Campus News

Read feature, general interest, and campus-based news stories about the Oberlin College campus community.

Who is Amanda Phillips?

April 1, 2022

Yvonne Gay

Part of Amanda Phillips’ job as assistant director of athletics communications is to attend almost every home game event, serve as game photographer, and write post-game recaps. Find out what the other half of her job entails in this installment of Who Am I?
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Who is C.J. Blair?

March 25, 2022

Yvonne Gay

Ever wonder what species of frog is bellowing in your backyard on late summer nights? Invite C.J. Blair ’18 over. He has a talent for identifying several species of frog by their calls. He’s also responsible for ToadsCo, the amphibian-themed ExCo at Oberlin College. Learn more about Blair—including why his favorite childhood memories involve possums, boa constrictors, and fawns—in this installment of Who Am I?
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Who is Josh Teaster?

March 17, 2022

Yvonne Gay

Josh Teaster, associate director of Conservatory of Music Admissions, is always up for exploring a reef, but it’s the shipwrecks in the depths of the Great Lakes that he finds most exhilarating. Learn more about Teaster in this installment of Who Am I?
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Who is Crystal Willer?

March 11, 2022

Yvonne Gay

Crystal Willer didn’t really know what an archivist did when she was growing up, but she knew she enjoyed saving and organizing things. Today her job as special collections archivist in the conservatory library not only involves storing, arranging, describing, and sharing a rich variety of material, but she has found a unique way to combine her love of poetry writing with the work she does. Find out more about Willer in this installment of Who Am I?
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Who is Isaiah Cavaco?

February 7, 2022

Yvonne Gay

Free throws can ruffle the feathers of even the best players, but Head Men’s Basketball Coach Isaiah Cavaco has a remedy for that. Find out what it is and why he’s excited about going to New Orleans later this year in this installment of Who Am I?
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Who is Louise Zeitlin?

January 28, 2022

Yvonne Gay

Louise Zeitlin started taking violin lessons when she was 5 years old. She can still see the rows of cookies and sweets that welcomed students and guests after each holiday concert. The experience left a lasting impression. Now, as a teacher of viola and director of the Conservatory’s Community Music School, her students are leaving lasting impressions on her. And of course treats after recitals are a must. Learn more about Zeitlin in this installment of Who Am I?
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Who is Creg Jantz?

January 21, 2022

Yvonne Gay

Thanks to a teammate’s practical joke, Creg Jantz was called Simon Jantz throughout most of his college years. But as his mom would often say, “If that’s the worst thing that happens to you in your life, consider yourself lucky.” Learn more about Jantz, including why the press box during an athletic competition is one of his favorite places in Oberlin, in this installment of Who Am I?
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