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This Week in Photos: Lessons In and Out of the Classroom

November 12, 2021

Yvonne Gay

An elderly woman's face is shown on a large projector screen.
Professor Jay Fiskio presents a President’s Lecture on “Frontline Communities and Environmental Repair” in Dye Lecture Hall.
Photo credit: Mike Crupi

An image taken at an annual lecture created as a way for the college’s faculty and selected alumni to share their expertise and insights serves as inspiration for this week’s photo series.


Parents and members of the Oberlin community gathered in Dye Lecture Hall for the annual President’s Lecture, presented this month by Professor Jay Fiskio. The associate professor of environmental studies and comparative American studies discussed the labor of frontline communities to protect and repair the world and to create better futures through direct action, expressive culture, and social care. Her talk focussed in particular on Oberlin College’s collaboration with the community of Africatown, Alabama, the site where the last ship of enslaved peoples landed in 1860. Visit Oberlin's Flickr page to see more photos from the lecture.

This week’s photo series continues with other lessons experienced both in and out of the classroom. 

An orchestra plays in a pit while an opera performs on stage.
Oberlin Conservatory students in the Division of Vocal Studies and the Oberlin Orchestra rehearse Acis and Galatea in Hall Auditorium. Photo credit: Yevhen Gulenko
A small audience looks at a three people.
Vice President and Dean of Students Karen Goff, Associate Professor of Africana Studies Charles Peterson, and Assistant for Student Support Dean Donna Russell discuss “What First Gen means to me." Photo credit: Yvonne Gay
Students in a class stand in the middle of the room.
Instructor of Spanish and Language Teacher Training Kim Faber instructs students in her elementary Spanish class. Photo credit: Yvonne Gay
A man sits in a large auditorium by himself while looking at a large orchestra on stage.
Composer Theo Chandler '14 returned to Oberlin to work with Professor of Conducting Raphael Jiménez and the Oberlin Orchestra as they prepared for the premiere of his work, "Eclipse.” Photo credit: Yvonne Gay
A man sits in a classroom.
Parents and family members made classroom visits during Parents and Family Weekend. Photo credit: Yvonne Gay
A student plays the piano on a stage.
Oberlin jazz students perform at the Cat in the Cream. Photo credit: Jonathan Clark '25

This Week in Photos is a selection of images and is not meant to represent a weekly timeline. Images highlight campus, community, people, and events related to Oberlin College.

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