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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...

Letter to the Editor: In response to “An End to the Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative”

Cameron Childers

November 11, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

In the letter to the editor published last week, Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Representatives Edward Bennett for the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and Maleeka Aljawad  for the College of Arts and Sciences  attacked the Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative (UDC) for presumably failing to...

Letter to the Editor: Radical Student Union releases statement on the Presidential Election

Gabriel Murcia

November 11, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Today, we wake up to the news that the Republican candidate for president, Donald Trump, has won the election. The President-elect has invigorated racism in this country against immigrants and followers of Islam, both citizens and refugees, and has amplified the latent nativist and xenophobic current...

Letter to the Editor: Islamophobia and antisemitism

Pete Moore

November 11, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I applaud The Observer for its critical coverage of Stephen Hoffman’s offensive comments about Muslims in the wake of the January 2015 attacks in Paris. Questioning powerful individuals is a cornerstone of journalism and an important aspect of a liberal arts education. Hoffman is president of the Jew...

Letter to the Editor: Support for UDC

UMB exec

November 11, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

The purpose of the University Media Board (UMB) on this campus is to not only support student media, but to also advance and protect student expression. The University Diversity Collaborative (UDC) is an organization whose members constantly seek to express their identities and encourage others to do so a...

Letter to the Editor: An End to the Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative

November 4, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

We are writing today to call for an end to the Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative (UDC). Since their inception, UDC has been a constructive effort to marginalize and undermine the advancement of minority groups on campus. Without any power to write legislation and without the same influence as the U...

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