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Oberlin College Classes of 1967-69
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Jan
19
Jan 19, 2024 at 8:05 AM

SIP -

SIP Tour Rescheduled

Honoring More…its 2006 pledge to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025, Oberlin has completed year three of its four-year Sustainable Infrastructure Program. The SIP will allow a shift from fossil fuels to renewable geothermal energy as the primary source for heating and cooling campus buildings.

Joel Baetens, a licensed Professional Engineer, will lead a virtual tour of the SIP and answer questions on Tuesday, January 23, at 5:30 PM Eastern Time. Click here to register on Zoom.

This past summer, the buildings highlighted in green were transitioned to geothermal with the construction of underground piping on North Professor Street. Now that students have returned to campus, underground construction is limited except for the continued drilling of 850 geothermal wells 600 feet deep. 

Mr. Baetens explains that all SIP buildings will be connected to a main plant using heat pumps to relocate “unwanted” heat to where it is needed; any extra heat is stored in the well field. The aims include improving energy efficiency by more than 30 percent and saving over five million gallons of water per year.

Incidentally, under the pair of green leaves on this illustration is the site of Oberlin's newest residence hall, on Woodland Street across from Barrows. Click here for drone footage of the progress of that construction.

 

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Paul Safyan posted a message.
Jan
18
Jan 18, 2024 at 1:51 PM

thanks to all of you for your kind wishes of sympathy. I struggle to say more

Oberlin College Classes of 1967-69
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Jan
12
Jan 12, 2024 at 6:12 AM

Clemmons -

Officer Clemmons sings his gratitude

Francois More…Clemmons '67 sent a thank-you video to his friends who raised more than $100,000 for his medical and retirement community expenses.

 

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Paul Safyan posted a message. New comment added.
Jan
11
Jan 11, 2024 at 6:30 AM

Posted on: Jan 10, 2024 at 4:38 PM

Once again sharing my wife Linda's death on January 2 after a struggle with Alzheimer's. She was 77.

Oberlin College Classes of 1967-69
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Jan
10
Jan 10, 2024 at 8:22 AM

obituary -

My wife of 33 years, whom I had known since 1976, died in her sleep More…at 4:20 PM on January 2, 2024.

She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease about a year ago.

Paul Safyan '68

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Oberlin College Classes of 1967-69
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Dec
30
Dec 30, 2023 at 7:04 PM

Clemmons -

Officer Clemmons' Friends Reach Fundraising Goal

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With the help of a "Christmas Miracle" article in the New York Post, on Saturday afternoon the friends of Francois Clemmons '67 announced that they've attained their ambitious $100,000 goal for his medical and retirement community expenses.

 

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Oberlin College Classes of 1967-69
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Dec
11
Dec 11, 2023 at 1:53 PM

SIP -

SIP Tour Postponed

More…style="color:#B22222;">UPDATE FROM THE OFFICE OF ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT: Due to illness, Joel Baetens will not be able to present during Tuesday's Virtual Sustainability Infrastructure Program Tour. We are rescheduling this virtual event for January and will share the details with registrants as soon as the new date is confirmed. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you'll be able to join us in the new year!

PREVIOUS INFORMATION: Honoring its 2006 pledge to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025, Oberlin has completed year three of its four-year Sustainable Infrastructure Program. The SIP will allow a shift from fossil fuels to renewable geothermal energy as the primary source for heating and cooling campus buildings.

Joel Baetens, a licensed Professional Engineer, will lead a virtual tour of the SIP and answer questions on Tuesday, December 12, at 5:30 PM Eastern Time,

This past summer, the buildings highlighted in green were transitioned to geothermal with the construction of underground piping on North Professor Street. Now that students have returned to campus, construction is limited except for the continued drilling of 850 geothermal wells that run 600 feet below ground. 

Mr. Baetens explains that all SIP buildings will be connected to a main plant using heat pumps to relocate “unwanted” heat to where it is needed; any extra heat is stored in the well field. The aims include improving energy efficiency by more than 30 percent and saving over five million gallons of water per year.

 

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Oberlin College Classes of 1967-69
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Dec
09
Dec 09, 2023 at 2:57 PM

SIP -

Tour the Sustainable Infrastructure Program

Honoring More…its 2006 pledge to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025, Oberlin has completed year three of its four-year Sustainable Infrastructure Program. The SIP will allow a shift from fossil fuels to renewable geothermal energy as the primary source for heating and cooling campus buildings.

Joel Baetens, a licensed Professional Engineer, will lead a virtual tour of the SIP and answer questions on Tuesday, December 12, at 5:30 PM Eastern Time,

This past summer, the buildings highlighted in green were transitioned to geothermal with the construction of underground piping on North Professor Street. Now that students have returned to campus, construction is limited except for the continued drilling of 850 geothermal wells that run 600 feet below ground. 

