Welcome, new Obies! It’s time to make Oberlin your new home. Orientation 2014 begins today!
Jazz bassist Milt Hinton’s photographs serve as valuable records of the jazz world from the perspective of one of its most celebrated insiders. A selection of his photographs will be on display in the Allen Memorial Art Museum (amamblog) through December 2014. (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)
Creative, curious, intelligent, dedicated, insightful, open-minded: some of the qualities the Oberlin Admissions office looks for in its applicants.
This year, the 810 students of the class of 2018 represent 606 high schools across the country and abroad. Sixty-three percent of the new class attended public schools, 37 percent attended private or parochial schools, and 30 percent hail from international or American underrepresented communities, bringing multifarious experiences ready to be shared at Oberlin. (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)
"I’ve never been in a space where I felt music was such a real, tangible thing. That’s something that really excites me — that makes me want to pursue new music." - William Overcash ‘15 on working with the Contemporary Music Ensemble and eighth blackbird during their recent collaboration. (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)
"This work will enable me to further explore the intersections of drama and literature, and apply that information to advance my studies as a vocalist.” - Ryan Dearon ‘17 on participating in the Globe Theater program in the United Kingdom, made possible by the Fulbright Summer Institute (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)
A “very interesting boulder” — the oldest of the three rocks in Tappan Square is a 7 ton boulder moved by 39 members of the class of 1898 from Plum Creek to its now-permanent home in front of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)
The Oberlin College Press prints a variety of literary materials, including collections of poetry, translations, and anthologies, it is perhaps best known for publishing FIELD: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, a biannual journal established in 1969. (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)
The Underground Railroad Bicycle Route — 2100 miles in total — includes a stop in Oberlin. (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)