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Oberlin in the News - Fall 2007

December 2007
Professor Michael Fisher Discusses Tension in Pakistan
December 28, 2007 —
An expert on South Asian history, Danforth Professor of History Michael Fisher was a guest on Minnesota Public Radio’s Midmorning program with Kerri Miller. During the conversation, Fisher discussed the political instability facing Pakistan following the assassination of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. “This is a time of extreme uncertainty and danger for the people of Pakistan and throughout South Asia,” said Fisher. “Short-term intervention [by the United States] will be very difficult.”

Chronicle of Higher Education Interviews President Krislov
December 18, 2007 – Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov recently had a conversation with Paul Fain from the Chronicle of Higher Education about Oberlin’s role as an economic driver in the community. During the conversation, President Krislov explains why the College is staking its future on the economy of northern Ohio and discusses Oberlin's commitment to sustainable development. A podcast of the interview appears on the multimedia section of the Chronicle’s web page.

Asia Times Cites Study by East Asian Studies Professor
December 17, 2007An article in Asia Times cites the study “On The Uses of Cultural Knowledge” by Luce Associate Professor of East Asian Studies Sheila Miyoshi Jager. Published by the US Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute, the study finds that the broad outlines of what went wrong in Iraq can be traced to a glaring misunderstanding of Iraqi culture and society by American occupation planners and US military forces.

New York Times Covers Student Teach-in
December 11, 2007 – Students attended a teach-in to learn more about the decline in available low-income housing in New Orleans as recovery efforts continue more than two years after Hurricane Katrina. According to a story posted on the New York Times website which first appeared in the Review, demolition of residences will result in an 82 percent drop in accessible low-in*come housing. Some students view this as an opportunity to increase awareness of public housing issues nationwide. “The struggle for public housing in New Orleans is important in terms of building support for public housing around the country,” said Katrina Forman ’10. “What happens in New Orleans may be indicative of what happens on a larger scale.”

Former Defensive Coordinator Named Head Coach at Alcorn State
December 11, 2007 – According to SportingNews.com, former Oberlin College defensive coordinator Ernest Jones has been named the head coach at Alcorn State. Since leaving Oberlin after the 2004 season, Jones has served as the defensive backs coach at Central Michigan and running backs coach at Cincinnati.

Professor Returns to India to Promote His Latest Book
December 11, 2007 – When he first came to India as an undergrad exchange student to the Mysore University in 1971, historian Michael Fisher was totally taken up by the prospects and dimensions of Indian history, according to an article at ExpressIndia.com “Since then, I have returned regularly and devoted my teaching and publishing to understand the richness and complexity of Indian history,” says the present Danforth Professor of History at Oberlin College, USA, who is in the country again to promote his latest book Beyond the Three Seas: Travellers’ Tales of Mughal India.

Karen Jesse ’04 Performs National Anthem Prior to NFL Game
December 8, 2007 – The Chicago Daily Herald profiled Karen Jesse ’04, who recently performed the national anthem before the Philadelphia Eagles home game against the New York Giants. Jesse has also performed at Carnegie Hall and is working toward a master’s degree at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

Soprano Ellie Dehn ’02 Sounds Radiant
December 5, 2007 – In the New York Times’ review of “I Bought Me a Cat,” critic Vivien Schweitzer said Ellie Dehn ’02 “sounded in radiant bloom.” “She ably wielded her appealingly warm, agile voice in a passionate rendition of ‘Amour, ranime mon courage’ from Gounod’s ‘Roméo and Juliette.’”

Student Philanthropy Club Granting Gifts
December 5, 2007 – A new club at Oberlin College will soon decide which Lorain County groups will receive portions of an anonymous $10,000 donation the college received last spring. The Elyria Chronicle Telegram reported that the donation stipulated that a student-run organization must disburse the funds to charitable organizations, and the Oberlin Student Philanthropy Club was born.

