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Petition calls for university protection of undocumented Latinx population

Petition calls for university protection of undocumented Latinx population

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff Reporter
December 2
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The bitterly-contested, vitriolic presidential election of 2016 has brought a hyperfocus on social issues that have had profound influence on the nation. One of them—specifically the question of illegal immigration—has raised concerns on the Case Western Reserve University campus. President-elect Dona...

Students and Bon Appétit communicate directly at food forum

Students and Bon Appétit communicate directly at food forum

Hilda Yang, Staff Reporter
December 2
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On Nov. 9, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) had a food forum with Bon Appétit. The purpose of this forum was to facilitate communication between students and the staff of Bon Appétit Management and to improve the dining environment on campus. Representatives from USG made several sugges...

New residence hall, The Village won Energy Reduction Competition

Mia Huang, Staff Reporter
December 2
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The energy reduction competition, hosted by the Office for Sustainability and sponsored by the Residence Hall Association, was concluded on Nov. 18 with an outdoor unplugged party. The Village at 115th and the new Stephanie Tubbs Jones Residence Hall (STJ), formerly known as “the new residence hal...

Contentious election continues division on campus

Contentious election continues division on campus

Henry Bendon, Contributing Reporter
December 2
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The aftermath of the 2016 presidential election has included riots, vigils, mass protest and social media movements. By many accounts, America remains even more divided after the election then it did in the polarizing months leading up to Nov. 8. Case Western Reserve University is not immune to this wave of d...

Former fraternity house will soon house Pi Beta Phi

Miriam Ridge, Staff Reporter
December 2
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Over the past few weeks, the Greek Life Office (GLO) has been sifting through the applications of eligible chapters on campus who are all vying for one thing: a chance to have a house of their own. On Sep. 29, Sigma Phi Epsilon’s charter was revoked, leaving their Murray Hill Road house vacant. Last mo...

Provost considers granting credits for experiential learning

Tian Yang, Staff Reporter
November 18
Filed under Campus Insider, News

Experiential learning is a studying process in which students attend activities, analyze their experiences and learn from their own choices. As experiential learning gains more and more attention, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is working with the Provost Commission on Undergraduate Experience (CU...

Student Affairs releases strategic plan midway report

Shreya Ravindran, Staff Reporter
November 18
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During the past several years, the Division of Student Affairs at Case Western Reserve University has developed multiple assessment strategies and produced annual reports to track the overall progress of the university. In November, Student Affairs announced the completion of the 2014-2017 Midway Progres...

New York Times journalist speaks on election

Miriam Ridge, Staff Reporter
November 18
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Exhausted. Broken. Emboldened. There was a broad range of feelings hanging in the air in the Game Room of the Tinkham Veale University Center on Tuesday evening, Nov. 15, at Roxane Gay’s discussion “Trump and Trauma: Feminism, Vulnerable Lives and Power.” Despite this, Gay’s sardonic humor cu...

Despite friction, USG, UDC see unity ahead

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter
November 18
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In The Observer on Nov. 4, two USG representatives wrote a letter to the editor calling for the dissolution of the Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative (UDC). This letter triggered several responses from various student organizations in the weeks that followed. However, despite the opposing views mult...

Students spark discussion about the “Culture of STEM”

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter
November 18
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SPARC [conversations], a student group, held its first-ever scholarship competition on Nov. 12. The event began with a TED Talk-style conference that featured 12 speakers from a range of disciplines and backgrounds, and culminated with SPARC [scholarships], an event which featured six student speakers c...

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