Oberlin Alumni Magazine: fall 2001 vol. 97 no.2
Feature Stories
One Week in Manhattan
Defining Words
[cover story] Marriage: For Better? Or Worse?
Business Unusual
Plotting the Past
Message from the Dean
Around Tappan Square
The Business jof Cheating Stirs New Solutions
A Record Year for Legacies
Survey Says...
Cast a Vote for Alumni Trustee
A Student's Perspective
Distinguished Speakers
In Memoriam
Oberlin Revisited
Alumni Notes
The Last Word
Staff Box
One More Thing
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In Memoriam
NORMAN CARE, emeritus professor of philosophy, died September 4 at the Health Care Center of Kendal at Oberlin following an illness of nine months. An outstanding teacher and scholar, he was a member of the department from 1965 until his retirement earlier this year. His introductory course, Philosophy and Values, was enrolled to capacity for more than 30 years and recognized by generations of students as a class one had to take as part of an Oberlin education.

Care served with distinction on elected committees of the College and General Faculty and was a founding member of environmental studies and law and society programs. In 1991 he received the Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award, and Oberlin presented him with the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2000.

A trilogy of his recent books includes On Sharing Fate; Living with One's Past; and Personal Fates and Moral Pain. Currently on press is Decent People.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Care, son Stephen Care, daughter Jennifer Care '90, and five grandchildren.


Cast a Vote for Alumni Trustee
Oberlin's Board of Trustees consists of 31 members, six of whom are elected by alumni for six-year terms. Given the College's prospects and challenges in the coming years, it is particularly important that the the school be guided by board members who understand and work to address the educational, social, financial, and administrative issues facing higher education.

This fall, all alumni were mailed a 2002 Alumni Trustee Ballot and asked to cast a vote for Karen L. Florini '79 or William F. Schulz '71. Ballots must be received by the Office of the Secretary by Monday, December 3, 2001.

The Trustee Search Committee of the Alumni Council is also seeking recommendations for future nominees. Candidates must hold an Oberlin degree and be able to complete the six-year term before reaching the mandatory retirement age of 75. To suggest a candidate, please send a letter of nomination, which includes the candidate's address and description of assets, to Midge Wood Brittingham '60, Executive Director of the Alumni Association, Oberlin College, 50 W. Lorain St., Oberlin, Ohio 44074.


The College's 2001-02 Convocation Series continues in the spring with lectures that are free to the public. Each begins at 8 p.m. in Finney Chapel.
Ohio Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, "The Next Frontier: No Political Strength Without Economic Strength," February 4, 2002. In 1998 Tubbs Jones became the first African-American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio. She served as the first African-American and the first female prosecutor in Cuyahoga County.
Sherman Alexie, "Killing Indians: Myths, Lies, and Exaggerations," March 5, 2002. A Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian from Washington state, this award-winning author was named one of the top writers for the 21st century by The New Yorker. His screenplay Smoke Signals premiered at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival, winning the Audience Award and Filmmakers Trophy.
Julian Bond, "Civil Rights Then and Now," April 3, 2002. A Georgia State senator and early leader of the civil rights movement, Bond helped found the Committee on Appeal for Human Rights and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.
Paul Duguid, "The Social Life of Liberal Education," April 9, 2002.
An independent scholar affiliated
with U.C. Berkeley and the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, Duguid co-authored The Social Life of Information and articles ranging from the design of interfaces to the design of organizations.

Oberlin Revisited
75 Years Ago...
Intercollegiate Hotels-- A New Idea
OAM, November 1926

"Eighty colleges and university alumni associations of America have cooperated to establish intercollegiate alumni hotels in some 40 outstanding centers of America. At these hotels will be found everything planned for the convenience and comfort of the college man. Here the alumnus of each of these colleges will find on file his own alumni magazine and a list of his own college alumni living in the immediate locality served by the hotel. He will find the alumni atmosphere carried throughout. This service will be unusually pleasing, and undoubtedly local alumni spirit will be greatly forwarded by this movement.

The intercollegiate alumni hotel idea came into being from a very definite need. The growth of travel by automobile, combined with the gigantic growth in numbers of college men has brought to light the necessity for some place to which the visiting alumnus may go when in a strange city to find his fellow alumni."


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