Many Faces of Oberlin
issue of the Oberlin Alumni Magazine puts its editorial finger
on the pulse of where the College is right now in terms of
alumni, student, and College outreach efforts--not only to
the Oberlin community, but to the world.
In this issue you will see what our faculty and alumni think
about the Internet and its effect on social behavior and interaction
with family and friends. You'll see how WOBC, the student-run
radio station, has opened its microphones to local middle-
and high-school students as it celebrates 50 years on the
And another kind of outreach--from alumni to students--gave
many young people a month-long internship during Winter Term
working with alums in their fields. In fact, offering expanded
career services for students, and alumni, too, is a topic
of renewed focus at Oberlin, as a new committee created by
the Alumni Council works to enhance and expand programming.
TV king of sitcoms, Jim Burrows '62, was on campus in March,
holding workshops for students. There's an article here about
his outreach to television's mass audience.
Earth is something I personally feel very deeply about, and
wrote at the turn of the millennium. I hope you will share
my view on the fragility of our world and the responsibility
each of us has to care for it.
while we are celebrating outreach, I want to thank all of
you who have responded so generously to the College's most
ambitious campaign ever--The New Oberlin Century. We are midway
through our quest for the donors who will help us continue
to do what Oberlin does best--illuminate the lives of our
students and reach out to others who need us. Heading this
campaign has been one of the most satisfying activities I
have ever undertaken. I hope you will join me in supporting
our institution to help fulfill this mission.
Klutznick catches a buss from Jim Burrows while on campus
Oberlin College Board of Trustees