Fe a t u r e s

Campus Life at Oberlin 1930-1945

From the tumultuous days of the Great Depression through the
Second World War, Oberlin students managed to demonstrate
unfailing vigor and resilience. Oberlin College's own historian recalls the way we were during those fifteen years of dramatic change, on campus and off.

By Geoffrey Blodgett '53

Doing Well By Doing Good, International Style

A campus reunion brought together two graduates -- a New York-based lawyer and an international financial expert -- who became emissaries for Western culture while resuscitating a major Lithuanian oil refinery. Making capitalism work in a former Soviet country was
an adventure neither one will forget.

By Tom Nutile, '76

I Was Our Lady's Juggler -
A Memory

"Our Lady's Juggler" was an astonishing pageant presented on the steps of Finney Chapel in 1927, and repeated twice again, involving more students and more spectators than any campus production before or since. Conna Bell Shaw, now 91 years old, recalls the
traumas and the joys of the performance introduced more than a
half-century ago.

By Conna Bell Shaw '28

Barry McGill Revisited

Professor emeritus Barry McGill, who died in the fall of 1996, would surely scoff at all the fuss made of him recently in these pages. Here, a former student, now an Oberlin administrative staffer, shares the indelible impressions this scary, passionate, and brilliant history professor made upon him in the 'Fifties.

By Harry Dawe '58

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