A message from President Krislov

January 29, 2017
Marvin Krislov
Like so many of you, I am deeply concerned by the President’s executive order banning or freezing immigration from seven predominantly Muslim nations. Oberlin has a long and proud history of embracing diversity, inclusion, freedom of religion, and internationalism. In response to the ban, we reaffirm our commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of all members of our community regardless of immigration status or national origin.

Happy Election Day!

November 8, 2016
Marvin Krislov
Please go to the polls and vote for the candidates of your choice! Voting is the right, and duty, of every American citizen. It is a duty to oneself, to one’s family, and to our society, country and world. To make progress on any issue—whether it’s inequality, race, justice, climate change, immigration or education—there must be action. And voting is an action every citizen take.

Sharing the Oberlin Experience

October 28, 2016
Marvin Krislov
Since I became Oberlin’s president in 2007, I’ve had the privilege of getting to know many Oberlin alums and I’m always struck by how their Oberlin experiences have shaped and continue to shape their lives. A common denominator among our alumni is their determination to be engaged citizens and active members of their communities and a willingness to help make the world a better place. This weekend, 12 of the 22 Oberlin alumni who are National Academy of Sciences members will be on campus for the reunion and symposium “Oberlin and the National Academy of Sciences: Celebrating the Impact and Promise of the Science at Liberal Arts Colleges.”

Homecoming a Success; A Landmark Environmental Conference

September 29, 2016
Marvin Krislov
An array of academic, musical, artistic, and athletic events, which only Oberlin could offer, made Homecoming a great success. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make the weekend a hit. I am also very much looking forward to the second weekend in October when Oberlin will host a landmark environmental conference, “After Fossil Fuels: The Next Economy.” The conference will bring together some of the most innovative and influential thinkers in the world with key elected officials who have a solid and active track record on climate change issues.

Welcome New Students, New Faculty and Staff, and all Returnees!

September 2, 2016
Marvin Krislov
I hope everyone had a good summer. And I wish you all the best in the coming academic year. As you all know, this is a presidential election year. The campaign will kick into overdrive in the days and weeks ahead. I am writing to encourage everyone to engage with the political process and get out and vote come Election Day.

Reviewing Oberlin’s Campus Climate Report

May 24, 2016
Marvin Krislov
President Marvin Krislov thanks those who helped make Commencement/Reunion Weekend 2016 a success; shares Oberlin’s efforts to address campus concerns regarding bias, sexual misconduct, and disability; and congratulates the Preying Manti on the team’s successful season.

Two Outstanding Weekend Symposia

April 28, 2016
Marvin Krislov
Oberlin will host two outstanding symposia this weekend: the seventh-annual Senior Symposium and How Complexity Science is Changing Our Understanding of the World, the second in a series of symposia funded by a gift from the Oppenheim family.