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Response to Student Demands

January 20, 2016

Marvin Krislov

Before winter break, a group of students submitted a document addressed to me, Oberlin’s trustees, and our senior leadership containing 14 pages of demands for institutional action. This address is in response to that document.

Black Faculty and Staff Lead Teach-In

November 19, 2015

Communications Staff

On November 18, students, staff, and faculty packed Nancy Schrom Dye Lecture Hall for a black faculty- and staff-led teach-in to discuss the state of black life within and out of the context of higher education and recent events. The teach-in offered an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students of color to voice their thoughts and concerns about the recent events at the University of Missouri, Yale University, Ithaca College, Claremont McKenna College, and other campuses across the nation. Also addressed were the systemic problems, practices, and policies in higher education and possible steps forward for Oberlin to become more inclusive and diverse as a community and institution.
6 professors holding handwritten signs. Complete text follows.

New Series Explores The Framing of Race

November 5, 2015

Communications Staff

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to identify and/or develop courses, speakers, creative work, workshops, performances, and other events that address The Framing of Race, the 2016 theme of the new Think/Create/Engage series.

Board Allocates $5 Million for Impact Investment Platform, Adopts Divestment Policy

October 2, 2014

Office of Communications

Building on its leading-edge commitment to responsible investing through the creation of the Impact Investment Platform (IIP), and dovetailing with Oberlin's leadership in such areas as sustainability and access, the Board of Trustees has recently approved an initial allocation of $5 million to seed the IIP over the next five years. Furthering its commitment to making the investment process more inclusive, the Board also has adopted a divestment policy that provides an avenue through which students, employees, and alumni may bring forth concerns regarding endowment portfolio holdings.

Symposium Adds to National Divestment Conversation

February 5, 2014

Cynthia Nickoloff

On Sunday, February 9, eight national experts on endowment and socially responsible investing will take part in a day-long examination of strategies for investing, divesting, and effecting social change through investment. The day’s discussions are free and open to all members of the campus community and the public.

Student Coalition Delivers Proposals

March 19, 2013

Marvin Krislov, Senior Staff

We will carefully study the document the students have submitted. A more detailed response will be forthcoming after spring break. Meanwhile, some of the students’ ideas are already being implemented.

A Day of Solidarity

March 5, 2013

Office of Communications

“Unlike the incidents that brought us here, today is not an extraordinary act,” said Professor Meredith Raimondo during Monday's community convocation. “It is the beginning of...


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