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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?


TAPPAN is Coming

In January 2015, we will be retiring the OBIEWeb online directory. Taking its place will be TAPPAN, a central hub for alumni and student services such as a directory, career mentoring, event registration, regional club organization, alumni blogs, and discussion boards. You do not need to take any action at this point, but we wanted to give you some preliminary information before we move over to this new system.

What is TAPPAN?


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Alumni Council Weekend 2014

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Alumni Events

Oberlin Club of San Francisco - Heisman Club Visits San Francisco

Start Date: Dec 28 2014 5:00PM
End Date: Dec 28 2014 7:00PM
Location: Lucky Strike, 200 King St., San Francisco, CA 94107
Event Type: Meet & Greet, Recreational
Description: Lucky Strike

Oberlin Club of San Francisco Bay Area - Book Group Meeting

Start Date: Jan 19 2015 7:00PM
End Date: Jan 19 2015 9:00PM
Location: Home of Mike & Adrianne Fine Bank ('54/'54), 1509 Le Roy Ave, Berkeley, CA 94708
Event Type: Book Club Meeting,
Description: At the home of Mike & Adrianne Fine Bank ('54/'54)

Oberlin Club of New York City - 12th Annual Oberlin Business Scholars

Start Date: Jan 22 2015 6:00PM
End Date: Jan 22 2015 8:00PM
Location: Cornell Club, 6 E 44th St., New York, NY 10017
Event Type: Reception, Meet & Greet
Description: Cornell Club

Oberlin Club of Washington, D.C. - 6th Annual Celebration of Obies

Start Date: Jan 27 2015 5:30PM
End Date: Jan 27 2015 7:30PM
Location: Russell Senate Office Bldg., Kennedy Caucus Room - SR325, Constitution Ave and First St., NE, Washington, DC 20002
Event Type: Reception, Meet & Greet
Description: Russell Senate Office Building

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