The Observer

McKenna: Students were not truly heard during tobacco-free policy debate

Mike McKenna

January 22, 2016

In a Letter to the Editor last week, Vice President of Student Affairs Lou Stark strongly criticized our coverage of the Faculty Senate’s vote to make the campus tobacco-free. Our front page article from the Dec. 4 issue titled “Faculty Senate approves campus-wide tobacco ban without student input”...

Stark: Undergraduate and graduate student and the USG were informed, involved in development of tobacco policy

Lou Stark

January 15, 2016

To the editor, I was disappointed to see the front-page story in the Dec. 4 issue of The Observer claiming a lack of student input on a proposal to make the campus tobacco-free. I rarely respond to articles in the student newspaper, but when facts are ignored and an article is misleading, it is necessary...

Tobacco-free policy to be reconsidered following invalid vote, student reaction

Celia Wan, Staff Writer

January 15, 2016

Voted in by the Faculty Senate before winter break, the tobacco-free campus policy has now been recalled due to a lack of attendance at the last Faculty Senate meeting. At the same time, rising student attention to this policy has led to new developments in the decision-making process. Attendees at...

Faculty Senate approves campus-wide tobacco ban without student input

Some students object to the new ban, as they feel that it interferes with their rights.

Celia Wan, Staff writer

December 4, 2015

Case Western Reserve University’s Faculty Senate voted to smoke out tobacco last week, and students are upset that the committee did not consider undergraduate or graduate student opinions while formulating and voting on this policy change. A proposal to completely ban tobacco on campus was passed...

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