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The Oberlin Review

Parents Question School Board’s Expenses

Parents Question School Board’s Expenses

Sydney Allen, Production editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Community News, NEWS

The Oberlin City School Board will launch an investigation into potentially inflated school bus repair costs after local parents accused the board of spending an estimated excess of $1 million over the past 10 years. The revelation comes after the board’s February decision to end bussing to Lake Ridge...

Student Senate Proposes Central Budgeting Committee

Student Senate Proposes Central Budgeting Committee

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Student senators are drafting a proposal to establish a Central Budgeting Commit­tee, a standing group that would include and engage students, faculty and staff in the College’s budgeting decisions. Senate’s Financial Prioritization task force hopes to release the proposal this week to leverage...

Folk Fest Reaches Beyond Genre’s Traditional Boundaries

Sydney Allen, Production editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

Since its inception in 1999, community members and College students alike have flocked to Tappan Square for Folk Fest, an annual celebration of the genre featuring multiple live performances and events. Nineteen years ago, the inaugural concert featured a single headliner followed by student acts, but the...

Yeomen Record First Conference Win

Yeomen Record First Conference Win

Sydney Allen, Production editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, Recent Stories, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

Men’s lacrosse broke its five-game North Coast Athletic Conference losing streak, defeating the Wabash College Little Giants 19–7 Saturday. Riding the momentum, the Yeomen downed the Hiram College Terriers 29–1 Tuesday to improve their record to 6–8 overall and 2–5 in North Coast Athletic Conf...

Purchasing Committee Addresses Nike Scandal

Purchasing Committee Addresses Nike Scandal

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The College’s Purchasing Com­mittee is preparing a response to a recent discovery that Nike — one of the school’s largest apparel providers — breached Oberlin’s Sweatshop-Free Apparel Code of Purchasing by buying from factories with unsafe working conditions and failing to permit out­side...

Course Catalog Unveils Cluster Plans

Course Catalog Unveils Cluster Plans

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Though many of the course clusters slated for next school year are not currently available in the course catalog, they will still launch this fall. Despite the hiccup in the “soft opening” of the program, as described by Associate Dean of the Curriculum David Kamitsuka, the program will kick off...

Yeomen Gear Up for Final NCAC Games

Yeomen Gear Up for Final NCAC Games

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Varsity Spring

The Yeomen are fighting tooth and nail for a winning season as they edge closer to their final games with an overall 4–6 season and 0–3 conference record. Most recently, The College of Wooster Fighting Scots set the team back with a 13–8 loss last Saturday. “The Wooster game was an example...

College Takes on Millions in Additional Debt

College Takes on Millions in Additional Debt

Sydney Allen, Production editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The College received a $41-million loan last Thursday from the Ohio Higher Educa­tional Facility Commission, a governmental group that issues revenue bonds to colleges and universities. A significant por­tion of this money will be used to pay for the Philips gym ex­pansions, the renovation of Carr...

Student Senate Selects Task-Force Representatives

Student Senate Selects Task-Force Representatives

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Student Senate chose junior student senators Thobeka Mnisi and Josh Koller to join a five-member taskforce to investigate the merits of adding a student representative to the Board of Trustees. The task force will also include three board members, currently unnamed, and could begin meeting as early as...

Trustees to Investigate Adding Student Rep

Trustees to Investigate Adding Student Rep

Sydney Allen, Production editor
March 10, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

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...

Implementation Committees Inch Toward Final Plans

Sydney Allen, Production Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

A year has passed since the College formed implementation committees for the Strategic Plan, and in that time progress has widely varied by group. Committees like Resource Management have made strides, while others wait idly for their turn with movement contingent on other groups’ plans. “Compared...

OSCA Cuts Business Ties with Gibson’s Bakery

OSCA Cuts Business Ties with Gibson’s Bakery

Sydney Allen, Production editor
February 24, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Oberlin Student Cooperative Association is exploring different responses to the College’s January decision to resume business with Gibson’s Bakery after protests erupt­ed following an altercation that led to the arrest of three College students in November. In budget preparations for spring 2017,...

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