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BLACK VOICES

July 16, 2021

Black Voices: Members of the Oberlin Community discuss racism and the murder of George Floyd. A special online extra from the Oberlin Alumni Magazine spring 2021 issue.
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Artist Rendering of head and shoulders image of George Floyd along with eight other individuals

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Poet Milena Williamson Receives Eric Gregory Award

July 14, 2021

The accolades continue for poet Milena Williamson ’17, who was recently named the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award, which recognizes writers based in the United Kingdom who are under the age of 30.
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Faculty and Staff Notes

Sebastiaan Faber coauthors piece for The Nation; is featured in new podcast series

July 14, 2021

Professor of Hispanic Studies Sebastiaan Faber has coauthored a piece in The Nation magazine on the Spanish government's decision to pardon nine Catalan leaders who were sent to prison for their involvement in a referendum for independence. Faber, whose new book Exhuming Franco (Vanderbilt University Press) came out in April, is also featured in Noiser's new podcast series Real Dictators, narrated by Paul McGann.

Sonia Kruks presents paper on Simone de Beauvoir

July 13, 2021

Sonia Kruks, Robert S. Danforth Professor of Politics Emerita, recently presented a paper at the (virtual) international conference, “Simone de Beauvoir: New Perspectives for the 21st Century.” Her paper, titled “Old Age and Intersectionality: Beauvoir and Beyond,” drew on Beauvoir’s work to reflect on the troubling exclusion of old age from consideration in intersectional social and political theory.

Cleveland Museum of Natural History spotlights Julia Christensen in Centennial Speaker Series

July 12, 2021

The Cleveland Museum of Naturaly History has tapped Associate Professor of Integrated Media Julia Christensen to lead an event in its new Centennial Speaker Series, part of the museum's 100-year anniversary celebration. 

“The topics and themes that we’re addressing in the Centennial Speaker Series are fundamental,” notes Allison Grazia, the museum’s manager of public engagement. “It’s health, space, nature, human history, race—things that are part of our everyday lived experiences.”

In February 2022, Christensen will discuss her collaboration with scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to develop a technology that will send data about the natural world into space in the form of song, with the hope of eventually connecting with extraterrestrial life. The project, which sits at the intersection of science and art, is poised to take space exploration to another level.

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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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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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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