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Marvin Krislov: Remembering Jonathan Demme

Remembering Jonathan Demme

May 5, 2017
Marvin Krislov
I’ve been thinking a lot about Oberlin parents and families since I received the sad news last week that Jonathan Demme, the brilliant film director, had passed away. Although Oberlin isn’t his alma mater, Jonathan really came to appreciate the College, Conservatory, and our community. His visits always seemed to energize him, and he became a stalwart supporter of our cinema studies program and the Apollo Outreach Initiative, which offers filmmaking classes to local school kids.

Jonathan Demme Passes Away

April 26, 2017
Communications Staff
Oberlin parent, honorary degree recipient, and benefactor Jonathan Demme passed away on April 26, 2017.


Memorial Service for Michael Gilbert on April 23

April 20, 2017
Communications Staff
A celebration of life luncheon for security staff member Michael Gilbert will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the New Russia Township Hall, 46300 Butternut Ridge Road, Oberlin, Ohio.


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...


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