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KSL, campus need smarter study spaces

KSL, campus need smarter study spaces

Austin Stroud

March 25, 2016

The Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) is undoubtedly the student hub for studying at Case Western Reserve University. However, even as it is a premier location to do work and study on campus, there is much room for improvement in terms of available study space. Overcrowding and lack of particular spaces...

Stroud: USG All Caucus Forum commendable, can improve

The USG office in the Tinkham Veale University Center.

Austin Stroud

March 18, 2016

On Feb. 23 Case Western Reserve University’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) held its first All Caucus Forum. The turnout was less than optimal and reflects the substantial work needed in order to make it a more productive event. Part of the problem is the lack of advertising on USG’s...

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...

Stroud: Every Syrian refugee welcomed is a terrorism recruitment rejected

Austin Stroud

December 4, 2015

Exactly three weeks ago, coordinated terrorist attacks carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) shocked the globe. These dramatic events grabbed the world’s attention, and in doing so have brought a critical situation to the forefront of international discussion. As I watched...

Austin Stroud: CWRU fails to structurally understand diversity

Austin Stroud

September 11, 2015

Diversity has always been an issue at Case Western Reserve University. Underrepresentation of minority groups on campus has historically led to a multitude of criticisms and protests that have challenged the way CWRU’s administration and student body interact. Last year, this type of activism was obse...

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