The Observer

CWRU closed until Thursday

Darcy Martinez/Observer

Eddie Kerekes, Executive Editor

January 29, 2019

In an article released in the Daily this morning, Case Western Reserve University announced the closure of campus from 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 29) until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan.  31 due to extremely cold temperatures. All classes scheduled during those times have been canceled. The residence...

University cuts positions in African-American history

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

November 2, 2018

An open letter to President Barbara Snyder, Provost Ben Vinson and Dean Cyrus Taylor recently traveled through the student body, calling out the administration for cutting funding in an important position within the Department of History. On Oct. 30, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) voted to ...

Renowned historian visits campus, discusses Israeli history

Renowned historian visits campus, discusses Israeli history

Maryam Iqbal, Contributing Reporter

October 5, 2018

“Challenging popular narrative on the inside is seen as treason. My advisor warned me that as an Israeli Jew, I could have gotten out an easier way. I didn’t understand him then, and continued on my path which changed my life forever.” Co-sponsored by the Department of History, historian and social ...

CWRU reacts to Kavanaugh hearings

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

October 5, 2018

With Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s eligibility for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States at stake, his highly impassioned testimony before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary last week sparked national debate as to whether or not the judge’s alleged sexual misconduct is re...

Former Apollo 11 scientist awarded ethics prize

Katharine Toledo, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2018

On Sept. 13 and 14, Case Western Reserve University hosted the winner of this year’s Inamori Ethics Prize, Farouk El-Baz, Ph.D. El-Baz spoke in a lecture entitled “Groundwater for Thirsty Lands,” which was followed by an academic symposium the next day. Since 2008, the Inamori Ethics Prize has bee...

CWRU falls in recent undergraduate rankings

CWRU falls in recent undergraduate rankings

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

September 14, 2018

In U.S. News & World Report’s recently published 2019 Best Colleges lists, Case Western Reserve University came in at No. 42 for National Universities, a considerable dip from last year’s position of No. 37. This is the first time in eight years that the University has ranked below No. 40 on the ...

Martz: Thanksgiving is underrated

Paulina Martz, Columnist

November 17, 2017

In between the mourning of the end of the Internet’s favorite spooky night and the capitalist rush towards Christmas falls the perfectly pleasant, yet often forgotten, holiday of Thanksgiving. Muddled by the fact that Black Friday sales are pushed earlier and earlier each year and the commercial ga...

Communication chaos confuses CWRU

A Ford Fusion, similar to that driven by the suspect, Steve Stephens. The vehicle's temporary tag number is E363630. Stephens is 6’1, weighs 244 pounds and bald with a full beard. He was seen wearing a dark blue and grey or black striped polo shirt.

Kushagra Gupta and Celia Wan

April 17, 2017

Puzzled by all the messages yesterday, April 16? A manhunt was underway in Cleveland but no one seemed to know what portions of the city were safe, or what the search meant for the Case Western Reserve University campus.  The Observer compiled a timeline of what happened when in region and wh...

Student Sustainability Council passes two USG resolutions

The Student Sustainability Council has a several-year plan for implementing renewable energy sources and plans to work on campus's water infrastructure before disposable water bottles are banned.

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2016

Campus may soon be losing plastic bottles and gaining sustainable energy. The Student Sustainability Council (SSC), an ad-hoc committee under the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), proposed two resolutions that were passed at the March 29 General Assembly meeting. Going forward, those two resolutions—A...

International dinner recognizes global CWRU

Former US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage spoke at the dinner, giving a brief overview of many countries' most pressing issues.

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

April 15, 2016

Forty-five percent of undergraduate students at Case Western Reserve University in 2014-2015 studied abroad, and the university has nearly 2,100 international students. To celebrate the university’s internationalization, the Center for International Affairs held their second International Achievement...

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