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Horton: Open Letter in Support of USG’s Resolution R. 25-04

Ray Horton
December 9
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

On May 6, while I was serving as vice president of the Graduate Student Senate, Professor Elizabeth Click explained the tobacco-free campus initiative. This was the second time she presented the policy to GSS, and it was clear that the committee had failed to seriously address concerns our assembly had...

Mohanarangan: Hate, fear are pitfalls in war of ideology

Karthik Mohanarangan
December 4
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Editor's Note: Daesh is another name for the terrorist group also known as ISIS or ISIL. The terrorist group prefers to not be called by this name. To the editor, Over break, I came to some realizations about Daesh [the terrorist organization responsible for the Paris attacks]. One of Daesh’...

Fatoki: CWRU’s need for a token diversity activist

Jordan Fatoki
December 4
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, I am writing to call attention to the tokenism that has surrounded Case Western Reserve University’s recent campus diversity efforts. As we saw last year, during the #webelonghere movement, one minority student stood in the forefront of issues regarding a security officer’s offensive...

Adler: For tobacco-free policy, don’t include campus ban on electronic cigarettes

Jonathan Adler
November 20
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, On Monday, the Faculty Senate is scheduled to consider a proposal to make the university a “tobacco-free” campus. While much of the proposal is eminently reasonable, the policy as drafted has a major problem, one that could actually undermine the university’s stated goals of reducing...

Murphy: CWRU needs suicide crisis chat line

Kaitlin Murphy
November 13
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, I’m writing to respond to your article, “Suicide prevention grant shines light on campus mental health,” Nov. 6, 2015. Suicide prevention requires much more than funding; it requires training. Case Western Reserve University was incredibly fortunate to receive the SAMHSA grant....

Adler and Pomerantz: Isaeli-Latino cook-off was a savory success

Talia Adler and Hannah Pomerantz
November 13
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, I am writing to you to bring to light some important aspects of change evident on campus. The Case Western Reserve University’s mission statement reads, “CWRU improves and enriches people’s lives through … promotion of an inclusive culture of global citizenship.” As a student...

Amin: Don’t switch to need aware admissions

Unnati Amin
November 13
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, Changing admissions from need-blind to need-aware would be a detriment to the culture and the educational experience of the entire student population. The diversity of the intimate Case Western Reserve University community enhances overall student experience as students are exposed...

Letter to the Editor: To The Daily editors, don’t insult CWRU’s Latino community

Andrew Torres
October 30
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, I am writing to express my disappointment in the Oct. 19, 2015 edition of The Daily. In said edition, an article titled “How Mexican drug cartels are fueling America's deadly heroin epidemic” was shared under the “In The News” section. An editorial choice to publish such a...

Clancy in response to the editorial board’s “CWRU’s new alumni center not best use of space”

October 2
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, As the former Executive Director of Case Western Reserve University’s alumni office and graduate of the university’s law school, I thank you for this opportunity to share some of the history surrounding the creation of the existing Alumni House and the decision to build a new Alumni...

Collins in response to the editorial board’s “CWRU’s new alumni center not best use of space”

September 25
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, Thanks for the editorial on the Linsalata alumni center last week. I, too, am less than thrilled by the idea of desirable space on Northside being slurped up for the occasional use of former students, particularly without any consultation of current ones—or, to put a point on it, witho...

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