Group Boycotts Sociology Position Search
by John Byrne
decision to terminate an Asian American faculty member in the Sociology
department last year drew nationwide attention in the field and a caucus
of Asian American scholars has vowed to boycott Oberlin’s recruitment
efforts to fill the position.
Experiment Sparks Architectural Debate
by Kate Antognini
The new science center has a lot of weight to carry on its sandstone shoulders.
“[The center] is critically necessary to ensure…the entire
College’s intellectual strength and academic excellence,”
President Nancy Dye said in 1998.
But for all the millions spent on the construction of the building, its
success is largely dependent on student whimsy. The College is crossing
its fingers that Obies will throw Frisbees on the new lawn, crack books
open in the library and chat in the commons.
Trample Terriers in 35-14 Football Win
by Teresa Collins
explosion sparked the Oberlin College football team to its first victory
of the season on Saturday as the Yeomen defeated the hapless Hiram Terriers.
Oberlin scored four unanswered touchdowns on four consecutive drives in
the third, overcoming a 14-0 deficit to post a 35-14 win. The Yeomen improved
their record to 1-2 and 1-0 in the North Coast Athletic Conference, while
the Terriers fell to 0-4.
Layoffs for Oberlin Workers
To the Editors:
The Trustees should
consider ALL options, including the option of increasing the payout rate
of the endowment, before laying off ANY employees, especially those employees
who are older, who have children, etc.
The Trustees alone, not the faculty, not the alumni, not the students
and not any other college employees, etc., have the full and unquestionable
legal authority and responsibility to oversee the financial health of
the College both now and forevermore. Our Trustees volunteer their services;
they do have to answer to anyone. They merely want to do what is best
for the College. And to that end, they listen to all points of views.