The Observer

Abetting hypocrisy: Financial aid policy exposes need for revisions

Ryan Cleary

April 15, 2016

Earlier this year, Case Western Reserve University announced an interest in adopting a need-aware admissions policy to meet 100 percent of student financial need. While it cannot be said whether the need-aware policy causes more harm than good, the goal to achieve 100 percent of need is laudable. So...

Kimmel: Service with a smile, but only if you earn it

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

January 22, 2016

Wade Commons and Fribley Commons can be mysterious places. (What’s going on behind those shelves of packages? Murder? Probably.) Before I started working as a Customer Service Assistant (CSA) in the offices, I definitely had no idea how they worked. And looking back, I was often super rude in my...

Arundhati Menon: When across the world, make that friend

Arundhati Menon

September 11, 2015

On Aug. 13 at 5:45 p.m., I ran across the space outside Leutner Commons for my 5:30 p.m. group meeting—cursing early morning flights and hotel check-in times. I sat in my allotted circle and thanked my stars that because everyone was completely involved in icebreakers, nobody noticed my presence. To...

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