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Philip Johnson's sculpture, moved from its original location where Tinkham Veale is now, is a prominent feature of the greenspace—ignoring the artist's anti-Semitic sentiments and actions.

Horwitz: Actually, CWRU shouldn’t have sculptures designed by Nazi Enthusiasts and leaders of the American Fascist movement

Avi Horwitz, Staff Columnist March 5, 2021

Philip Johnson is a son of Cleveland. According to some, his story is that of a world-class architect, best known for his Glass House design. In 1932, Johnson became the first architecture and design curator...

Horwitz: A future for them, or all of us

Avi Horwitz, Staff Columnist February 5, 2021

Just 20 fossil fuel companies are responsible for over one-third of all emissions since 1965, and 100 for approximately 70% of worldwide emissions since 1988. Now, we have under a decade to make society-wide...

Horwitz: Our generation delivered a climate mandate

Avi Horwitz, Staff Columnist December 4, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden won the 2020 election in spite of the Democratic Party and himself. We saw the failures of the Democratic National Committee as their centrist candidates lost with no message...

Horwitz: Organize, vote, then organize some more

Avi Horwitz, Staff Columnist October 9, 2020

Let me take you back to Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008 at the Vice-Presidential debate between Governor Sarah Palin, and then vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden. That night Biden proclaimed that any future administration...

Horwitz: All buildings matter

Avi Horwitz, Staff Columnist September 11, 2020

Government incompetence contributed to the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001 and is even more responsible for deaths from the coronavirus pandemic. The Bush administration was well aware of the intelligence...

Horwitz: Nicely worded email, dialogue, no action. Repeat.

Avi Horwitz, Staff Columnist July 11, 2020

The email announcing Case Western Reserve University’s planned Day of Dialogue on June 10, began by referencing the “Black Lives Matter” mural painted adjacent to the White House on 16th Street in...

Horwitz: Cowardice or moral bankruptcy?

Avi Horwitz, Staff Columnist April 20, 2020

In spring 2014, Undergraduate Student Government (USG), presented Resolution 23-08 which called on “the president and board of trustees of Case Western Reserve University to divest the university’s...

Horwitz: Plutocrats protect their own

Avi Horwitz, Contributing Columnist January 23, 2020

On Dec. 18, 2019, the United States House of Representatives impeached a president for only the third time in our country’s history. The articles of impeachment detail President Donald Trump’s abuse...

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