Read feature, general interest, and campus-based news stories about the Oberlin College campus community.

Winter term in the Middle East

February 6, 2017
Communications Staff
This graffiti-marked wall was just one of the places Naomi Fireman visited during her winter-term project in the Middle East. “I came here to travel and listen to many different perspectives on...

Reimagining Rathskeller

February 3, 2017
Communications Staff
Planning has begun for a vibrant dining and retail space in the basement of Wilder Hall, with the goal of improving the dining offerings for those in the Oberlin College community. As part of an overarching strategy to manage the quality and expense of the campus dining program, the Rathskeller kitchen will be offline during the 2017 spring semester. The physical space will be available for social and programmatic purposes, and Wilder Hall’s DeCafé will remain open.

Surviving winter term

February 2, 2017
Communications Staff
Living in Oberlin in the dead of winter isn't the easiest thing in the world. We asked a handful of students how to survive Oberlin’s winter term on campus, and one response appeared over and over. So what was the overwhelming advice?

A message from President Krislov

January 29, 2017
Marvin Krislov
Like so many of you, I am deeply concerned by the President’s executive order banning or freezing immigration from seven predominantly Muslim nations. Oberlin has a long and proud history of embracing diversity, inclusion, freedom of religion, and internationalism. In response to the ban, we reaffirm our commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of all members of our community regardless of immigration status or national origin.

Icicle bicycle

January 24, 2017
Communications Staff
It’s simple to navigate Oberlin’s 440-acre campus, and many students, faculty, and staff choose to do so via bicycle. With bike racks in front of most buildings, it can be easy to make...

Chess club brings home fourth trophy

January 18, 2017
Hillary Hempstead
On December 30, 2016, the Oberlin College Chess Club competed in the Pan-American Intercollegiate Chess Championship in New Orleans, where they won the best small college division for the fourth consecutive year.

Warner Center Winter

January 18, 2017
Communications Staff
Oberlin in January means a mix of winter weather conditions, from powdery snow to freezing rain that coats tree branches and sidewalks. Constructed of Ashlar sandstone and originally built as a...