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2021 Commencement Celebrations will be held May 14

May 7, 2021

New York Times Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker will give the keynote Commencement address and receive an honorary doctor of fine arts. The college will also present honorary degrees to journalist, novelist, and film critic Renata Adler, composer John Harbison, and Paul Quinn College President Michael J. Sorrell.
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Examining the Connection Between Climate Change and Environmental Justice

April 28, 2021

In her recently published book Climate Change, Literature, and Environmental Justice (Cambridge University Press), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Comparative American Studies Jay Fiskio places climate change within the long histories of enslavement, settler colonialism, and resistance, and examines the connections between climate disruption and and a system of imperialism and capitalism.
Portrait of Professor Jay Fiskio

Francisco Garcia ’22 on Internships and Immigration Policy

April 22, 2021

Working in immigration policy takes hard work and dedication, but Francisco Garcia ’22 already has a seat at the table. A politics and Hispanic studies double major, Garcia’s interests and studies at Oberlin as a Posse Scholar landed him an internship in the office of Congressman Jesús G. “Chuy” García in Washington, D.C.
Headshot of student Francisco Garcia

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Meredith Gadsby publishes chapter in scholarly volume on Black women’s health

April 30, 2021

Professor of Africana Studies and Comparative American Studies Meredith M. Gadsby's chapter, "Still Eating Salt: Teaching Toni Cade Bambara for the Sake of #BlackWomensWellness and Political Transformation," was published in Rethinking Gender, Culture, and Health: Perspectives from Africa and The African Diaspora (Gouldline and Jacobs Publishing, 2020). This volume creates the space for scholars, health professionals, and development experts from three continents to engage in a vibrant discussion about the complexities of Black women's health in Africa and the African Diaspora; particularly the intersection of gender, race, class, age, culture, ethnicity and nationality. Gadsby's chapter focuses on the importance of radical self-care for Black women activists, a timely discussion as we experience international movements in defense of Black lives headed by Black women. Toni Cade Bambara's novel reminds readers of the importance of inclusive conversation about the unique emotional and wellness needs of Black women. For students, this novel is instructive in imaging feminist futures that destigmatize mental health and wellness in communities of color.  

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón contributes essay

April 30, 2021

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón contributed an essay to the volume Conservative Sensibilities: The Cultural Debate over Civilization in Latin America And Spain in the 19th Century, edited by Kari Soriano Salkjelsvik (Iberoamericana Vervuert, 2021). His essay, “Aesthetics, Polemics, and God: Theological Aesthesis in the Mexican Weekly La Cruz, 1855-1858,” studies a conservative Catholic newspaper which, on the eve of the Mexican Civil War, launched a programmatic project to adapt aesthetic reflection, a form of thought associated to liberal intellectuals, to conservative and Catholic ends.

Karla Hubbard and Jennifer Fraser co-author article on experiential learning trip to Indonesia

April 23, 2021

Professor of Geology Karla Hubbard and Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Anthroplogy Jennifer Fraser co-authored an article about a 2018 winter term trip that was supported by the Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment and Oberlin Shansi. The article, “'Natural'” Disasters, Cultural Framings, and Resilience in Indonesia: Transdisciplinary Engagements in an Immersion Program" is published in ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts

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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Campus News

This Week in Photos: Musical Interludes

May 6, 2021

A group of students wearing crimson choir robes standing among tall wild blades of grass serves as inspiration for this week’s photo series.

Who Am I?

March 1, 2021

Sachiko Kondo’s teaching interests include language pedagogy, content-based instruction, and second language acquisition. Read more about Kondo in this installment of Who Am I?

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.

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

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Oberlin student touches up a painting in the art studio.
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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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