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$5M Gift Supports Oberlin Business Programs and Curriculum

January 12, 2024

Alan L. Wurtzel '55 and his wife, Irene, have committed $5 million to establish the Alan L. ’55 and Irene R. Wurtzel Endowed Fund for Business Education, which will provide the support necessary to enhance business education at Oberlin.
A student speaks to a man at a business event


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Black History Month

In 1926, Carter G. Woodson laid the groundwork for Black History Month by establishing the first Negro History Week, an event dedicated to celebrating the history, politics, and culture of Black people.

Artist Recital Series

Oberlin's 2023-24 series continues the legacy of presenting celebrated musical artists with six concerts that will shine a spotlight on the contributions of women musicians and composers.

Opera 2023–24 Season

Oberlin Opera has long been synonymous with excellence. Staging two major productions with orchestra each year, Oberlin Opera often challenges the operatic norm, and its performances have received critical acclaim.

Faculty and Staff Notes

Christa Rakich Commissioned for Chorale Preludes

February 7, 2024

Oxford University Press has commissioned four chorale preludes from Organ Professor Christa Rakich. The pieces are based on hymn tunes Melita, O quanta qualia, Faithfulness, and Hendon. They will appear this spring in two anthologies, Oxford Hymn Settings for Organists, volumes 8 and 9.

David Forrest Recent Essay Published in "Qualitative and Multi-Method Research"

February 7, 2024

Associate Professor of Politics David Forrest has an essay in the most recent issue of Qualitative and Multi-Method Research. The essay is about philosopher Charles Taylor's contributions to interpretive social science.

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.

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Recent Features

The Art of Difficult Decisions

January 29, 2024

The museum world is known for posing big questions. The Allen Memorial Art Museum has a plan for addressing them.

For Sake's Sake

November 13, 2023

Jamie Graves fell in love with the world of Japanese beverages. He’d love to tell you why.


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.

Cover of the Fall 2023 issue of Oberlin Alumni Magazine

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.

OCLIPSE: The 2024 Solar Eclipse at Oberlin

A crowd of students outdoors, looking at the sky wearing eclipse glasses. (Black and white archival photo.)
In May 1994, Oberlin students witnessed an annular eclipse, in which the moon obscures all but an outer ring of the sun.
Photo courtesy of the Oberlin College Archives

On Monday, April 8, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, leaving parts of Ohio—especially Oberlin—in the path of totality. Starting at 3:13 PM, the moon will completely cover the sun for more than three minutes.

The campus community will celebrate the occurrence with OCLIPSE, a two-hour viewing party on Bailey Field. Remember, it’s not safe to look directly at the sun unless you are using eye protection specifically for solar viewing.

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