The Observer

First annual CWRU Convening will provide a safe space for conversation

Anastazia Vanisko, Copy Editor

February 5, 2016

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

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

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

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...

Israel’s CWRU to bring refugee Jonathan Elkhoury to speak on campus

Kushagra Gupta, Opinion Editor

January 31, 2016

Recently formed student group Israel’s CWRU will be hosting Lebanese refugee Jonathan Elkhoury for a talk on campus this week. He will speak and take part in a question and answer session on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. in Guilford House about his experience growing up in Israel. Elkhoury is no...

USG speakers present on tuition increases, tobacco-free policy

Celia Wan and Aquene Kimmel

January 29, 2016

At the General Assembly meeting of the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) on Jan. 26, two guest speakers spoke about two recent controversial campus issues: tuition increases and the tobacco-free policy. Provost Bud Baeslack discusses tuition increases According to Baeslack, the university...

Housing Task Force examines housing costs

Jeniece Montellano, Social Media Editor

January 29, 2016

In an effort to further include student voices in discussions concerning campus housing, a task force has taken action to involve as much of the student body as possible in an informative survey. Vice President of Student Affairs Lou Stark created the Undergraduate Housing Task Force in response to...

Professor working to make faster matter scanner

Kalli Schumacher, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2016

Earlier this year, Ozan Akkus, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, received a $280,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to create a new piece of imaging equipment, to be called FastRAM, that will be able to analyze materials over 100 times faster than current instruments can....

Nominations open for student and faculty awards

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016

Every year students and faculty members are recognized with awards, for which they are nominated by other members of the Case Western Reserve University community. Now, as the semester is underway, nominations are open for several awards covering a wide range of student and teacher accomplishments. For...

Discounts returning to the NRV Starbucks

Discounts returning to the NRV Starbucks

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

January 29, 2016

Discounts will be returning to the Starbucks in the Village at 115th, but only during happy hour. The discount, which will make any handcrafted espresso beverage only $2.50 with your own mug, will be available during “green hours” on Mondays from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30...

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