The Oberlin Review

Steering Committee Adds 6 Student Positions

Louis Krauss, Staff Writer

February 6, 2015

Student Senate announced the introduction of six new student positions on the College Strategic Planning Steering Committee this Thursday — a change which the administration and Senate hope will provide better representation for the student body during the Committee’s long-term planning process, which determines the trajectory of the College for the next several years. After demonstrators last semester challenged the administration’s lack of transparency, Student Senate began working with President Marvin Krislov, Diane Yu and the other trustees to add six spots for current students to the Committee. Student Senate pushed for this change at the end of last semester when it realized students needed more of...

Open Letter to Student Senate

Matthew Kendrick, College senior, Honor Committee Co-Chair

March 11, 2014

Dear Senators, I, Matthew Kendrick, am solely responsible for the content of this letter. The letter in no way represents, reflects or summarizes the opinions of the Student Honor Committee, any of its other members, the Office of the Dean of Students or its employees, the faculty and administration of Oberlin College or any other individual, institution or entity whatsoever. I hesitate to involve myself with campus politics, but I would like to spread awareness about a situation the Student Honor Committee has found itself in within the past week. Many of you may know that currently we are extremely low on numbers, and after a desperate recruiting effort last semester, we managed to attract seven promising candidates....

Weekly Senate Update

Jesse Kohler, Student Senate Liaison

March 11, 2014

During last week’s plenary, Senate heard the Student Finance Committee budget allocation appeal from Solarity, a chartered student organization that hosts large-scale music and dance productions. After a question-and-answer period, Senate decided to deny the appeal and uphold the SFC’s initial allocation. Information regarding allocations can be found by either contacting SFC or visiting their website. Senate also discussed Honor Committee appointments in the latter portion of plenary. All minutes are available on the Senate website, and audio recordings of all plenary sessions are available on the Fearless and Loathing website.

Student Senate Deploys Working Groups to Tackle Campus Issues

Machmud Machmudov, Student Senator and Liaison

March 11, 2014

Student Senate has begun another semester, starting with an election held during the first few weeks of the semester to fill six open seats. A total of 804 voters participated in the election, marking one of the highest turnout rates in recent elections. Thank you to everybody who voted, ran or campaigned. The Senate’s working groups have excitedly begun the work of tackling issue-specific campus policy. The Transparency Working Group, chaired by College junior Senator Hope Kassen, used its first meeting to discuss the proposed Tobacco Policy and the mechanisms by which students can be heard. Throughout the semester, the Transparency Working Group will focus on keeping the College administration accountable to student...

Student Senate Election on Horizon

Machmud Makhmudov, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2014

I’m excited to announce that Student Senate will be holding our spring election next week! A total of six seats will be open for competition, which represent 40 percent of the total body of 15 senators. Nominations will be accepted until 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8.  If you’d like to nominate yourself or a friend, please send an email stating so to [email protected] and [email protected] We anticipate that the election will begin on Feb. 10. Per recently renewed senate bylaws, the election will run for a minimum of five days. If a quorum of 20 percent of the student body — approximately 580 students — has not been met after the five-day period, the election will be extended until quorum is met. Unfortunately,...

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