Mr. Baetens explains that all SIP buildings will be connected to a main plant using heat pumps to relocate “unwanted” heat to where it is needed; any extra heat is stored in the well field. The aims include improving energy efficiency by more than 30 percent and saving over five million gallons of water per year.

This is a virtual Zoom event and requires registration ahead of time. Click here to register.

 

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Oberlin College Classes of 1967-69
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Nov
25
Nov 25, 2023 at 5:10 AM

Carballo -

More…style="margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right;" width="304" />Conversation with Carballo

We're invited to discuss Oberlin's record admissions trends, recruitment activities, applicant pool, and class profile with Manuel Carballo, Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid.

The Zoom session begins at noon Eastern Time on Tuesday, November 28.

To attend, click here to register.

 

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Tom Thomas posted a message. New comment added.
Nov
22
Nov 22, 2023 at 7:21 PM

Posted on: Nov 21, 2023 at 6:06 AM

Remember your first weeks on campus? When our reunion was in the planning stages, a group of us got together on an email thread to discuss how things should be done, and we also wandered off into tangents. Those included reminiscing about freshman Orientation, traditional songs, beanies, dining hall protocols, dating parlors, and women’s dorm restrictions. We were clueless then. But our viewpoints evolved, we questioned the patriarchal assumptions, and things changed. It all seems so long ago. Did it really happen? From that email thread, I’ve gathered comments from 15 of us. See < t2buck.com/happen.htm >.

Oberlin College Classes of 1967-69
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Nov
12
Nov 12, 2023 at 11:16 AM

War Crimes -

  Gaza and the Law of War

More…height="145" src="/000/8/3/0/41038/userfiles/image/lawofwar200.jpg" style="margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;" width="130" />War crimes — what are they? On Monday, “Understanding The Law of War in Israel/Palestine: Concept, Principles, and Reality” will be the topic of a Zoom conversation led by Oberlin Assistant Professor of Politics Joshua Freedman, whose research interests center around recognition, identity, and status in international conflict and diplomacy. Sponsored by the Oberlin Club of Washington, D.C., the program will begin at 6:00 PM Eastern Time on Monday, November 13. Click here to register.

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Oberlin College Classes of 1967-69
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Nov 12, 2023 at 11:16 AM

War Crimes -

  Gaza and the Law of War

More…height="145" src="/000/8/3/0/41038/userfiles/image/lawofwar200.jpg" style="margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;" width="130" />War crimes — what are they? This evening, “Understanding The Law of War in Israel/Palestine: Concept, Principles, and Reality” will be the topic of a Zoom conversation led by Oberlin Assistant Professor of Politics Joshua Freedman, whose research interests center around recognition, identity, and status in international conflict and diplomacy. Sponsored by the Oberlin Club of Washington, D.C., the program will begin at 6:00 PM Eastern Time on Monday, November 13. Click here to register.

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Tom Thomas has left an In Memory comment for David Corwin.
Nov
09
Nov 09, 2023 at 6:44 AM

On the Class of 1968 Message Forum page, Paul Lawn left this comment:

Thank you, Thomas Ilgen for your memorial to David Corwin. As a sportswriter and sports editor of the Review, I always admired Dave's skills and exploits on the gridiron, despite his having always to play on undermanned teams. We re-connected when I brought my beloved Kaidog (a 69-kinds of dog who adopted me through a friend and was the smartest farm dog anyone could ever wish for) for his veterinary check-ups. David was the kindlest, gentlest, most empathic vet imaginable and was always up on progressive developments in his field that made things easier for Kai, particularly as Kaidog got older and battled hip dysplasia and lyme disease. Mortality comes way too soon for dogs, and too soon for the people who care for them. Thank you, Dave, for living a good life.

Nov
08
Nov 08, 2023 at 4:13 PM

On November 8, 2023, Robert Tuchmann '67 posted:
I’m pleased to share the news that Joel Rosenberg, my freshman year roommate, has been named the Utah Governor’s Mansion Artist Award recipient for 2023. Joel’s award for Performance Arts reads, “For his lifetime of virtuosity and service to the musicians and audiences of Utah.” The award will be made on November 29th at 7:30 pm in the Governor’s Mansion in Salt Lake City for those in the vicinity. Joel is the conductor of the American West Symphony and Chorus of Sandy, Utah and continues to play and record as a violist. You can reach him at maestro555@gmail.com and wish him a happy birthday at the same time. Rob

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Nov
04
Nov 04, 2023 at 4:01 PM

Posted on: Oct 26, 2023 at 5:25 AM

There’s an account at < t2buck.com/frisept.htm > on my personal website describing what I did and whom I met at the Cluster Reunion a few weeks ago, including photos of the new (temporary) home of WOBC-FM.