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  • Racial dispute at beloved bakery roils liberal college town

    12/10/2017 10:40:47 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 87 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 10, 2017 | Dake Kang
    Students at Oberlin College have long enjoyed pastries, bagels and chocolates from Gibson's Bakery, a century-old, family-owned business near campus. That sweet relationship has turned bitter amid hotly disputed accusations of racism, roiling a school and town long known for their liberal politics. The dispute, which began in November 2016 with the arrest of three black Oberlin students who tried stealing wine from Gibson's
  • Enrollment Drop Creates Financial Shortfall [Oberlin College]

    09/10/2017 6:41:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Oberline Review ^ | September 8, 2017 | Sydney Allen and Alexis Dill
    Oberlin College is looking at a $5 million deficit heading into the 2017–18 academic year due to an unexpected drop in admissions. This not only strains budgets for the upcoming fiscal year, but also points toward a much larger budgetary issue that has been brewing under the surface for years. Newly-elected Chair of the Board of Trustees Chris Canavan, OC ’84, announced the news in an email to faculty and staff June 14. The email, leaked to the Review by anonymous sources, was sent just a few weeks before Canavan officially took office, replacing six-year board member Clyde McGregor, OC...
  • WHOA! Students Who Skipped School To Riot Against Trump Just Got HORRIFIC News

    11/25/2016 8:01:58 AM PST · by Cheerio · 79 replies
    ETF News ^ | ETF News
    Anti-Trump millennial snowflakes who skipped class to go protest the outcome of the presidential election just got some really bad news. Patriots across America, we now have proof common sense is still alive on at least one college campus! Oberlin College in Ohio is not excusing students who skipped classes and exams to go protest against President-Elect Donald Trump. Failing grades due to missed work during the semester due to protesting, will not be suspended, Cleveland.com reports. Anti-Trump students at Oberlin College circulated a petition to urge the college to institute a “no-fail mercy period.” The petition reportedly garnered 1,300...
  • Oberlin College offers buyouts to faculty and staff

    06/26/2016 1:40:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    cleveland ^ | June 24, 2016 | Karen Farkas
    OBERLIN, Ohio - Oberlin College, in an effort to save several million dollars a year, has offered buyouts to 323 faculty and staff. Buyout offers at colleges are rare but have become a way to encourage professors, whose positions are protected by tenure, to retire. Oberlin offered the Voluntary Separation Incentive Plan to employees, including 100 faculty, in April. The college expects about 85 individuals to accept the offer ... The board of trustees agreed to slow the rate of tuition increase from 3.9 percent to 2.8 percent in the 2016 fiscal year, which will result in $2.1 million in...
  • 'Free speech should flourish': Jewish head of Oberlin college defends his decision not to sack [tr]

    03/03/2016 6:14:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 3, 2016 | Alexandra Klausner and Khaleda Rahman
    The Jewish president of Oberlin College in Ohio has defended one of his professors who spewed anti-Semitic hate on social media – including blaming Jews for 9/11 and the rise of ISIS. In a letter to the Oberlin community, President Marvin Krislov said that he believes in protecting freedom of speech at all costs and will not fire associate professor Joy Karega. 'I believe, as the American Association of University Professors says, that academic freedom is "the indispensable quality of institutions of higher education" because it encourages free inquiry, promotes the expansion of knowledge, and creates an environment in which...
  • College caught shredding Constitution in undercover video 'It's an oppressive document'

    11/03/2015 2:27:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    wnd ^ | 11/3/15 | staff
    James O’Keefe’s latest undercover video shows professors at two prestigious private universities openly disparaging, and in one case shredding, the U.S. Constitution. Project Veritas, O’Keefe’s undercover journalism unit, sent a female journalist disguised as a student to Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and to Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. She got commitments from leadership at each to shred the Constitution, and in the case of Vassar, Project Veritas’ undercover cameras captured the official shredding of the U.S. Constitution. Kelly Grab, assistant director of equal opportunity at Vassar College, was captured on video saying: “Yes, I think we have a...
  • Michelle Obama urges grads to seek conflict 'to shape the revolutions of our time'

    05/26/2015 9:48:18 AM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    investors.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    Michelle Obama urged another class of college graduates Monday to work aggressively to change American society and not be deterred by noisy or obstructionist opposition. The 51-year-old first lady spent her Memorial Day not with her husband honoring the fallen military at Arlington National Cemetery (Scroll down for C-SPAN video of that), but urging graduates at Ohio's Oberlin College to become persistent, determined agents of change in their communities.
  • INVESTIGATION: LENA DUNHAM ‘RAPED BY A REPUBLICAN’ STORY IN BESTSELLER COLLAPSES UNDER SCRUTINY

