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President Snyder addresses OSU attack

Shreya Ravindran, Staff Reporter
December 9
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On Nov. 28, a dim Monday morning in Columbus, Ohio, police cars and ambulances rushed with crime scene tapes and a bomb squad truck to Ohio State University (OSU). A student at the university had unexpectedly attacked students who were returning from their Thanksgiving breaks, critically injuring 11 ...

Low faculty salaries spark concerns

Celia Wan, News Editor
December 9
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Eighty-five percent of the tenured or tenure-track faculty at Case Western Reserve University receive average salaries that are at or below the 15th percentile of Association of American Universities (AAU), while no substantial increase in faculty salaries has been seen since 2008. These statistics, d...

Lunar New Year celebrates cultural diversity

Lunar New Year celebrates cultural diversity

Mia Huang, Staff Reporter
December 9
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After enjoying homemade turkey and a good time with family during the Thanksgiving break, students are already looking forward to winter break. For some Case Western Reserve University students, Christmas is an important holiday. Other students with different cultural backgrounds celebrate this holi...

Costume reignites campus debate on free speech

Costume reignites campus debate on free speech

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter
December 9
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In The Observer on Nov. 30, fourth-year student and Radical Student Union President Gabriel Murcia wrote a letter to the editor outlining his efforts to seek an administrative response to an incident he witnessed at a Halloween party. A member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity chose to wear a serape, a type ...

USG Feedback Friday expands reach

USG Feedback Friday expands reach

Hilda Yang, Staff Reporter
December 9
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Every Friday around noon, USG representatives set up a table at the Sears Building, hand out surveys to students and answer questions regarding USG and its current projects. Led by the USG Public Relations Committee, Feedback Friday has been implemented for years and recently expanded and developed to gain ...

Not so home for the holidays

Not so home for the holidays

Prottusha Sarkar, Staff Reporter
December 2
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Thanksgiving can be summed up in one word: home. For some, their homes are here in Cleveland. For others, home is a short plane ride away. But here at Case Western Reserve University, about 16 percent of the students are international. Their homes are in Buenos Aires and Beijing, places thousands of mi...

UHCS, KSL team up to host relaxation sessions

UHCS, KSL team up to host relaxation sessions

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter
December 2
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“Just breathe” is simply not advice professors give to their students before tests. Beginning Nov. 18, University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) and ConnectCWRU teamed up with Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) to offer students relaxation sessions at the library before and during the final exam we...

USG funds the masses

Aquene Kimmel, Staff Reporter
December 2
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The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) recently approved the Mass Funding for spring 2017. This year, organizations funded by USG submitted a total request for almost twice as much money as USG planned to allocate in their mass funding process. Each organization’s budget went through five rounds...

#GivingTuesdayatCWRU Celebrates the Season of Giving

#GivingTuesdayatCWRU Celebrates the Season of Giving

Roxanne Yang, Staff Reporter
December 2
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Following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is an international day of giving that was first launched in 2012. At Case Western Reserve University, this tradition is celebrated by the Annual Giving office, which just hosted its fourth #GivingTuesdayatCWRU fundraising event on Nov. 29. ...

The Social Justice Institute: six years dedicated to equality

The Social Justice Institute: six years dedicated to equality

Christopher Nguyen, Staff Reporter
December 2
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Inclusiveness and diversity are two of Case Western Reserve University’s core values outlined in the Strategic Plan. The Social Justice Institute (SJI), an on-campus organization, is leading the charge on this end, with the mission statement of “working toward equal access to opportunity for all people throug...

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