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Results of tobacco free referendum withheld for further review

Celia Wan, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2016

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

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...

RAs not being offered free summer housing due to RNC

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

April 15, 2016

Plans to house “peace officers” during the upcoming Republican National Convention (RNC) in Case Western Reserve University residence halls have upset many of next year’s residential assistants (RAs), who in the past had been offered free summer housing as part of their compensation package. Next...

Philanthropy brings sexual assault awareness to campus

Philanthropy brings sexual assault awareness to campus

Adithi Iyengar, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2016

Alpha Chi Omega and Delta Chi have partnered up to bring the annual Walk a Mile in her Shoes Event to campus on Sunday, April 17, during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The core of the event is community members coming together to walk in heels in order to gain empathy for what women experience in...

Variety Show skit sparks campus debate on free speech

Variety Show skit sparks campus debate on free speech

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

April 14, 2016

An open letter penned by three members of the Latinx community has sparked a campuswide debate about free speech and political correctness that has affected Greek life as well as the campus community at large. The letter, which was sent to various student groups for signatures of support via email, was...

A day in the life of Doctor Doomsday

A day in the life of Doctor Doomsday

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

April 8, 2016

The doomsday doctor is average height, with short, buzzed hair and medium blue scrubs he can’t stop untying and retying. His wristwatch uses military time. He has a cold, and he keeps blowing his nose; his trash can is more than two-thirds full with tissues already, and he’s only been at his shift...

Dog Days philanthropy will bring pups to campus

Dog Days philanthropy will bring pups to campus

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

April 8, 2016

For students who want to “paws” their frantic studying and take some time to support dogs in need, this year Delta Sigma Phi’s Dog Days philanthropy will be expanding from one day to an entire week of events. The week will kick off on Monday, April 18 with cookies on sale in the Tinkham Veale...

Sorting out the answer

Brian Johnson, Constributing reporter

April 8, 2016

When professors have to hand back exams to classes of 100 or more students in lecture halls like Strosacker or Rockefeller, a common practice is to have the class line up while the professor searches a stack of unsorted exams, one by one, until every student has their test. This method, however, is...

Maltz Center looks to serve CWRU community

Maltz Center looks to serve CWRU community

Jeniece Montellano, Web editor

April 8, 2016

Two Greek Week events this year were hosted at Cleveland’s newest performing arts center. The Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at The Temple-Tifereth Israel was chosen by the Greek Week committee because it’s part of Case Western Reserve University. However the initial estimate was more...

USG hosts open forum on university’s tobacco-free proposal

Hunter Overstreet, Staff reporter

April 8, 2016

On Friday, April 1 in Strosacker Auditorium, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) hosted an open forum on the university’s proposed tobacco-free policies. Walking around to the less than 20 students in the auditorium, a USG representative handed out speaking cards to those interested in speaking...

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