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Counting the meters

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff Reporter
November 11
Filed under Campus Insider, News

One of the most commendable features of Case Western Reserve University is its forward-thinking dedication to being environmentally sustainable. A host of initiatives and organizations on campus have worked for years to reduce CWRU’s environmental footprint. One of the most recent initiatives in this d...

First-year residential colleges go themeless

Celia Wan, News Editor
September 2
Filed under Campus Insider, News

First-year students who moved into the North Residential Village (NRV) this fall may find their residential colleges themeless. While each of the four first-year residential colleges still keeps its unique name, color and crest, themes for these residential colleges were removed by the Office of Reside...

RHA, USG call for consolidation of housing rates

RHA, USG call for consolidation of housing rates

Jeniece Montellano, Social Media Editor
April 22
Filed under Campus Insider, News

This past Tuesday, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) approved a resolution put forth by the vice president and president of the Resident Housing Association (RHA) as well as the president and vice president of USG. This resolution, passed after its revision, addresses student concerns about current ...

Lack of communication on Gender-Inclusive Housing upsets RHA, LGBT Center

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia
April 15
Filed under Headlines, News

Issues with assigning second-year gender-inclusive housing (GIH) for the 2016-2017 school year have caused some discontent among members of both Case Western Reserve University’s Residence Hall Association (RHA) and LGBT Center. GIH, which was instituted on campus two years ago, is designed to allow...

Snyder and Stark discuss future of campus housing at RHA meeting

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia
February 12
Filed under Headlines, News

University President Barbara R. Snyder and Vice President of Student Affairs Lou Stark recently spoke at a meeting of the Residence Hall Association (RHA), discussing the future of campus housing. On-campus housing as a priority Snyder repeatedly espoused the benefits of on-campus housing, stating...

Housing Task Force examines housing costs

Jeniece Montellano, Social Media Editor
January 29
Filed under Headlines, News

In an effort to further include student voices in discussions concerning campus housing, a task force has taken action to involve as much of the student body as possible in an informative survey. Vice President of Student Affairs Lou Stark created the Undergraduate Housing Task Force in response to...

New policy could ban cookouts, bake sales

New policy could ban cookouts, bake sales

Suneil Kamath, Staff Writer
September 4
Filed under Headlines, News

A campus policy is currently in the works which may ban food events such as bake sales and cookouts starting next semester. Thus far, it is unclear which office is implementing the policy, but it seems as if the new rule is being implemented because of health and safety concerns. Sophomore and Residence...

SEC decides on allocations for next semester

Julia Bianco, News Editor
March 27
Filed under Headlines, News

The Student Executive Council (SEC) decided how they will allocate the Student Activities Fee (SAF) for the fall semester. The SEC is made up of the umbrella organizations on campus, including the president and finance chairs of Undergraduate Student Government (USG), the University Program Board...

Property Management Apartments reopen for upperclassmen housing

Julia Bianco, News Editor
March 19
Filed under Headlines, News

Due to student complaints, the university has decided to reopen 80 upperclassmen housing spots in the Property Management Apartments for the 2015-2016 school year. The decision, which was released by the Office of Residence Life and Services to the student body on Feb. 26, was influenced by the work...

Diversity board, proposals for structural change to be discussed at March 5 SEC meeting

Julia Bianco, News Editor
March 3
Filed under Headlines, News

Transparency, representation and fairness are going to be at the forefront of this Thursday’s meeting of the Student Executive Council, where the discussion of whether to add a new board to represent diversity groups will finally come to a public forum. In addition, two proposals for drastically c...

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