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Chess Club Makes Its Move

February 28, 2013
Elizabeth Kuhr
Just last spring sophomores Kalind Parish and Ali Amiri brought the Oberlin College Chess Club back to life after a decade of inactivity. On Saturday, March 2, the club hosts a tournament in the Root Room. Find out how to take part and more about the club.

Vice President for Finance Search in Full Swing

February 28, 2013
Office of Communications
The search to find Oberlin’s next vice president for finance and administration began in December, after Ron Watts announced plans to retire in June 2014.

At the Heart of the Liberal Arts

February 27, 2013
Marvin Krislov
The humanities help us tell our stories, interpret those of others, and allow us to communicate more effectively. This capacity lies at the heart of a liberal arts education.

Wearing Their Hearts on Their Sleeves and Then Some

February 27, 2013
Cynthia Nickoloff
Clothing made from commemorative portrait fabrics is part of popular culture in more than 24 African countries. An exhibition at the Baron Gallery contains examples of fabrics commemorating President Barack Obama along with photos of and testimonials from black women who have made clothing from the fabrics and documented their experiences.

Crossing the Line

February 20, 2013
Marvin Krislov
There is a line between free speech and harassment and threats. I believe the recent, repeated instances of racist, anti-Semitic, and homophobic messages have crossed it.

2013 Winter Term Chronicles, Part 2

February 20, 2013
Office of Communications
Volunteering with an equine therapy program, touring ancient sacred sites, learning to play a historical instrument, creating a new dance piece, and more submissions from students and faculty who've answered our call to share their winter-term experiences.

A Transformative Education

February 13, 2013
Marvin Krislov
Oberlin teaches students to be innovative, interdisciplinary thinkers, engaged citizens, and agents of positive social change. We teach students to value facts and evidence, to think critically, and to see the world from multiple viewpoints.

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