This year during All Roads, we’re trying something new. As you know, last year we had a lot of success getting faculty more involved in the program, with really positive results. This year, some staff members put some thought into how they might help out too, even if they’re not directly involved in the events. The result is “Ask Me Anything,” or “AMA” for short. All around campus, staff members who are participating will be wearing a button that says “Ask Me Anything,” and it means just that.
If a prospective student or their family members have a question – it could be “Where is the main library?” or “How many Oberlin alumni are in the National Academy of Sciences?” or even, “What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?” – the staff member will either answer right away, or they’ll send the question in to a pool of experts, in the library and elsewhere, who can find the answer. They’ll then email the answer to the person asking, within 24 hours at the most but possibly even within the hour.
This is a way for us to help people get their questions answered, but it’s also more than that. It’s a way to show people what a great campus community we have, and how everyone, whatever their official role, is part of this community.
You can participate! Contact Suzanne Denneen, firstname.lastname@example.org, to learn more.
All Roads Lead to Oberlin takes place 3 times in April:
- April 4–5
- April 11–12
- April 18–19