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Former Oberlin College President:
“Pay the court’s judgment, don’t fight it;
apologize to the Gibson family
and to the community”

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Posted By: Harlowe, 7/7/2019 2:25:28 PM

Reviewing the intense public relations campaign launched by Oberlin College after the $11 million compensatory and $33 million punitive damage verdicts (later reduced to $25 million under Ohio tort reform caps), I felt an “intervention” by someone who “truly cares” about Oberlin College was needed: (Snip) An intervention has been attempted by S. Frederick Starr, Oberlin College’s president from 1983-1994, through an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, Oberlin College’s Legacy and the Need to Have Enemies. The main point of Starr’s op-ed, as the title suggests, is commentary on Oberlin College’s culture as it has developed

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Former Oberlin College President S. Frederick Starr sums it up quite well: Be a college, not a cause.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird 7/7/2019 2:42:51 PM (No. 116784)
Second headline: “do whatever is necessary to reaffirm the institution’s identity as a college, not a cause” And fire troublemaker Raimondo.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: seamusm 7/7/2019 2:56:19 PM (No. 116787)
Then maybe just maybe Oberlin has passed its expiration date and we will watch it lose enrollment and empty its purse till all de money is gone.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: jj1319 7/7/2019 2:57:05 PM (No. 116789)
Where are the original 3 shoplifters? I ask because THEY are the cause of all the grief. Find out what they are each doing today, how they are utilizing the degree they received from Oberlin. How have they capitalized on opportunity to better their lives? I'll be offering action on the answers.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Northcross 7/7/2019 2:58:40 PM (No. 116790)
If the Oberlin administration apologized, there would be a mutiny among the flaming liberal professors and their brainwashed snowflakes. It would be a delight to watch.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: droopydog 7/7/2019 3:09:04 PM (No. 116804)
S. Frederick Starr (a white supremacist name if I've ever heard one) was last president in 1994. That's a long time ago in the history of PC thuggery.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Luandir 7/7/2019 3:15:38 PM (No. 116812)
Does anybody else see a resemblance to Dean Wormer?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: JrSample 7/7/2019 3:33:11 PM (No. 116827)
It's not a college, it's an insane asylum where the inmates are allowed to run it. That ridiculous farce needs to be closed down, and the real estate sold to the DOD so that they can turn it into a Marine Corps base.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: ginadee 7/7/2019 5:16:55 PM (No. 116888)
Very good advice. Question is, will the college take it? The longer this goes on the more pizzed the money donating alumnus will get and start shutting them off.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: anniebc 7/7/2019 5:21:52 PM (No. 116893)
They won't listen. Since they have over twenty crazies running for President, the takeover of America is just around the corner. They just have to hold out for a little while longer.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Omen55 7/7/2019 7:48:01 PM (No. 116989)
I hope Oberlin rejects the advice & continues to get sued & suffer losses till it goes under. That is the only way for others to learn.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: OCJim 7/7/2019 7:50:23 PM (No. 116992)
Enormous Oberlin --- and next Covington vs MSM --- lawsuit awards? More and faster, please. As a result, Lib run colleges everywhere are forced to reassess the very long leashes they now provide their activist staff and "students." These punishing suits are one of the few pushback's that the impudent left understands.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rama41 7/7/2019 9:34:31 PM (No. 117051)
I suggest the Oberlin faculty introduce the following course of study: "Strategies to avoid paying $25 million for a bottle of wine".
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rumblehog 7/7/2019 11:01:34 PM (No. 117095)
A voice of honor and civility? Oberlin needs that President back again!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: PChristopher 7/8/2019 1:27:58 AM (No. 117124)
Smart boy
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Reply 15 - Posted by: doctorfixit 7/9/2019 1:18:04 AM (No. 118202)
Any apology will be meaningless and inxincere. Oberlin is racist. That will not change.
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