David Orr Helps Send Message on Global Warming to the White House
December 4, 2007 - According to the Associated Press, a group of climate and policy experts is asking the next president to lead a massive and urgent effort to reverse global warming by steering the country away from a carbon-fueled economy.  The Presidential Climate Action Project issued more than 170 recommendations for the 44th president to undertake in his or her first 100 days in office. Paul Sears Professor of Environmental Studies David Orr came up with the idea for the group about a year ago at a gathering of climate experts in Wisconsin. Orr told the Associated Press, “This isn't just about global warming or climate change. It is quite literally planetary destabilization.” The report calls for a 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and independence from Persian Gulf oil. It casts climate change as not just an environmental issue but an economic and national security issue as well.

Minnesota Public Radio Interviews Assistant Professor of Harp Yolanda Kondonassis
December 4, 2007 – Minnesota Public Radio aired a profile segment on Assistant Professor of Harp Yolanda Kondonassis. Her latest recording, “Salzedo’s Harp,” is a tribute to Carlos Salzedo, a virtuoso harpist and composer who is given credit for expanding the repertoire and the image of the instrument. "Performing this music has been really meaningful to me because it's been a chance to both honor this man -- who has had such an impact on my training, my philosophy, my way of playing the harp -- but also, to really do this music in the way that he intended it to be done," says Kondonassis.

Amy Oshiro ’95 Joins Philadelphia Orchestra
December 3, 2007 – Amy Oshiro ‘95 joins The Philadelphia Orchestra’s second violin section in July 2008. She is currently assistant concertmaster of the Saint Louis Symphony. She previously held the associate concertmaster chair of the Colorado Symphony and was assistant concertmaster of the Grant Park Orchestra (IL). She has also performed as a guest musician with the New York Philharmonic. Ms. Oshiro made her debut with the Chicago Symphony at the age of 12.

November 2007
R.V. Carroll ’09 Named NCAC Player of the Year
November 24, 2007 – A Cleveland Plain Dealer story featured Oberlin College running back R.V. Carroll ’09 who was named the North Coast Athletic Conference offensive Player of the Year. He led the conference in rushing (103.8 ypg.), scoring (9.8 ppg.), and touchdowns (16) and was the only 1,000-yard rusher in the NCAC this season.

Professor of Economics Featured on Marketplace
November 20, 2007 – The public radio news program Marketplace featured comments from Danforth/Lewis Professor of Economics Ken Kuttner on his reaction to the Federal Reserve sharing more information with the public when it released the minutes from the prior month’s meeting. According to Kuttner, Fed critics are hungry for even more information, but this is a good start. “It's not throwing the windows open wide. But it's just cracking them open a bit more.” Marketplace can be heard on more than 330 public radio stations nationwide.

Theo Croker ’07 Performs at the Shanghi House of Blues
November 20, 2007 – An article in Shanghiist profiles trumpeter Theo Croker ’07, who is performing with his band at the Shanghai House of Blues and Jazz. JQ Whitcomb ’01, who covers jazz for the Shanghiist, describes Croker and his band as “a dynamic group of young up-and-coming American musicians.” Shanghiist is one of the more popular English-language alternative media sources in Shanghai and around China with an average of 5,000 unique readers daily.

Museum Exhibition Features Paintings From Modern China
November 20, 2007 – Antiques and Arts Online featured the Allen Memorial Art Museum and "Great Criticism: Paintings from Modern China," an exhibition from the AMAM's permanent collection that reflects the ongoing struggle between modernism and traditionalism prevalent in Chinese art during the second half of the Twentieth Century.  Works range from paintings created specifically as propaganda to more recent works that appropriate the visual language of propaganda to criticize the Cultural Revolution's impact on Chinese society.

Star Tribune Profiles Tony Award-Winning Director Julie Taymor ’74
November 19, 2007 - An interview with Julie Taymor ’74, director of The Lion King and the Beatles-inspired movie Across the Universe, appeared recently in the The Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune.  “Passionate, insightful and reverential, Tony Award-winning director and designer Julie Taymor speaks with an almost clerical faith in the power of art,” writes Rohan Preston. What’s next? Taymor has been tapped to do the stage adaptation of "Spider-Man," for which she has begun preparations.

