The Observer

University technology upgrades, enhances online presence

Brian Schnell, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2018


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The Student Information System (SIS) is set to receive an upgrade over the 2018 summer break, while OrgSync is to be replaced by CampusGroups. Students can expect an enhanced user experience with SIS starting in the 2018-2019 academic year, and CampusGroups will also be implemented at that time as...

Professor discusses food choices, public health

Ibtesam Ghazy, Contributing Reporter

March 30, 2018


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As part of Health Symptoms Month, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University (NYU) Dr. Marion Nestle presented a talk concerning food issues and their effect on the political and geographical arena, entitled “Food Politics.” “It’s critical...

Volunteers send sunshine to children’s hospitals

Volunteers send sunshine to children’s hospitals

Katherine Broderick, Contributing Reporter

March 30, 2018


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Project Sunshine, a campus group which advocates for patients in local children’s hospitals, recently hosted its largest open-campus event of the semester, called Sending Sunshine, where student volunteers put together goodie bags for children in Cleveland hospitals. The goodie bags, which were...

Commission finalizing proposal for undergraduate experience

Dylan Rasmussen, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018


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The Provost’s Commission on the Undergraduate Experience (CUE) is in the process of writing a final report which will identify changes made to its Case Western Reserve University undergraduate experience initiative. CUE, formed in January 2016 by Provost William A. “Bud” Baeslack III, is “a...

Natural History Museum of Cleveland exhibit sets sail

Natural History Museum of Cleveland exhibit sets sail

Yugan Sakthi, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018


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The Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH) recently unveiled its newest exhibit, entitled “Sailing for Science: the Voyage of the Blossom.” It showcases dozens of original documents, reports, preserved specimens and photographs from the expedition of its own sail ship, the Blossom, which went...

New club walks through Cleveland

Matt Hooke, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018


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The Case Peripatetic Group (CPG) took its inaugural walk on Saturday, March 24 with a mission to get members to observe and learn about their surrounding areas. The club is based on the idea of learning while moving, and hopes to inspire students to go outside the confines of University Circle. “[The...

USG advocates transgender rights, proposes controversial resolution

Brian Schnell and Sophia Yakumithis

March 30, 2018


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This semester, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) continues to work on new resolutions to improve student experiences on campus. Most recently, USG has passed a resolution it hopes will promote a safe, welcoming campus environment for transgender students. Various representatives are also working...

Students rally against gun violence

Students rally against gun violence

Katharine Toledo, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018


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Thousands of people gathered at Cleveland’s Public Square on Saturday, March 24 for the March for Our Lives, a rally which protested gun violence and pushed for stricter gun control policies. The national March for Our Lives campaign was facilitated by a group of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas...

Ohio’s Planned Parenthood CEO discusses sexual education

Virginia Behmer, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018


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As part of the month-long Cleveland Humanities Festival, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio Iris E. Harvey visited campus to discuss comprehensive sex education. Her talk, “Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage: The Politics of Contraception and Sex Education,” was also a Dittrick...

Era of gun violence research emerges in New York, Washington

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018


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After the shooting in Parkland, Florida put school shootings and gun violence back into the national spotlight, the March For Our Lives movement has brought legislation on the issue back into the realm of possibility. One of the many issues involved in crafting gun reform legislation, however, is lack o...

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