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The Challenges of Senior Year

May 30, 2013

Paris Achenbach

I started this post a few weeks ago and never finished it 'till now, a few days after graduation. In retrospect I may not have been so angst-y, but alas, it reflects a certain side of myself that I can't hide. Speaking of the self...

Ode to Professors

May 5, 2013

Dara Lehrer

I have had so many absolutely fantastic professors this year who have inspired me in all sorts of ways.

Learning and Labor: The Oberlin Factory

September 2, 2012

Prof. Sebastiaan Faber

At Oberlin we make stuff, things that last. This place is a factory of ideas, knowledge, art, and music. As it turns out, our annual output is actually quite impressive—and we are committed to sharing it freely with the world.

THE Professor List

July 2, 2011

Chinwe Okona

In Oberlin, I think professors are kinda like celebrities. And these are the ones I go goo-goo eyed over.

Empty-Nest Anxiety

May 9, 2011

Prof. Sebastiaan Faber

The end of the academic year always brings a sense of loss, a kind of annual attack of empty-nest anxiety. We think about the graduating seniors and heave a sigh. "What are we going to do?" we ask each other. "We'll never get a bunch of kids as good as these ones..."


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