The Observer

Student Sustainability Council keeps campus clean

Justin Hu, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under Campus Insider, News, Student Clubs & Organizations

While the Student Sustainability Council (SSC) may not have the most visible presence on campus, its efforts have had a huge impact on the Case Western Reserve University community. The SSC runs similarly to a club, but being an ad-hoc council under Undergraduate Student Government (USG) means that it ...

Those at risk in good hands with EMS

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under News, Student Clubs & Organizations

The Case Western Reserve University Emergency Medical Service (EMS) have been responding to campus emergencies since 2005. Operating two ambulances, CWRU EMS cooperates with the CWRU Police Department, CWRU Public Safety, University Hospitals and municipal agencies to keep the community healthy and ...

Sustaining dialogue

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under Campus Insider, News

“We try to do the right thing at the right time,” said President Barbara Snyder at Tuesday evening’s community conversation about neo-Nazi flyers found over Thanksgiving break on campus. She began the talk by addressing recent months’ disturbing spike in anti-Semitic acts across the coun...

Innovation, creativity cultivated by Design for America

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under Campus Insider, News, Student Clubs & Organizations

Case Western Reserve University offers an environment where students from a variety of backgrounds can become involved in creating and designing innovative projects. One organization which offers just that is CWRU’s chapter of Design For America. The group works to solve issues and work for social change throu...

History department to search for Postdoctoral Fellow in African-American history

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Campus Insider, News

In January, the department of history will begin searching for a postdoctoral fellow in African-American History. This announcement, which will impact the 2019-20 academic year, comes more than a month after an open letter surfaced among the campus community calling on the central administration to f...

Thanksgiving weekend gives much needed break before finals

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under Campus Insider, News

Thanksgiving break was a welcome respite from schoolwork for students. It also gave them a chance to recharge before finals and spend time with friends and family back home. This took place in many different ways for students from Cleveland and beyond.   Case Western Reserve University students tra...

Student spotlight: English major publishes poetry book

Justin Hu, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under News, Student Spotlight

Third-year student Andrea Doe always had an affinity for literature; the English major recalls reading classics such as the Harry Potter series as a child and writing poetry in elementary school. However, it wasn’t until mid-high school that Doe took the hobby more seriously, and it was just within the last...

Culture against sexual violence examined at Green Dot presentation

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Events & Talks, News

In light of movements such as #MeToo gaining momentum in society, college organizations such as Green Dot have become ever more visible and important in promoting a culture against sexual violence. The Green Dot program focuses on improving awareness and involvement for efforts pushing against pow...

UPB hosts movie night

Jack Heneghan, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Events & Talks, News

Coping with looming exams can be stressful, making many students want to just curl up with a nice movie. That’s exactly what the University Program Board (UPB) invited everyone to do on Friday, Nov. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. when they hosted the UPBreakfast Club at The Spot. On its Facebook page, the event encouraged s...

Panel calls on CWRU to increase campus safety, eliminate racial bias

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Events & Talks, Inside the Circle, News

On Nov. 12, SPARC[conversations] and the Black Student Union hosted a discussion panel called “It’s Us vs. The Problem” to encourage discussion about the topic of police enforcement and police presence on campus. Recent incidents, including the shooting of a third-year student outside the Phi Delta T...

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