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Kuntzman: Election results should be announced one week after the election occurs

November 13, 2020

According to data from the American Psychological Association, 68% of adults experienced anxiety related to the recent national election. There was a five day period between Election Day and when the Associated...

Kuntzman: National elections should be a national holiday

According to data from the Pew Research Center, 14.3% of Americans who didn’t vote in 2016 cited scheduling issues.
October 30, 2020

In 1845, Congress passed a law setting the date of all presidential elections to the Tuesday following the first Monday of November. At that time, Tuesday was a good day to hold an election. Weekends didn’t...

Kuntzman: What to learn from CWRU and Cleveland Clinic’s failure to enforce safety protocol

October 9, 2020

On Oct. 2, President Donald Trump announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 and that he and the first lady, Melania Trump, would begin their “quarantine and recovery process immediately.” Trump’s...

Kuntzman: Trump’s human rights record should discredit him from a Nobel Peace Prize

September 18, 2020

On Sept. 10, CBS News reported that President Donald Trump was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. His nomination came from Norwegian lawmaker, Christian Tybring-Gjedde, who claims that the president’s...

Kuntzman: Suspend and ban students who fail to comply with social distancing guidelines

September 3, 2020

As the fall semester started last week, Case Western Reserve University reported that 10 students tested positive for COVID-19. Given the number of tests conducted and the size of the student population,...

Kuntzman: CWRU and Cleveland Clinic should not host an in-person presidential debate

August 20, 2020

On July 27, before even releasing the plans for students returning to campus in the fall, Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic(CC) announced that they would be co-hosting the first...

Kuntzman: Stop making masks political

July 11, 2020

When American Multi-Cinema (AMC) theaters first announced its guidelines for reopening, the company stated that it “strongly encouraged” guests to wear a mask when they were not eating or drinking,...

Kuntzman: Greta Thunberg’s influence is powerful and different from executive leaders

January 30, 2020

Greta Thunberg, a 17-year-old environmental activist from Sweden and TIME Magazine’s person of the year, has become an international icon. Last week, political journalist Tom Rogan published an article...

Kuntzman: Establishing an anti-stress culture requires an all semester long effort

January 17, 2020

On Dec. 13, 2019, a beautiful, fluffy Samoyed dog sat on the floor of Clark 206. A small group of Case Western Reserve University students sat nearby, some running their hands across her soft coat, others...

Kuntzman: Greek life recruitment should be a spring activity

November 22, 2019

For many college campuses across the United States, fall is the time when students interested in Greek life have the opportunity to get involved. Whether it’s through rushing, a more formal recruitment...

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