Talk of the Times

Finney Chapel was the site of the Convocation talk by Dean Baquet, executive editor of the New York Times. His talk, “Quality Journalism in the Digital Age,” highlighted the challenges and opportunities today’s journalists have when covering complex societal, political, and global issues in a variety of media. Oberlin’s annual Convocation series provides a forum where cutting-edge issues are discussed by some of the country’s most prominent thinkers.

Baquet, a former reporter for his hometown paper, Times-Picayune in New Orleans, joined the New York Times in April 1990 as a metropolitan reporter. Prior to becoming executive editor, he was managing editor for news and the Washington bureau chief. Under Baquet's watch, the Times recently won three Pulitzer Prizes for international reporting, investigative reporting, and feature photography.

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Oberlin is a place of
intense energy and creativity,

built on a foundation of
academic, artistic, & musical excellence.
With its longstanding commitments to
access, diversity, & inclusion,
Oberlin is the ideal laboratory in which to
study and design the world we want.

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Oberlin is the only institution
where a top-ranked liberal arts college
and a world-renowned conservatory of music
share a seamless student culture & campus,
including an art museum
that is known as one of the best in the country.

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Oberlin has been on the front lines
of changing the world for almost two centuries,
often serving as the prototype for progress
even in the face of strong resistance.

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When you ask our alumni
what they value most

about their Oberlin experiences, most will say
their life-long relationships with our faculty.
Please explore our college departments,
conservatory departments, and course catalog
to get a sense of the many things you can study here.

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Green issues are of critical importance to us.
We have partnered with the city of Oberlin
to develop the ultimate working model of
full-spectrum sustainability.

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Oberlin, Ohio

35 miles west of Cleveland
Nearest Airport: CLE

2,900 students

9% in-state, 84% out-of-state,
7% from abroad

500+ Concerts

and 40+ theater & dance
productions every year

Oberlin graduates go on to earn

More PhDs

than alumni of other undergraduate colleges


Steinway grand pianos,
1,500 instruments of highest quality

$57 Million

in grants awarded to
students each year

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