press release: "Currently, 23 members of the National
Academy of Sciences earned their undergraduate degrees at Oberlin.
It is astonishing for a school of Oberlin's size to produce so many
top scientists. No other liberal arts college comes close."
October 4, 2002, Oberlin College dedicated a new science
center. (More facts and photos are available on the college's website.)
The next day, I visited the campus to see the changes and take the
graduated from Oberlin as a physics major back in 1969. My
classes and labs met in the Wright physics building, which is in the
background of this photo. That 60-year-old building is still in
use but has been incorporated into the new construction. (Click here
for another angle of this area.)