Michael Dirda '70 Talks About His New Book Classics for Pleasure
November 18, 2007 – According to the Stow Sentry, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post writer Michael Dirda recently made an appearance in Hudson, Ohio, to discuss his new book, "Classics for Pleasure." Dirda’s latest work is a collection of essays in which he describes and promotes works of fiction, poetry, drama and nonfiction prose written by approximately 90 authors. Dirda, a longtime columnist and senior editor at the Washington Post Book World, received the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for criticism. He also has a weekly online column, Dirda on Books at www.washingtonpost.com.

Jenny Gersten '91 is Associate Producer at the Public Theater
November 18, 2007 - Jenny Gersten, who was named associate producer at the Public Theater in August, is following in the footsteps of her father, Bernard Gersten, who ran the Public with Joseph Papp until 1978. According to the New York Times, “Her appointment as associate producer makes her one of the theater’s top artistic staff members.” Her job combines management and artistic functions. “It’s somewhat akin to a line producer in the movies,” she said. “I’m the point person on all the main-stage productions.”

Opera’s Performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream Called “Captivating”
November 16, 2007 – “Performers aim to sprinkle a little magic on those who watch them weave their art,” writes Cleveland Plain Dealer Music Critic Donald Rosenberg. “The Oberlin Opera Theater does so literally in its production of Benjamin Britten's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

Professor Kenneth Kuttner Comments About Fed Chairman Appear in WSJ
November 14, 2007 – The Wall Street Journal asked several scholars with expertise in monetary policy to comment on Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s announcement of more frequent and longer Fed forecasts but no inflation target. Professor of Economics Kenneth Kuttner, a former economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, noted that “the projections the Fed plans to release are somewhat unusual, relative to typical practice.”

Students Select Bill Richardson During Mock Convention
November 13, 2007 – Oberlin College students nominated their Democratic choice for president during its mock convention (November 11) that featured faculty members as politicians and students as delegates, reported the Cleveland Plain Dealer. They narrowed their choices to New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd. In the end, Richardson -- played by professor Steven Volk, won the nomination.

President Krislov on WEOL’s “Les In The Morning”
November 6, 2007 – Oberlin President Martin Krislov talks about his new role with Craig Adams and Colleen O'Neil on WEOL's Les In The Morning.

Robert Spano ’83 Named Conductor of the Year
November 6, 2007 – MusicalAmerica has announced its awards for 2008: among them, Professor of Conducting Robert Spano '83, Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, as conductor of the year.

Richard Haass ’73 Appears on CBS News with Katie Couric
November 5, 2007 – Richard Haass ’73, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, spoke with CBS News’ Katie Couric about how the upheaval in Pakistan will affect U.S. interests and the war on terror. On October 25, Haas spoke with Couric about the international implications of the U.S.'s latest sanctions on Iran. You can watch the full interviews on the CBS News website in the section “Eye to Eye.”

Oberlin’s TIMARA Program Called One of the Best
November 2, 2007 – An article in XLR8R: Accelerating Music and Culture “The Top US Electronic Music Schools” called Oberlin “One of the country’s most prestigious music schools” and recognized Oberlin’s TIMARA program. The TIMARA program encourages students to “compose for computer, perform via multiple speakers, collaborate with highly talented musicians, dancers, actors, and artists, and develop a powerful, unique personal voice,” says Tom Lopez, Program Chair and Associate Professor of Computer Music and Digital Arts.

October 2007
Joanna Johnson ’11 Wins NCAC Cross Country Title
October 31, 2007 – The Oroville, California, Mercury-Register reported that Oberlin’s Joanna Johnson ’11 placed first in the North Coast Athletic Conference cross country championships held October 28 at Kenyon College. Johnson covered the 6,000-meter course in 22 minutes, 48 seconds, to win by 11 seconds and claim Runner of the Year honors, as well as Newcomer of the Year honors as the top freshman finisher. She led the Yeowomen to a second-place finish in the team standings with 59 points, just one point behind conference champion Allegheny College.

Sierra Magazine Says Oberlin is the Coolest College
October 31, 2007 - Oberlin College has picked up another "first." Sierra magazine has given the school the top spot in its ranking of the 10 coolest (read "greenest") colleges and universities in the country, followed by Harvard University, Warren Wilson College, the University of California system, Duke University, and Middlebury College. The magazine also recognizes Oberlin's ecological design pioneer David Orr in “Top of the Profs: an environmentalist’s dream class schedule.”

