The Observer

Strategic plan enhances resources for students

Alexia Kim, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018

Last fall, the Division of Student Affairs proposed a new, three-year strategic plan to identify the University’s priorities and to define their main goals and values for the next three years. Through the Strategic Plan, Student Affairs is hoping to achieve three overall goals: Unity, Wellness and ...

Bennett: Rethinking the term “diversity”

Edward Bennett, Columnist

December 2, 2016

Diversity and the lack thereof have been hotly debated topics on college campuses. It is hard not to hear this buzz word when entering a college campus and seeing the centers and programs dedicated to improving the diversity problem that plagues many colleges across the country. It is also interesting...

Diversity 360 training now required for faculty and staff members

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2016

This past March, in an effort to re-center focus on diversity at Case Western Reserve University, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) passed legislation that serves to make diversity training mandatory for not only all students, but also more faculty and staff. The training is intended to fos...

UDC sparks student engagement

Anastazia Vanisko, Director of Print

September 23, 2016

With early voting beginning in less than three weeks, the University Diversity Collaborative (UDC) will hold CWRU Votes Crawl on Sept. 27 from 1-4 p.m. as a way to provide an opportunity for students to engage with politics and learn about the issues important to them. “I felt that while students were getting r...

Talk on microaggression echoes the spirit of Diversity 360

Shivalika Keni, Contributing Reporter

September 16, 2016

In an effort to make Case Western Reserve University a more inclusive and diverse campus, the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity developed a new program in the fall of 2015 called “Diversity 360.” On Sept. 1...

Stroud: Future CWRU diversity lies in numbers of past

Austin Stroud

January 29, 2016

Anyone who missed the MLK Convocation on Jan. 22 was absent for something truly inspirational. From the opening musical presentation by Case Western Reserve University’s gospel choir, Voices of Glory, to President Barbara R. Snyder’s closing remarks, the whole hour long ceremony elicited a collective...

Journalist Maria Hinojosa speaks at Power of Diversity lecture series

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print

October 9, 2015

Maria Hinojosa sat down on a table in the front of the room. “I’m sorry if I’m a little casual,” she said. “I like a smaller audience.” At the Oct. 6 Power of Diversity lecture series event, Hinojosa gave a talk titled “Frontlines: Latinos & Immigration” to a packed audience in...

CWRU receives award for diversity

Kalli Schumacher, Contributing Reporter

October 2, 2015

For the fourth consecutive year, Case Western Reserve University has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. Insight into Diversity, a national magazine dedicated to inclusion and diversity in the university setting, honored 92 universities with this award for their commitment...

Letter to the Editor: Vice President Mobley and Vice President Stark in response to “Austin Stroud: CWRU fails to structurally understand diversity”

September 18, 2015

To the editor, A collaboration between the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity (OIDEO) and the Division of Student Affairs, Diversity 360 is a new campus-wide initiative designed to assist students, staff and faculty in becoming more culturally competent. Although Austin Stroud ...

“Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us” chosen as the 2015 common reading book

Claude Steele is an author, social psychologist and executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of California, Berkeley. His book about combatting stereotypes is the common reading book for the fall of 2015.

Julia Bianco, Director of Web and Multimedia

April 20, 2015

Brent Staples whistled Vivaldi and other classical music as he walked down the streets of Chicago as a young African-American graduate student, hoping to combat the negative stereotypes that he saw on some passerby’s faces. Today, Staples’ story is the inspiration for the title of the 2015 common...

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