The Oberlin Review

Yeomen Gear Up for Final NCAC Games

Yeomen Gear Up for Final NCAC Games

April 7, 2017

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 of us not putting together a 60 minute game,” Head Coach Topher Grossman said. “Mental lapses in the second quarter put us in a hole that was too big to climb out of. We need to run the table if...

College Takes on Millions in Additional Debt

College Takes on Millions in Additional Debt

April 7, 2017

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 Pool, an addition to Hall Audito­rium and other building renova­tions on campus. According to outgoing Vice President for Finance and Ad­ministration Mike Frandsen, the College will take on $25.3...

Student Senate Selects Task-Force Representatives

Student Senate Selects Task-Force Representatives

March 31, 2017

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 next week. Mnisi and Koller will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of having a student on the board, hoping to convince trustees of its importance. By the end of the semester, the task force will...

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...

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 to previous plans, the implementation is actually off to a faster start,” President Marvin Krislov said. “It’s a five-year plan and not all recommendations will be moving forward at the same pace. ... Some of these recommendations also relate to the groups, so Resource Management is going to help define how much we can do in certain areas and how quickly. We think the progress is actually moving quite well, and...

OSCA Cuts Business Ties with Gibson’s Bakery

OSCA Cuts Business Ties with Gibson’s Bakery

February 24, 2017

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, OSCA decided to for­mally end business ties with Gibson’s by removing them from its charge list. Although the group did minimal business with the bakery, the deci­sion ends the running tab that...

Student Senate Pivots in Favor of Activism

Student Senate Pivots in Favor of Activism

February 17, 2017

As a group of newly elected representatives settle in, Student Senate is increasingly embracing its institutional influence and activist sentiments — a shift from just a few years ago when student interest and participation in Senate was at a low. Last week’s Senate election brought 25 students to the spotlight as they jockeyed and campaigned for one of the eight open seats on the 15-person Senate. Engaging in student activism was a common theme across the board. At Sunday evening's plenary...

National Political Climate Inspires Push for Legal Aid

Sydney Allen, Production Editor

February 10, 2017

Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Student senators are campaigning for the College to provide free legal aid to students who need it by fall 2017. The push by Senate began in fall 2015 but has recently gained increased urgency with the Gibson’s Bakery arrests and Trump’s immigration plans highlighting the need for litigation services on campus. “How can you expect to be a full-time student and have a healthy mental health, academic performance, etc., while trying to come up with thousands of dollars to retain an attorney?” said Josh Koller, College junior, Student Senator and Legal Aid working group co-chair. The Legal Aid working group, originally founded in fall 2015 by Koller and former Student Senate Liaison Megs Bautista, OC ’16,...

Lake Ridge Busing Service Faces Termination

Sydney Allen, Production Editor

February 3, 2017

Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

In a controversial move likely to inconvenience many Oberlin families, the Oberlin City School District is considering canceling the busing service provided to students who attend Lake Ridge Academy, a private school in North Ridgeville, Ohio. Under Ohio law, the district is required to either provide transportation for parents who want to send their child to a non-district school within a 30-minute radius or provide payment in lieu of transportation if the district decides offering the service would be “impractical.” Oberlin currently transports 14 students to Lake Ridge Academy each day and buses 15 back. At an Oberlin City School Board meeting Jan. 24, Oberlin City Schools Superintendent David Hall suggested...

Lorain Grapples with Government Cutbacks

Lorain Grapples with Government Cutbacks

December 9, 2016

County officials have chosen to defer to the will of the voters and implement budget cuts instead of a tax hike, which will include cutting funding to law enforcement as Lorain County’s heroin epidemic rages on. The county commissioners’ office rejected a proposal Wednesday morning that would have raised the sales tax in Lorain by .25 percent. The increase would have gone against voters’ decision on the Nov. 8 ballot, but was under consideration regardless because of the county’s dire...

NCAC Accolades Pour in for Track, Field

NCAC Accolades Pour in for Track, Field

December 9, 2016

Four athletes were recognized by the North Coast Athletic Conference as Athletes of the Week and one sprinter broke a program record as both track and field teams dominated at their season-opener at Case Western Reserve University. “I can’t remember a time where four of us have done this at the same time, which is just a testament to how hard we’ve worked and how good we feel right now,” said junior thrower Monique Newton. In an unprecedented sweep, the Yeowomen took NCAC player of...

Track, Field Set for Spartan Holiday Classic

Track, Field Set for Spartan Holiday Classic

December 2, 2016

Last year’s indoor season brought four individual North Coast Athletic Conference Championships for the track and field team, and the squad looks to get on that same path to success tomorrow as it kicks off the winter season at the Case Western Reserve University Spartan Holiday Classic. “We worked really hard in pre-season and after working out for three or four months, you just want to compete against people that aren’t your teammates, and you want to see people from other schools,”...

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