Oberlin College

Oberlin not yet on the hook for defamation case, Ohio Supreme Court rules

BY: - August 12, 2022

An Ohio college still won’t be required to pay damages to a local bakery, based on a ruling in an ongoing defamation case with the Ohio Supreme Court. The case started in 2017, after an incident at a store owned by the Gibson family the year before. A member of the family who was working […]

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College: A case on being adults, not fighting discrimination

BY: - April 8, 2022

On the first day of the civil trial in May of 2019, where a small business was suing Oberlin College for branding it as racist, I was somewhat shocked by the testimony of Ferdinand Protzman, a longtime communications specialist for the liberal arts school. A key part of the trial was to show why the […]