The Observer

Editorial: Semester Grades

April 27, 2012

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A for Alzheimer’s Disease Research Breakthrough: The Case Western Reserve University community was in good spirits during the month of February, when the CWRU School of Medicine announced a key research breakthrough in Alzheimer’s disease. CWRU professor of neurosciences Gary Landreth and his research...

Editorial: University’s attentiveness to student life leaves room for improvement

April 20, 2012

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Case Western Reserve University’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) recently announced the winning proposals for its Student Life Improvement Grant (SLIG). Typically valued at around $10,000, the grant offers an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty members, to submit their improvement...

Editorial: Good books, bad coffee

April 13, 2012

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It has been nearly a month since the new Barnes & Noble opened its doors, and students have had a chance to visit the new store and evaluate it. It seems that students are more than satisfied with the bookstore – and less than satisfied with the Starbucks inside. Most students agree the Barnes...

Editorial: Programming with student interests in mind

April 6, 2012

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University Program Board (UPB) hosts a wide variety of events on campus, from weekly Thwing Tuesdays and Spot Nights to yearly concerts. While most of these events are well-attended and highly successful, students have complained that the artists UPB brings to campus are not aligned with their musical...

Editorial: Veering from engineering

March 30, 2012

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Case Western Reserve University has an excellent reputation as an engineering school, and the majority of its undergraduates are engineering majors. But CWRU is much more than engineering. It offers world-class programs in nursing, management, and business. Its School of Medicine recently published a ...

Editorial: Students warned of alert system change

March 23, 2012

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Last week, Rave Mobile Safety replaced CaseWARN as Case Western Reserve University’s text and voice messaging alert system, which informs students of emergencies and university closures due to inclement weather. Although the name is arguably less snazzy, Rave has a good reputation as a higher education...

Editorial: think[box]: beyond the possible

March 9, 2012

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Many Case Western Reserve University students may not be familiar with the relatively new think[box] – which is a shame, considering the virtually unlimited possibilities think[box] will (in theory) open on campus. The university website calls think[box] “an engine of entrepreneurial growth”...

Editorial: Rolling in the dough

March 2, 2012

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After USG announced a $48,000 rollover this time last year, we expected to see a much tighter budget in the future. Instead, USG wound up with a whopping $55,000 left over at the end of last semester. This has certainly raised eyebrows, as well as concerns about how USG allocates its money. Students...

Editorial: Keen and green or in between?

February 24, 2012

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With Recyclemania looming on the horizon – and Case Western Reserve University’s embarrassing past performances still fresh in our memory – now is a good time to discuss sustainability. CWRU claims to be at the forefront of “green” initiatives, but do the students, staff, and faculty really...

Editorial: Parking problems highlight student attitude

February 17, 2012

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Parking sucks. At least, that’s what most students who have a car on campus seem to think. Long-term permits are expensive, short-term spots are hard to find, and the chances of being ticketed seem unusually high. No one likes to pay for parking, and these parking issues are inevitable in just about an...

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