March 28, 1997
Volume 125, Number 18
- Zeke party shut down, town resident arrested
- GF votes down proposed amendments to PCRC
- Despite failure, faculty in favor of reform
- '97-98 budget includes tuition, salary raises
The Board of Trustees approved an expanded budget for the planning of the science center at their March meeting. The budget for planning of the science center was increased from $185,000 to $275,000 bringing the total architectural choice budget to $500,000. The planning architect presented a new open-quad plan for the building which was also approved.
- Greek life to important to members
- Members feel misconceptions hurt their image
Student members of Sororities and Fraternities speak about their organizations. Their groups are chartered through the town of Oberlin. Some students believe the Greek system breeds elitism, but these students speak of the system in a more positive light.
- New student government proposal finalized
Senior Joel Whitaker is proposing reforms in Senate in hopes to open the student government up to help other campus organizations with access to administrative committees. The group restructuring student government consists of ex-senators who resigned out of frustration with the current structure of Senate.
- Statistics for college project 64% admit rate
- 17 percent of applicants are people of color
Admissions is estimating a 64 percent admit rate for this cycle of applicants. The early decision applicant numbers were up 20 applicants while the regular decision numbers were down about four percent. African American applicant numbers were up as were Native American applicants. Latino and Asian American applicant numbers were down from last year.
- Prospective students lured with Oberlin treats
- New packets aimed to show academic and fun sides
New admittees are being sent a packet constructed by the Office of Communications. The packet contains letters from both the Dean of the College and the Dean of the Conservatory, a coupon for free ice cream from Ben and Jerry's, a calling card, a t-shirt and a copy of "Follow the Morning Star," a video that documents Oberlin's history.
- Holtzman trial advances
- General Faculty recommends PCRC move ahead
- Waste on campus a concern to many
- Paper waste concern of meeting
Representatives of the Department of Environmental Health and Safety, the City of Oberlin Recycling Program, Ohio Citizen Action and OPIRG met Thursday to develop recommendations to reduce the amount of waste generated on campus.
- AMAM falling apart, leaking at the seams
The Allen Memorial Art Museum was slated as highest priority in restoration work in the Board of Trustees meeting two weeks ago. The building was designed for an average internal temperature and relative humidity. These requirements have not been met because of the collection's needs, thus the building's structure has suffered.
- Science Center plans change
- New program adopted to facilitate discussions
- The Honest Conversations Program being used by Student Life
- Photo: Ground ball
- News Briefs
- Trustees meet about budget and planning
- Class of 1998 officers elected
- NBC news comes to film Oberlin for segment
- Dye wins award from Cleveland YWCA
- Community Events Calendar
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