The Observer

Security alerts keep the campus on its toes

Security alerts keep the campus on its toes

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

November 11, 2016


Filed under Campus Insider, News, Top Stories

Case Western Reserve University security alerts, sent out by the CWRU Police and Security Services to notify the CWRU community of any kind of security incident, have recently experienced a spike in number. Eight alerts were issued in October alone, and there have been a total of 14 incidents reporte...

Campaigning for Clinton, actor Adam Scott made appearance on campus

Campaigning for Clinton, actor Adam Scott made appearance on campus

Samhitha Cinthala, Contributing Reporter

September 30, 2016


Filed under Campus Insider, News

If you’ve seen “Parks and Recreation,” you most definitely will know the calzone-loving politician and former Pawnee city manager, Ben Wyatt, played by actor Adam Scott. But what you might not know is how similar Scott and Wyatt are in reality, as both are mature and oriented towards their comm...

Economics Professors join students to watch the first presidential debate

Miriam Ridge, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2016


Filed under Campus Insider, News

In typical Case Western Reserve University fashion, Monday night’s presidential debate watch party at Leutner Commons began with a technical difficulty. From a missing VGA cord to a green display, and then to a lack of audio, it felt like the odds were against us. Luckily, in typical CWRU fashion, the st...

Humans vs. Zombies resumes this fall

Tian Yang, Contributing Reporter

September 30, 2016


Filed under Campus Insider, News

The virus is spreading and there is no way to contain the epidemic. More and more people are being infected. How can humans survive? On Oct. 5, the semesterly showdown between Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ) will take place on Case Western Reserve University campus. After taking a break last semester, HvZ resu...

CWRU Sierra Club member lobbies for clean energy

CWRU Sierra Club member lobbies for clean energy

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2016


Filed under Campus Insider, News

During their time at Case Western Reserve University, most students do not expect to lobby members of the United States Congress. That is exactly what fourth-year student Jack Turner found himself doing last March on behalf of the Sierra Club. An environmental studies and economics major, Turner is the Vice...

Talk on microaggression echoes the spirit of Diversity 360

Shivalika Keni, Contributing Reporter

September 16, 2016


Filed under Campus Insider, News

In an effort to make Case Western Reserve University a more inclusive and diverse campus, the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity developed a new program in the fall of 2015 called “Diversity 360.” On Sept. 1...

Study Abroad: Financially accessible?

Study Abroad: Financially accessible?

Jasmine Gallup, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2016


Filed under Campus Insider, News

With universities across the country getting increasingly competitive about attracting prospective students, or ‘prospies,’ one of the things that’s getting the spotlight on almost every campus tour is the seemingly omnipresent study abroad program. The ease with which students can travel inter...

Student organization introduces initiative for residence hall name change

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2016


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The newest residence hall, located at 1576 E. 115th St., will soon be named in honor of the late Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, after the Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees unanimously approved the decision in mid-August. The proposal came to the board after #webelonghere, a student ...

CWRU Annual Constitution Day program will discuss marijuana legalization and federalism

Ashley Chan, Director of Web and Multimedia

September 16, 2016


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Third-year student Elijah Newcomb hadn’t heard of Constitution Day until his first year here at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), but now he serves to bring discussion on the U.S. Constitution to CWRU’s campus. On Sept. 19 from 4 to 5:30  p.m., CWRU will hold its annual Constitution Day ...

Longer break and late night exams

Shreya Ravindran, Contributing Reporter

September 16, 2016


Filed under Campus Insider, News

On September 7, the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Jeffrey Wolcowitz, announced important changes to the 2016 to 2017 final exam schedule and the new Course Time Slot Grid. Break between classes is extended, new course time slots are added and more exam times are accommodated in one exam day. St...

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