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Oberlin College Establishes Presidential Initiative on Racial Equity and Diversity in Response to National Distress

August 28, 2020
Office of Communications
President Carmen Twillie Ambar and Oberlin College announced today the launch of the Presidential Initiative on Racial Equity and Diversity in response to increasing injustice and racial tensions in America. The Presidential Initiative will elevate and advance Oberlin's more than 180-year commitment to the education and rights of Blacks in America, and will provide the framework for faculty and studentsto address issues of violence, police-community relationships, and racial injustices.

In Cuba, Cleaner Rivers Follow Greener Farming

January 30, 2020
Office of Communications
First joint Cuba-U.S. geology team in half a century discovers Cuban fertilizer pollution far lower than the Mississippi River—a model for global agriculture. Associate Professor of Geology Amanda Schmidt was a member of the team of scientists who studied the impact of contemporary agriculture on the water quality in Cuba’s rivers.

Oberlin College Designated a Voter Friendly Campus

January 24, 2020
Office of Communications
Oberlin College has been designated a “Voter-Friendly Campus.” The initiative, led by national nonpartisan organizations Campus Vote Project and Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), holds participating institutions accountable for planning and implementing practices that encourage their students to register and vote in elections in the coming years.

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