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Oberlin College to Receive $10,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

June 2, 2021

The Oberlin College Department of Dance has been approved for a $10,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support Critical Mass: CI @ 50, a five-day international conference that will reflect on the history and significance of Contact Improvisation and Oberlin College’s legacy in its development.
Three contact improv dancers stand together locked arm-in-arm.

Contributing to the COVID Conversation with Clare Stevens ’21

May 25, 2021

Amidst COVID-19, Oberlin College students found ways to engage academically and creatively to contribute to the conversation surrounding the pandemic. One example of such work is Clare Stevens ’21, an economics major who landed internship last summer in the Community Development Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, where she published an article about the impact of the pandemic on eviction rates in the United States.
Exterior of building, Rice Hall

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Matt Evans joins cohort for recent PhDs in mathematics

June 8, 2021

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics Matt Evans joins other early career mathematicians as a member of the 2021 cohort for Project NExT, a professional development program for new or recent PhDs in the mathematical sciences. Project NExT addresses all aspects of an academic career through workshops held at MathFest 2021 as well as the Joint Mathematics Meetings 2022. Project NExT Fellows explore and discuss issues that are of special relevance to beginning faculty, such as: innovative approaches to a variety of introductory and advanced courses, strategies for engaging students in specific mathematics courses, supporting students from historically underserved groups, involving undergraduates in mathematical research, preparing future K-12 teachers of mathematics, writing grant proposals, and balancing teaching and research.


Shari Rabin participates in discussion on Jews and Muslims in America

June 8, 2021

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Religion Shari Rabin will speak as part of a discussion on "Jews and Muslims in America" at the Graduate Theological Union's Madrasa-Midrasha Program. The conversation begins at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 15. Rabin's talk is titled "Placing Jews in American History" and will consider how Jews have been understood and how Judaism has been transformed in American history, using the 1669 Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina as its starting point.

Shelley Lee quoted in New York Times article

June 8, 2021

Professor of Comparative American Studies and History Shelley Lee was quoted in a New York Times story about anti-Asian racism in the United States. 

In the Spotlight

This section highlights Oberlin students and young alumni. These students share how Oberlin shaped their decision to seek a fellowship or to pursue a particular course of study and subsequent career path. From winning awards and traveling the world to earning advanced degrees in a wide range of disciplines, these students reflect the benefits of an Oberlin education.

A Career in the Creative Side of Journalism

March 4, 2021

Justine Goode ’16 has always wanted to work at a print magazine in either a design or an editorial capacity. Today, the former editor of the Grape , Oberlin's alternative student newspaper, is fulfilling both career goals at Vanity Fair .

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This Week in Photos: The Art of Summer

June 9, 2021

The addition of summer semester for the 2020-2021 academic year gave many students another opportunity to live with pieces of artwork from the Allen Memorial Art Museum. Three students carrying their selections from the program serve as inspiration for this week’s photo series.


Oberlin Alumni Magazine

Established in 1904, Oberlin Alumni Magazine is published three times a year by Oberlin’s Office of Communications and distributed to alumni, parents, and friends of Oberlin College.

OAM cover, Spring 2021. Featured story: 'Black Voices.'

Oberlin Conservatory Magazine

Oberlin Conservatory magazine is published annually by Oberlin’s Office of Communications in partnership with Oberlin Conservatory of Music. It is distributed to alumni, parents, and friends of Oberlin Conservatory.

Cover of the Oberlin Conservatory Magazine 2020.

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Oberlin student touches up a painting in the art studio.
Photo credit: Matthew Lester

Discover Oberlin College through the lens of our photographers. Our recurring photo stories offer a glimpse into classrooms, studios, labs, libraries, concert halls, student life on and off campus, and more.

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