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Kuntzman: Everyone needs to get vaccinated

Kuntzman: Everyone needs to get vaccinated

A letter to the CWRU community
Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Columnist April 16, 2021

To the students, faculty and staff of Case Western Reserve University, At this time last year, I thought that the end of the coronavirus pandemic would be quickly approaching. I predicted that by June...

Kuntzman: Colleges should make a health course a general education requirement

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Columnist March 12, 2021

In the U.S., most colleges and universities have general education requirements. For example, Case Western Reserve University’s College of Arts and Sciences requires that students earning a Bachelor...

Kuntzman: The Republican Party has a responsibility to improve internal accountability

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Columnist February 12, 2021

The 2020 electoral campaign saw the widespread proliferation of misinformation. According to Media Matters for America, 97 people who had either “endorsed or given credence to the conspiracy theory or...

Kuntzman: The Republican Party has a responsibility to improve internal accountability

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Columnist February 5, 2021

The 2020 electoral campaign saw the widespread proliferation of misinformation. According to Media Matters for America, 97 people who had either “endorsed or given credence to the conspiracy theory or...

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

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Columnist 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...

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

Kuntzman: National elections should be a national holiday

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Columnist 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

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Columnist 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

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Columnist 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

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Columnist September 4, 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

Caroline Kuntzman, Staff Columnist 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...

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