People sitting on the grass looking at a large screen.
Students watch the vice president debate in Wilder Bowl. Virtual watch parties in Wilder Bowl began with the first presidential debate earlier this month and will conclude with the October 22 debate. The viewing events are part of OC Votes programming. OC Votes promotes student engagement with this election season using the academic and creative skills of a liberal arts and conservatory education. Photo credit: Mike Crupi

Recent News

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Winter Term: Psychological Factors on COVID-19

October 1, 2020
Many areas of the country saw significant drops in pollution levels when stay-at-home orders were put in place several months ago. The effects on the atmosphere suggested to Devin Williams ’21 that there might be other factors to investigate. He joined a team of students who assisted Professor of Psychology and Environmental Studies Cindy Frantz in a project that would lead to the study of COVID-19 on psychological factors.
Graphic with text that reads OC Votes Engaging in Democracy.

OC Votes Website Goes Live

September 30, 2020
OC Votes is a non-partisan website that explores the issues important to the 2020 election.

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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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Pandemic Impact Award Helps Zoe Swann ’19 Continue Research on StartReact Effect

September 9, 2020

After graduating from Oberlin College with high honors in neuroscience and a concentration in linguistics, Zoe Swann ’19 immediately embarked on a PhD program at Arizona State University (ASU), where she began writing a literature review, and started developing a dissertation proposal. Then COVID-19 struck. It brought her research to a screeching halt until her lab was granted a $1,500 Pandemic Impact Award to support research expenses.

Campus News

This Week in Photos: Unlikely Spaces and Familiar Places

October 2, 2020
Latinx Heritage Month, TGIF, and the first presidential debate find a home in Wilder Bowl; concerts by TIMARA and jazz students are livestreamed in the Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse; the patio of Mudd Center welcomes the Oberlin College Choir; Clark Bandstand in Tappan Square becomes a stage for jazz forums; and familiar places in between.

Introducing OC Votes

September 21, 2020
Non-partisan educational series explores the issues important to the 2020 election.

Magazines

OAM Spring/Summer 2020 issue front cover.

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 Oberlin Conservatory Magazine 2019.

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.

Oberlin Photo Stories

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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.

Oberlin Photo Stories