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Meet Your 2024 Student Commencement Speaker

May 10, 2024

Julia Maskin will represent the Class of 2024 as the student commencement speaker on May 27 at Tappan Square. Maskin’s Oberlin experience has been marked by her deep connections to student life...
Julia Maskin.

Peter Takács—A Half-Century Celebrated

May 4, 2024

This spring marks the official conclusion of Takács’ tenure, after an incredible 48 years of teaching. Many of his former students from around the world are set to convene for a celebratory concert in Warner Concert Hall on May 12
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Commencement Celebrations Calendar

Oberlin is planning a weekend of celebrations for the Class of 2024, culminating with Commencement on Monday, May 27. Please note that some meals and performances require tickets and/or advance...

Dance 2023–24 Season

Dance happens all over Oberlin’s campus, as a part of everyday life, in site-specific work, and in faculty-choreographed productions and student-run performances. Dance at Oberlin integrates...

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

Robert Bosch Speaks at Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference

May 8, 2024

James F. Clark Professor of Mathematics Robert (Bob) Bosch ’85 was one of two plenary speakers at the 39th Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference. While there, Bob unveiled two pieces of mathematical artwork that had been commissioned by the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Mathematics Department.

Sheila Miyoshi Jager Book Reviewed in "Texas National Security Review"

May 8, 2024

On May 1, 2024, the Texas National Security Review, founded by University of Texas at Austin and War on the Rocks, published a roundtable review by four reviewers of Professor of East Asian Studies Sheila Miyoshi Jager's recent book The Other Great Game: The Opening of Korea and the Birth of Modern East Asia (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2023).

Jazz Faculty Chris Anderson Honored by Jazz Journalists Association

April 25, 2024

Chris Anderson, director of the Oberlin Jazz Ensemble Director and a performing jazz trombonist has been named a 2024 Jazz Hero by the Jazz Journalists Association for his work as founder and executive director of Open Tone Music. The Akron-based nonprofit has provided access to free music education for young people throughout Northeast Ohio for 14 years. Anderson sees himself as an artist and an educator involved in the African diaspora that is global in scope. Open Tone Music connects Northeast Ohio students in grades K-12, most of whom are Black and brown, with other youth and teaching artists from Ghana, Trinidad and Tobago, Puerto Rico, Brazil, and Colombia.

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

Fancy Footwork

April 1, 2024

Ted Gradman ’81 is an ice skating lifer who is happiest at the rink—and has the medals to prove it.

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.

Magazines

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 Spring 2024 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.

Photos from the 2024 Solar Eclipse

A group of young women experiencing totality of the solar eclipse.

Photo credit: Mike Crupi

On Monday, April 8, a total solar eclipse crossed North America, leaving parts of Ohio—especially Oberlin—in the path of totality where the moon completely covered the sun for more than three minutes.

The campus community celebrated the occurrence with OCLIPSE, a two-hour viewing party on Bailey Field.

OCLIPSE Gallery

Oberlin Photo Stories

young man in art room painting at an easel.
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.

Oberlin Photo Stories