The Observer

Government shutdown hits CWRU

Government shutdown hits CWRU

Katharine Toledo, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, News

The partial government shutdown, now in its fourth week, is affecting research universities across the United States, including Case Western Reserve University. Now, professors and students who receive funding from national agencies like the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of A...

Provost starts Think Big initiative

Justin Hu, Advertising Manager

January 18, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, News

Case Western Reserve University will be piloting a new initiative known as “Think Big” this semester, an ambitious project that hopes to integrate the university community in directing its future. The brainchild of Provost Ben Vinson III, it will involve three distinct parts: Talk, Test and Act. T...

New director for the Office of Education Abroad

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Faculty Insight, News

Case Western Reserve University hired Angela Miller as its new director for the Office of Education Abroad. She started in the position on Jan. 2. Falling under the umbrella of the Center for International Affairs, which deals with the university’s global strategy, the Office of Education Abroa...

Students share their community New Year’s resolutions

Jordan Reif, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, News

On Jan. 1, people around the world wake up to a new year. Some spend the previous night at a rave (less than 5 percent), others fall asleep before midnight arrives (22 percent), but most are tucked away at home to share a bottle of champagne with their loved ones (75 percent). Many of these people r...

Large grant expands options for Cleveland humanities students

Virginia Behmer, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, News

A $2 million grant to the Cleveland Humanities Collaborative (CHC) will expand opportunities at Case Western Reserve University for local humanities students. An existing collaborative humanities program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) will become available to students at Lorain County and Lakeland C...

Greek chapter makes philanthropic impact

Greek chapter makes philanthropic impact

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Campus Insider, Greek Life, News

Pi Kappa Phi (Pi Kapp) is the only fraternity in the nation which owns its own philanthropy organization, making it one of the most charitable at Case Western Reserve University. The CWRU chapter of Pi Kapp, however, is also partnering with Up Side of Downs, a local Cleveland organization that supports Clev...

Long time [U]Tech employee Pete Babic passes away

Katharine Toledo, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Campus Insider, Faculty Insight, News

This week, the Case Western Reserve University community mourned the passing of University Technology employee Pete Babic, who passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 24 at the age of 60. Babic, an applications developer in [U]Tech, had been a CWRU employee for over 30 years. Babic spearheaded the [U]Tech Software Cente...

Multicultural Dinner bridges diversity, inclusion

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Campus Insider, Events & Talks, News

The International and Multicultural Exchange (TIME) held its first Multicultural Dinner on Sunday night from 6 to 8 p.m. “The purpose of the Multicultural Dinner was to bring students of varying backgrounds together to celebrate and learn about different cultures in our community through food and t...

Student organization supports pre-medical students, provides key resources

Justin Hu, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Campus Insider, Clubs & Organizations, News, Top Stories

For premedical students, it can be a struggle sorting through the overwhelming amount of information they are presented with the moment they step foot on campus. The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), the largest and oldest group of physicians-in-training in the country, is an organization tha...

Student Sustainability Council keeps campus clean

Justin Hu, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under Campus Insider, Clubs & Organizations, News

While the Student Sustainability Council (SSC) may not have the most visible presence on campus, its efforts have had a huge impact on the Case Western Reserve University community. The SSC runs similarly to a club, but being an ad-hoc council under Undergraduate Student Government (USG) means that it ...

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