The Observer

CWRU mourns, celebrates Justine Boyle

Grace Howard, Copy Editor

April 12, 2019

On Friday, April 5 the memorial celebration for Justine Boyle was held at the Amasa Stone Chapel. Though the occasion for the gathering was tragic, the message of the afternoon was one of hope and love, focusing on celebrating life rather than mourning the loss of it. Dozens of students and s...

La Alianza introduces petition to establish Latin American studies major

La Alianza introduces petition to establish Latin American studies major

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019

La Alianza, Case Western Reserve University’s undergraduate Latinx student organization, recently began circulating a petition aimed at encouraging the university to establish a Latin American and Latinx studies major. Advocates believe adding this major will reinforce CWRU values, increase faculty r...

Holi takes CWRU

Holi takes CWRU

Maryam Iqbal, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019

If anyone were to look at Freiberger Field in the days following Saturday, April 6, they would see a riot of colors. Purple, blue and pink smears of powder across the field were the only remnants of the annual Holi event. A joint venture between the Center for International Affairs, the Office of Multicul...

Breaking new ground

Breaking new ground

April 5, 2019

Case Western Reserve University professor Darin Croft has a new exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH). The exhibit, titled “Mammal Mysteries of South America,'' highlights Croft’s work in the Quebrada Honda region in Bolivia. Several fossils found at the site were displayed at the exhibit,...

Students play campus-wide game

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2019

Case Western Reserve University students and faculty are playing another game of Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ) from March 27 to April 5. HvZ is open to all members of the CWRU community. As of press time, there are 102 players in CWRU HvZ spring 2019 game. HvZ is a game that was started at Goucher College, Maryland in f...

Office of Multicultural Affairs to host annual Unity Banquet

Grace Howard, Copy Editor

April 5, 2019

On Friday, April 12, the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) will host its 29th Annual Unity Banquet & Scholarship Dinner. The banquet is a celebration of the academic accomplishments of underrepresented minority students and graduating students at Case Western Reserve University. The evening ...

Survey on sexual assault, misconduct on campus sent to CWRU students

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

This is the message the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women (FSMCW) works to spread, primarily in the context of sexual misconduct. This past week, undergraduate, graduate and professional students were sent a survey about sexual assault and misconduct on campus, pioneered by outside organizations A...

Naomi Oreskes: Climate change is more than a scientific problem

Jordan Reif, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, in partnership with local museums and educational institutions, welcomed Harvard University’s Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences Naomi Oreskes to campus last week as part of the annual Cleveland Humanit...

Ohio heartbeat bill continues to its second hearing in the House

Grace Howard

March 29, 2019

This past Tuesday the Ohio House of Representatives Health Committee heard over 50 witness testimonies in the second hearing about Senate Bill 23, or the Ohio Heartbeat Bill. This bill would make abortions illegal as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks into a pr...

CWRU mourns with New Zealand

CWRU mourns with New Zealand

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

Dozens of students and community members congregated along Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) Oval for a candlelight vigil this past Thursday to show solidarity and respect for the victims of the recent New Zealand mosque shootings. The vigil was organized by the Muslim Student Association (MSA) and included ...

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