this decision published in the Review (“SFC Cuts Hurt Quality, Accessibility of Publications,” The Oberlin Review, Oct. 3, 2014). We welcome all comments, questions, criticisms and ideas that help improve the quality of life on this campus, but we are concerned when opinions are framed as facts and not all the information is presented. Some of the problems that the Review found with the SFC’s decision i...

SFC Cuts Hurt Quality, Accessibility of Publications

Editorial Board

October 3, 2014

At Oberlin, journalism falls largely outside the scope of any department and thus into the hands of student publications. We strive to report on issues that matter, helping students remain informed and empowering them to serve as voices for change within their community. But a recent financial decision endangers all that. This week, the Review Editorial Board is partnering with the editors of Wilder Voice to call attention to recent policy changes by the Student Finance Committee that threaten student journalism at Oberlin. The Committee’s recent budget cuts not only limit our organizations’ accessibility, but also are the result of the SFC’s willfully ignorant and biased decision-making process. In what we feel ...

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