Monday, May 21, 2007
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Many Jewish University students, along with other young Jewish people ages 18 to 25, participate in Birth Right trips to Israel
that are paid for by private contributors and often organized on college campuses.
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ty's chapters, the University's
chapter fulfilled 57 of 60 criteria,
But according to the Office of
Greek Life website, many of the
incidents leading up to the chap-
ter's disbandment also violated IFC
statements on social policy.
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Following Krislov's visit this
month to meet with faculty and
students, the Oberlin Board of
Trustees voted on May 14 to offer
him the office, Moran said.
Krislov will be Oberlin's four-
In a letter posted on Oberlin's
website, Board of Trustees Chair
Robert Lemle said that Krislov
will take office on July 1, using
that month as a transition period
before working on campus full
time starting August 6.
"I was interested," Krislov said
about being approached by Ober-
lin earlier in the year. He said the
college shares his commitment to
diversity and the importance of
"Oberlin is a great institution,"
Recent law school graduate
Marc Allon said he met Krislov
when he took his seminar as a first
year student in the University Law
Allon said that even though
Krislov had first-hand experience
working in the White House, he
still went around and solicited
each student's opinion on the topic
"He genuinely cared what law
students thought and that was
The IFC didn't discipline the
chapter for the violations because
IFC officials thought the sanc-
tions placed on the chapter by its
national organization were suffi-
cient, Haggue said.
Several members of the former
chapter plan to appeal the decision
at Beta Theta Pi's national conven-
tion in August, said LSA senior
Jonathan Oh, who belonged to the
really impressive to me," he said.
Simon, who took the first under-
graduate course Krislov taught in
2001 and the last law school semi-
nar Krislov instructed this past
semester, said Krislov became a
personal mentor for him.
"He really took a personal inter-
est in his students," he said.
Simon said Krislov advised him
on his undergraduate thesis and
helped him find summer jobs and
apply to law school.
"I'm sad to see him go" Simon
said. "But it's a great move and
(Oberlin) is really lucky to have
Krislov said his experience as
vice president and general counsel
at the University has prepared him
for the presidency at Oberlin.
The office of the vice president
and general counsel advises Uni-
versity President Mary Sue Cole-
man and the University Board of
Regents on legal issues that pertain
to every part of the University, Kris-
"Our office handles a wide range
of issues on a daily basis," he said.
"It's a very interesting job."
Coleman released a statement
on May 15 supporting Krislov in his
decision to accept the position at
"Marvin Krislov has provided
exceptional leadership and counsel
in his nine years as our lead attor-
ney," the statement said. "In repre-
senting the University before the
Supreme Court, he was passionate
in defending our use of affirma-
tive actions in admissions. He said
appearing before the high court
was the most significant work of
his career, but his appointment as
president of Oberlin College is an
extraordinary achievement. We
wish him the best."
A search committee for Krislov's
replacement will be named in the
near future, University spokes-
woman Kim Broekhuizen said.
Krislov said he already promised
his children that he and his family
will make the two-hour trip back to
Ann Arbor for at least one football
game a year.
"I will miss my students and col-
leagues and my many friends here,"
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