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

Remembering Mandela

December 11, 2013
Marvin Krislov
Nelson Mandela’s life demonstrates that in the most difficult times, we can endure, educate ourselves, and work together toward equality and justice.

Making the Founders Proud

December 3, 2013
Marvin Krislov
Oberlin’s first-ever class took place 180 years ago today. This Founders’ Day we pay tribute to the many faculty and staff who have inspired our students and alumni.

Those Ah-Ha Moments and Experiences

November 20, 2013
Marvin Krislov
As we head into the Thanksgiving season, let us be thankful for the faculty, staff, and students who inspire ah-ha moments, and let us all recommit ourselves to being receptive to these transformational opportunities.

Humanities Alive and Well

November 6, 2013
Marvin Krislov
The New York Times October 31 front-page story, “Interest in the Humanities Fading, Colleges Worry,” made some valid points, but gave short shrift to the purpose, health, and value of humanities in higher education. So I wrote a letter to the editor.

Civil vs. Incivil Discourse

October 30, 2013
Marvin Krislov
Political discourse at its best involves an exchange of ideas and an attempt to understand different points of view. For this to happen, people need to articulate their ideas and listen to the ideas of others.

The Key to Professional Success

October 16, 2013
Marvin Krislov
Two recent articles say that studying music and treating failure as an opportunity for growth are practices that lead to success in professional and life endeavors.

Theory of Mind and the Liberal Arts

October 9, 2013
Marvin Krislov
A recent study shows that reading literary fiction cultivates in readers the ability to imagine the interior lives of complex people. It also underscores the importance of the humanities in general in cultivating understanding of others and empathy.

Welcome Home

October 2, 2013
Marvin Krislov
This weekend, we celebrate with our neighbor, Kendal at Oberlin, and with our athletes—past and present—and our friends.

Enjoy Oberlin’s Village Green

September 25, 2013
Marvin Krislov
Some of Oberlin’s most memorable moments occur in the lovely, 13-acre park we call Tappan Square. Thanks to Charles Martin Hall, whose vision and legacy made it a green space open to all.

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