May 2, 2016

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Oberlin, college reach settlement in lawsuit over proposed hotel

OBERLIN — The city and Oberlin College have settled a lawsuit filed by the college over plans for a hotel project the college is building in downtown Oberlin. Oberlin Law Director Jon Clark said City Council approved the deal, which largely hinged on parking, during a special meeting Wednesday night. He said lawyers for the Read More…

Oberlin College sues city over requirements added ‘illegally’

ELYRIA — Oberlin College is suing the city over a failure to draft a development agreement for the Gateway Hotel project and other burdens placed on project developers. The 105,000-square-foot Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center that is being constructed will include a solar-powered hotel, a convention center accommodating up to 300 people and Oberlin College’s Read More…

Website becomes kid-centric at Oberlin College

OBERLIN — Talk about a youth-driven culture. Anyone checking out the Oberlin College website Friday may have wondered whether the under-10 set (or younger) had hijacked the school’s online presence. The college’s webpage featured a big photo of three goggled youngsters peering at test tubes of colored liquids in a chemistry lab, beneath which was Read More…

H.S. Baseball: St. Ed’s Jaret Edwards no-hits Westlake in season-opening 2-0 win

OBERLIN — St. Edward senior Jaret Edwards did his best Bob Feller impersonation Saturday afternoon. On opening day of the high school baseball season, Edwards threw a no-hitter in a 2-0 non-conference win over Westlake at Oberlin College’s Dill Field. Feller, the legendary Indians pitcher, is the only major leaguer to throw a no-hitter on Read More…

Oberlin professor’s anti-Semitic comments focus of summit

OBERLIN — Oberlin College and a number of organizations representing the greater Cleveland Jewish community have agreed to work together to develop a program aimed at fostering a positive campus dialogue on anti-Semitism. The actions are in response to social media postings by an assistant professor that included blaming Jews for the Sept. 11 terror Read More…

Singer Norman to speak at Oberlin commencement

OBERLIN — Oberlin College’s 2016 commencement speaker is singer Jessye Norman, whose talents have put her on opera and concert stages around the globe. Most recently expanding her musical horizons into jazz, Norman will address Oberlin College graduates during the May 23 commencement exercises on Tappan Square. As founder of the Jessye Norman School for Read More…

Oberlin College president defends professor’s rights after social media uproar

OBERLIN — Oberlin College’s administration is standing behind an associate professor whose personal social media posts are being characterized as anti-Semitic and prompted some to call for her dismissal. In a letter to the Oberlin community in which President Marvin Krislov expounds on the mission of liberal arts education, Krislov does not name Joy Karega, Read More…

Ohio House passes bill honoring first black professional baseball player, Oberlin alumnus

COLUMBUS — The Ohio House has unanimously passed a bill that would honor the legacy of the nation’s first black professional baseball player on his birthday. The measure would mandate that Oct. 7 be declared Moses Fleetwood “Fleet” Walker Day each year in Ohio, The Blade newspaper reported. The bill, passed last week, was sponsored Read More…

First professional black baseball player: ‘Fleet’ Walker honed skills at Oberlin College in 1881

Before there was Jackie Robinson, there was Moses Fleetwood Walker. Robinson is famed for being the first black player in modern times in Major League Baseball, breaking in with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, followed 10 weeks later by Larry Doby of the Cleveland Indians, the first black player in the American League. But in Read More…

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…