Oberlin College

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Group.png Oberlin College  
Formal Seal of Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, USA.svg
MottoLearning and Labor
HeadquartersOhio, USA
TypePrivateLiberal Arts
Other namesYeomen, Yeowomen
Prestigious Ohio college with many ruling class and deep state alumni

Oberlin College is a private liberal arts college and conservatory of music in Oberlin, Ohio. It is the oldest coeducational liberal arts college in the United States and the second oldest continuously operating coeducational institute of higher learning in the world.[1] The Oberlin Conservatory of Music is the oldest continuously operating conservatory in the United States.[2] In 1835 Oberlin became one of the first colleges in the United States to admit African Americans, and in 1837 the first to admit women[3] (other than Franklin College's brief experiment in the 1780s[4]). It has been known since its founding for progressive student activism.[5]

The College of Arts & Sciences offers more than 50 majors, minors, and concentrations. Oberlin is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association and the Five Colleges of Ohio consortium. Since its founding, Oberlin has graduated 16 Rhodes Scholars, 20 Truman Scholars, three Nobel laureates, seven Pulitzer Prize winners, 12 MacArthur fellows, and 4 Rome Prize winners.[6]

Professor fired for mentioning deep politics

In 2016 Oberlin College dismissed Joy Karega, an assistant professor of rhetoric and composition, for posts she made on social media — including that ISIS was really U.S. and Israeli intelligence personnel, and that they — not "Islamic terrorists" — had planned the attacks on the Paris offices of the magazine Charlie Hebdo. She posted that Israel had downed Malaysian Airlines flight No. 17 over Ukraine, and voiced support for Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s declaration that Zionists and Israeli Jews were behind the Sept. 11 attacks.[7]

Oberlin’s board said that the college’s commitment to academic freedom stands, and that the case against Karega came down to “professional integrity and fitness.”[7]

Karega said: "Since the publication of the posts, I have been inundated with hundreds of hatemail filled with slurs (racial, misogynist, classist), harassment and threats," she said. "To add insult to injury, for the last eight months, Oberlin has campaigned to implicate my professional fitness using arbitrary, inequitable and discriminatory practices. Indeed, the college launched an assault on my substantive rights."[7]

Noticable Alumni

Award winners

Nobel laureates

Pulitzer Prize

MacArthur Fellows

The following alumni are fellows of the MacArthur Fellows Program from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. As this is an interdisciplinary award, they are listed here in addition to their listing in their field of accomplishment.



Politics, government




Executive council


  • John Mercer Langston (1849), U.S. Congressman representing Virginia's 4th Congressional District; US minister to Haiti under president Rutherford B. Hayes
  • Edwin O. Reischauer (1931), U.S. Ambassador to Japan, 1961–1966
  • Marcie Berman Ries (1972), U.S. ambassador to Bulgaria (October 1, 2012–present)
  • Carl Rowan (1947), U.S. ambassador to Finland (1963); deputy assistant Secretary of State under President Kennedy; director of U.S. Information Agency under President Johnson
  • John S. Service (1931), foreign service officer, China Hand
  • Durham Stevens (1871), assassinated diplomat to Japan
  • Tsiang Tingfu (1918), ambassador from Republic of China to Russia (1936–1938), United Nations (1947–1962), and USA (1962–1965)




Broadcast media

Print and online



See also: Nobel laureates


Alumni on Wikispooks

Anita CiceroUSAcademic
Big pharma/Lobbyist
Big pharma lobbyist, public health planner and participant in Event 201
Patrick Clawson30 March 1951Academic
Zionist academic who suggested that the United States should consider the use of "crisis initiation" as a way to provoke Iran into war.
Richard Cooper14 June 193423 December 2020USAcademicAttended two Bilderbergs in the 1970s. Chairman of the National Intelligence Council in the 1990s.
Tom FriedenUSHealth bureaucratShill for Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg hyping "pandemic" responses.
Richard Haass28 July 1951USDiplomat
Deep state operative
Bilderberger, CFR President
Anne Krueger12 February 1934USEconomist
Peter LavoyUSSpook
"Terror expert"
John Vinocur17 June 19406 February 2022USJournalist
US editor/journalist who attended Bilderberg/2005 and Bilderberg/2006.
Sheldon Wolin4 August 192221 October 2015USAcademic
Stephen Zunes1954US