    12/04/2014 6:00:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | December 4, 2014 | John Nolte
    In her just-released memoir, Not That Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham describes her alma mater, Oberlin College, as "a liberal arts haven in the cornfields of Ohio." After a month-long investigation that included more than a dozen interviews, a trip to the Oberlin campus, and hours spent poring through the Oberlin College archives, her description of the campus remains the only detail Breitbart News was able to verify in Dunham's story of being raped by a campus Republican named Barry.
  • CDC: You Can Give—But Can’t Get—Ebola on a Bus (Videos at link)

    10/15/2014 1:29:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 100 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 15, 2014 | Brittany M. Hughes
    (CNSNews.com) - Dr. Tom Frieden, director for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said during a telephone press briefing Wednesday that you cannot get Ebola by sitting next to someone on a bus, but that infected or exposed persons should not ride public transportation because they could transmit the disease to someone else. Dr. Frieden also reported that a Dallas health-care worker who has been diagnosed with Ebola had a temperature of 99.5 when she flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday. Frieden’s statement came in response to CNSNews.com’s question regarding a video message from President Barack Obama...
  • Now Trigger-Happy University Students

    05/20/2014 11:33:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Academia is hell. In the latest higher-education fad, students want "trigger warnings," according to The New York Times. It appears that some students are so fragile that they want university staff to protect them from big bad ideas. Students around the country say they want "explicit alerts that the material they are about to read or see in a classroom might upset them or, as some students assert, cause symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in victims of rape or in war veterans." An Oberlin College draft -- now "under revision" -- for trigger warnings suggested faculty "be aware of racism,...
  • Oberlin College Sued Over French Professor’s Alleged Harassment ( Muslims )

    04/09/2014 9:26:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Media trackers ^ | April 08, 2014 | Jesse Hathaway
    Oberlin College professor Eunjung An sued her employer last month, alleging that Oberlin failed to protect her from Ali Yedes, a fellow French Department professor whom An alleges has harassed her and threatened her life. ... According to Prof. An, Prof. Yedes — who also serves as the faculty adviser of Oberlin’s Muslim Students Association (MSA) and as a “religious life affiliate” for the Islamic Center of Cleveland (ICC) — has “engaged in a pattern of severe or pervasive unwelcome harassment directed at Plaintiff and other female employees at Oberlin” since January 2006. An alleges that last August, Yedes told...
  • Racist dorm door writing was hoax, Grand Valley State U police say

    03/22/2014 12:49:35 PM PDT · by politisite · 17 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 3/22/2014 | William A. Jacobson
    Last month racist writing on a dormitory door shook Grand Valley State University in Michigan. Much like the notorious Oberlin College racism hoax, the incident caused much turmoil on campus, as reported by MLive: Students who live in the residence hall said they were surprised by the incident, saying signs of racial tension haven’t been present in the past. One resident, Andrew Seawood, a freshman from Stevensville, said the slurs were upsetting because the residents of Copeland typically get along with one another. “It was a little surprising when they did say something was written,” he said. “Everybody gets along...
  • This week in Muslims threatening to stab a professor and setting a dead teacher on fire ( Ohio & )

    03/17/2014 8:59:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/15/2014 | Eric Owens
    An Oberlin College professor has filed a lawsuit because, she claims, another professor on the Oberlin faculty has harassed her and created a hostile work environment for female employees for years. The plaintiff is Eunjung An, professor of French and cinema studies ... comparative literature professor Ali Yedes informed an unnamed Oberlin employee last year that he had helped his nephew obtain a student visa to the United States expressly to “stab and kill someone from his department.”.. Yedes serves as the school’s “Muslim Religious Life Affiliate (Islamic Center of Cleveland).” .. An’s lawsuit claims that Yedes has been engaged...
  • Oberlin College blames the blogosphere (For Reporting Racism Hoax was a HOAX)

    09/20/2013 6:26:34 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 19, 2013 | William A. Jacobson
    Earlier today we ran excerpts of certain additional records produced by the Oberlin Police Department with regard to The Great Oberlin Racism Hoax of 2013, including portions of Oberlin College incident reports, in response to an Open Records request from Legal Insurrection. In the post this morning, we mentioned that Oberlin College played some role as to which material would be redacted by the police, and also alerted students of the release in advance.Subsequent to our post, we were forwarded by someone on campus the following email from the Oberlin Dean of Students last night blaiming “the blogosphere” for pressing for...
  • Radical Activist U: Oberlin College

    11/06/2003 1:11:19 PM PST · by Hobsonphile · 7 replies · 146+ views
    FrontPage ^ | November 5, 2003 | Jean Pearce
    Most parents would not knowingly send their kids to a college where radical political and sexual indoctrination by the faculty and administration was virtually inescapable. Most parents would be concerned if their offspring were taught that the Arab television network al-Jazeera was the best source of news about the Iraq war or if faculty and administrators indoctrinated students with a one-sided message about U.S. foreign policy both inside and outside the classroom, then helped them organize protests against their country. Most parents would be concerned if their kids were exhorted to have sex by campus-sponsored speakers or encouraged to get...