Admission Rates for Class of 2014 Most Selective in Oberlin’s History
More than 6,000 first-year applications for the College of Arts and Sciences were submitted to the Office of Admissions. The Oberlin Conservatory of Music compiled a stunning applicant pool of 1,373 young musicians. In both divisions, admission rates were the most selective in Oberlin’s history.
A longtime Oberlin tradition, annual Oberlin summer picnics are hosted by local alumni clubs, and provide incoming students and their parents an opportunity to meet other students, parents, and alumni in an informal setting. Last year alumni clubs set a record by holding 15 summer picnics. This year they are looking forward to increasing that number with many more picnics already scheduled nationwide. Click here for more information on the 2010 Oberlin Summer Picnics.
Continuing Students: Note New Federal Direct Stafford Loan Requirements
Oberlin is participating in the Federal Direct Loan Program for the 2010-11 academic year. Students must complete a new Master Promissory Note to receive their Federal Stafford Loan funds for the upcoming school year. It’s fast and easy, so get it done and relax for the summer.
State of the College
“Looking at what we have achieved, I am convinced that Oberlin will remain a leading force in liberal arts education, music, and social progress for generations to come, but our past and current success raises important questions about Oberlin’s future,” President Marvin Krislov told audience members in Finney Chapel during his May 30 State of the College Address.
Student Films Showcased at the Apollo
Oberlin cinema studies students had the opportunity to view the culmination of their spring semester’s work on the big screen at the Apollo Theater on May 20. The films, 10 in all, were screened again to sellout crowds during Commencement/Reunion Weekend.
Class of 2010 Graduation Banner Contest: Albino Squirrel Wins
This year, the Alumni Association received more than 20 entries with many participants submitting multiple designs. The winner was an albino squirrel design, a playful take on the campus’s unofficial mascot by seniors Rebecca Witheridge and Sydney Harris.
Class of 2010 Alumni Officers
Results have been tabulated from the election for the Class of 2010 alumni class officers. There was an exceptionally strong slate of candidates this year, with four outstanding members of the senior class seeking office.
Friendship Day Inaugurated at Oberlin
Oberlin inaugurated a new holiday to celebrate friendship on April 8 with a festival that boasted live music, refreshments, performances, and student speakers.
Designing the Future: From Idea to Impact
The Oberlin Green Dreams fashion show held in April, kicked off the Oberlin Design Symposium, Designing the Future: From Idea to Impact. The symposium brought together artists, business people, and other creative thinkers in a weekend of events exploring the concept of design and its power to transform culture.
Ono at Oberlin
Yoko Ono bounded onto Finney Chapel's stage in May, flashing the peace sign to the audience that had come to hear her deliver the academic year's last Convocation address.
Oberlin Students Form Organization to Power and Empower a Village in Nepal
Through their social development company, Vital Economic Growth Assistance International, Sage Aronson ’12, David Ohana ’12, and Suman Giri ’11 are working to provide villagers in the rural Nepali town of Phakumba with a resource that will transform their lives—a resource that many of us take for granted every day.
Students, Professors, Win Awards, Achievements, Accolades
Goldwater, Udall, Truman, athletic accomplishments, and many other achievements are presented to students and professors alike.