September 13, 1996
Volume 125, Number 2
- Holtzman files federal suit against College
- Leave follows review of allegations of sexual misconduct
Associate Professor of Neuroscience David Holtzman is filing a $1 million dollar discrimination suit against the College. Hotzman is being reviewed by the Professional Review Committee after allegations of inappropriate sexual interactions with students.
- College admissions exceeds target number this year
- Minority student enrollment down from last year
College admissions exceeded its expectations by lowering the admit rate, raising the yield and having a larger applicant pool than last year. But the percentage of minority students is down from last year and there is a sharp decline of enrollment of black students and Latino students.
- Campus-wide raise in effect
- Campus-wide minimum upped 15 cents
A campus-wide pay raise was mandated for all student employees over the summer. The hourly minimum rose from $5.10 per hour to $5.25. There is also a new job ranking system for student jobs.
- James excited to work with campus
- New Director of Security, Safety, impressed with College
Keith James, the new director of safety and security, took over the position in July. He is spending his first months getting to know the campus and the student body.
- Oberlin drops two places to 24th in rankings
- Swarthmore College nabs first place in annual US News Ranking
Oberlin slipped two notches in the US News and World Report ranking of liberal arts colleges this year. It was ranked 24th, down from 22 last year. Swarthmore College captured the number one spot. Some faculty discredit the importance of such rankings.
- Computer hookup in every room
- 2,500 new connections cost over $2 million
All dorms and co-ops are now wired for the campus computer network, after the completion of ResNet II over the summer. Students have been busy hooking up their computers to the internet.
- Old Barrows and Barnard put out the welcome mat
- Former residence halls open their doors again
Old Barrows and Barnard House reopened for student residents this year. Old Barrows had been closed due to structural weaknesses and Barnard housed offices relocated from Peters Hall during extensive renovations of that building.
- Senate opens new session
- Upcoming fall elections discussed at first meeting
Student Senate had a slow week as they got in gear for fall elections. There was a student assembly yesterday for nominations. Turnout was lower than planners had expected, but senators remain positive.
- Scopes looks to expand beyond MRC
- After a year of organizing MRC, committee looks to next task
SCOPE committee, charged to facilitate multicultural issues on campus, faces another year of somewhat ambiguous tasks. Last year the committee focused on evaluating and lending structure to the Multicultural Resource Center.
- Photo: Lights, camera, action
- Photo: Active learning
- News Briefs
- Saunas closed after unknown person urinated on hot rocks
- Barry McGill, former professor, dead at 72
- The Review Security Notebook will return next week
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