May 25, 2015


Oberlin College declines to seek conservatory accreditation


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

Lorain County Community College

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


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…

Oberlin students march to protest raise in tuition


OBERLIN — Oberlin College is often known as a bastion of social justice, but some students fear that the rising cost of tuition might negate that image. On Friday, about 50 Oberlin College students marched around campus and conducted sit-ins inside school buildings, protesting the 3.9 percent increase in tuition planned for next year. Tuition Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: Elyria’s Burger was up for big moments

Jon Burger

Jon Burger remembered the high-pressure moment like it was yesterday. Elyria High and Fremont Ross were tied at 21 and Pioneers coach Terry Doan called a timeout with seconds left in the game to allow the junior to attempt a 25-yard field goal. “I remember (Doan) having his arm around me going, ‘You got this, Read More…

Oberlin College to go cigarette free in July 2016

OBERLIN — Oberlin College will soon join more than a thousand other colleges across the country in the effort to end cigarette smoking on campus. In December, after more than four years of talks by Oberlin College faculty members, college officials decided to implement a smoking ban on campus. There is a policy in place Read More…

UPDATED: Michelle Obama to speak at Oberlin commencement


OBERLIN — Ten years of Oberlin College students’ work helping high school students achieve collegiate success caught the attention of the first lady of the United States. On May 25, Michelle Obama will give a speech at Oberlin College’s commencement where she will be presented with an honorary doctor of humanities degree. Her choice to Read More…

Traffic issues concern Oberlin officials if conference center replaces hotel

Oberlin College is exploring the possibility of replacing the Oberlin Inn on Main Street with a new development. FILE PHOTO

OBERLIN – Oberlin College has proposed tearing down Oberlin Inn to build a new hotel and conference center, but parking and traffic issues have city officials concerned. The proposal to demolish the existing complex to rebuild it into the “Gateway Hotel Project,” which would include a new hotel and conference center, restaurant, bar, college administrative Read More…