August 28, 2015

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Oberlin College president in the running to lead University of Iowa

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The Iowa Board of Regents is looking for a new University of Iowa president and they’re turning their sights to Oberlin College’s own Marvin Krislov. On Wednesday morning, the Iowa Board of Regents announced that Krislov is one of four finalists, according to the University of Iowa website. Krislov is going to be visiting the Read More…

Murray Ridge teacher scores with music book

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ELYRIA — At 19, Nevan Eilbeck was a solo trumpet player in the prestigious West Point Band playing alongside career musicians in their 60s. By 31, Eilbeck was working at the now closed Arrow Aluminum factory in Avon Lake and teaching trumpet lessons on the side to support his four children. “I was pretty much Read More…

Oberlin trustee retires after SEC sanctions

OBERLIN — Thomas Kutzen has retired from Oberlin College’s Board of Trustees in the wake of sanctions on himself and his investment firm by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In a statement released this week, the college said although Kutzen will no longer be a voting board member, he will remain involved with the Read More…

SEC sanctions Oberlin College trustee

OBERLIN — An Oberlin College trustee and one of his business partners have been sanctioned, along with their Connecticut-based investment firm, by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for improperly inflating the value of assets in hedge fund portfolios they managed. Thomas Kutzen, who also serves as chairman of the college’s endowment investment committee, his Read More…

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…