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Marvin Krislov (2013)

A Convocation of Visionaries

September 10, 2013
Marvin Krislov
I’m especially pleased to have Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson as our guests tonight. They will discuss with Oberlin’s David Orr what progress environmentalism has made over the past 35 years, as well as specific aspects of their work.

Liberal Arts in a 24-7 World

September 4, 2013
Marvin Krislov
The start of a new school year always seems to be accompanied by a burst of criticism from some pundits who question the relevance, the cost, and the purpose of higher education, especially at liberal arts institutions. While I’m not eager to fuel the chattering machine, I do believe deeply in the value of liberal arts education.

Welcome to Oberlin

August 28, 2013
Marvin Krislov
As we commemorate the March on Washington, please take a moment to consider the contributions that Oberlinians such as the great civil rights leader Vernon Johns ’18 have made to the cause of social justice. That’s the family you are joining Class of 2017.
President Marvin Krislov

Summer in Oberlin

June 12, 2013
Marvin Krislov
There is a high level of civic, social, cultural, and economic activity that goes on in this city of some 8,200 residents, and while it slows down in the summer, it doesn’t stop.

Looking Ahead

June 5, 2013
Marvin Krislov
It’s an idyllic June day in Oberlin. While I don’t want to disturb anyone’s spring reverie, I have news about our 2013-14 Convocation series.

A Resounding Success

May 29, 2013
Marvin Krislov
I don’t believe any other liberal arts college in this country had such an amazing gathering of academic, intellectual, artistic, musical, and spiritual brilliance at their graduation ceremonies.


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