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Keeping the Post Office in Business

January 7, 2009

Leslie Braat

Today, we heard Sanskrit Chanting, pianists performing Schubert and Rachmaninoff, a fiddling group, and vocal performances ranging from Vittoria, mio core to hip hop selections.

More Essay Writing Tips

December 16, 2008

Elizabeth Houston

Because there's no better way to procrastinate writing your college application essays than reading tips about writing your college application essays.

College Essay Advice

December 12, 2008

Will Mason

Unqualified and unsolicited advice on the college essay from someone who went about it the wrong way.

Last Year

November 21, 2008

Joe Dawson

They have a velvet Last Supper hanging above the stairs leading to the exit. I'm serious.

Early decisions with an Ecuadorian Twist

October 16, 2008

Charles Grim

To assure that we have great diversity when we are done with the final crafting of our international class and that we have also chosen the individual applicants who are most likely to thrive, we use a three-decision process for early decision applicants.

Planning Your Visit

October 11, 2008

Alice Ollstein

To my delight, a prospie e-mailed me last week and asked if she could spend some time with me during her visit to Oberlin. We had a good time, but here's how to have an even better stay.

Opportunities for College Musicians

June 12, 2008

Will Mason

The Oberlin Conservatory attracts a number of world-class musicians, but its presence on campus is also a major draw for college students who wish to continue studying music without committing to a pre-professional program.

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