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Marvin Krislov: Homecoming a Success

Homecoming a Success; A Landmark Environmental Conference

September 29, 2016
Marvin Krislov
An array of academic, musical, artistic, and athletic events, which only Oberlin could offer, made Homecoming a great success. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make the weekend a hit. I am also very much looking forward to the second weekend in October when Oberlin will host a landmark environmental conference, “After Fossil Fuels: The Next Economy.” The conference will bring together some of the most innovative and influential thinkers in the world with key elected officials who have a solid and active track record on climate change issues.
Marvin Krislov: Welcome New Students, New Faculty and Staff, and all Returnees!

Welcome New Students, New Faculty and Staff, and all Returnees!

September 2, 2016
Marvin Krislov
I hope everyone had a good summer. And I wish you all the best in the coming academic year. As you all know, this is a presidential election year. The campaign will kick into overdrive in the days and weeks ahead. I am writing to encourage everyone to engage with the political process and get out and vote come Election Day.

Reviewing Oberlin’s Campus Climate Report

May 24, 2016
Marvin Krislov
President Marvin Krislov thanks those who helped make Commencement/Reunion Weekend 2016 a success; shares Oberlin’s efforts to address campus concerns regarding bias, sexual misconduct, and disability; and congratulates the Preying Manti on the team’s successful season.

Two Outstanding Weekend Symposia

April 28, 2016
Marvin Krislov
Oberlin will host two outstanding symposia this weekend: the seventh-annual Senior Symposium and How Complexity Science is Changing Our Understanding of the World, the second in a series of symposia funded by a gift from the Oppenheim family.

Oberlin Welcomes All Roads Visitors

March 31, 2016
Marvin Krislov
Every year as the All Roads Lead to Oberlin admissions events begin, I am reminded just how friendly, warm, and open Oberlin’s students, faculty, staff, and residents are.

Take Care and Vote

March 14, 2016
Marvin Krislov
Midterms are upon us and Tuesday is election day in Ohio. In these stressful times, remember to take care of your physical and emotional health.
President Krislov in shirtsleeves

The Mission of Liberal Arts Education

March 1, 2016
Marvin Krislov
Today I address a topic many in the Oberlin community have been discussing at length: a blog that published selected screen shots of an Oberlin assistant professor’s personal social media posts, characterizing them as anti-Semitic.

Creating a More Inclusive Arts & Sciences Environment

February 18, 2016
Marvin Krislov
I spoke with Tim Elgren to discuss what he and Arts and Sciences faculty have been doing to create a more inclusive learning environment—from hiring more diverse faculty and supporting traditionally underrepresented students to increasing collaboration between the college and conservatory.


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