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Renowned historian visits campus, discusses Israeli history

Renowned historian visits campus, discusses Israeli history

Maryam Iqbal, Contributing Reporter

October 5, 2018


Filed under Events & Talks, Headlines, News, Top Stories

“Challenging popular narrative on the inside is seen as treason. My advisor warned me that as an Israeli Jew, I could have gotten out an easier way. I didn’t understand him then, and continued on my path which changed my life forever.” Co-sponsored by the Department of History, historian and social ...

CWRU reacts to Kavanaugh hearings

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Campus Insider, Headlines, News

With Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s eligibility for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States at stake, his highly impassioned testimony before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary last week sparked national debate as to whether or not the judge’s alleged sexual misconduct is re...

Former Apollo 11 scientist awarded ethics prize

Katharine Toledo, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Headlines, News

On Sept. 13 and 14, Case Western Reserve University hosted the winner of this year’s Inamori Ethics Prize, Farouk El-Baz, Ph.D. El-Baz spoke in a lecture entitled “Groundwater for Thirsty Lands,” which was followed by an academic symposium the next day. Since 2008, the Inamori Ethics Prize has bee...

CWRU falls in recent undergraduate rankings

CWRU falls in recent undergraduate rankings

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

September 14, 2018


Filed under Headlines, News, The State of CWRU, Top Stories

In U.S. News & World Report’s recently published 2019 Best Colleges lists, Case Western Reserve University came in at No. 42 for National Universities, a considerable dip from last year’s position of No. 37. This is the first time in eight years that the University has ranked below No. 40 on the ...

Martz: Thanksgiving is underrated

Paulina Martz, Columnist

November 17, 2017


Filed under Headlines, Opinion

In between the mourning of the end of the Internet’s favorite spooky night and the capitalist rush towards Christmas falls the perfectly pleasant, yet often forgotten, holiday of Thanksgiving. Muddled by the fact that Black Friday sales are pushed earlier and earlier each year and the commercial ga...

Communication chaos confuses CWRU

Communication chaos confuses CWRU

Kushagra Gupta and Celia Wan

April 17, 2017


Filed under Headlines, News, Top Stories

Puzzled by all the messages yesterday, April 16? A manhunt was underway in Cleveland but no one seemed to know what portions of the city were safe, or what the search meant for the Case Western Reserve University campus.  The Observer compiled a timeline of what happened when in region and wh...

Student Sustainability Council passes two USG resolutions

Student Sustainability Council passes two USG resolutions

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2016


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Campus may soon be losing plastic bottles and gaining sustainable energy. The Student Sustainability Council (SSC), an ad-hoc committee under the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), proposed two resolutions that were passed at the March 29 General Assembly meeting. Going forward, those two resolutions—A...

International dinner recognizes global CWRU

International dinner recognizes global CWRU

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

April 15, 2016


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Forty-five percent of undergraduate students at Case Western Reserve University in 2014-2015 studied abroad, and the university has nearly 2,100 international students. To celebrate the university’s internationalization, the Center for International Affairs held their second International Achievement...

Results of tobacco free referendum withheld for further review

Celia Wan, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2016


Filed under Headlines, News

Along with the ballots for the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) elections last week, students also voted on a referendum on the possible tobacco-free campus policy. The full results, which have not been released, are currently under review by the USG Student Life Committee. A summary of the statistics...

Lack of communication on Gender-Inclusive Housing upsets RHA, LGBT Center

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

April 15, 2016


Filed under Headlines, News

Issues with assigning second-year gender-inclusive housing (GIH) for the 2016-2017 school year have caused some discontent among members of both Case Western Reserve University’s Residence Hall Association (RHA) and LGBT Center. GIH, which was instituted on campus two years ago, is designed to allow...

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