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The Oberlin Review

I Am a Low-Income Student in Favor of Dining Changes

Mia Bates, Contributing Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

$500. That is what I owed the school for my entire first year at Oberlin. $500 and two weeks to pay it; otherwise, I could not enroll for my second year. I called my mom immediately and got a reply I had heard for 18 years: “I don’t know where the money is going to come from, lovey.” My parents...

Student Input Necessary to Avoid Finger Pointing

Editorial Board
April 28, 2017
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Following last week’s tuition hikes, the sentiment bears repeating: The administration needs to include students in conversations about major institutional decisions, financial or otherwise. The scenario played out much like similar situations often have in the past. Behind closed doors, administrators...

Happy Easter?

Happy Easter?

Brian Tom, Contributor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Editorial Cartoon, OPINIONS

Oberlin Should Look to Universities as Financial Models

Jordan Joseph, Contributing Writer
February 17, 2017
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

It’s no secret that the College is facing a dire financial situation caused in part by an over-reliance on tuition as revenue. This crunch was exacerbated due to the unusually high number of enrollment withdrawals over the summer. Unfortunately, administrators have decided to place the brunt of the ...

We Should Question the Term ‘Low-Income Student’

Aliza Weidenbaum, Oberlin resident
February 5, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Certainly, it makes sense to provide immediate money for student necessities — from travel tickets for international study to cash for Oberlin Winter Term groceries. Since no student can control the womb nor circumstances from which they come, let’s think twice before using the term “low...

Oberlin Least Financially Accessible Among Peers

Oliver Bok, News editor
October 9, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

A recent analysis by The New York Times ranked Oberlin the least financially accessible among its 16 peer schools and 132nd overall. The Sept. 16 article, “Top Colleges Doing the Most for Low-Income Students,” used the share of students on Pell Grants and the net tuition charged to both middle a...

Senate Endorses Financial Accessibility

Senate Endorses Financial Accessibility

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
May 8, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Student Senate passed a resolution supporting the tuition protests and recent action around financial accessibility during plenary last Sunday. This resolution was passed a week after tuition activists brought a different resolution, which called for a tuition freeze, before Senate. Senate discussed...

Tuition Hike Bears Consequences for Oberlin’s Accessibility

Editorial Board
May 8, 2015
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

At the “Occu-party” on the grounds outside the Cox Administration Building last Friday afternoon, students protested the recently approved tuition hike for next year, asking, “Can you afford to stay silent?” The Board of Trustees recently approved a $2,400 increase in tuition for the 2015–2016...

Students Meet with Frandsen After Protests

Students Meet with Frandsen After Protests

Melissa Harris
May 1, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

After students protested against the four percent tuition hike last Friday, 10 students, including members of Student Senate, met with Dean of Students Eric Estes and Vice President of Finance and Administration Mike Frandsen on Monday, April 27. During the meeting, they discussed student demands as...

Students Protest 4 Percent Tuition Hike

Students Protest 4 Percent Tuition Hike

Katherine Kingma
April 24, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories, Uncategorized

On Saturday afternoon, College senior Zachery Crowell shouted out to a Wilder Bowl full of sunbathing students to encourage them to participate in a meeting to organize students against the College’s planned four percent increase next year in total cost of attendance. Within the first five minutes,...

Oberlin Tuition Hike an Injustice

Zachery Crowell, SLAC Co-Chair
April 10, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: Beginning next year, the cost to attend Oberlin will be a staggering $64,224. This price is $2,436 more than the current $61,788 to attend. This price hike translates into a four percent increase over one year, which is well over twice the current rate of inflation. What can the justification...

Six Students Added to Steering Committee

Six Students Added to Steering Committee

Louie Krauss, Staff Writer
February 27, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The student body elected College junior Sophie Umazi Mvurya, College first-year Nina Pulley and College second-year Jasmine Anderson to the Steering Committee last week. In addition, Student Senate selected College junior Avalon McKee, College second-year Sarah Minion, and double-degree second-year Hayden...

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