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Clarifications regarding “An Open Letter to President Snyder”

October 7
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor: Two clarifications are in order regarding the recent screening by the Radical Student Union of the Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States, and the open letter to President Barbara Snyder by Hannah Pomerantz of Israel’s CWRU published on Sept. 30...

Letter to the Editor

Stephen Kerby
October 7
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

One of the prime motives of the Radical Student Union (RSU) here at Case Western Reserve University  is discussion, which is accomplished by bringing up perspectives seldom discussed in venerable institutions on a large scale. In that vein, RSU accomplished its goal; your response to RSU’s screen...

Letter to the editor

Amy Absher
September 30
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To my students, My decision to leave Case Western Reserve University finalized late in July, which means I didn't have a chance to say goodbye to most of you. I am grateful to the editors of The Observer for publishing this letter and offering me the chance to thank all of you. Moving to Cleveland ...

Letter to the editor

Leslie Clark
September 23
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, In the spirit of caring, along with student and staff safety in mind, I write this request to all students and staff who ride bikes along campus sidewalks. Please slow down. After several near misses over the past few weeks, I am asking folks to start using verbal signals when pas...

The university did not properly inform us of Adam Savage’s visit

Karthik Mohanarangan
May 7
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

The university informing no one of Adam Savage's presence is a colossal misstep, especially on the campus of a school that touts itself as an engineering school. Yes, there was a Daily article and information on the engineering school website, but from a practical standpoint, no one knew. Otherwise, we...

Gender Stereotypes Upheld by Greek Recruitment

Monica Hiller
April 22
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Recruitment for fraternities and sororities at Case Western Reserve University have very different rules, practices and focuses. Sororities go through what is called “Formal Recruitment,” where women must sign up to participate in a four day “mutual selection” process. This entails a very de...

About the Tobacco Free Policy

Krishna Mahadevan
April 22
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

In response to an opinion piece in the April 15 issue of The Observer by Kate Rasberry on the proposed Tobacco-Free Policy. The author of the opinion piece on the tobacco-free policy begins with a misleading statement, which does not set a great tone for the rest of the column. She implicitly cla...

In response to a skit by the Phi Delta Theta fraternity in the Greek Week Variety Show

April 14
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Editor’s Note: The following letter was sent to The Observer on Tuesday, April 12 at 1:38 p.m. and was made publicly available the same day. Those authors requested that students email latinosinsolidarity@gmail.com to sign it. At the time The Observer received it, the letter contained 154 signatures. A ma...

Oldham and Belli: In response to the Latinx open letter

Will Oldham and Gina Belli
April 14
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Editor’s Note: The following letter was sent to the Greek community on Tuesday, April 12, at 6:40 p.m. The Observer received it on the same day. To the Case Western Reserve University community, Our names are Will Oldham and Gina Belli, and we are the presidents of CWRU’s Interfraternity Congress (IFC)...

Hodowanec: Use Greek rollover to create memorial

Andrew Hodowanec
April 8
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, In response to last week’s article “Greek rollover seeks project with student life impact” detailing approximately $66,000 in rollover money earmarked for student improvements and held by Greek Life, I would like to take another look at an idea proposed by several students and li...

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