For 40 years, Oberlin students have taken the month of January to explore something new in the universe—or in themselves. Katharine Sontag ’09 tells the story of her winter term teaching in Indonesia, and pictures tell the stories of a few of the 2,350 students who took part in a project this winter.
Julia Christensen says her project—exploring the re-use of spaces once occupied by big box stores—sits at the intersection of art and research. The multidisciplinary approach suits Christensen, who holds a joint appointment in the College and the Conservatory as Oberlin’s Luce Visiting Professor of the Emerging Arts. /
Imagining the universe as a geeky science experiment is one of the concepts Rich Orloff ’73 mines for humor. But don’t ask the former sitcom writer—and possibly one of the most popular unknown playwrights in America—about his "craft." /
A selection of Oberlin faculty members weighs in on whether the election of Barack Obama means transformation—or merely transition. /
It’s my first spring in Oberlin since my student days, and everything seems to cue a memory. /