The Observer

Former CWRU staff member threatens “mass shooting”

Jack Heneghan, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, News

School shootings are an eerily common occurrence in America. In January, Case Western Reserve University faced threats of a mass shooting from former staff member Marci Hersch. Hersh has been indicted on charges of terroristic threats, telecommunications harassment and aggravated menacing. Hersh c...

Campus shortly shelters during shooting

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, News

In the early hours of Tuesday, Feb. 12, students across the Case Western Reserve University Campus received alerts through the Rave Mobile Safety System notifying them to shelter in place until further notice. A university security officer was the first to report shots fired, around 12:13 a.m. By 12:1...

CWRU, City of Cleveland implement new intervention strategies to reduce juvenile crime

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Inside the Circle, News, Outside the Circle

Case Western Reserve University is extending its partnership with the City of Cleveland and two Cleveland police departments through training and implementing strategies concerning intervention and family services with a focus on reducing juvenile crimes. The Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority...

Kelvin Smith Library earns excellence award

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, News

Case Western Reserve University’s Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) has won the 2019 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College & Research Libraries alongside Swarthmore College Libraries and The College of Western Idaho Library. The Award is given to academic libraries who...

Provost discusses rise in tuition for next academic year

Grace Howard, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, News

In an Undergraduate Student Government (USG) general assembly meeting this past Tuesday, Provost and Executive Vice President Ben Vinson III addressed students concerns about an increase in tuition. Vinson reported that the 2019-2020 tuition would be $50,450, a 3.8 percent increase from the $49,043 tuit...

KSL new authentication system, newspaper archive

Maryam Iqbal, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, News

The Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) has recently taken steps to improve user experience online. Two new developments include the recent archivization of CWRU student newspapers dating all the way back to the mid 1800s, as well as a new authentication system online that makes signing in remotely easier. ...

Crew team, engineers work to prevent training injuries with wearable tech

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, News

In recent years, wearable technology such as Fitbits and Apple Watches have been increasing in popularity. In addition to allowing users to see in real time their activity levels and track heart rate, steps and quality of sleep, people now have access to information they could previously only garner in...

NRV Starbucks added to Tapingo

NRV Starbucks added to Tapingo

February 8, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, News, Top Stories

Tapingo is a Case Western Reserve University student necessity. The campus restaurant ordering app just became more vital as students can now use it to order from the North Residential Village (NRV) Starbucks. The Starbucks is located in NRV House 3A facing E 115th Street and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 1...

CWRU EMS expands their hours

Grace Howard, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Clubs & Organizations, News

Beginning this month, Case Western Reserve University’s student-run Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will be expanding their hours to have 24-hour coverage Thursday through Sunday. The standard coverage for CWRU EMS prior to February was 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. Monday through Thursday and 24 hours Friday th...

Engineering dean endowed with $5 million pledge

Katharine Toledo, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Faculty Insight, News

Case Western Reserve University recently received a $5 million pledge to endow the Charles H. Phipps Dean at the Case School of Engineering. The pledge came from alumnus Charles Phipps, a 1949 graduate of the Case Institute of Technology. The $5 million pledge to the Case School of Engineering is the t...

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