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Instruments of Learning
While the majority of Americans believe the arts are vital to providing a well-rounded education for children, paying for them is often a struggle. Meet some Oberlin-educated music teachers whose programs are thriving nonetheless, plus others who are taking unusual steps to keep kids singing.

Oberlin Invents
Since the late 1800s, the work of Oberlin’s scientist-inventors has revolutionized fields ranging from heart surgery to crop science.


To Better Understand the World
The United States is squandering one of history’s great moments, says veteran foreign policymaker Richard Haass ’73, author of the new book The Opportunity. The stage is set for the binding together of countries with a common purpose.

Polls are Open: Vote for Alumni-Elected Trustee
Scott Bennett ’60 and Diane Yu ’73 are this year’s candidates for alumni-elected trustee. Read about them here before casting your vote.