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The Oberlin Review

Trustees Reject Proposal for Student Representative

Trustees Reject Proposal for Student Representative

October 27, 2017

Former Student Senate Liaison and fifth-year double-degree student Jeremy Poe submitted a letter to the Review 18 months ago calling for student representation on the Board of Trustees. After months of follow-up activism and mobilization from students and Oberlin community members, the board officially rejected a resolution proposing student representatives during their quarterly meetings Oct. 5–7. The proposal requested that the board allow students to sit in on its meetings to improve transpar...

Trustees to Investigate Adding Student Rep

Trustees to Investigate Adding Student Rep

March 10, 2017

After months of pushing from student senators and activists, the Board of Trustees agreed to cre­ate a task force that will investigate adding student representatives to the board. The breakthrough results from a proposal sena­tors sent the board last Wednesday asking for the creation of a task force. The board then held its ex­ecutive session Friday afternoon, after which sena­tors received email confirmation that their propos­al had been accepted — a drastic change from the seven-month...

Trustees Decline to Add Student Representative

Trustees Decline to Add Student Representative

December 9, 2016

Student Senate’s dream of having a student representative at Board of Trustees meetings may have ended Tuesday after trustees rejected the group’s proposal. “The board very much values engagement with students, and we believe Oberlin can be strengthened by all of us understanding better all the various roles and responsibilities involved in institutional governance,” the trustees wrote in an email to Senate. “For a number of reasons, the board is not, at this point, prepared to have...

Alumni Encourage Student Voices, Leadership

Lorri Olán, Oberlin College Alumni Association President

April 15, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: As a first year student, I am sure I never considered what it would be like to be an alumnus of Oberlin College. I am equally certain I did not notice alumni who visited campus throughout the year, let alone make it a point to engage in conversations with them to hear their stories, learn about their career paths or seek their advice. I am delighted that the Alumni Association is committed to changing this perspective. Your Alumni Association actively seeks ways to engage with students both on and off campus. We want to learn what life is like at Oberlin today to discern ways in which alumni can help students succeed at Oberlin and beyond and to forge new intergenerational relationships. We learn so...

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