William Schulz ’71


William Schulz '71  uctv.tv

William Schulz ’71 uctv.tv

“The most immoral action that someone can do is to fail to mourn their losses…that most of our impulses to strike out or harm another person emerge out of a failure to acknowledge, honor, and process our own losses in life, that most of our pernicious, cruel cruelty emerges out of a failure to recognize the ways in which we have been harmed.”–Bill Schulz

Bill Schulz graduated in ’71 and went on to be the President of the Unitarian Universalist Association from 1985-1993 and the Director of Amnesty International U.S.A. from 1994-2006.  We met Bill in Washington D.C., where he currently works as a Senior Fellow for the Center for American Progress.

F+L:  So.  Let’s start with your favorite Oberlin story.

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Short: Chuck Milligan, Tonight’s Hypnotist

One Night Only chuckmilligan.com

One Night Only chuckmilligan.com

At 8 p.m., Chuck Milligan, a hypnotist and entertainer for 23 years, will perform in Finney for the orientation crowd.  I recommend going; I saw the show during my orientation experience and still recognize a guy on campus as “the Britney Spears kid.”
I had the chance to talk with Chuck over the phone, and he shared some of his background and favorite stories about hypnotizing frat boys and playing match maker.

Amory Lovins


Amory Lovins.  Photo by Mike Craig

Amory Lovins in Finney. Photo by Mike Craig.

We talked to Amory Lovins last night before his Convocation Lecture.  In his own words, “In ’76, I published a Foreign Affairs paper that redefined the energy problem, and I’ve been real busy ever since.”

F+L:  Okay, we hope you like puns for this one.  We want you to think about when you first got turned on to energy.  When and where did the bulb go on, who or what flipped the switch and how did you initially go about spreading the light?

Amory: Oh dear.

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Junot Diaz


Junot Diaz.  dirtypop.org

Junot Diaz. dirtypop.org

Junot Diaz has won a plethora of awards for his novel, The Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, including the Pulitzer Prize in 2008.  He speaks in Finney Chapel tonight at 8 p.m. as our next Convocation Speaker.

F+L:  Tell us a story about a lesson you learned in college.

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The Interview, or Who is Ben Ferber

The Goat.  new.oberlin.edu

The Goat. new.oberlin.edu

This Thursday at 8:00 p.m. in the Little Theater, the Oberlin Theater Department will kick off its new semester with Edward Albee’s Tony Award-winning play from 2002, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia. The play is directed by Ben Ferber ’11 and features a four person cast: Moze Halperin ’11, Jenny Gaeng ’11, Jake Myers ’12 10 and Jeremiah Pearse ’11. They portray a family and close friend reeling from the discovery that Martin, the father, is having an affair with a goat, the eponymous Sylvia.

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Heartless Bastards and Tin Armor

Tin Armor at the 'Sco.

Tin Armor at the ‘Sco.

The Heartless Bastards and Tin Armor played at the ‘Sco on Thursday night, and I had the chance to interview them.

Heartless Bastards

F+L: With the band kind of having a home in Ohio, but also a second home in Texas, how has geography played into the music?

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Part One: Mary Claire Erskine ’13 Tells The Story Of Her Arrest at the G-20

I went to pick up Mary Claire Erskine ‘13 and Grey Castro ’10 from the Greyhound Station last night.  Most of this interview took place on the car ride home.  By this point, Mary Claire had been awake for about 36 hours.

Mary Claire was arrested on Friday night and released on Saturday without charges.

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