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A bus stop on Euclid Avenue near the Thwing Center.

Lehrer: Acknowledging white privilege, then doing something about it

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Josh Lehrer April 8, 2016

I’ve tried throughout my undergraduate career at Case Western Reserve University to seize upon all the opportunities both the university and Cleveland have to offer. Included in that is learning about...

A bench on Euclid Avenue near Thwing Center. Society should support and correct, not shun, as a means of justice.

Lehrer: Seeing, then experiencing, misplaced justice

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Josh Lehrer April 1, 2016

The way the United States’ justice system accomplishes corrections and punishments is a topic that needs discussion on a national scale. But imagine my surprise when I saw the detrimental effects of...

Bon Appetit: Offer Kosher, Halal catering options

Bon Appetit: Offer Kosher, Halal catering options

Josh Lehrer March 25, 2016

Overall, I believe that Case Western Reserve University has done a great job in addressing issues that arise on campus and implementing effective policies for improvements to be made. That being said,...

Under President Barbara R. Snyder, CWRU has seen an increase in admissions applications and progressive projects.

Lehrer: A moment to praise CWRU’s president, Barbara Snyder

Josh Lehrer March 18, 2016

Through the title, I’m sure it is clear, you’ll realize that this piece is an offering support to the figurehead here at Case Western Reserve University, President Barbara R. Snyder. Through observations...

A poster in a bathroom on the first floor of Thwing. Sexual assualt is continuing a problem at CWRU, but many are working programs that hope to reduce the number of assualts and help victims.

Lehrer: On sexual assault on campus

A moment for celebration, a sign of progress, a reminder to keep going
Josh Lehrer February 26, 2016

There are a vast array of problems across American society associated with sexual misconduct and sexual assault; I’m hoping we all are ever so aware of this. In recent years, there has been a national...

Lehrer: The scariest, truly dangerous candidate is not Trump

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Josh Lehrer February 5, 2016

Yep, that’s right. It is the guy who took Iowa in stride: Republican junior senator from Texas Ted Cruz. Despite being the favorite, at least for the time being, among the Republican candidates,...

Lehrer: A new age of diversity and inclusion at CWRU

Josh Lehrer January 29, 2016

After many, many years of planning, coordination between various organizations, fundraising and construction, the long-awaited new Cleveland Hillel Foundation building has been opened. Dubbed the Albert...

Lehrer: Ensure that Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision, legacy endure

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Josh Lehrer January 22, 2016

Our country has a race problem; that is ever so clear in these tumultuous times. But what can we do to influence meaningful change? That is much harder to answer. In the spirit of celebrating the life...

Lehrer: Congress must stop trying to hurt Americans, but help them

Josh Lehrer January 15, 2016

In case you didn’t see the news this past week, the Republican-led Congress—that is, both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives—passed a bill almost exclusively across party lines...

Lehrer: The Obama era’s reflection on race

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Josh Lehrer December 4, 2015

Let it be clear: racism and its tragic consequences remain pervasive throughout the United States. However, there are legitimate grounds for rejoice as President Barack Obama begins his last year in the...

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