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Hirshon: KSL is looking forward to growth

Arnold Hirshon

March 31, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I would like to extend my thanks to Austin Stroud for his article in last week’s issue of The Observer, “KSL, campus need smarter study spaces.” Feedback such as his is essential as we constantly strive to be responsive to student needs. First, we at Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) were very glad...

Robinson and Dupuis: We expect improved transparency, communication

Robinson and Dupuis: We expect improved transparency, communication

Victoria Robinson & Andrew Dupuis

March 31, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, As the Executive President and President-elect of the Residence Hall Association (RHA), we are writing this letter on behalf of our organization and the residents we represent. Earlier this semester, the university announced plans to again raise the room rates for the 2016-2017...

Ryave: An open letter to Demetri Martin

Daniel Ryave

March 31, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Demetri Martin, I want to start by thanking you for performing at Case Western Reserve University. You told so many hilarious jokes and undoubtedly made the night special for many people in attendance. However I feel it would be irresponsible to not address a joke you made at the expense of a...

Kerby: In response to “Please stop talking”

Steve Kerby

March 31, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Taylor Moran's opinion piece on offensive words and privilege raises several interesting points, which I agree with for the most part. There is one section, though, that surprised me to no end. About halfway through her essay, Moran comments, "The only one who is allowed to decide what offends me is...

Uncomplicating student group funding

Andrew Hodowanec

March 24, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, I would like to thank The Observer for your continuing coverage of the Student Executive Council (SEC) reform process and for offering feedback on the draft proposal presented at the March 3rd meeting in your editorial, “Let’s not further complicate student group funding.” I believe your suggestions alongside...

Stone: Identifying as trans, performing the role, are different situations

Jillian Stone

February 26, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I am writing in response to the article, “Student performers shine at Drag Ball.” I have attended CWRU Drag Ball three years in a row, once as an audience member and twice now as a competitor. To say Drag Ball seeks to break transgender stereotypes is a problematic statement. While some drag...

Gurian: An open letter to our Greek men

James Gurian

February 19, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Recently, at Beta Theta Pi’s national president’s training, one chapter president suggested to the room that “it’s easy to say, like, at least we don’t pee on our pledges.” I struggled to keep a straight face, but the thinking he so eloquently described is pervasive here at Case Western Reserve...

Stark: Undergraduate and graduate student and the USG were informed, involved in development of tobacco policy

Lou Stark

January 15, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, I was disappointed to see the front-page story in the Dec. 4 issue of The Observer claiming a lack of student input on a proposal to make the campus tobacco-free. I rarely respond to articles in the student newspaper, but when facts are ignored and an article is misleading, it is necessary...

Murcia: The Observer’s semester grade is a C-

December 16, 2015


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Editor’s Note: The Observer is a member of the University Media Board (UMB) and funded by the UMB’s allocated portion of the Student Activities Fee and further through advertisements from local vendors. It bears no relation to the Undergraduate Student Government. The Observer does not conduct any acti...

Kim: Smoking ban is unconstitutional

Jonathan Kim

December 9, 2015


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

On Nov. 23, the CWRU Faculty Senate ruled to ban all tobacco products on campus. Anyone who briefly looks over the June 2015 Faculty Handbook, the guide for University Faculty as defined in the “Constitution of the University Faculty,” will realize that the CWRU Faculty Senate ruled outside its co...

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