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Who is Creg Jantz?

January 21, 2022

Yvonne Gay

Thanks to a teammate’s practical joke, Creg Jantz was called Simon Jantz throughout most of his college years. But as his mom would often say, “If that’s the worst thing that happens to you in your life, consider yourself lucky.” Learn more about Jantz, including why the press box during an athletic competition is one of his favorite places in Oberlin, in this installment of Who Am I?
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Who is Shelby Pykare?

January 18, 2022

Yvonne Gay

The excitement a student has when they receive the internship or job they want is what Shelby Pykare enjoys most about her work in the Career Development Center. But why did she end up swimming in the ocean and ziplining in Panama? Find out in this installment of Who Am I?
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Who is Heather Martin?

January 10, 2022

Yvonne Gay

In her former position, Heather Martin was responsible for tracking all of the many events held during Commencement/Reunion Weekend. Today she schedules nearly 500 performances and thousands of rehearsals as a member of the Concert Production Office. What’s her trick to managing it all? Find out in this installment of Who Am I?
A portrait of a woman.

Who is Sally Moffitt?

January 3, 2022

Yvonne Gay

Since beginning her career at Oberlin College more than 16 years ago, Sally Moffitt has held positions in several departments. After spending 11 years with the Allen Memorial Art Museum, she recently took a position with the Counseling Center. Learn more about Moffitt in this installment of Who Am I?
A portrait of a woman.

Former Associate Professor bell hooks Dies

December 20, 2021

Office of Communications

The author of more than 30 books, writer and social activist bell hooks died December 15 after an extended illness. From 1988 to 1994 hooks was as an associate professor in English and women’s studies at Oberlin. Her book Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism was named one of the twenty most influential woman’s books by Publishers Weekly and she was named one of the most influential women of the past century, by TIME.
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