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Oberlin Illuminate Surpasses Goal

The goal was ambitious and unprecedented for an Oberlin fundraising campaign: to raise $250 million over seven years. Yet 18 months ahead of schedule, in December 2014, the campaign had met its goal. And by the official close of the campaign in June 2016, Oberlin Illuminate had raised well over $317 million.

Photo by William Bradford

Photo of the Week: Claudia Bake ’19 was the first person in line for art rental on September 9, having waited since 6:45 a.m. When asked if it was worth it, “Oh, absolutely! I'm so excited! I'm in awe!” she said. The Allen Memorial Art Museum offered 386 artworks in its art rental collection. All but three were spoken for, according to museum registrar Lucille Stiger. The museum staff has art rental preparation down to a science—it takes about 2 ½ hours to set up, and the rental lasts four hours. Stiger says it takes about two days to enter all of the rental information in the collections database. The museum keeps track of the date the work was rented, who it was rented to, and whether the individual lives on or off campus. View the gallery to see more images from art rental, including the last person to walk away with a piece from the collection. View Gallery and comment »

James McBride Honored at White House Ceremony

Author and musician James McBride ’79 has been named a 2015 National Humanities Medalist for humanizing the complexities of discussing race in America. President Barack Obama will award the 2015 National Humanities Medals in conjunction with the National Medal of Arts during a White House ceremony on September 22. The ceremony will stream live at WH.gov/live.


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