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'Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution'

January 15, 2021

On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day we look back at the civil rights activist's visits to Oberlin College, and the powerful 1965 commencement speech he gave in Tappan Square.
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Mike Moore featured in 'In Defense of Plants' podcast

January 8, 2021

Professor of Biology Mike Moore was featured in the most recent episode of the "In Defense of Plants" podcast. He discussed his lab's ongoing collaborative research into understanding plant life on unusual soils.

Megan Kaes Long publishes article in Journal for Music Theory

January 6, 2021

Associate Professor of Music Theory Megan Kaes Long published an article, “What do Signatures Signify? The Curious Case of Seventeenth-Century English Key,” in the most recent issue of the Journal for Music Theory. The article traces how key signatures transformed from a feature of notation to an aspect of music theory in seventeenth-century England.

Chanda Feldman interviewed for Plume Journal

January 4, 2021

Chanda Feldman, assistant professor of Creative Writing, is interviewed with poet Erika Meitner by Sally Bliumus-Dunn in the latest issue of Plume Journal. Feldman discusses and reads her own poetry, talks about craft choices and race, and discusses her current writing project.Feldman discusses and reads her own poetry, talks about craft choices and race, and discusses her current writing project.

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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Campus News

Who Am I?

January 5, 2021

Can you guess what Jackie Fortino’s favorite thing is about Oberlin? Find out in this installment of Who Am I?

Studio Art Walk

January 12, 2021

The Studio Art division of the Art Department hosts an art walk at the end of each semester that serves as a chance for students to showcase their work in exhibit spaces around campus. This fall, with the pandemic limiting viewing opportunities, the showcase became virtual.

This Week in Photos: Nightscapes

January 14, 2021

The moon rests on a backdrop of perfect blue over the courtyard outside of Asia House. This picture served as inspiration for this week’s nightscapes 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 Fall/Winter 2020 issue front cover.

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.

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