American Studies became the Colleges newest academic program in
a unanimous faculty vote at Tuesdays College Faulty meeting. The
interdisciplinary program addresses race, class, gender and sexuality
in American society and culture, approaching identity formation in the
U.S. by examining the trajectories of Latino Americans, African Americans,
Asian Americans and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.
at the photodomes, senior Alison Marshall had the opening of her senior
show, Inscriptions: Contemplating Identities. A multimedia installation
that includes video production, photography and sound installation, Inscriptions
explores ways that identities are culturally and socially formulated.
The show is segmented in three different sections that deal respectively
with issues concerning body image, interracial dating and town and College
months ago, the Oberlin mens basketball team was forced to forfeit
its season because of an ineligible player. Two weeks ago Mike Muska resigned
as Oberlin athletic director. Now this years head basketball coach,
Mike Cavey, whose contract is up, has declined to interview to return
as basketball coach.
To the Editors:
By now Im
sure youve all seen the petition calling for the removal of Dean
Goldsmith. This petition makes me sad. In Dean Goldsmiths years
at Oberlin, I have worked with him closely on a number of projects, and
have never found him to be anything but a kind, understanding administrator
at this College. Never once did he show any sort of disrespect towards
myself or my opinions; in fact, he went to great lengths in all my workings
with him to make sure that my (and others!) opinions were heard
and taken into account.
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