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President Marvin Krislov

Two Important Community Updates

April 9, 2015
Marvin Krislov
I’m writing to update our community on two important topics: improvements in Oberlin’s student support and mental health services and the ban on smoking tobacco on campus.

Get Ready to Welcome the Class of 2019

April 1, 2015
Marvin Krislov
More than 7,000 students applied to be considered for the Class of 2019. Acceptance letters were sent out at the end of last week, and admitted students and their families will soon visit the college and conservatory for the annual “All Roads Lead to Oberlin” events. I thank all of you in advance for being a welcoming, caring, and engaged community.
Marvin Krilsov

President’s Desk Q&A: Meredith Raimondo on Title IX

March 18, 2015
Marvin Krislov
In 2014, Meredith Raimondo was appointed special assistant to the president for diversity, equity, and inclusion and Title IX coordinator. In the first ever President’s Desk Q&A, I sat down with Meredith to discuss Title IX at Oberlin: what it is and who it covers; the college’s new policy; the people involved in reporting, investigations, and hearings; and more.

Alumni Share Thoughts on Strategic Plan During Phonecast

March 11, 2015
Marvin Krislov
On Tuesday, March 10, the first ever Oberlin College alumni phonecast took place. We called some 37,000 Oberlin alumni and connected with a total of over 5,000 at the peak. I took 34 questions on a wide range of topics, and participants shared what they thought Oberlin’s highest priorities should be as we create a plan for the future.

Support to Help Students Succeed

March 4, 2015
Marvin Krislov
Our faculty, staff, and alumni commit a great deal of time, energy, and resources to help students succeed in their studies and in life. Today I would like to thank Board of Trustees Chair Clyde McGregor ’74 for making a $500,000 commitment to create the Student Support Initiatives Fund, which is designed to strengthen and expand support services for at-risk students who need additional assistance to succeed throughout their time at Oberlin.
President Marvin Krislov

Beat Oberlin Winter Blues

February 26, 2015
Marvin Krislov
This winter has been especially tenacious even by Oberlin standards. As a community service, and an antidote to cabin fever, I took the liberty of asking some students, faculty, and staff for their tips on surviving winter in Oberlin.
President Marvin Krislov

Celebrate Excellence in Teaching

February 19, 2015
Marvin Krislov
On Tuesday, February 17, six Oberlin faculty members received the Excellence in Teaching Award. Not only are these professors passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise in ways that enlighten and inspire their students, they also love learning from their students.

Black History Month Celebrations Under Way

February 11, 2015
Marvin Krislov
Oberlin’s celebration of Black History Month is under way with an impressive slate of events. This past weekend, I attended the musical "Dessa Rose," which tells the story of an unlikely alliance between Dessa Rose, a young slave, and Ruth, a well-born white woman. Other events happening this month include “Black Ballot Power: A Conservation on the 1965 Voting Rights Act,” a guest recital and voice and spirituals master class with François Clemmons ’67, and “An Evening with Dr. Regina Benjamin.”

Community Connections

February 5, 2015
Marvin Krislov
This weekend, I was reminded of how powerful the connections across generations are in our community. Strawberry Fields, an opera put on by students and faculty in collaboration with residents of Kendal at Oberlin, highlighted the amazing, creative, interdisciplinary, and experiential learning opportunities Oberlin offers. These attributes were also on display at the third annual LaunchU Pitch Competition.

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