Saifuddin Ahmed '94 Wins Quadir Prize for Innovation
October 24, 2007 -Saifuddin Ahmed ’94 has won the prestigious 2007 Quadir Essay Prize for conceiving innovative and practical ways of improving the lives of low- and middle-income Bangladeshis. According to The Daily Star, the competition was inaugurated this year by the Anwarul Quadir Foundation of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Pianist Jeremy Denk ’90 Referenced in the New Yorker Magazine
October 22, 2007 -- Pianist Jeremy Denk ’90 and his blog—ThinkDenk—are referenced in the October 22, 2007 issue of the New Yorker magazine. Classical music critic Alex Ross (who has his own blog) reflects on the Internet as a resuscitator of sorts for classical music distribution in “The Well-Tempered Web,” and calls Denk “a superb musician who writes with arresting sensitivity and wit.”

Samina Ali ’06 Volunteers Her Expertise for Solar Home Design Competition
October 11, 2007 -- According to the Christian Science Monitor, 20 teams from Universities
across the country are competing in the third Solar Decathlon sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and taking place on the National Mall. Each team has built a house that relies exclusively on solar power. Samina Ali ’06 volunteered to help with MIT’s house. "This is what I want to do as a career – designing and building green homes. I've done carpentry for Habitat for Humanity and other homes before, but this is great experience for me to learn about new products and local materials that are available," she says.

Washington DC Mayor Adrian Fenty ’92 Appears on PBS' NewsHour
October 1, 2007 - Last year, Adrian Fenty ’92 campaigned on the promise to fix Washington, DC schools. His first act as mayor was to take total control of the school system and appoint Michelle Rhee as the new superintendent, the system's seventh in ten years. Rhee is the former head of the New Teacher Project, a non-profit organization she started to train and place teachers. Rhee and Fenty discussed the challenges they face with PBS' NewsHour Special Correspondent for Education John Merrow.

September 2007
New York Times Reports Death of Andre Emmerich ’44
September 26, 2007 - André Emmerich, the renowned Manhattan art dealer, died yesterday at his home in Manhattan. He was 82. The Times described Emmerich, who graduated from Oberlin in 1944 at the age of 19, as “an early champion of the 1950s and ’60s school of Color Field painting.” He also represented, among others, David Hockney and Anthony Caro. His much-photographed 150-acre sculpture park in Pawling, New York, displayed large-scale works by Caro, Alexander Liberman, Alexander Calder, Mark di Suvero, George Rickey, Keith Haring, and Hockney.

New York Post Carries 2007 Graduate’s Exile Story
September 24, 2007 – “Regime Took My Country Away From Me” is the title of a poignant first-person account by Iranian exile Azadeh Pourzand ’07 in the New York Post on why she responds “with an opaque smile” and “chooses to change the subject” when asked how she feels about Iranian president Ahmadinejad, “The trouble begins,” she says, “when I have to explain that I am not even granted the right to like him or dislike him.”

San Francisco Chronicle Interviews David Orr
September 22, 2007 – Calling David Orr “a pioneer in ecological design,” the writer of an extensive article in the San Francisco Chronicle took solace from Orr’s views on how Americans “already have the technology and know-how to create a world where every individual alive today can live a fulfilling, sustainable life. But only—and here's our kick in the pants—if we act immediately to reduce our consumption of fossil fuels.”

Oberlin Students Discuss Art Rental Program on CNN
September 21, 2007 – CNN aired a feature on the College’s art rental program that was broadcast the previous day on Cleveland’s NBC affiliate WKYC. “I think it's pretty amazing that this program exists here and that it's continued so long successfully,” said Natasha ’09, at the Allen Memorial Art Museum on art rental day. “It's not a privilege the students take lightly,” commented the WKYC reporter Jacque Smith. “People ask what happens when college students spill beer on their Picassos,” said Raphael ’09. “The only answer is: They don't.”

Archeology Major Sarah Arriaga ’07 Values Multiple Internships, reports Plain Dealer
September 21, 2007 - Students, such as archeology major Sarah Arriaga ’07, find that doing two or more internships helps them zero in on a specific occupation in a broad field, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. In the article, Arriaga cites several reasons why her internship was important to her [career] goals. Also interviewed for the article was Oberlin Career Services Director Leo Charette, who explained why internships have to be “meaty.” “We want it to be a broader experience than just something employers might need done in the month of January.”

