Oberlin Alumni Magazine

Summer-Fall 2010 Vol. 105 No. 4 OAM Home | Oberlin Online


(A) Members of the Class of 1960 Reunion Committee cut the ribbon during the dedication of the Salzburg Room in the Bertram and Judith Kohl Building, which honors Oberlin’s study abroad program at the Akademie Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. The program, in existence between 1958 and 1964, was developed by Oberlin Conservatory of Music Director David S. Robertson. Photo by Jennifer Manna
(B) Catherine Durkin ’11 during the annual alumni vs. student Ultimate game. Photo by Dale Preston ’83
(C) Asishana Osho, 2010 class president, and vice presidents Sergio Sanchez and Seth Wimberly, reveal fundraising totals at the Champagne Alumni Luncheon. President Marvin Krislov and Alumni Association President Dwan Robinson ’83, both seated, await the results. Photo by Sam Abrams ’12
(D) A multifaith celebration of music, prayers, and reflections in thanksgiving and blessing for the Class of 2010. Photo by Dale Preston ’83
(E) Attendees of the 10-year cluster reunion still safely blend in at the ’Sco. Photo by Sam Abrams ’12
(F) Krislov confers with guests Dick Bailey and Bart Harrison, both ’51, at the Half-Century Club dinner. Photo by John Seyfried
(G) The Alumni/Parents Organ Pump at Finney Chapel. Photo by Dale Preston ’83 (H) Commencement speaker Julie Taymor ’74 is surprised by fellow film director Jonathan Demme in the lobby of the Apollo Theatre before taking a tour of the newly acquired college property. Demme was in town to see his daughter, Ramona, graduate. Photo by Jeff Hagan ’86
(I) Drummer Will Mason ’10, of the up-and-coming band Like Bells, jams at the ’Sco during a student band showcase. Photo by Sam Abrams ’12

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(J) Members of the Class of 2010 at the Senior Supper. Photo by Tony Morrison Photography

(K) Tom McDonald ’86, a frequent Commencement/Reunion attendee, claims his usual spot at the ’Sco pool table. Photo by Jeff Hagan’86
(L) Maestro Robert Spano ’83 leads a special Commencement Orchestra concert, performing Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73. Photo by Michelle Wong ’11

(M) The Class of 2010 banner celebrates Oberlin’s favorite resident rodent, the albino squirrel. Photo by Dale Preston ’83
(N) An exhibition of the work of graduating visual and studio art students in the Fisher Gallery. Photo by John Seyfried

(O) Caitlin Roseum ’11 prepares pasta for the all-OSCA (Oberlin Student Cooperative Association) picnic in the kitchen of Old Barrows. Photo by Jeff Hagan ’86
(P) Amina Hassan at her graduation. Photo by Jennifer Manna

(Q) Anthony Osei ’09 performs in a student production of Black and Blues, an original theatrical work created and directed by Oberlin Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Justin Emeka ’94. Black and Blues is a theatrical collage that uses drama, movement, music, poetry, and dance to explore the blues as a feeling that transformed “Africans” into “black Americans.” With choreography by Jessica Judson ’10 and James Pressley ’12, the production draws on the work of prominent African and African American writers, as well as Emeka’s own writings, to explore the legacy of the blues in America. Photo by John Seyfried
(R) Women’s Rugby Alumni Game. Photo by Sam Abrams ’12

(S) Contact Improv dancers Elizabeth Weinstein ’12 and Ann Cooper Albright, Oberlin professor of dance, perform during the weekend. Oberlin’s dance program celebrated its ties to the Contact Improvisation movement with a yearlong series of events in the 2009-10 academic year, culminating in a new publication released in the spring, “Encounters with Contact Improvisation,” a collection of writings by undergraduates and their teachers about the role of Contact Improv in their lives. What started as a winter term project in 1972 has evolved into a modern dance form taught around the country. Photo by John Seyfried