July 3, 2015

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Landmark affirmative action case argued by Oberlin College’s Krislov

Colleges will be paying close attention to a Supreme Court case this fall that will once again take up the consideration of race during the college admissions process. The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will hear for a second time the case of Abigail Fisher, a white student who was denied admission to the Read More…

Lorain County All-Star Football Classic: EC’s Justin Rankin steals show after running at state track meet

OBERLIN — Elyria Catholic senior Justin Rankin spent the early part of his Friday competing in the 200-meter dash in the Division II state track meet at Ohio State. Rankin then drove to Oberlin College, getting to the Austin E. Knowlton Athletic Complex just 10 minutes before the annual Sliman’s Lorain County All-Star Football Classic Read More…

Lorain County All-Star Football Classic: Stripes team brings giant offensive line to matchup

EATON TWP. — Columbia coach Jason Ward will be at the helm of the Stripes team in the Sliman’s Lorain County All-Star Football Classic at Oberlin College tonight at 7. You will have to forgive him if he is salivating on the sideline before the start of the game. Ward will be in control of Read More…

Oberlin commencement speaker encourages continued activism

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OBERLIN — It wasn’t the normal graduation topics — caps and gowns, college stories, job prospects — that took the forefront of Oberlin College’s commencement Monday. Rather, one word became the focal point of the discussion — “revolution.” “We are living in a time of unbearable dissidence,” commencement speaker Marian Wright Edelman said Monday. Edelman, Read More…

First Lady acknowledges kinship with Oberlin graduates

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OBERLIN — “I should be here today,” first lady Michelle Obama told the crowd gathered on Tappan Square on Monday morning. Obama acknowledged the history that helped shape the 182-year-old college. “Oberlin is likely the only college I could have attended nearly two centuries ago,” Obama said, referring to a milestone in the school’s history Read More…

Oberlin closing roads for first lady’s visit for commencement

Police are shutting down multiple roads and putting up parking bans in Oberlin in anticipation of first lady Michelle Obama’s visit today. Parking will be prohibited on North Main Street and West College Street near Tappan Square as well as some surrounding parking lots. Police are encouraging people who intend to attend commencement to walk, Read More…

Oberlin College declines to seek conservatory accreditation

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OBERLIN — The Oberlin College Music Conservatory has chosen not to continue seeking accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music next year for the first time in almost a century. In a statement released Wednesday, Conservatory Dean Andrea Kalyn cited differing values between the conservatory and NASM as a reason for the conservatory’s Read More…

LCCC top-rated value among Ohio two-year colleges

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ELYRIA — What is a Lorain County Community College degree worth to you and your future earning potential? A new report released by the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institute is aiming to answer that question not just about LCCC, but hundreds of other colleges and universities across the country in an effort to Read More…

College Baseball: Oberlin pulls stunner, captures 1st NCAC title in any men’s sport

Ryan Bliss, front, and Mitch Novak of Oberlin College baseball at Dill Field on May 11. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

The Oberlin College baseball team made a lot of history Friday. The Yeomen won four of five games to clinch the program’s first North Coast Athletic Conference championship, winning the league tournament in an elimination game against Wooster 11-5 in Chillicothe to advance to the NCAA Division III Regional Tournament on Wednesday in Auburn, N.Y. Read More…

Oberlin students hold an ‘occuparty’ protest

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OBERLIN — College sophomore Benjamin Biffis stood in the back of a crowd of students Friday, a red felt square of solidarity pinned to his shirt. The square stood as a reminder of students at Canadian universities who are coping with rising tuition costs. That’s an experience not lost on students at Oberlin College. On Friday Read More…