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The Dark Side of Orpheus

March 7, 2024

Oberlin Opera Theater’s latest production gives a complex, contemporary take on the familiar story of the Greek hero in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo .
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Recent News



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...

Theater 2023–24 Season

We pride ourselves on cultivating a dynamic and supportive theater culture that encourages experimentation, collaboration, and the creation of new connections across fields. New forms of community...

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...

Faculty and Staff Notes

Margaret Kamitsuka Article Published in "Hypatia"

March 20, 2024

Professor Emeritus of Religion Margaret Kamitsuka has published "Vulnerability, Recognition, and the Ethics of Pregnancy: A Theological Response" in the feminist philosophy journal Hypatia. She analyzes how notions of vulnerability and grievability are mobilized in Christian anti-abortion writings and in feminist philosophy.

David Forrest Interviews Sociologist John Arena

March 13, 2024

Associate Professor of Politics David Forrest recently interviewed sociologist John Arena. The interview centers on Arena's new book Expelling Public Schools: How Antiracist Politics Enable School Privatization in Newark. The book and the interview offer a deep dive into the politics of public education in Newark and debates over the role of antiracism in contemporary progressive movements.

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

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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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