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The Observer endorses Gray, Goldberg for USG elections

Editorial Board

April 5, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

For the past several years, The Observer has endorsed candidates running for positions in the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) executive elections, which will run April 6th and 7th. Students can vote on OrgSync. Our endorsement committee was made of five select members of the Editorial Boa...

Editorial: IFC/Panhel should create a committee to allot rollover

Editorial: IFC/Panhel should create a committee to allot rollover

Editorial Board

April 1, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Imagine that you were handed $66,000 and were able to use it to improve the Tinkham Veale University Center (TVUC). What would you do? This decision currently sits before the presidents of the Interfraternity Congress and the Panhellenic Council, Will Oldham and Gina Belli, respectively. An allegedly...

Mather needs a makeover

Mather needs a makeover

Editorial Board

March 25, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

When the provost announced that Yost would be toast in a couple years and that a new sciences building would replace it, we had mixed feelings. We are fortunate to be an innovative community constantly building, but we must remember that many small improvements to current structures can easily outweigh...

Let’s not further complicate student group funding

Let’s not further complicate student group funding

March 18, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

We drew a diagram (above) displaying the proposed Student Executive Council (SEC) restructure plan. Are you a bit confused by it? Because we were at first. The SEC Reform Task Force shouldn’t offer the current overly complex proposal to the SEC on March 31. The Editorial Board believes that the...

Editorial: Our take on Thwing’s identity crisis

Editorial: Our take on Thwing’s identity crisis

Editorial Board

February 26, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The construction for the Microsoft HoloLens classroom behind Thwing Center, near the entrance to the Tinkham Veale University Center has been going on for months. Not long ago, the situation was reversed; it was TVUC that was under construction, and we voiced concerns about how space was being used within it...

Editorial: CWRU should pay for security cameras in Strosacker

Editorial: CWRU should pay for security cameras in Strosacker

Editorial Board

February 19, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The campus buildings on the quads are safe, right? The idea that there is a Case Western Reserve University building that isn’t watched over by CWRU security or the university’s police department seems ridiculous. But, as CWRU Film Society found out on Feb. 4, that is the reality of Strosacker...

Editorial: Administrators should provide key information in advance of forums

Editorial Board

February 5, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

When we saw President Barbara R. Snyder’s email on Jan. 25 concerning changes to modify the admissions process, we weren’t sure what to expect. A couple paragraphs down, it became clear that this email was sent to promote discussion about the need-aware debate, rather than announce that a decision...

Editorial: Pijan awards meant to build community, now restrictive instead

Observer Staff

January 29, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

A lack of inclusivity is something the University frowns upon here on campus. The extracurriculars you take part in or what you do with your free time is not a cause for ostracism at Case Western Reserve University. That’s why the requirements for two of the Dr. Dorothy Pijan Student Leadership...

McKenna: Students were not truly heard during tobacco-free policy debate

Mike McKenna

January 22, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

In a Letter to the Editor last week, Vice President of Student Affairs Lou Stark strongly criticized our coverage of the Faculty Senate’s vote to make the campus tobacco-free. Our front page article from the Dec. 4 issue titled “Faculty Senate approves campus-wide tobacco ban without student input”...

Editor’s Note: Tamir Rice case highlights why all elections, even primaries, matter

Mike McKenna

January 15, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Over the past year, Cleveland as a community has had to come to terms with the shooting of 12-year old Tamir Rice by police officer Timothy Loehmann. Not only has this black child’s death frustrated the city’s populace during a time this country is grappling with race relations and accusations...

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