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This Week in Photos: Beautiful

March 31, 2022

Yvonne Gay

It’s Saturday night in March and there’s a pulsating glow spilling from the windows of the Root Room in Carnegie Building. Inside, rows of spectators line the perimeter of a long narrow stage. Oberlin’s most anticipated fashion show begins as cheers swell when models, draped in creative attire, take their turn down the walk. This is a signature event during Black History Month. It also serves as inspiration for this week’s photo series.
A female model holds the flag of Ghana.

This Week in Photos: Tiny, but Mighty

March 4, 2022

Yvonne Gay

After a five minute delay to the start of the program, Public Services Librarian Kathleen Abromeit inches her way to the back of the conservatory library, then pauses. “Should we give it another five minutes,” she asks, looking around the room. She’s excited. After a two-year hiatus Abromeit will announce the library’s first Tiny Ref Desk Concert. The program’s return also serves as inspiration for this week’s photo series.
A violinist and guitarist play instruments in a library.

Oberlin in Photos

March 25, 2020

Yvonne Gay

This photo series is dedicated to the Oberlin experience that is celebrated throughout the year. This week’s collection features Mozart's Così fan tutte. The opera was performed earlier this month by the Oberlin Opera Theater, directed by Associate Professor of Opera Theater Jonathon Field, and the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of Christopher Larkin.
Two actors dressed in 18th century costume hold hands on stage.

Winter Term in Oberlin: 2020

February 24, 2020

Yvonne Gay

Winter Term is a time of year when Oberlin students are encouraged to conduct independent or group projects outside of courses related to their majors. Pursuits can be done on or off campus with students choosing to work almost anywhere on the map. This year we highlight some of the work by the more than 900 students who completed projects in Oberlin.
Two students look at  book with a picture of a large basket in it.

This Week in Photos: February 5

February 5, 2020

Yvonne Gay

In this photo series, we walk with the dinosaurs in Cleveland and visit a congressional intern in Washington, D.C., before coming back home to Oberlin to watch the Wild Beast of the Bungalow take over the stage in Warner Concert Hall; go snowboarding in Hales Gym; and sit in on a gallery talk, book art class, choir practice, an academic retreat, and a dance performance.
Students walk through a gallery with dinosaur skeletons on exhibit.
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