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Gurian: An open letter to our Greek men

February 19, 2016

Recently, at Beta Theta Pi’s national president’s training, one chapter president suggested to the room that “it’s easy to say, like, at least we don’t pee on our pledges.” I struggled to keep...

Stark: Undergraduate and graduate student and the USG were informed, involved in development of tobacco policy

January 15, 2016

To the editor, I was disappointed to see the front-page story in the Dec. 4 issue of The Observer claiming a lack of student input on a proposal to make the campus tobacco-free. I rarely respond to...

Murcia: The Observer’s semester grade is a C-

December 16, 2015

Editor’s Note: The Observer is a member of the University Media Board (UMB) and funded by the UMB’s allocated portion of the Student Activities Fee and further through advertisements from local vendors....

Kim: Smoking ban is unconstitutional

December 9, 2015

On Nov. 23, the CWRU Faculty Senate ruled to ban all tobacco products on campus. Anyone who briefly looks over the June 2015 Faculty Handbook, the guide for University Faculty as defined in the “Constitution...

Horton: Open Letter in Support of USG’s Resolution R. 25-04

December 9, 2015

On May 6, while I was serving as vice president of the Graduate Student Senate, Professor Elizabeth Click explained the tobacco-free campus initiative. This was the second time she presented the policy...

Mohanarangan: Hate, fear are pitfalls in war of ideology

Letter to the Editor
December 4, 2015

Editor's Note: Daesh is another name for the terrorist group also known as ISIS or ISIL. The terrorist group prefers to not be called by this name. To the editor, Over break, I came to some realizations...

Fatoki: CWRU’s need for a token diversity activist

Letter to the Editor
December 4, 2015

To the editor, I am writing to call attention to the tokenism that has surrounded Case Western Reserve University’s recent campus diversity efforts. As we saw last year, during the #webelonghere movement,...

Adler: For tobacco-free policy, don’t include campus ban on electronic cigarettes

November 20, 2015

To the editor, On Monday, the Faculty Senate is scheduled to consider a proposal to make the university a “tobacco-free” campus. While much of the proposal is eminently reasonable, the policy as...

Murphy: CWRU needs suicide crisis chat line

November 13, 2015

To the editor, I’m writing to respond to your article, “Suicide prevention grant shines light on campus mental health,” Nov. 6, 2015. Suicide prevention requires much more than funding; it...

Adler and Pomerantz: Isaeli-Latino cook-off was a savory success

November 13, 2015

To the editor, I am writing to you to bring to light some important aspects of change evident on campus. The Case Western Reserve University’s mission statement reads, “CWRU improves and enriches...

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