February 6, 2016

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Krislov responds, says Oberlin students’ demands ‘contravene principles of shared governance’

OBERLIN — Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov responded to a 14-page document submitted by a black student group he would not answer to their wide-ranging demands. “I will not respond directly to any document that explicitly rejects the notion of collaborative engagement,” Krislov said in a statement posted on the college’s website. “Many of its Read More…

Oberlin College rescinds Cosby’s honorary degree

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OBERLIN — Oberlin College has joined the list of academic institutions that have rescinded an honorary degrees awarded to comedian Bill Cosby. In 2010, Cosby was given an honorary doctorate of humanities degree. Earlier this month, the college’s board of trustees voted to rescind it. “Mr. Cosby’s admitted actions are not congruent with Oberlin College’s Read More…

Black Student Union describes Oberlin as ‘unethical institution’ in petition to administrators

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OBERLIN — Students in Oberlin College’s Black Student Union have issued an extensive list of demands to the college administration — seeking policy changes to address what it says are underlying racial tensions on campus that have black students fearing for their safety. The document was reportedly hand-delivered to the offices of President Marvin Krislov Read More…

Hindu group takes issue with Oberlin College

OBERLIN — A Nevada-based Hindu organization has called on Oberlin College to be more careful in how it labels the meals its serves in its dining hall. The statement from Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, comes after some students at the liberal arts college complained the some of the dishes being Read More…

Oberlin College students criticize food services

OBERLIN — Some Oberlin College students have taken issue with the campus dining services at the college, saying dining services is improperly preparing dishes and labeling them as Asian. Clover Linh Tran, a student at Oberlin and co-chair of the Vietnamese Student Association, called for a meeting with campus dining after noticing inaccuracies in several Read More…

Santas get schooled in ho-ho-holidays

There’s the crying baby who doesn’t want to be held. Or the boy with autism who steers clear — backing away from loud sounds and bright lights. Or the reluctant teenager who lost that Christmas spirit years ago. There comes a time every year when the magic of twinkling lights, gift-building elves and a snow-capped Read More…

Former Oberlin leader remembered

OBERLIN — Faculty, staff and alumni filled the pews of Finney Chapel on Friday night, listening to stories told of Nancy Dye, the 13th president of Oberlin College. Dye, 68, died Oct. 28 at her home in Lakewood. She served as the college’s first female president, from 1994 to 2007. Moments before Diana Roose, secretary Read More…

Memorial service scheduled for late Oberlin president

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OBERLIN — A memorial service for the late Nancy Schrom Dye, former Oberlin College president, will be 5 p.m. Friday. The service will be at Finney Chapel on Oberlin College’s campus, 90 N. Professor St. A reception will follow in the Science Center in Perlik Commons. Dye was president of Oberlin College from 1994 to Read More…

College football: Oberlin loses lead, falls to Hiram in finale

OBERLIN — In the final game of the season Saturday, Oberlin College coach Jay Anderson pulled out all the stops against Hiram. The Yeomen successfully executed two fake punts, went for a double-reverse pass (which fell incomplete) and forced six turnovers — three fumble recoveries and three interceptions. But even with all that, a five-point Read More…

Correction

A League of Women Voters event looking at the marijuana legalization amendment on the November ballot will be 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at Oberlin College. A story Monday contained an incorrect date and location because of inaccurate information provided to The Chronicle-Telegram.