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Response to Proposed Federal Budget Cuts

March 31, 2017
Marvin Krislov
The budget proposals being put forward by the Trump administration are deeply troubling in many ways for our society and for American higher education, especially for liberal arts institutions such as Oberlin. The proposed cuts in discretionary spending are contrary to our values of access and inclusion, and our commitment to scientific research, the arts, and the humanities.

Alan Norton to Serve as Interim VP of Finance

March 29, 2017
Communications Staff
Alan Norton has been appointed interim vice president for finance and administration subject to Board approval and will assume oversight of the financial and business administration of the college when Mike Frandsen leaves the position to become the president of Wittenberg University on July 1.

Tex-Mex Bike Ride Reveals Character of a Country

March 28, 2017
Hillary Hempstead
In the fall of 2016, Allen Memorial Art Museum staff member Michael Reynolds cycled from El Paso, Texas to Veracruz, Mexico. Reynolds documented his journey and made a film about the people he met during his travels. His film will screen at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in the meeting house at First Church in Oberlin.


Photograph of a city backdrop, a sign that says, "Cleveland," and three women posing by the sign.

Takin' it to the Streets

March 22, 2017
Communications Staff
For second-year Pang Fei Chiang, the trip gave him a welcome change of scenery and the opportunity to explore Cleveland. “It was refreshing to be photographing outside of Oberlin,” says...