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Editorial: Changes to Commuter Lounge first step in inclusivity

September 15, 2017


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It might be a relatively small, hidden space, but the recently renovated Commuter Lounge is a big deal for many students. The lounge was refurbished with new armchairs and ottomans and is located in the west basement of Thwing Center. Its other amenities include two study rooms, a kitchenette, a ...

Editorial: Keep the diversity, inclusivity evolution going on campus

September 8, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

We’ve seen significant strides in the past few years toward a more diverse and inclusive campus. Initiatives such as Diversity 360, the Menstrual Health Task Force and the creation of the Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative (UDC) are all noteworthy steps in the right direction. Recently, Case W...

Editorial: Keep the discussion alive

August 25, 2017


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To all first-years and other newly enrolled students: welcome to our campus and the Case Western Reserve University community. And to returning students, welcome back. For those living on campus, don’t worry—it will soon start feeling like home. One of the best parts of attending CWRU is living in ...

Editorial: Semester grades

April 28, 2017


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Student Initiatives for Diversity and Inclusion: A Various organizations around campus came together to further support diversity and inclusion. This past winter, the Residence Hall Association launched their Winter Clothing Rental program to help students stay warm with money budgeted for the next ...

Moran: CWRU needs to take student safety seriously

Taylor Moran, Executive Editor

April 21, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

This past Sunday, April 16, what many believed was an immediate danger to the campus, fortunately turned out inconsequential to the campus. What isn’t so easily forgotten are the couple hours over which Case Western Reserve University did not inform its campus community of what we now know was nothing...

Editorial: The Observer endorses Tooke, Nicholas and Rao for the USG Elections

April 13, 2017


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The Observer endorses candidates running in the elections for the Undergraduate Student Government (USG). Elections run from Thursday, April 13 to April 14. Voting can be done through OrgSync. We endorsed candidates through a select committee of the Editorial Board: The Executive Editor, Directo...

Editorial: A guide for visiting prospective students

April 7, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Case Western Reserve University is ranked as one of the top academic institutions in the entire country, but prospective students already know that if they are considering CWRU. It shows that they obviously have an interest in going to an academically prestigious school. However, what incoming s...

Editorial: International Affairs cultivated care on campus

March 3, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Last Friday, the Center for International Affairs hosted a celebration of diversity in the lobby of Tomlinson Hall to kick off Case Western Reserve University’s own #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign. A printout of the hashtag was plastered on the wall, under multinational flags and next to messages enco...

Editorial: USG did well to push for release of students’ family income brackets

February 24, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

This past fall semester, Undergraduate Student Government (USG) passed Resolution 26-01 for the university to release the family income brackets of students receiving need-based aid. The resolution came in response to the University’s shift from need-blind admissions to need-aware based admissions ...

Editorial: New greenie stop was not thought out

February 17, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Earlier this semester, the Evening North Shuttle route shifted from stopping directly in front of Kelvin Smith Library’s main entrance to Thwing Center, requiring students to sometimes wait outside, over inside, for the shuttle. The Evening North Shuttle begins its route at 5:15 p.m. and circles until ...

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