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Winter 2004


"Can We Still Read the Bible Today?" Is the Title of Oberlin's 2004 Haskell Lecture Series
FEBRUARY 27, 2004—"Can We Still Read the Bible Today?" is the title of Oberlin College’s 2004 Haskell Lectures series to be presented March 14, 15, and 17 by James L. Kugel, one of America's foremost biblical scholars.

Oberlin College to Host the 2004 Charles Beebe Martin Lectures in March
FEBRUARY 27, 2004— Michael C.J. Putnam, W. Duncan MacMillan II Professor of Classics at Brown University, will present the 2004 Charles Beebe Martin Classical Lecture series March 8, 9, 11, and 12 at Oberlin College.

Oberlin College Democrats to Choose Presidential Candidate at Mock Convention
FEBRUARY 24, 2004—This Saturday, the Oberlin College Democrats will choose a Democratic presidential nominee at a mock convention to be held from 1 to 6 p.m. in the Commons of the College’s Science Center. Oberlin faculty members will represent each of the nine candidates and their views.

Midwest Asian Pacific American Students' Conference at Oberlin College Feb. 20-22
FEBRUARY 11, 2004—Award-winning journalist Helen Zia and activist/performers Fred Ho and Magdalena Gomez are among some of the country’s leading Asian American advocates, educators, and artists who will take part in the13th Biennial Midwest Asian Pacific American Students’ Conference at Oberlin College this month.

Presidential Candidate to Speak On Campus
FEBRUARY 04, 2004—Democratic presidential candidate and Ohio
Congressman Dennis Kucinich will deliver a major policy address at Oberlin College on Wednesday, Feb. 11th at 7:15 pm in Finney Chapel, located near Tappan Square at the intersection of Lorain and Professor streets.

Oberlin College and Community to Celebrate Black History Month 2004
FEBRUARY 03, 2004—This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s desegregation of America's public schools in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. How that decision affects America today will be explored in a series of talks by national experts and a program of related events to be presented at Oberlin College during Black History month. The celebration also will feature a tribute to jazz legend Miles Davis and several community celebrations, including an underground railroad program for children at the Oberlin Public Library and a concert sponsored by the Oberlin Chapter of the NAACP to benefit summer youth program scholarships.

World Music Artist Habib Koite to Perform Feb. 19 at Oberlin College
FEBRUARY 03, 2004—Guitarist Habib Koitè, one of the leading figures in contemporary world music, and his five-member ensemble Bamada will return to Northern Ohio this month to perform in concert at Oberlin College.


Renowned Scholars to Recreate Historic Abolition Debates Feb. 6 and 7 in Oberlin
JANUARY 27, 2004—Rebels are nothing new at Oberlin. Student protest against injustice has been a driving force at the College since 1834, a year after its founding, when a group of abolitionists walked out of Cincinnati’s Lane Seminary and decided to move to Oberlin–provided the College would agree to open its doors to African Americans.

Area Children Invited to Oberlin Music Coalition Workshop and Concert Feb. 7
JANUARY 23, 2003—Area children and their families are invited to attend a free workshop and concert to be presented Saturday, Feb. 7 by the Oberlin Music Coalition, an Oberlin Conservatory student music outreach organization.

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