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Oberlin and Climate Change
The Alumni Association, in conjunction with its
new Environmental Education Alumni Association (OEEAA), is hosting
an Alumni College titled "Climate Justice" from June 13 to 15. The
science and ramifications of climate change, as well as Oberlin's
role in the effort, will be examined. Presented by OC staff, students,
and alumni, sessions will include "The Basic Science of Climate Change"
and "The Oberlin College Contribution to Greenhouse Gas Emissions:
Status Report," as well as panel and breakout discussions on the College's
policy and goals for climate justice. Reading materials will be provided
in advance to offer familiarity with the topics to be discussed. For
more information, contact the Alumni Association at at (440)775-8692
or visit www.oberlin.edu/alumni/.
Law and the Liberal Arts
"Law and the Liberal Arts at Oberlin College,"
a conference that will bring together alumni with law-related degrees
or occupations, will be held on campus November 14 to 16. Panels will
address the First Amendment and the Internet, civil liberties and
anti-terrorism, the teaching of law and legal institutions to undergraduates
and law students, law and social change, environmental law, and more.
Alums who may not be identified in OC's database as having a law-related
occupation or degree and who wish to receive registration materials
should contact Margaret Erikson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact Ron Kahn, James Monroe Professor of
Politics and Law, at email@example.com
or at the Department of Politics, Oberlin, OH 44074.
Symposium Honors David Young
The Department of English welcomes former students
to a spring symposium on modern poetry in honor of Professor David
Young's upcoming retirement.
For further information, send a note to English.Department@oberlin.edu.
Which Way to Oberlin?
than 120 of you took a crack at OAM's "Which Way to Oberlin?" contest
(Fall 2002), which asked you to guess the location of an "Oberlin"
and "College" intersection. Your replies suggest that such cross streets
are common--existing in Houston, Albuquerque, Iowa City, and Columbus.
Half of you guessed correctly that our photo was shot in Palo Alto,
Calif., near Stanford University. And although some of you 'fessed
up to Internet cheating, we're pretty sure that our winner was on
the up-and-up. Congratulations to Megan Cutnaw '99, of Lorain, Ohio,
who spotted the sign during a visit to Stanford.
Oberlin College Press Seeks Supporters
Oberlin College Press, the publisher of FIELD:
Contemporary Poetry and Poetics since 1969, is creating a Friends
of the Oberlin College Press organization. Building on the magazine's
early success, the Press now publishes two to three books a year as
part of its FIELD Poetry Series, FIELD Translation Series, and FIELD
Editions. For information, contact Linda Slocum, managing editor,
at (440) 775-8408
or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling All WOBC Alums...
Paul Wilczynski '70 is seeking alumni help in creating
a WOBC alumni affiliate group. If interested, please send Paul a note
To keep track of the group's progress, subscribe to his mailing list
by e-mailing email@example.com,
typing subscribe wobc-alumni in the message area.
Corrections from Previous Issues
The article "Alumni Day of Service" (Fall 2002)
incorrectly identified Camille Presbury as the daughter of Clyde Owan.
Camille actually belongs to Graylin W. Presbury '78. "One More Thing"
(Summer 2002) incorrectly identified Pat Tarnow '49 as a former class
president. Barbara Bayless '49 actually served in that position.