The Observer

CWRU students: you can make it possible to plagiarize with impunity

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

February 16, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

The new Academic Integrity Policy was approved by the Faculty Senate last week.  It includes some new language, notably that the reasons for Academic Integrity Board decisions must now be stated in the results of any hearing. Still, this is not good enough. It is good that the reasoning of the academi...

Ltte: We must go to class, but we also should

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I recently came across a report from a student—some math classes, according to what I heard, do not encourage attendance, since all that matters is how you do on the test. Now, it turns out that this report was inaccurate. The professor herself wrote me, “While it’s true that there is no sp...

Ltte: On the proposed club sports tiering system

February 9, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Editor’s Note: The Observer could not fact check the date of the meeting and the results of the vote discussed in the piece. To the Administrators of Case Western Reserve University Athletics and to the CWRU Student Body, The CWRU Club Sport Council meeting on the evening of Jan. 23 saw fierce debate over the r...

Ltte: Unintentional divisiveness: In response to the column on politics in the family

Steve Kerby

February 2, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Many of the sentiments expressed by the Mr. Cannon in his recent opinion piece, “Thoughts on overcoming toxic family relationships during the holidays” are the spectre of divisiveness that looms from the far left and right of the political landscape, fraying the fabric of American society. In their m...

Ltte: In response to “The crimes of communism”

Cameron Childers

December 1, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

  In response to “The crimes of communism”: I’ll be the first to admit that I have a bias against conservative viewpoints. Regardless of this, I think it’s important to distinguish between personal biases and factual inaccuracies. I would still have the same moral issue with the...

Why you should rethink your activism

Cameron Childers

October 27, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Editor’s Note: Cleveland State University (CSU) President Ronald Berkman issued a follow-up statement to the one discussed in this letter on Oct. 17 expressing his personal outrage over the flier, and CSU’s commitment to promoting a safe and inclusive environment. On Monday, Oct. 16, LGBTQ stud...

Stop using free speech to defend your real beliefs

Viral Mistry

October 27, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

The other day, a flyer was circulated around Cleveland State University’s (CSU) campus hinting at suicide rates among those in the LGBT community, and LGBT members should follow suit. CSU's president responded to this incident by making some simple remarks about how he disapproved of the language,...

Letters to the Editor: Phi Delt’s Offensive Costumes Return

Letters to the Editor: Phi Delt’s Offensive Costumes Return

November 30, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Top Stories

Greetings CWRU Community, I am writing to discuss a recent act of racial arrogance on our campus and the Case Western Reserve University administration's unwillingness to address it. As most of you know, last semester (April 2016) the Phi Delta Theta fraternity (Phi Delt) performed a skit where they dressed up,...

Letter to the Editor: In response to “Locker Room Banter”

November 18, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

This is a response to an Oct. 14 submission by Jeremy David Bendik-Keymer, professor of Ethics at Case Western Reserve University. It is unfortunate that the professor experienced ridicule and even abuse for things such as a hyphenated last name and for having a progressive-looking father. Curiously, he attribute...

Letter to the Editor: UDC responds to “An End to the Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative”

UDC

November 11, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

We are compelled to write today in response to a letter calling for the end of the Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative (UDC). Thank you to the authors of this letter for beginning this conversation in such a public forum. UDC is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion, and the idea tha...

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