Los Angeles Times Reviews Exhibition by Pipo Nguyen-duy
September 21, 2007 – In its review of Associate Professor of Art Pipo Nguyen-duy's East of Eden exhibition at the Sam Lee Gallery, the Los Angeles Times says, “Pipo's pictures read as allegorical tableaux, slightly stilted scenes orchestrated to emblematize a particular condition. The Vietnamese-born photographer, a refugee at 13 and now a professor at Oberlin College, started this East of Eden series in the summer after Sept. 11, 2001.” Hosts of KPFK Pacifica Radio’s Sound Exchange also interviewed the artist in a walk+talk through the Chinatown gallery.

USA TODAY Says Geoffrey Ward’s The War Companion Book Already a Best Seller
September 20, 2007 – “Ken Burns’ much anticipated look at World War II already is a hit—in bookstores,” trumpets USA Today. The companion volume to the seven-part PBS documentary of the same name, The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945 by Burns and Geoffrey C. Ward ’62, was released last week and makes its debut today at No. 34 on USA Today’s best-selling books list. “Braiding together personal stories while telling the big story is fun and a challenge,” says Ward, who also wrote the film script.

Cyberspace Museum Exhibits Work by Iz Oztat ’05
September 18, 2007 Sisters, an art series by Iz Oztat ’05, is included in the groundbreaking exhibit Image and Identity-Custom and Costume!, part of the “Imagining Ourselves” project hosted by cyberspace’s International Museum of Women.  Oztat graduated from Oberlin with honors in studio art and is currently working on an MFA degree at Sabanci University in Turkey. Also involved in the online exhibition is alumna Adrianne Koteen ’02.  She has been with “Imagining Ourselves” for four years as a curator and is interested in considering the work of Oberlin faculty and alumni for inclusion in the exhibit.
Playbill Welcomes Judy Kuhn ’81 Back to Broadway
September 17, 2007 – “Broadway's original Cosette, three-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn ’81, will return to Les Misérables, 20 years later,” says Playbill, “to play the role of Fantine — Cosette's mother — beginning Oct. 23” in Cameron Mackintosh's new production of the Boublil and Schönberg musical at the Broadhurst Theatre.  Also, Kuhn, will perform selections from her new CD, “Serious Playground: The Songs of Laura Nyro” at Joe's Pub in New York (Oct. 1, 8, 15 and 22) and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC (Oct. 26).

Sierra Atlantic Evaluates Adam Joseph Lewis Center
September 16, 2007 – The Press & Sun-Bulletin of Binghamton, NY, reports that Sierra Atlantic magazine published a detailed article on the “green design” Oberlin used to develop the Adam Joseph Lewis Center. “Using this design approach created energy cost savings, as well as reduced the institution's carbon footprint,” the writer said. “The project was the result of a 10-year program to reduce costs and meet environmental goals.” The article was by Harrison White, senior associate for client services at Bearsch Compeau Knudson Architects & Engineers in Binghamton. 

Plain Dealer CHEERS Oberlin Volunteer Profs
September 14, 2007 – In its weekly CHEERS & JEERS column, the Cleveland Plain Dealer applauded Oberlin emeriti math professors Sam Goldberg and George Andrews “for getting back in front of a classroom years after their retirement from the Oberlin College math department. Today, at the invitation of Oberlin schools Superintendent Geoff Andrews, George's son, they're covering for Oberlin High School's advanced placement calculus teacher Jennifer Smillie while she's on maternity leave. And they're donating their services.” The Plain Dealer described their involvement in a lengthy article on September 10.

New York Times Film Critic Loves Latest by Julie Taymor ’74
September 14, 2007 – Although Julie Taymor’s previous films, Titus and Frida, met with decidedly mixed reviews, her latest, Across The Universe, which weaves more than 30 Beatles songs through a fictional love story, has enraptured no less than New York Times critic Stephen Holden. “Across the Universe, captured my heart, and I realized that falling in love with a movie is like falling in love with another person,” he says. “Imperfections, however glaring, become endearing quirks once you’ve tumbled.”  

