The Oberlin Review

Administrative Bloat Evades Real Issue

Editorial Board

April 14, 2017

Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

The General Faculty Committee considered recommendations for implementation from the Strategic Plan Implementation Committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion working group today, including a suggestion to create a new “Chief Diversity Officer” administrative position. Though well intentioned, adding yet another six-figure administrative job seems like a roundabout way of handling the College’s diversity issues that would ultimately prove ineffective. SPIDIE’s logic follows that Oberlin has previously experimented with creating leadership roles that address compositional diversity like a special assistant to the president for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and should continue to do so. Seeking to expand...

Professors Require Support in Project Veritas Scandal

Tory S., College junior

November 6, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Amidst the chaos and anger about the Angela Boynton “right-wing-sting” from Project Veritas’ video on shredding the Constitution, I wanted to bring attention to the importance of caring in this college community. When incidents like this happen, as we saw with Christina Hoff Sommers’ OCRL lecture last semester, conservatives and extremists target our left-leaning campus with hate mail. Phone calls and hate mail have been flooding the inboxes of many offices on campus, and, even more importantly, those of professors Carol Lasser and Wendy Kozol, who are shown in the video. Anger is the immediate reaction when hearing about this egregious breach of ethics and privacy, as well as the treache...

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