Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

A timeline of CWRU and the Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Zachary Treseler, Shivangi Nanda, and Darcy Chew March 22, 2024

March 29, 2018 Resolution 27-04 is the first to call for Case Western Reserve University to “divest from all holdings with companies involved with occupation of the Gaza Strip and West Bank.” It...

Students for Justice in Palestine receives interim suspension following alleged violation of CWRU’s Code of Conduct

Téa Tamburo, News Editor March 14, 2024

Case Western Reserve University’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) received an interim loss of university recognition on Feb. 26 due to allegedly violating the university Code of Conduct. Timeline On...

Cleveland City Council members struggle to regain control as the council chambers flooded with pro-Palestine activists chanting, Pass the resolution now! during the public comment portion of the meeting.

Outside Cleveland City Hall, pro-Palestine activists protest ceasefire remarks

Anisha Dasari, Contributing Writer February 16, 2024

Cleveland City Council President Blaine Griffin issued a statement on Feb. 5 threatening to halt public remarks on the ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war. Pointing to the demonstrations that have been going...

CWRU implementing new policies, procedures following DOJ agreement

Téa Tamburo, News Editor February 2, 2024

Following an agreement made in August 2023 with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Case Western Reserve University is implementing new resources, focus groups and changes to the Office of Equity to...

CWRU community walks out on university’s Israel-Hamas war response

CWRU community walks out on university’s Israel-Hamas war response

Téa Tamburo, News Editor November 10, 2023

Hundreds of Case Western Reserve University community members walked out of their classes on Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. to protest President Eric Kaler’s response to the Israel-Hamas war. Carrying flags, posters...

A sign outside the Thwing Center urges CWRU students to vote on reproductive rights and marijuana legalization in the upcoming Nov. 7 election.

Your guide to Ohio’s 2023 General Election

Téa Tamburo, News Editor October 27, 2023

Much is at stake in Ohio’s Nov. 7 General Election—namely abortion access and marijuana legalization. This election is particularly important in forming the future of Ohio’s legislation and may be...

CIM students walk together to Kulas Hall in order to peacefully protest the continued employment of Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar, wearing blue to symbolize unity.

CIM students peacefully protest during first orchestra rehearsal

Lexy Jensen, Development Editor September 15, 2023

On Sept. 13 at 3:45 p.m., dozens of students, faculty and staff from the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) sat silently in Kulas Hall during the school’s first orchestra rehearsal of the academic year. The...

The new and updated abortion laws in Ohio sanction only extremely specific cases for an abortion to occur.

Updates on Texas abortion law and newly-introduced abortion bill in Ohio

Lelia Durand, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Abortion regulations date back to the 1820s and 1830s when they were first enacted to target dangerous drugs used by women to induce abortions. By the 1880s, abortion was outlawed across most of the United...

Justin Bibb (right) talks to college students about his agenda, including CWRU third-year Cameron Tong (left)

Justin Bibb wins hard-fought Cleveland mayoral election in landslide victory

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor November 5, 2021

History was made on Tuesday, Nov. 2. For the first time in 16 years, the City of Cleveland elected a new mayor after a prolonged campaign. Justin Morris Bibb defeated City Council President Kevin Kelley...

Politics you should care about

Jackson Rudoff, Copy Editor March 12, 2021

Will you get a stimulus check? After weeks of agonizing politicization and grueling attempts to compromise, there is finally a new stimulus package headed our way. The American Rescue Plan, passed by...

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