About The Source November 5, 2008

President's Desk

Making History
Addressing challenges such as climate change, health care, and the global economy will require us to work together. That cooperation must be built by listening to each other, respecting our differences while striving to find common ground, and learning to see the world from multiple perspectives. Those attributes are the foundation of liberal arts education, Oberlin's activist ethos, and a healthy democracy.

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Hot Topic

Postelection Reflections
Take a look at a few photos from the election night celebration in Tappan Square, plus read about two upcoming events that will examine the results of the 2008 general election. A panel of experts will analyze the presidential and congressional elections on Saturday, November 8, and on Monday, November 10, the chairs of Ohio's Democratic and Republican parties will focus on the results' effect on Ohio.

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Experts to Discuss Economic Challenges Facing the New Administration

How should we regulate the non-bank financial services industry? How can the United States slow the rising cost of health care? How can we reduce the nation's dependence on foreign energy supplies? Five national economics experts will discuss these and other issues facing the nation during an economics roundtable to be held in the Science Center West Lecture Hall on Thursday, November 13, at 8 p.m. [Read More]

Quick Hits

Oberlin at 175: Race and Resistance
On November 7 and 8, the Oberlin-Wellington Rescue Coalition and Oberlin College will present a symposium, Race and Resistance, 1858 and 2008: Activists and Allies. The symposium will feature a keynote address by Robin D.G. Kelley, professor of American studies and ethnicity and history at the University of Southern California, and panel discussions reflecting on the history of the antislavery struggle and on contemporary issues for activists.

Let's Talk Green: Sustainability and Energy Updates
The Source is happy to present the first installment of "Let's Talk Green: Sustainability and Energy Updates," a monthly column that will be cowritten by Nathan Engstrom, sustainability coordinator, and Renee Benjamin, energy manager. Nathan and Renee will keep the campus community apprised of sustainability and energy management initiatives. In this issue: an introduction to the Office of Environmental Sustainability, the Energy Management Program, and the staff of each. [Read More]

Gadsby Reviewed, Lubben Presents, Young and Walker’s Editorial Excellence
Faculty members in the news recently include Meredith Gadsby, whose book, Sucking Salt, has been reviewed in Callaloo; Joseph Lubben, who presented a paper at the Eighth Congress of the of the Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie in Graz, Austria; and David Walker and David Young, who received the James P. Barry Ohioana Award for Editorial Excellence. [Read More]

New Faculty and Staff: Welcome to Oberlin
The Source is featuring brief bios of faculty and staff members new to the campus community. In this issue: Eddie Woods, Sam White, Lee Suggs, Sara Stefani, Diana Shull, Woody Schubert, Justine Pas, Mike McGee, Jessica Luzar, Elise Knoche, Ralph Jones, Ayako Harada, Tabia Gaston, Shara Compton, Scott Callow, Inessa Bazayev, Miku Aoyama, and Zeinab Abul-Magd. [Read More]

Women's Cross Country Runners Capture First and Third Places
Oberlin sophomore Joanna Johnson earned her second straight North Coast Athletic Conference cross country title last weekend, when the conference championships were held on Oberlin's new course. Senior Nicky Ouellet finished third overall. The Yeowomen also finished third in the team totals behind champion Kenyon and Ohio Wesleyan. [Read More]

Artist Recital Series Presents eighth blackbird Performing with the Contemporary Music Ensemble
The Grammy-winning sextet eighth blackbird joins forces with members of the Conservatory's renowned Contemporary Music Ensemble to present music by two legendary American mavericks, Frederic Rzewski and Steve Reich. Headlined by the world premiere of Rzewski's Knight, Death and the Devil and the first all-live performance of Reich's Double Sextet, the program takes place on Tuesday, November 11, at 8 p.m. in Oberlin's Finney Chapel. [Read More]

Photo of the Week

South side with PV panels and solar hot water

Long before Carl McDaniel and his wife, Mary, started building their two-and-a-half story home on East College Street, they had envisioned a self-sufficient and environmentally sound residence. Now that construction dust has settled, they invite visitors to take a virtual tour via the Source as well as an in-person tour when they open their home to the public on Saturday, November 8. [Read More]

Campus Profile

Gloria Kim
Assistant Dean for Artistic Programming and Operations

Gloria Kim<br><i>Assistant Dean for Artistic Programming and Operations</i>
  "Oberlin is well-known in the musical world, and there’s no shortage of people who want to come to perform."
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Upcoming Events

Geology Lecture: Macroecological Drivers of Extinction
Thursday, November 6, 12:20 p.m.

Guest Artist Millie Chen

Thursday, November 6, 8 p.m.

Documentary: The Gleaners and I

Thursday, November 6, 8 p.m.

Concert: Oberlin Steel 

Friday, November 7, 4:30 p.m.

Dance Diaspora

November 7 and 8, 8 p.m.

Local Foods Festival

Saturday, November 8, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Jazz at the Frank Lloyd Wright House
Saturday, November 8, 5 p.m.

Fencing Tournament

Sunday, November 9, 9 a.m.

Creative Writing Students' Reading

Sunday, November 9, 2 p.m.

Concert: Sweet Honey in the Rock 

Sunday, November 9, 8 p.m.

Spring Semester Registration Begins
Monday, November 10

Myths and Truths about My Country
Monday, November 10, 7 p.m.

Biology Seminar: Drug-Resistant TB
Monday, November 10, 7 p.m.

Theater: The English Channel
November 12-16, 8 p.m.

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