The Observer

Mike McKenna
Mike McKenna is a senior biology and psychology student currently serving as The Observer's Executive Editor, after spending last year in the Director of Print position.

Mike served his sophomore year and the end of his freshman year as the News Editor. Prior to bringing campus happenings to the CWRU community, Mike held a myriad of positions, including Asst. News Editor, Sports Layout Editor, and Research and Innovations Reporter.

In addition to his newspaper duties, Mike is an active member of the CWRU Labre Homeless Outreach Ministry Program and the Newman Catholic Campus Student Association.

A sports fanatic, Mike is, albeit somewhat unfortunately, a huge Chicago Cubs fan, and despite hailing from the suburbs of Chicago, an avid Packer-backer. You can reach Mike at

Mike McKenna, Executive Editor

Jan 22, 2016
McKenna: Students were not truly heard during tobacco-free policy debate (Story)
Jan 15, 2016
Editor’s Note: Tamir Rice case highlights why all elections, even primaries, matter (Story)
Sep 25, 2015
Engineering, business jobs dominate career fair offerings (Story)
Sep 11, 2015
Graduate student attacked by CWRU security officer (Story)
Aug 28, 2015
Research report: Aug. 28, 2015 (Story)
Aug 21, 2015
Disgraced law school dean will not return to campus (Story)
Apr 24, 2015
USG representatives call for termination of disgraced former dean (Story)
Apr 17, 2015
Lessons from behind the desk (Story)
Apr 03, 2015
The view from the other bar (Story)
Apr 03, 2015
Submit tributes in memory of Antonio Candau, former Spanish professor (Story)
Apr 02, 2015
Chutney Rolls shutters doors due to lack of foot traffic, catering orders (Story)
Mar 27, 2015
Comedy carnival (Story)
Feb 27, 2015
CWRU faces gender discrimination lawsuit (Story)
Feb 05, 2015
A land purchase CWRU would like to forget (Story)
Jan 23, 2015
Pres. to press (Story)
Dec 05, 2014
Student affairs to launch new bias reporting system (Story)
Nov 21, 2014
CWRU startup Everykey still needs to raise $20,000 to reach its ambitious Kickstarter goal (Story)
Sep 12, 2014
A tragedy the university missed (Story)
Aug 26, 2014
Four students dead in plane crash (Story)
Aug 19, 2014
Bon Appétit announces new university center will feature six dining options (Story)
Apr 04, 2014
USG elections poll says majority of students support tobacco-free campus (Story)
Apr 01, 2014
Student entrepreneurs on quest to recover lost high altitude research balloon from middle of Lake Erie (Story)
Mar 04, 2014
Dean Mitchell steps down from School of Law position amid retaliation lawsuit (Story)
Feb 28, 2014
Tuition increases to be announced at Provost forum (Story)
Feb 21, 2014
Data, data, everywhere (Story)
Feb 14, 2014
WRUW programmer resigns from radio station due to believed censorship (Story)
Feb 09, 2014
United Airlines announces cuts to 60 percent of Cleveland departures (Story)
Jan 16, 2014
President Snyder stands with AAU, speaks out against proposed academic boycott of Israel (Story)
Jan 14, 2014
CWRU’s Hudson Relays named in Campus Grotto’s “Top 100 Greatest College Tradition” List (Story)
Nov 24, 2013
CWRU philanthropist Peter B. Lewis dies at the age of 80 (Story)
Nov 22, 2013
Law school: Ku’s attorneys respond to Mitchell’s motion (Story)
Nov 15, 2013
Mitchell’s attorneys request striking of ‘scandalous’ material from Ku’s retaliation suit (Story)
Nov 08, 2013
Law School Dean to Take Temporary Leave (Story)
Nov 04, 2013
CWRU professor sues law school dean, university (Story)
Sep 27, 2013
A Quiet Remembrance (Story)
Sep 13, 2013
More apartment style housing planned for Northside (Story)
Sep 06, 2013
Blackstone Startup Weekend offers prospective entrepreneurs real world business advice (Story)
Aug 30, 2013
Professor named chief economist for US department of commerce (Story)
Aug 30, 2013
CWRU finishes fourth in top college ranking (Story)
Aug 30, 2013
Outside The Circle: 8/30 (Story)
Aug 23, 2013
Founder of environmentally-conscious company named Inamori Ethics Prize winner (Story)
Aug 23, 2013
Outside the Circle (Story)
Aug 23, 2013
Fundraising campaign breaks university single day donation record (Story)
Apr 28, 2013
Springfest, headlined by pop-rock band The Maine, draws crowds to NRV field (Story)
Apr 26, 2013
Peter B. Lewis Shooting, 10 years later (Story)
Apr 19, 2013
Too close for comfort: library staff member misses Boston blast by minutes (Story)
Mar 22, 2013
2011 Inamori Prize recipient, human rights activist jailed in Zimbabwe (Story)
Feb 28, 2013
Campus experts debate gun control, concealed carry (Story)
Feb 25, 2013
Opportunities available for student input in open forum strategic planning meetings (Story)
Feb 15, 2013
Pinching Pennies: CWRU libraries ranked among worst funded in nation (Story)
Feb 15, 2013
Limited space could hamper future collection expansion (Story)
Feb 01, 2013
Cleveland author to present “The Baltimore Plot” (Story)
Jan 27, 2013
A conversation with Angela Lowery (Story)
Jan 18, 2013
Beloved member of freshman class, Ally Piepho, passes away (Story)
Dec 10, 2012
Gift exchange spreads merriment on and off campus (Story)
Nov 16, 2012
Spotlight on research: physics professor and graduate student seek to usher in new era of data storage (Story)
Nov 09, 2012
Star from “The Big Bang Theory” speaks to CWRU students on her Jewish faith, acting career (Story)
Nov 03, 2012
Campus political groups square off in round table debate (Story)
Nov 02, 2012
Republicans versus Democrats in The Observer debate (Story)
Oct 12, 2012
CWRU researchers look to make sustainability sustainable (Story)
Oct 05, 2012
Obama’s religious advisor speaks to CWRU students (Story)
Sep 27, 2012
Tonight’s Blue Block Party celebrates Uptown grand opening (Story)
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