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Ecolympics! April 5-26

Ecolympics 2013 officially kicked off at midnight on Friday, April 5! You and your dorm are participating in this three-week water and electricity competition until April 26. If you are the winning dorm, you could win an ice cream party at Cowhaus, a water refill station, drying racks, and more! There will also be a variety of events during the competition, from film screenings to garden service days to guest lecturers! Prizes will be raffled off at each of these events. To see monitor your dorms energy and see which dorms are in the lead, visit the Oberlin Dashboard at oberlin.edu/dormenergy. To learn more about the competition rules and prizes, visit oberlin.edu/ecolympics and for a schedule of events, click here. Looking forward to seeing you at one of the 30+ events!

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Happy first day of class Obies! Enjoy the snow! So great to see so many people back on campus, it has been quiet.

Happy first day of class Obies! Enjoy the snow! So great to see so many people back on campus, it has been quiet.

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oberlinresed:

Join us at OC Chillfest! December 6, 2012 at Philips!
Free Food, Fun and Relaxation before the end of the semester!

This is going to be AWESOME!

oberlinresed:

Join us at OC Chillfest! December 6, 2012 at Philips!

Free Food, Fun and Relaxation before the end of the semester!

This is going to be AWESOME!

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Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) was created in 2004 by Kennedy Odede, a resident of Kibera, Kenya, located just outside Nairobi and considered to be one of the largest slums in Africa. With 23 cents and a soccer ball, he began a youth group that traveled around the community, playing soccer and putting on plays about HIV awareness, gender equality, and the importance of education. 
Odede met Jessica Posner, a Wesleyan student studying abroad in Kenya, in 2007, and, seeing the extreme gender inequalities and low priority placed on girls’ education, they set out to create a tuition-free school for girls. In the years since, SHOFCO has also created a community clinic, a soccer league, youth group, newspaper, micro-finance program for HIV-positive women, and the first affordable clean water point in the entire slum. These services are offered to the entire community with the idea that as people begin to value them, they will also value the school linked to them, and finally the idea of girls’ education. Today, the school, The Kibera School for Girls, has 100 girls enrolled in grades Pre-K through 3rd.
Kennedy will be on campus speaking about his experiences on Monday in West Lecture Hall.   I encourage all of you who can make it to come out and do so!  (:

artistbrush:

Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) was created in 2004 by Kennedy Odede, a resident of Kibera, Kenya, located just outside Nairobi and considered to be one of the largest slums in Africa. With 23 cents and a soccer ball, he began a youth group that traveled around the community, playing soccer and putting on plays about HIV awareness, gender equality, and the importance of education. 

Odede met Jessica Posner, a Wesleyan student studying abroad in Kenya, in 2007, and, seeing the extreme gender inequalities and low priority placed on girls’ education, they set out to create a tuition-free school for girls. In the years since, SHOFCO has also created a community clinic, a soccer league, youth group, newspaper, micro-finance program for HIV-positive women, and the first affordable clean water point in the entire slum. These services are offered to the entire community with the idea that as people begin to value them, they will also value the school linked to them, and finally the idea of girls’ education. Today, the school, The Kibera School for Girls, has 100 girls enrolled in grades Pre-K through 3rd.
Kennedy will be on campus speaking about his experiences on Monday in West Lecture Hall.   I encourage all of you who can make it to come out and do so!  (:

(via oberlin-college)

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Oberlin Sexual Information Center: Oberlin College to Update Sexual Offense Policy

oberlin-college:

carson-blog:

https://oncampus.oberlin.edu/source/articles/2012/10/29/task-force-examine-sexual-offense-policy

It will include online and in person forums for input. If we can hype this and get people out that would be great. They also included an email to send…

Obies, input wanted. Read the article to find out how you can contribute, either online or in person. 

You can be a part of great changes!

(Source: carson-blog)