The Observer

Snyder and Stark discuss future of campus housing at RHA meeting

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

February 12, 2016


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University President Barbara R. Snyder and Vice President of Student Affairs Lou Stark recently spoke at a meeting of the Residence Hall Association (RHA), discussing the future of campus housing. On-campus housing as a priority Snyder repeatedly espoused the benefits of on-campus housing, stating...

Student awards become inclusive of more organizations

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

February 12, 2016


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Following student feedback on the requirements for two of the Dr. Dorothy Pijan Student Leadership Awards, the Student Leadership Awards Committee has voted to broaden the range of students who are eligible to win them. Before this vote, the “Outstanding Club/Organization Member” and “Outstanding...

Cleveland asks Tamir Rice’s estate for $500

Kushagra Gupta, Opinion Editor

February 12, 2016


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Cleveland asks Tamir Rice’s estate for $500 The city of Cleveland has filed a creditor’s notice to Tamir Rice’s estate for emergency medical services. The Ohio Revised Code allows for the filing, as the medical services were considered the “last dying expense of the [person who has died].” ...

Experts weigh in on Zika virus in Cleveland

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016


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This past week, a woman who recently returned from a trip to Haiti became Ohio’s first victim of the Zika virus, and soon thereafter a man coming back from Haiti to Stark County, Ohio, became its second. Taking the public spotlight just a year after the Ebola crisis, the Zika virus is now causing...

Provost presents on increased tuition and CWRU’s expenses

Ashley Chan, Public Relations Manager

February 12, 2016


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Students and faculty gathered in Strosacker Auditorium with Provost W. A. “Bud” Baeslack for Pizza with the Provost on Friday, Feb. 4, to hear about updates to Case Western Reserve University’s initiatives and discuss tuition and room and board rates for the 2016-2017 academic year. Baeslack...

Fraternity brothers upset by Greek Life sanctions

Fraternity brothers upset by Greek Life sanctions

Anastazia Vanisko, Copy Editor

February 5, 2016


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The Greek Life Office (GLO) aims to create a “culture of care” within Greek Life, meaning that they want chapters to work towards self-improvement and bettering the community. However after the membership reviews undergone by Sigma Phi Epsilon (Sig Ep), Phi Kappa Psi and Delta Tau Delta (Delt), some...

First annual CWRU Convening will provide a safe space for conversation

Anastazia Vanisko, Copy Editor

February 5, 2016


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On Feb. 12 from 4-8 p.m., Case Western Reserve University will host CWRU Convening, an opportunity for students, staff, faculty and alumni of the African diaspora, the global community of people with African heritage, to come together in a safe space and discuss the issues that affect them. In a safe...

SIS graduation requirements are “not met” for many seniors

Hunter Overstreet, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2016


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It’s the email every soon-to-be-graduating student hates to see: “IMPORTANT: Spring (May) 2016 Degree Requirements are Not Satisfied.” The email proceeds to inform the many students who receive it that they are missing some element needed for a May graduation according to the Student Information...

Economics professor, back from Washington D.C., teaches from experience

Aneeka Ayyar, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2016


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After spending a year working at The White House, Susan Helper, the Frank Tracy Carlton professor of economics, had some eye-opening experiences to share with students. For one thing, she says that President Barack Obama is very sophisticated even off script, and he looks just like he does on television. Helper...

Ten years after its creation, SAGES program under review

Ten years after its creation, SAGES program under review

Celia Wan, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2016


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When English Professor Michael Clune started college as a first generation college student, he wanted to be a lawyer. However, after being exposed to various courses under his school’s distribution requirements, he felt that a whole new world was open to him. “It felt like freedom,” Clune says...

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