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]

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

Notable faculty




English and American Literature


Social science


Alumni on Wikispooks

Anita CiceroUSAcademic
Big pharma/Lobbyist
Big pharma lobbyist, public health planner and participant in Event 201
Patrick Clawson30 March 1951Academic
Richard Cooper14 June 1934USAcademicAttended two Bilderbergs in the 1970s. Chairman of the National Intelligence Council in the 1990s.
Richard Haass28 July 1951USDiplomat
Deep state operative
Bilderberger, CFR President
Anne Krueger12 February 1934USEconomist
Peter LavoyUSSpook
"Terror expert"
John Vincocur1940USJournalist
Stephen Zunes1954US
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