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The Oberlin blogs are produced by a team of current students, faculty, and staff who offer a variety of unfiltered perspectives about the Oberlin experience. We encourage you to interact with us as we explore Oberlin and document our adventures.

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Open Access!

November 23, 2009

Prof. Sebastiaan Faber

Much of the cutting-edge knowledge about the world is out of reach for most of the people who inhabit that world. But access to knowledge is a good in and of itself.

There will be dark moments

November 2, 2009

Leslie Braat

I had the good fortune of being in NYC last week when Ishmael Beah '04 and Professor Dan Chaon celebrated an evening of Oberlin mentorship.

Enviro-mentality

October 5, 2009

Joe Dawson

The class, and the Environmental Studies department, is not Environmental Science, which is the big mistake in assumption that I made going into it. I'm glad I did.

Dazed and confused

September 6, 2009

Prof. David Walker

Since several students have written about the excitement and sense of anticipation embodied in the start of the school year, I hope I won't seem too cranky in saying that Orientation always leaves me feeling at least as disoriented as the first-years.

Latin America - Day 2, with a nod to our chemistry faculty

September 3, 2009

Charles Grim

If you are interested enough to know how clouds form, then you might also be interested to know about one of the really cool pieces of equipment that we have in Oberlin's chemistry department - a custom-built turbulent flow chemical ionization mass spectrometer.

Anticipation

September 2, 2009

Joe Dawson

I'm the kind of person who enjoys anticipation. I do like getting new stuff and experiencing new adventures, but I also really enjoy thinking about them before they happen.

For Randy

May 11, 2009

Chris Gollmar

I never knew how much Randolph Coleman meant to me and how much of an impact he has made on my life until he retired.

Contingency, Irony and Solidarity

March 3, 2009

Max Strasser

A rather esoteric blog post in which I discuss postmodernism, historiography, the Middle East, new professors, great professors, and the true beauty of a liberal arts education.

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