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Affordability of Higher Education

In this column, I share some thoughts on affordability of higher education in general, Oberlin’s tuition situation in particular, and the recent concerns expressed publicly by some students opposing the tuition increase planned for the 2015/2016 academic year.

Chief Human Resources Officer Announced

Joe Vitale has been named Oberlin College’s chief human resources officer. Vitale comes to Oberlin from Kent State University, where he has been a member of the division of human resources since 2005.

As chief human resources officer, Vitale will be responsible for providing overall strategic leadership for the Department of Human Resources as well as the management and operation of the Offices of Employee Relations and of Payroll and Benefits. His appointment at Oberlin will begin May 26.

Photo by Harmony Pringle ’11

Photo of the Week: The Oberlin College and city of Oberlin communities will come together on Saturday, May 2, for the Big Parade. An annual celebration featuring music, dancing, food, floats, and more, the Big Parade begins at 11 a.m. at Prospect Elementary School. Remaining building hours for those interested in constructing a float or other structure for the parade will take place 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28; 8 p.m. to midnight on Thursday, April 30; and 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday, May 1. Comment »

Students Attend Stamps Scholars National Convention

Seven students attended the third Stamps Scholars National Convention at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, where they discussed the challenges of academia and visited CNN, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Carter Center, and the Center for Civil and Human Rights.


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