About The Source November 4, 2009

President's Desk

The Great Indoors
This is the time when the great indoors beckons. Fortunately, Oberlin indoors is indeed great. There is always something interesting taking place.

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Hot Topic

Women's Cross Country Team Wins Title
The women's cross country team has won the North Coast Athletic Conference championship.

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Robert Lemle Responds to Plain Dealer Story on Executive Compensation

As chair of Oberlin’s Board of Trustees, I write to provide context for the article that appeared in Monday’s Cleveland Plain Dealer regarding executive compensation at private colleges and universities. [Read More]

Quick Hits

Latest H1N1 Information Available on Oberlin Online
Read the latest from Student Health Services regarding the flu—H1N1 and seasonal, including a link to an online form for reporting flu-like illness. Note: Student Health Service has received a supply of seasonal flu vaccine for students. Call x58180 for an appointment. Cost is $15. [Read More]

Want a Circulator Bus in Town?
In partnership with the college, the city of Oberlin is considering establishing a circulator bus to serve local destinations, including IGA, Drug Mart, CVS, and downtown Oberlin, and which would  run past or near residential areas and campus housing. To gauge interest and to obtain data to be used in applying for funding, the city is conducting a survey. Take the survey.

Call for Nominations: Oberlin College Dialogue Center
The Office of the Ombudsperson is seeking nominations for approximately 18 students and eight faculty and staff members to participate in training for mediation and negotiation skills for the Oberlin College Dialogue Center. [Read More]

Vote in Student Senate's Green Referendum
The Student Senate's environmentally themed referendum is now available. Should the new N. Professor St. residence hall be green themed? Should it have a parking lot? Make your opinions known on these and other green initiatives. [Read More]

Midnight Shows at the Apollo: The Killers: Live from the Royal Albert Hall
The Killers, the American rock band whose hit singles include “Mr. Brightside,” “When You Were Young,” and “Human,” filmed their July 2009 London concerts, and the movie is coming to the Apollo Thursday and Friday, November 5 and 6. Don’t miss this incredible concert event. [Read More]

David Young and Grover Zinn Receive Mellon Emeritus Fellowships
Two former Oberlin faculty members, Emeritus Longman Professor of English David Young and Emeritus William H. Danforth Professor of Religion Grover Zinn, have been awarded Emeritus Fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to continue their scholarly research beyond retirement. [Read More]

Delve into the World of Arts Marketing this Winter Term
Having the knowledge and skills to effectively promote yourself and your initiatives is an invaluable asset, whether you’re interested in politics or theater, organizing an art exhibition, or starting your own business. [Read More]

First Power Shift Ohio Summit to be Held on Campus
Oberlin College will host youth from all over the state in the first Power Shift Ohio summit November 6 to 8. [Read More]

Photo of the Week

James McBride and Jonathan Demme in West Lecture Hall.

Author and musician James McBride and filmmaker Jonathan Demme conversed about creativity and cinema to a standing-room-only audience Saturday afternoon. [Read More]

Campus Profile

Walt Owens
Computer Sales and Service Manager, CIT Oberlin Technology Store

Walt  Owens<br><i>Computer  Sales and Service Manager, CIT  Oberlin Technology Store</i>
Courtesy of Walt Owens
  "He handed me a Mac in 1989 and said, ‘Here. Learn this.’ I have never looked back."
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Upcoming Events

Campuswide Diwali Celebration
Thursday, November 5, 7:30-9 p.m.

Biology Seminar: Jeff Conner
Friday, November 6, 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Reading: Kazim Ali and David Young
Sunday, November 8, 8-9:30 p.m.

Prospects for Political Reform in the Arab World
Sunday, November 8, 8-10 p.m.

Guest Master Class: Garth Knox: Extended String Techniques
Monday, November 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

FBI Info Session – Recruiting Linguists, Agents & Analysts
Tuesday, November 10, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Oberlin in the 1930s an 1940s
Tuesday, November 10, 7:15-9 p.m.

Nina Sarnelle: Animator, Artist
Wednesday, November 11, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

In Pursuit of the Salesman: Mathematics at the Limits of Computation
Wednesday, November 11, 7:30-9 p.m.

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