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Positive Social Engagement

This past weekend, Oberlin celebrated the contributions of two pillars of our community, David and Sigrid Boe. And now we are banding together in the spirit of positive social engagement they exemplify to help our friends in Japan.

Oberlin Reacts to Disaster in Japan

The East Asian Studies Program has issued a statement concerning the disaster in Japan, which details how we can help relief efforts. The offices of international students, study away, and Oberlin Shansi have been in contact with their people in Japan and on campus.

Photo by Kevin Reeves

Photo of the Week: Grammy award-winning bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding visited Oberlin Wednesday, March 9. She spoke with students in the afternoon, and in the evening she performed for a sold-out Finney Chapel audience. Read more and comment »

CARE USA President to Give 2011 Commencement Address

Helene D. Gayle, president and CEO of CARE USA, will receive an honorary doctorate of science and present the 2011 Commencement Address. Also receiving honorary degrees are Stephen Clapp ’61, dean emeritus of the Juilliard School; Martin Harwit ’51, astrophysicist and professor emeritus of astronomy at Cornell University; Sidney Mintz, food anthropologist and professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins University; and Bernice Reagon, founder of the a capella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock.

 

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