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Editorial: What we should expect from our future president?

Editorial Board

February 27, 2020

Case Western Reserve University has been buzzing with the news of President Snyder’s resignation. The administration quickly assembled the Presidential Search Advisory Committee, a collection of professors, administrators and a few students who will identify important characteristics for our next pr...

Goodbye SAGES, hello … CWRUGER?

Editorial Board

February 21, 2020

Case Western Reserve University students are all too aware of the struggle of Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship classes, or SAGES, as it’s known to most students. Whether it is finding a topic that interests us, that one specific class we were told about that requires the least a...

Editorial: What about the humanities?

Editorial: What about the humanities?

Editorial Board

February 13, 2020

Career Fair day is easily recognizable—with the swaths of students dressed in jackets, ties and pantsuits. Last Monday, nearly 100 employers set up in the Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center to meet students interested in their company or industry. While the event helps students networ...

Editorial: Our responsibility as a private university is to promote public education

Editorial Board

February 6, 2020

Betsy DeVos had no experience in education prior to becoming President Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education. In fact, she and her children only attended private schools. DeVos’ experience explains her objectives to change the American education system to favor private and charter institutions, espec...

Editorial: The broader context of immigration and accountability

McKinsey & Company helped reorganize ICE under the Obama administration, which deported a record 2.5 million people. Their proposals to save the agency money led to housing immigrants in jails and other unsafe environments. CWRU partners with McKinsey to host a consulting competition.

Editorial Board

January 30, 2020

America’s immigration history is cloudy at best. Especially for a country which purports the American dream, our history, and present, is crowed with xenophobic immigration policies, imperialist initiatives and racist internment camps.  While some leaders do better than others in authentically advoca...

Editorial: Reproductive rights are human rights

Jane Roe and her lawyer outside of the Supreme Court.

Editorial Board

January 23, 2020

Norma McCorvey was born to two Jehovah’s Witnesses in a suburb west of Houston in 1947. She quickly learned that she did not subscribe to the same beliefs as her parents and, as a result, ended up in a correctional facility. After repeatedly seeing her mother drunk with other men, McCorvey promised he...

New year, new Observer

Editorial Board

January 17, 2020

As we start a new semester and a new year, The Observer hopes to 20/20 our vision for the weekly newspaper and online website. Joining thousands of people, the Editorial Board is proposing a few New Year’s resolutions. However, for many of these, we will likely be, once again, joining thousands of peo...

Editorial: Fall 2019 Report Card

Editorial Board

December 6, 2019

Campus climate - B- Overall, Case Western Reserve University does its best to welcome students of all backgrounds, religions, ethnicities and identities. The administration did well in releasing a statement that reiterated their support for all Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients as t...

Editorial: DREAMers, we stand by you

Editorial Board

November 22, 2019

Last Saturday, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) sent an email to the entire student body regarding students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. The message, amid rising hate crimes and hate speech across the country, is refreshing, and it needs to reverberate across ...

Editorial: The questions we must ask about club sports initiatives

Editorial Board

November 15, 2019

The Club Sports referendum has recently resurfaced after failing last spring. In April, undergraduate students voted to decide whether club sports should join the Student Presidents’ Roundtable. Had the referendum been supported, an Intercollegiate Club Athletics Board would have been established, fu...

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