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With residence hall delay response, housing fails us yet again

March 20, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Delayed. The news that the new residence hall wouldn’t be ready for the start of next school year hit selected emails on March 12, an unwelcome way to end spring breaks for a number of students. The email was sent by Associate Director for Residence Services Loretta Sexton to rising upperclassmen...

Housing strategies lack student focus

February 27, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Housing for the 2015-2016 school year is something that most students have been thinking about in recent weeks. Greek students have been getting emails about chapter housing, and those upperclassmen whose financial situations allow have been looking into off-campus rates. Pretty much every other student...

New diversity board: let’s take a SEC to think

February 20, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

In last week’s issue, we ran a letter to the editor from Brittany Chung and Precious Amoako arguing that Case Western Reserve University students need to add a new diversity board to the Student Executive Council (SEC). Their plan for this board is to take cultural and diversity-based student grou...

Speaking up on campus transportation concerns

February 5, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Campus transportation still has some room for improvement.

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Sparta your world

January 30, 2015


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The Undergraduate Student Government offers many benefits to student groups, including the new Sparta Resource Center.

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More than a Greek-only solution needed to solve CWRU’s sexual misconduct problem

January 23, 2015


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Although Greek Life has instituted seminars to help prevent sexual misconduct on campus, more than a Greek-only solution is needed.

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Semester Grades

December 5, 2014


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Transportation: D Greenies, which could be a lovely resource as the days get colder, have instead—as always—been unreliable and far from useful for all but the luckiest students; stories of them driving straight past students waiting at bus stops have been numerous. Students hoping to limit damage ...

This semester USG lives up to motto: “Students first”

November 21, 2014


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

In the 2005 animated movie “Robots,” there was a mantra repeated by several characters: “See a need, fill a need.” This semester, The Observer staff thinks that the Undergraduate Student Government has taken this phrase to heart. Students choosing their fall classes from the hundreds of classes...

With housing policy, financial aid fails to financially aid

November 14, 2014


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

A recent Businessinsider.com article ranked Case Western Reserve University’s dorms as the most expensive in Ohio higher education. Similarly, according to a poll on The Observer’s website, a whopping 78 percent of the 159 respondents said that the price of housing is too high for the quality th...

In honor of service

Katie Wieser, Executive Editor & Publisher

November 7, 2014


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

A little more than ten years ago, I stood in a room with a small crowd of people as all raised our right hand and recited our Oath of Enlistment for the first time. We were all there for different reasons. Some wanted to defend their country, some wanted to see the world, some were just there out of...

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