New! Online Class Notes

The Alumni Association announces an exciting new way to keep in touch with other Obies! OBIEWeb, the Alumni Online Community, now offers alumni the opportunity to post class notes online in a secure, password-protected environment.

You’ll still see class notes in the quarterly OAM; however, the online opportunity lets you read about your classmates a bit sooner while also allowing you to sort posts by class year and topic. To post or read class notes online, you’ll simply need an OBIEWeb account, which is free and available to all alumni.

To get started, visit If you are new to OBIEWeb, you will need to register using your Oberlin ID number, which appears above your name on the address label on this magazine.

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Grammy award-winning composer Richard Danielpour ’78 and celebrated novelist Toni Morrison (left and center in photo) have created a new American opera, Margaret Garner, about an enslaved family’s quest for freedom. Presented last May and July at the Michigan Opera Theatre and the Cincinnati Opera, Margaret Garner will have its final performance this February at the Opera Company of Philadelphia. Internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves ’85 (right) stars in the title role, while Stefan Lano ’75, is the conductor of all four performances. The character of Lucy Stone, an 1847 Oberlin graduate, makes a dramatic appearance during Margaret’s pivotal packed courtroom trial scene. Behind-the-scenes, the opera has involved several other Oberlin graduates, such as Cincinnati Opera Artistic Consultant Nic Muni ’74 and Cincinnati Opera staff members Amy Stier ’91 and Christine Pinelo ’01.

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