GadsenTimes.com. Assesses Adrien Fenty’s Progress as DC Mayor
September 9, 2007 – In his first months in office, Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrien M. Fenty ’92 has hit the ground running, according to Alabama's GadsenTimes.com. Described as “a man impatient to get things done,” the site says Fenty “has staked his political career on promises to fix the city's problem ridden school system. …“When protesters showed up at his home in March to oppose his plan to take over the city school system, Fenty met them on the front lawn to talk. Weeks later they testified on behalf of his choice for a new chancellor.”

Roger Copeland Film Screening Draws NYC Attention
Roger Copeland’s The Unrecovered, the first feature-length fictional narrative film about the psychological aftermath of 9/11, received considerable media attention in New York City. On the sixth anniversary of the event, New York Times critic Claudia LaRocco aired a story on All Things Considered on WNYC-FM announcing the film’s screening to be held the next day at New York City’s Anthology Film Archives as part of the theater’s New Filmmakers Series.

In his current Vanity Fair blog, author James Wolcott – who explored the film in depth in his February 2006 Vanity Fair article “Through a Lens, Darkly”– announced the NYC film screening and gave a link to the YouTube trailer, saying, “Like Brian De Palma's forthcoming Redacted, Roger Copeland's meditative mashup The Unrecovered …explores the modes of perception in an age of fear, paranoia, and messianic fervor; it has the persistent throb and hallucinatory jabs of a nightmarish hangover.”

New York Times Profiles Ensemble Founded by Conservatory Alumni
September 2, 2007The New York Times ran a lengthy feature on the “sweeping invasion of New York” by a “prominent young new-music group,” the International Contemporary Ensemble. “A recent conversation with members gave an impression of the group as, in equal parts, hungry indie band, efficient corporation and missionary initiative,” writes Steve Smith.  “That mix of characteristics actually predated the group, which was founded in 2001 by former students from the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, a hotbed of contemporary-classical players.”

Oberlin 13th in Washington Monthly’s 2008 College Rankings
September 2007- Washington Monthly’s Third Annual College Rankings lists Oberlin 13th among more than 200 liberal arts colleges. Three indicators are used to rank schools according to “how much they are doing for their country.” The first is social mobility: does the school do a good job recruiting and graduating poorer students? The second is research: is the school supporting scientific and humanistic research by producing PhDs and winning research grants? The third is service: how well does a school foster an ethic of giving back to the country, either through military or civilian service?

August 2007
New York Times Focuses on Obie Canvasser
August 26, 2007
– The New York Times featured Katie Golieb ’08, a canvasser for the American Civil Liberties Union, in an article on the style and stance of college students, “who bolster the summer ranks of activist groups” in New York City. The Times noted, “On a recent afternoon, she and three other canvassers for the American Civil Liberties Union stationed themselves along Seventh Avenue between Union and President Streets. There, hundreds of times a day, they criticize the Bush administration’s stance on habeas corpus and urge passers-by to join the organization and donate the recommended $30 a month.”

Josh Ritter “a superstar in Ireland,” says NPR
August 24, 2007 – “Already a superstar in Ireland, folk-rock singer-songwriter Josh Ritter ’99 is finally getting the recognition in America that he deserves,” says NPR’s website. “Opening slots on tour with both Bob Dylan and The Frames netted Ritter a good deal of attention, and even led to his own sold-out headlining tour of Ireland… The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter, his new fifth album, serves as a startling change of pace, with ornate and elaborate arrangements that augment the songs' hard-edged, go-for-broke feel.”

Daily Orange Toots Oberlin’s Environmental Horn
August 23, 2007— “As concern for global warming increases, Oberlin College in Ohio is committed to rooting out the problem,” begins a lengthy article in Syracuse University’s Daily Orange describing the College as “an early leader in battling what may be the most exciting crisis in world history. …It is no surprise that Oberlin is ranked No. 5 in Grist's online environmental commentary of the top 15 ‘greenest’ colleges in the nation,” the article says. “Even Ivy League schools, such as Harvard and Yale universities, trail Oberlin at No. 6 and No. 12, respectively.”


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