The Observer

Letter to the editor: CWRU needs to emphasize moral education

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, Beamer-Schneider Professor in Ethics & Associate Professor of Philosophy

November 30, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

The event convened by President Barbara Snyder on Tuesday, Nov. 27 to discuss Nazism and white supremacy's traces on campus was helpful, especially Director of the LGBT Center Liz Roccoforte's suggestion for developing a ready task force to address hate slurs on campus. One thing was missing, though: the importanc...

Letter to the Editor: Why impeachment is meaningless

Viral Mistry, Staff Columnist

September 7, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Last week, we saw two different articles in The Observer discussing recent developments in the President Donald Trump-Russia collusion investigations and their implications for President Trump’s potential impeachment. It is a conversation I have seen in many political circles. For that very reason, ...

Letter: Impeaching Trump: how Republicans stand to gain

Leo R. Thuman

August 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Recently, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty of eight of the 18 charges levied against him by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Among the charges brought against Manafort were multiple forms of tax evasion and fraud on the federal level. The prosecution exposed Manafort’s decadent l...

Ltte: The case for Case (Western Reserve University)

Parv Sud, Guest Columnist

April 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Case Western Reserve University. I—and many of you reading this—have typed out those four words just about anywhere and everywhere. Whether you’ve typed them out at the end of your emails or have them prominently featured on your Facebook page, those four words connect every single one of us...

In response to “USG needs to allow a conversation on the occupation of Palestine”

Paul Rutecki

April 13, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Editor’s Note: Paul Rutecki is a former columnist for The Observer. To the editor, Last week, Timothy O’Shea expressed his view that the University should “fully divest its assets from companies that directly or indirectly fund the occupation of Palestine…”.  This cause is part of a ...

Questioning if CWRU is hypocritical about ethics

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

April 13, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor, The short answer is, "No."  But we should be careful. Case Western Reserve University’s mission is committed to “ethical behavior.”  Ethics is a main area of CWRU’s Strategic Plan, and it has accepted the money of numerous donors—the Inamori Foundation and the Kent Smith ...

Ltte: In response to “A challenge to Dr. Sarma and to ourselves”

Deepak Sarma

April 6, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I am again disappointed (but not appalled) with Dr. Bendik-Keymer’s letter to the editor, “A challenge to Professor Sarma and to ourselves.” Here’s why: 1. As per my understanding of libel, the statements made in the first letter (Letter 1), “Why it’s good to be an Ivy League reject,”...

A challenge to Professor Sarma and to ourselves

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

March 30, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

What to say of Professor Sarma’s letter? Written by a University of Chicago graduate from roughly the time I was there, it demonstrated the attitude I’d criticized. It threw put-downs in the name of an abusive truth. At the same time, it called for argument. So let’s argue: What kind of school...

In response to “Why it’s good to be an ‘Ivy League Reject’”

Deepak Sarma

March 23, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I was disappointed and appalled when I read Dr. Bendik-Keymer’s sycophantic and unprofessional letter to the editor in The Observer. I too have heard students say that they were “Ivy League” rejects, though they say this wryly or with amusement, rather than with chagrin. Alas, the letter’s a...

Ltte: Why it’s good to be an “Ivy League reject”

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

The expression was taught to me by an outgoing fourth-year student over a year ago. They were giving the main reason why so many Case Western Reserve University students overfill their time with multiple majors, CV-padding clubs and endless anxiety about grades and rankings. Since then, some student...

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