This Week in Photos: In Celebration of Returning Black Alumni
February 4, 2021
Author Ishmael Beah ’04 returned to Oberlin College in 2010 to discuss the publication of his New York Times best-selling book, A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. Four years later Beah’s visit to Finney Chapel took place after the publication of Radiance of Tomorrow, A Novel, which would go on to become another best-seller. Beah’s visits to campus serve as inspiration for this week’s photo series.
Oberlin in Photos
March 31, 2020
If the walls in Finney Chapel could talk, they would reverberate with the enchanting sounds of the Oberlin Orchestra; command attention with empowering words spoken by Martin Luther KingJr.; and pulse joyously along with South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir.
Convocation Speaker Touches on the Future of Journalism
December 19, 2019
Tom Rosenstiel ’78 is one of the country’s most recognized thinkers on the intersection of media and politics and the future of journalism. He recently discussed President Donald Trump’s relationship with the media, the meaning of objectivity, and why and how we all may perceive “facts.”
What’s the Point of Comedy?
April 5, 2017
Daniel Radosh ’91 and Ed Helms ’96 engage in a lively conversation during the recent Convocation “What's the Point of Comedy? (And other pointless questions).” Inside...
Michele Norris Kicks Off 2016-17 Convocation Series
October 19, 2016
Michele Norris, an Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning journalist and longtime cohost of NPR's All Things Considered, signs copies of her new book, The Grace of Silence, following...
Behind the Shot with Gary Shteyngart ’95
May 3, 2016
What goes into an alumni photo shoot? In the case of author Gary Shteyngart ’95, who delivered a Convocation talk on March 31 , a team of photo professionals and assistants sourced more...
Rhiannon Giddens Performs
February 29, 2016
Founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops Rhiannon Giddens ’00 performs on February 20 in Finney Chapel as part of the Convocation Swimming in Dark Waters: Other Voices of the American...
A Glimpse into the Mind of Martine Rothblatt
November 17, 2015
President Marvin Krislov speaks with Martine Rothblatt at her convocation on November 5 in Finney Chapel. The founder of Sirius Satellite Radio and the highest-paid female CEO in the United...
Just Who is Martine Rothblatt?
November 2, 2015
Futurist, transhumanist, scientist, attorney, entrepreneur, author, philosopher. Just who is Martine Rothblatt? The Office of the President and the Finney Lecture Committee invite you to learn about...
Bryan Stevenson Speaks in Finney Chapel
September 24, 2015
Bryan Stevenson delivers the talk American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity, and Making a Difference on Wednesday, September 9, in Finney Chapel. Stevenson’s talk was the first of the...