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This Week in Photos: Spring Semester Begins

February 12, 2021

Yvonne Gay

A group of people skate on an ice rink.
Students at Winter Oberland ice skate in a rink near Mudd Center.
Photo credit: Mike Crupi

Outdoor activities, live-streamed concerts, and socially distanced classes are underway for the spring semester.

An ice tower, fire pits, music, hot beverages, snacks, and a skating rink greeted members of the Oberlin College community in Wilder Bowl in early February. The TGIF event is an effort to create a space for the campus to safely gather. Winter Oberland will continue through mid-March and is open to those in Oberlin’s testing protocol.

View more early spring semester photos in this week’s photo series.


 

A teacher writes on a sheet of music
Professor of Music Theory Jared Hartt instructs students in his Counterpoints class located this semester in Kulas Recital Hall. Photo credit: Jonathan Clark ’25
A woman plays an instrument on a stage.
Ami Dang ’06 gave a live-streamed concert at the Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse at the start of the spring semester. Dang performed ambient music with sitar, Ableton Push and computer. Associate Professor of Computer Music and Digital Arts Chair Tom Lopez ’89 opened for Dang. Lopez performed a short set with a hammer dulcimer and laptop. Dang, joined the TIMARA faculty this year. Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones ’97
People sit at booths in a restaurant.
Many businesses in downtown Oberlin have found creative ways to continue operating under social distancing guidelines. Large wood partitions separate guests in the downstairs dining area in the Feve. Photo credit: Yvonne Gay
A woman stands in line at a coffee house.
Coffee and baked goods draw customers to Slow Train Cafe in downtown Oberlin. Photo credit: Yvonne Gay
A woman holds a hand sanitizer bottle to a camera.
Fabrication Lab Supervisor Rachel Smith encourages visitors to take a dab of hand sanitizer. Photo credit: Yvonne Gay

 

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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