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Update from VP/Dean of Admissions/Financial Aid Search Committee

February 28, 2017
Communications Staff
Starting in the new year, the search for a new VP/Dean of Admissions/Financial Aid began again in earnest. Ads for the position have been placed in a variety of outlets, with our consultants at Witt-Kieffer actively recruiting and building the prospective candidate pool.

Staff member Donita Terry Whitt passes away

February 20, 2017
Communications Staff
Wilder Hall staff member Donita Terry "Ma" Whitt, 69, of Wakeman, Ohio passed away unexpectedly in her sleep early Thursday morning, February 16, 2017. Whitt worked in food service for more than 25...

New Instruments Bolster Science Research Capabilities

February 17, 2017
Hillary Hempstead
This January, through a combination of charitable gifts and funds from the college, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry acquired two new instruments that will greatly enhance teaching and research in many areas of chemistry and biochemistry, including environmental and forensic analysis, biochemical and peptide/protein studies, and synthesis of new bioorganic and organic compounds.

Marvin Krislov Named Pace University President

February 14, 2017
Communications Staff
Marvin Krislov, the president of Oberlin College, announced today that he has agreed to become president of Pace University in New York City, on August 1, 2017. Mr. Krislov, who has served as Oberlin’s 14th president since 2007, had previously announced he would be leaving Oberlin at the end of the current academic year.

Happy Valentine's Day to Residents of Kendal

February 14, 2017
Marvin Krislov
On this Valentine’s Day, I’m thinking of all the wonderful people in the Oberlin community. In particular, I want to recognize the older members of our community who add so much energy and wisdom. Also, as second semester kicks into higher gear, I want to extend my annual offer to meet with any graduating senior to brainstorm job opportunities, careers, and/or graduate schools.

Play Like a Girl

February 13, 2017
Communications Staff
In celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Oberlin College women coaches and athletes hosted more than 100 young girls from Oberlin and the surrounding communities for the third...

Frandsen Named President of Wittenberg University

February 10, 2017
Office of Communications
Vice President for Finance and Administration Mike Frandsen has announced that he will be leaving Oberlin College at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year to become the President of Wittenberg University beginning July 1.