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This Week in Photos: Sky Rockets

July 9, 2021

Yvonne Gay

Fireworks in the night sky.
Photo credit: Mike Crupi

Bursts of green, orange, red, and white exploding in a night blue sky serves as inspiration for this week’s photo series.

The 4th of July was celebrated in Oberlin this past weekend with fireworks at a nearby park. After stopping at the front lawn of Hebrew Heritage House to pick-up goodie boxes that contained snacks, water, and glowsticks, students continued down South Professor Street and settled in an open grassy area for the evening’s festivities. See more photos from the 4th of July by visiting the college’s Flickr page.

Our tour continues with a visit to Bibbins Hall, where we will find professors Jody Kerchner and Gregory Ristow ’01. A drone takes us high above carbon neutral construction work in Wilder Bowl. Our tour ends by taking back the night in Tappan Square.

A teacher sits in front of a laptop holding a microphone.
Associate Professor of Conducting Gregory Ristow ’01 takes part in Oberlin Conservatory Global, a new approach to music learning that began this summer. Intended for students at the high school, college, or graduate level, as well as teachers and lifelong learners, OC Global courses include lectures, workshops, and classes. Photo credit: Jack Lichtenstien ’23
A teacher sits in front of a laptop while talking to people on zoom.
Professor of Music Education Jody Kerchner holds a virtual Oberlin Conservatory Global course from her office. Photo credit: Jack Lichtenstien ’23
A drone view of an open field under construction.
A bird’s eye view of the geothermal energy project in Wilder Bowl. Having reduced its carbon footprint by more than half over the last 15 years, Oberlin plans to reduce net carbon emissions to near zero by 2025. Photo credit: William Bradford
People sit on a lawn in the night and look toward speakers at a podium.
Oberlin community members gather in front of the gazebo in Tappan Square to Take Back the Night. The event is sponsored by Survivors Of Sexual Harm & Allies (SOSHA), a community organization that is dedicated to providing spaces for support, activism, and education for people who have survived sexual violence and their allies. Photo credit: Aislinn Cannistraro ’23


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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