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The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

With the release of the U.S. News and World Reports 2022-2023 National University Rankings this fall, CWRU falls from No. 42 (2021) to No. 44 (2022).

CWRU falls to 44th in 2022-2023 U.S. News rankings

Nihal Manjila, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

The U.S. News and World Report recently announced its 2022–2023 National University rankings, placing Case Western Reserve University at No. 44, tied with Brandeis University, Georgia Institute of Technology,...

A peek into Climate Action Week

Benjamin George, Ina Martin, and Paola Van der Linden Costello, Contributing Writers September 23, 2022

At Case Western Reserve University most students and faculty alike understand the major impact climate change has on our world. Knowing this, many in the CWRU community have come together to try and help...

CWRU students can look forward to the Euclid Avenue Starbucks reopening on Sept. 30 after undergoing extensive renovations.

Euclid Avenue Starbucks undergoes renovations through the end of the month

Cameron Ward, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

We have reached every student’s favorite season: there's a cool breeze, golden leaves are floating onto the ground and the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back at Starbucks. Nevertheless, students looking to...

USG debates scrapping Diversity and Inclusion Committee

USG debates scrapping Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Shreyas Banerjee, Executive Editor September 16, 2022

The main job of the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) of Case Western Reserve University is to represent the interests of the student body to the administration. To address the various needs of CWRU...

Never Ending Monument by Andrea Carlson stands on display at one of FRONT Internationals exhibits.

“Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows”: FRONT International’s 2022 art exhibition

Sarah Karkoff, Staff Writer September 16, 2022

The FRONT International contemporary art exhibition, which started in 2018, is currently running their 2022 showcase entitled “Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows.” Every three years, this free public show...

It’s On CWRU’s stand against violence culture

Noah Henriques, Staff Writer September 16, 2022

In the 2019-2020 academic year alone, Case Western Reserve University had 85 cases of sexual misconduct—a frig​​hteningly high number for such a small school. Out of these, 10 were classified as...

Fourth-year mechanical and aerospace engineering student David Dillman started his own company and created a patent-pending microplastic filter.

Spartan Spotlight: David Dillman

Grace Johnson, News Editor September 16, 2022

Case Western Reserve University has made a name for itself with its successful research endeavors and Nobel Laureates, and current students are continuing to make strides to continue that legacy of innovation....

CWRU’s 2018 Campus Master Plan shows a view of the Case Quad and the university’s proposed new research center (center right) replacing Yost Hall.

New $300 million research building to replace Yost

Grace Johnson, News Editor September 9, 2022

President Eric Kaler has made clear that his goal as president of Case Western Reserve University is to expand the research capabilities of the university. In order to do so, the university plans not only...

CWRU responds to new DACA ruling

Sarah Karkoff, Contributing Writer September 9, 2022

Following the new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) ruling, President Eric Kaler and Provost Ben Vinson III have stated Case Western Reserve University’s approval and dedication to uphold...

The apps previously used for safety on CWRUs campus (Rave Guardian, CWRU Safe Ride, and TransLoc) have been transformed into Spartan Ride and Spartan Safe

New safety apps consolidate features of Safe Ride and Rave Guardian

Sarah Karkoff, Contributing Writer September 2, 2022

Beginning this semester, Case Western Reserve University will attempt to bolster student safety through new apps that replace Safe Ride and Rave Guardian. As of Aug. 1, Spartan Safe and Spartan Ride are...

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