Bountiful bowls of leafy greens, soups, pastries, and cheeses were creatively stylized on a rustic table and photographed for the spring 2013 issue of the Oberlin Alumni Magazine (OAM). This front page image is just one of many examples of the artistry involved in this long-standing publication’s cover designs.
Photography and graphics help illustrate some of OAM’s most memorable feature stories such as then First Lady Michelle Obama’s 2015 inauguration speech, Maxwell Ryan’s dorm room designs, and the college's involvement with Japanese American students who were displaced by forced relocation during WWII.
Established in 1904, the magazine is published three times a year by the Office of Communications under the direction of editor Jeff Hagan ’86. This series revisits the publication’s most recent front page images.
Nearly a year ago many businesses and schools concerned about the spread of COVID-19 relocated onsite offices and classrooms to the internet. The transition to a virtual platform took some getting used to, but for Bryan Rubin ’18 and Benjamin Steger ’18 the future was finally here.
When he was growing up, Machmud Makhmudov ’15 noticed how communities from different parts of the world created lives that struggled, grew, and thrived alongside one another. That insight served him well as a policy advisor for the presidential campaign and stands to be an impression in his new role with the incoming Biden Administration.