Oh my gosh, that is horrible. Death from flu complications seems like something so unusual for a 30-year-old. That's something I (perhaps naively) associate with older people with serious health problems, so how does that even happen to someone so young?! I feel so sad for her friends & family. Anon, I'm so sorry for your loss.
Anony, I interviewed for this position in Dec too and then withdrew in Jan after accepting another offer (at that time, the Oberlin chair told me that they had their offer out but it hadn't yet been accepted). I think they interviewed 4 people, and you & I are both otherwise committed, so I wonder if the 4th interviewee is still available & if she will receive the offer? (4th interviewee — are you out there & have you heard anything?) If not, I wonder whether the would dept do a 2nd round of interviews - or maybe it's too late for that? Would they instead re-do the search next year? This is highly unusual so I guess they are figuring it out as they go along.