bars in the dining halls? Probably not, but the California-based
Bon Appétit has impressed enough people to take over as
the College's new dining service provider.
The company's emphasis on fresh ingredients and its collaboration
with the distinguished Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, New York,
won the hearts of students who sampled fare prepared by several
contenders for the spot. With Bon Appétit's ability to
satisfy vegan and vegetarian diners, and its imaginative mix of
comfort foods and esoteric offerings, the student body should
be well fed come fall.
Bringing Home a Win
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine received two 2001 Circle
of Excellence Awards from the Council for Advancement and Support
of Education (CASE). Based on OAM's redesign in December 1999,
judges awarded the magazine a Silver Medal in the Periodical Publishing
Improvement category. OAM also earned a Bronze Medal in the College
and University General Interest Magazines category.
New Look for Books
Everybody who has lived in Oberlin has surely browsed Ben
Franklin, the variety store on West College Street. Now sharing
space with the mix of notions, greeting cards, and yard goods are
shelves upon shelves of secondhand books. New proprietor Krista
Long, daughter of former longtime Co-Op manager Bill Long, moved
her small, secondhand bookstore, Mindfair, from its previous Main
Street storefront into the more visible Ben Franklin location. The
new sign will carry the names of both stores. In time, Long says,
she will add to the store's variety inventory, offering gifts and
games similar to those found in the "old" Co-op.
A Golden Year for Religion
Department of Religion kicks off its 50th anniversary in September
with a three-day reunion symposium, the first of several activities
scheduled for the academic year. Events are open to anyone who has
taken a religion course at Oberlin, particularly those with a religion
major or minor.
Herbert G. May Memorial Lecture, "Kant's Use of Scripture," by Gordon
(Mike) Michalson, Thursday, Sept. 20, 4:30 p.m.
"The Challenges of Teaching Religion in a Liberal Arts College in
the 21st Century," panel discussion, Thursday, Sept. 20, 8:00 p.m.
"Religious Authority and the Body," panel discussion, Friday, Sept.
21, 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Tour of historic religious buildings in the Cleveland area, Saturday,
Haskell Lecture 2002: "Digging up the Past: Oberlin and Biblical
Archaeology," Spring 2002.
more information, call 440.775.8520.
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