The Observer

CWRU’s belonging removal policy leaves students frustrated

Yvonne Pan and Nathan Lesch

April 13, 2020

After initial reassurances from the Office of University Housing that March 17 would not be the final day to collect belongings from residential halls, Vice President for Student Affairs Lou Stark and Vice President for Campus Services Richard Jamieson asserted in a March 26 email, to students who had n...

Emergency Fund set up by students, for students affected by CWRU’s closure

Yvonne Pan and Shreyas Banerjee

March 31, 2020

For all Case Western Reserve University students, the cancellation of in-person classes and many spring semester events, suddenly having to reevaluate their living situation and the move to remote learning was hectic and stressful. However, for some, the process proved more burdensome than for others...

Coronavirus cancels CWRU

Nathan Lesch and Collin Wong

March 15, 2020

At around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, the Case Western Reserve University community received the news that many were waiting for: In the face of COVID-19’s spread to Cuyahoga County, CWRU was moving to remote learning. Originally intended to last from March 18 to April 6, the university has now exten...

CWRU implements spring break travel regulations in response to COVID-19

Nathan Lesch and Collin Wong

March 8, 2020

This midterm season, students weren’t the only members of the Case Western Reserve University community that were stressed out. As the death toll of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rise in the U.S., with 19 recorded fatalities at press time, CWRU’s administration has become increasingly concern...

ELS Cleveland helps foreign students prepare for CWRU

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

Nestled between the residence halls of Cutter and Smith, many students pass by English Language Services Cleveland (ELS Cleveland) without so much as a second thought. While some might be curious as to what the building is, it remains an isolated aspect of campus. ELS Cleveland is a school for students from ...

The Academic Integrity Board’s two sides were shown during Integrity Week

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

When most students think of the Academic Integrity Board (AIB), they think of a faceless organization existing solely to enact punitive measures. For students on AIB, however, it’s a chance to teach students a core value. Cassidy Abdeen is a fourth-year chemical biology major who, after joining the ...

CWRU student helps lead Tri-C Symposium bringing together over 300 high school students

Kevin Jones speaks at Tri-C youth symposium

Surita Basu, News Editor

February 27, 2020

Last Friday, nearly 300 high school students from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District came to Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) for the 2020 Northeast Ohio Conflict Resolution Youth Symposium. This was the third annual symposium, which centered around the theme of “Becoming Agents for Posit...

The Presidential Search Advisory Committee wants community input

Elizabeth Bolman, co-chair of committee

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

Before interviewing any candidates or even posting a job description, Case Western Reserve University is asking its staff, students and administrators for their vision of the future of CWRU and the qualities they want in a new president. An advisory committee of 23 members, ranging from students to staff ...

For some, concerns about coronavirus linger

Dr. Andrea Milne, Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences

Collin Wong, Web Editor

February 27, 2020

Worldwide, there have been more than 80,000 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) so far, and over 2,700 COVID-19 deaths. As the virus quickly spread, government officials and residents of the affected countries have also begun taking precautions.  The CDC reported that 14 American individuals tested positive fo...

Bon Appétit breaks CWRU’s heart

Shaunte Hall-Jones is known throughout CWRU for her kindness and ability to remember people’s names.

Matt Hooke, Winston Delk, and Henry Bendon

February 21, 2020

On Friday night at 2 a.m., The DEN by Denny's at Case Western Reserve University is a madhouse. A swarm of drunk students from a first-year party, mixed with students who spent the night at the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) cramming until the wee hours of the morning descend on the chrome and neon late-nig...

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