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Alumni panel discusses the benefits of a humanities degree

Alumni panel discusses the benefits of a humanities degree

Josef Schiedt, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2017


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In an environment geared toward hard science and pre-professional programs, it can be hard to see the benefit of studying the humanities. Five Case Western Reserve University alumni were brought together on Monday, Oct. 2 for a panel discussion on working with a humanities degree.Two of the paneli...

CWRU student, Dreamer speaks out for DACA

CWRU student, Dreamer speaks out for DACA

Lyndsey Cole, News Editor

October 6, 2017


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The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was repealed in September by the Trump administration, leading to student protests at Case Western Reserve University, as previously reported by The Observer. Those who benefit from the DACA program are often called Dreamers, because they ...

Heat wave hits campus

Heat wave hits campus

Lyndsey Cole, News Editor

September 29, 2017


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The fall season began with a week of record-breaking temperatures nearing 90 degrees. Students shuffled between classes in the sweltering heat. Public schools in the Cleveland area without air conditioning closed due to the high temperatures, but CWRU students trudged through the muggy September air...

Cleveland Catchup

Lyndsey Cole, News Editor

September 29, 2017


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Akron communities receive grant to fund revitalization At a gathering celebrating one year since the creation of the Well Community Development  Corporation, a nonprofit working to strengthen struggling neighborhoods in Akron, attendees also celebrated the recent awarding of $720,000 Knight Foundation...

Construction continues on Nord Family Greenway

Construction continues on Nord Family Greenway

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2017


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When students came back to Case Western Reserve University this year, they were greeted with a construction site outside of the Tinkham Veale University Center (TVUC), in the place of the old Freiberger Field. This Wednesday, Sept. 27, things began to look a little better. The field, which is closed for ...

Political science student brings transatlantic think-tank to campus

Political science student brings transatlantic think-tank to campus

Lyndsey Cole and Josef Scheidt

September 29, 2017


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Returning from a semester abroad in Germany, Rita Maricocchi was inspired to bring a taste of European politics back to Case Western Reserve University. On Sept. 24, students gathered in the interactive classroom at Stephanie Tubbs Jones Residence Hall to discuss the start of a new chapter of European...

Dinner in the Dark raises awareness for the visually impaired

Nahee Kim, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2017


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The eighth annual Dinner in the Dark was presented by student organization Case for Sight at Excelsior Ballroom in Thwing Center on Friday, Sept. 22. Dinner in the Dark, which sought to raise awareness for the vision impaired, hosted a guest speaker, followed by a dinner portion in which attendees were...

Lawsuit against CWRU challenges Title IX investigation, alleges gender bias

Lawsuit against CWRU challenges Title IX investigation, alleges gender bias

Kevin Smith, Executive Editor

September 29, 2017


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Members of Case Western Reserve University’s administration faced four charges in a lawsuit by a former student, referred to as John Doe, and prominent Title IX attorney, Andrew Miltenberg. Judge Donald Nugent of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, dismissed three of the claims filed ...

Room condition reports go paperless

Roxanne Yang, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2017


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Students who live on campus have become familiar with the written Room Condition Report (RCR), but this year, the RCR is beginning its transition to the twenty-first century and going online. Students are required to submit RCRs at the beginning of their occupancy, to note items that were broken or...

SPR looks to the year ahead

Lyndsey Cole, News Editor

September 29, 2017


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    Caroline Gray (top) is the chair of the Student Presidents Roundtable (SPR), Garret Oester (center) is the advisor to the SPR and Lily Trambley (bottom) is the secretary of the SPR and a member of the Allocations Committee. The Student Presidents’ Roundtable (SPR) began initiating plans for the academic y...

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