The Observer

Eckert: College admissions process shouldn’t be taxing

Brian Eckert

February 19, 2016

In last week’s column I discussed a new project headed by Harvard Graduate School of Education titled Turning the Tide. Through this project, the supporters are attempting to relieve some of the stress of the college admissions process. So many students go through sleepless nights and stress filled...

CWRU considers dropping its need-blind admissions

Ashley Chan, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2015

Case Western Reserve University’s admissions may soon be need-blind no longer, meaning that in the future CWRU would need to consider finances along with other admissions criteria, as opposed to the current system of not looking at student finances during admission decisions. On Nov. 3 at the Undergraduate...

Bischoff addresses need-aware concerns at UDC/USG forum

Anastazia Vanisko, Copy Editor

November 4, 2015

On Nov. 23, 2015 Vice President of Enrollment Management Rick Bischoff addressed student and alumni concerns about the potential and controversial switch to a need-aware admissions policy. According to Vice President of academic affairs Nishant Uppal, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), in...

CWRU considers ending use of need-blind admissions

Aneeka Ayyar, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2015

For the first time in 10 years, Case Western Reserve University is considering changing the way it runs its admissions. Currently, CWRU practices need-blind admissions, but they don’t meet 100 percent of financial need. They are considering removing the need-blind aspect. Four different methods...

Letter to the Editor

October 31, 2014

To the editor, In the column, "It's the system stupid" by Andrew Breland begins his article with a popular pop culture reference that has quickly turned into a classic meme: "What really grinds my gears." Breland then goes on to state that the return of "prospies" and admissions open houses really...

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