Twenty-seven is a big number to Oberlin College. Retaining just twenty-seven students who had planned to leave the College last Spring—only enough to fill a single lecture course—impacted Oberlin’s revenue significantly enough that President Ambar chose to highlight the achievement during her March 1st presentation on Oberlin’s finances.
“We found the faculty member, the staff member, the coach, the whoever-it-is that was connected with that student and said ‘Hey, we really want you to return, what can we do to help make that happenRead More
It began at a hotel. She ordered a hot cocoa, and though hesitant, decided to indulge herself by adding a dollop of whipped cream into her cup. As she took her first sip, I asked my first question — “Was the college’s decision to remove the tech store completely ‘out of left field’?”– a question that has been unanswered since Oberlin College decided to close its only tech store indefinitely after 30 years of service. This decision went unannounced until long term employees like Linda Iroff were told their jobs were being terminatRead More
The broad-strokes history of Oberlin civil rights activism is well known—it was the first institution to admit African Americans and women, a prominent stop on the underground railroad, and was vigorously involved in the civil rights movement, anti-war protests, and more. The specifics of these experiences, however, are harder to find. It is easy to go about day to day life at Oberlin without even considering the movements and leaders that have come out of and been a part of Oberlin’s history. They are nevertheless significant. Oberlin studeRead More
Note: this article was submitted prior to the February 20th City Council meeting, where the settlement offer from Enbridge Inc. was discussed for the second time.
Since 2014, Enbridge Inc. has had plans to construct a 255-mile pipeline that would transport fracked natural gas from eastern Ohio, through Michigan, and into Canada. Locally, the so-called NEXUS pipeline is routed to go through the southern part of Oberlin, potentially putting dozens of residences on Reserve Avenue, the Oberlin Fire Department, and Splash Zone alRead More
As a second-semester Senior, I have been preparing myself for that tight-rope crossing I must perform in a few months’ time. What I had not been preparing myself for is looking back. This school ha…Read More
Khalid Taylor (OC ‘17) is the Multicultural Resource Center’s newest Student Life Program Coordinator and The Grape’s first guest in a series of student (graduate) spotlights—and, according to …Read More
Welcome to Sex Talk, a column in which Sexual Information Center staffers give the low-down on all things sex. I’m Angie, a staffer at the SIC, and I’m here to let you know about a lil thing ca…Read More
On February 8th, 2018, Kyle J. Gutierrez was struck and killed by an unidentified vehicle on North Main Street, in the heart of Oberlin’s campus. For many students, this was just the latest report,…Read More
“He just didn’t show up one day.” That’s how Lee Khoury said his friends learned that their creative writing professor Bernard Matambo had resigned last November following accusations of sexual mis…Read More