The Observer

Former CWRU staff member threatens “mass shooting”

Jack Heneghan, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, News

School shootings are an eerily common occurrence in America. In January, Case Western Reserve University faced threats of a mass shooting from former staff member Marci Hersch. Hersh has been indicted on charges of terroristic threats, telecommunications harassment and aggravated menacing. Hersh c...

CWRU welcomes Cleveland bishop for annual memorial lecture

Katharine Toledo, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Events & Talks, News

On Thursday, Feb. 7, Case Western Reserve University School of Law welcomed Cleveland Bishop Nelson Perez for the annual Judge Frank J. Battisti Memorial Lecture. Perez spoke on the topic of “Immigration and the Dignity of the Human Person.” The annual lecture is named after Battisti, a federal judge for ...

Campus shortly shelters during shooting

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, News

In the early hours of Tuesday, Feb. 12, students across the Case Western Reserve University Campus received alerts through the Rave Mobile Safety System notifying them to shelter in place until further notice. A university security officer was the first to report shots fired, around 12:13 a.m. By 12:1...

Power of Diversity lecture discusses racial equity

Jordan Reif, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Events & Talks, News

Last Tuesday, Feb. 5, the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity (OIDEO) welcomed Estela Mara Bensimon, Ph.D. to campus as part of their Power of Diversity series. The yearly series, first started in 2010, includes two nationally and internationally acclaimed speakers, and four CWRU faculty...

CWRU, City of Cleveland implement new intervention strategies to reduce juvenile crime

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Inside the Circle, News, Outside the Circle

Case Western Reserve University is extending its partnership with the City of Cleveland and two Cleveland police departments through training and implementing strategies concerning intervention and family services with a focus on reducing juvenile crimes. The Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority...

Kelvin Smith Library earns excellence award

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, News

Case Western Reserve University’s Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) has won the 2019 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College & Research Libraries alongside Swarthmore College Libraries and The College of Western Idaho Library. The Award is given to academic libraries who...

Provost discusses rise in tuition for next academic year

Grace Howard, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, News

In an Undergraduate Student Government (USG) general assembly meeting this past Tuesday, Provost and Executive Vice President Ben Vinson III addressed students concerns about an increase in tuition. Vinson reported that the 2019-2020 tuition would be $50,450, a 3.8 percent increase from the $49,043 tuit...

KSL new authentication system, newspaper archive

Maryam Iqbal, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, News

The Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) has recently taken steps to improve user experience online. Two new developments include the recent archivization of CWRU student newspapers dating all the way back to the mid 1800s, as well as a new authentication system online that makes signing in remotely easier. ...

Spring career fair features many new employers

Spring career fair features many new employers

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Events & Talks, News, Top Stories

This Monday students attended the Get Experienced Career Fair. Held annually in the Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center, this fair helps kick off the spring recruiting season. This year’s fair featured around 100 employers, a significant increase from the 80 employers that attended last...

School of Law hosts prominent law scholars discussing recent Supreme Court decision

School of Law hosts prominent law scholars discussing recent Supreme Court decision

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Events & Talks, News

On Tuesday, Jan. 5, Case Western Reserve University School of Law welcomed Robert Alt and Martin Malin to lecture on the 2018 Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court ruling. In the Janus decision, the Supreme Court ruled that labor unions’ mandatory agency fees for public sector employees are unconstitutional...

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