Oberlin College

private liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio, United States

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. The Oberlin Conservatory of Music is the oldest continuously operating conservatory in the United States. 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 (other than Franklin College's brief experiment in the 1780s). It has been known since its founding for progressive student activism.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, and 12 MacArthur fellows.
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Thornton Wilder

American playwright and novelist

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10

The Ides of March

novel by Thornton Wilder

author: Thornton Wilder

1948

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

second novel by Thornton Wilder

author: Thornton Wilder

1927

The Skin of Our Teeth

play by Thornton Wilder

author: Thornton Wilder

Our Town

play written by Thornton Wilder

author: Thornton Wilder

1938

Theophilus North

book by Thornton Wilder

author: Thornton Wilder

1973

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Sinclair Lewis cover

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Sinclair Lewis

American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright

works

20

Babbitt

novel by Sinclair Lewis

author: Sinclair Lewis

1922

It Can't Happen Here

1935 dystopian novel by Sinclair Lewis

author: Sinclair Lewis

1935

Kingsblood Royal

novel by Sinclair Lewis

author: Sinclair Lewis

1947

Babbitt

author: Sinclair Lewis

Lewis

author: Sinclair Lewis

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Richard R. Nelson

(b.1930) American professor of economics

Author

James McBride cover

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James McBride

American journalist

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Edwin O. Reischauer

American diplomat

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