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the Week of August 20-26, 2001
Named One of America's Nine "Hottest" Schools
has named Oberlin College as one of nine "Hot Schools of 2002." According
Kaplan Newsweek's annual "How
to Get Into College" Edition, which hit news stands August
13, soaring application rates have "propelled these campuses to stardom."
The article also cited "top teaching, services and campus life" as well
as "distinctive strengths" as significant factors in naming the colleges
and universities to the list.
Expert Opens Convocation Series
law expert Stephen Carter will open Oberlin College 's annual Convocation
series Tuesday, September 4 at 8 P.M. in Finney
Chapel. Carter, who
has helped shape the national debate on issues ranging from the role
of religion in politics and culture to the role of integrity and civility
in daily life, was selected by Time magazine as one of 50 leaders
for the new millennium. His
address, "Reflections on the Public Square," will mark the opening of
Oberlin's 169th academic year.
Professor Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
National Flute Association (NFA) honored Michel Debost with a lifetime
achievement award for his significant and lasting contributions to the
flute world. Debost is the Robert W. Wheeler Professor of Performance
and director of the Oberlin Summer Flute Institute at the Oberlin Conservatory
Research in Oberlin
two summers, Mary Garvin and her students have monitored the mosquito
population of Oberlin as part of the city's alternative mosquito control
program. Garvin, an assistant professor of biology and a researcher
who specializes in mosquitoes, heads up the collaborative program between
the town and College. The program involves eliminating areas where mosquitoes
breed to prevent the adult population from growing. Garvin relies on
her student assistants to track the various mosquito species that inhabit
Oberlin, and to record information for the local and state health departments.
"Students who participate
in this program apply their knowledge of mosquito biology while providing
a public service," Garvin says. "They experience the difficulty and
satisfaction of working with the general public and relaying scientific
knowledge to them as accurately as possible."
College Students Help Community Organization
Community Services (OCS) has provided local residents with social services
and assistance for the past 50 years. And Oberlin College students have
volunteered with the organization for just as long, offering
OCS a steady stream of student workers dedicated to serving the Oberlin
Track and Field Team Honored
Oberlin College women's track and field team has been honored by the
United States Track Coaches Association and given all-academic team
status for the 2001 season.
Players Begin Practice
Oberlin College football team enters the 2001 season with 59 players,
the largest number of football players in more than a decade.
Three join the College's
faculty and staff; one leaves.