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TAPPAN is Coming

We are putting the finishing touches on the TAPPAN Network. Since the data migration has completed, we have removed access to OBIEWeb as any profile updates will not transfer to the new system. Registration information will be emailed to alumni when the platform goes live, as well as posted on our homepage and social media outletsLogo designed by Colin Koffel ’08.

More information about the TAPPAN Network.


Zoë Madonna Wins 2014 Rubin Institute for Music Criticism

Zoë Madonna ’15

Oberlin College senior Zoë Madonna earned top honors at the 2014 Rubin Institute for Music Criticism, a five-day, invitation-only competition held at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Madonna, an East Asian studies major from Maplewood, New Jersey, bested 16 other students—including several doctoral candidates—from Yale, Oberlin, Stanford, San Francisco Conservatory, and the University of California, Berkeley. Photo by Erich Burnett.

Learn more about the competition.


Cole Scholars Turns 20

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ’92 The Oberlin Initiative in Electoral Politics Cole Scholars program celebrated its 20th anniversary last month with a weekend of panel discussions and featured guest speaker Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ’92, mayor of Baltimore. Since 1994, more than 200 students have been placed in eight-week campaign internships in which they study and work on political races throughout the country.

Read about the Cole Scholars celebration.


Explore Away

Laurie McMillin, chair of Oberlin’s Department of Rhetoric and Composition, explores the versatility of the word “away” in a new online journal—a compilation of experimental travel narratives—of the same name, which became viewable online as of September 2014.

Explore Away.



Podcast: Music and More

Double-degree student Hannah Parkins ’16 and conservatory student Davis Erickson ’16 have produced a weekly podcast called Music and More. The goal of the podcast is to make classical music accessible to more people by having conversations with students, faculty, and Oberlin community members.

Listen to Music and More.


Switchboard: Winter Term Housing

Oberlin SwitchboardAlthough students have determined their projects for next month’s winter term, housing for many study away projects continues to be a concern. Many students have taken to Switchboard to ask for housing help in locations across the country.

Are you able to help make a housing connection?


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