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Pipo Nguyen-Duy, Mountain Fire, C-Print 2002, from “East of Eden,” on view at Light Work in Syracuse, N.Y., through March 2006. Nguyen-Duy is an associate professor of art at Oberlin; the boy in the photograph is his son.

Trace Elements: New Works at Oberlin
See a sampling of contemporary works by Oberlin’s studio art faculty taken from the exhibit Trace Elements, a four-month-long show at the Allen Memorial Art Museum devoted exclusively to faculty work.


Things That Go Pump in the Night
A no-holds-barred, midnight tradition, the Friday Night Organ Pump is a way for organ students to showcase their talents to an eager audience. / by Zachary Lewis


Can the Culture of New Orleans Be Saved?
The devastation of Hurricane Katrina caused the culture of New Orleans to hang in the balance; it displaced a rich jazz circuit, demolished architectural staples, and uprooted residents. The uncertainty of the city’s resurgence has alumni wondering if the colorful history of New Orleans can ever be recaptured. / by Doug McInnis ’70

Bio D
Sam Merrett ’05, the initiator of an award-winning classroom project that involved converting a truck to run on vegetable oil, has opened an alternative fuel station in Oberlin; it may just
be the state’s first site to pump 100 percent recycled vegetable oil. / by Tim Tibbits