The Observer

Former fraternity house will soon house Pi Beta Phi

Miriam Ridge, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2016

Over the past few weeks, the Greek Life Office (GLO) has been sifting through the applications of eligible chapters on campus who are all vying for one thing: a chance to have a house of their own. On Sep. 29, Sigma Phi Epsilon’s charter was revoked, leaving their Murray Hill Road house vacant. Last mo...

Euclid 116 Apartments to become a new housing option

Shreya Ravindran, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2016

A few months ago, the Mexican restaurant Piñatas in Uptown was buzzing with students drinking margaritas and eating quesadillas. However, at the beginning of April, plans were announced to demolish and remodel the property to increase the number of upperclassmen housing options. After eight months, th...

Gender Inclusive Housing 101

Samuel Qian, Contributing Reporter

October 14, 2016

Gender Inclusive Housing (GIH) is an experience that all students at Case Western Reserve University have access to. It provides transgender students, gender-nonconforming students and students who are still exploring their gender identity to live together in a supportive environment. For first-year...

Student organization introduces initiative for residence hall name change

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2016

The newest residence hall, located at 1576 E. 115th St., will soon be named in honor of the late Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, after the Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees unanimously approved the decision in mid-August. The proposal came to the board after #webelonghere, a student ...

Two forums on campus housing during RNC held to address concern

Taylor Moran, Executive Editor

July 23, 2016

In response to the petition related to the Republican National Convention (RNC) police officers being housed in university residence halls, university President Barbara Snyder decided to hold two forums for students and faculty to learn more about this issue. These forums took place Wednesday July 6 at ...

RHA, USG call for consolidation of housing rates

RHA, USG call for consolidation of housing rates

Jeniece Montellano, Social Media Editor

April 22, 2016

This past Tuesday, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) approved a resolution put forth by the vice president and president of the Resident Housing Association (RHA) as well as the president and vice president of USG. This resolution, passed after its revision, addresses student concerns about current ...

Assmus: Building community around campus

Piñata's, a popular Mexican resturant located on Euclid Avenue. The apartments that will replace the resturant may be great for students looking for housing, but won't integrate and build the surrounding community and CWRU.

Abby Assmus

April 15, 2016

Two weeks ago, I walked down Euclid with a friend, looking forward to getting a margarita while taking a study break at Piñatas. Once we got there, it didn't look like anyone was inside, and it appeared deserted. We settled on getting a drink somewhere else but were curious about where everyone was at and...

Lack of communication on Gender-Inclusive Housing upsets RHA, LGBT Center

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

April 15, 2016

Issues with assigning second-year gender-inclusive housing (GIH) for the 2016-2017 school year have caused some discontent among members of both Case Western Reserve University’s Residence Hall Association (RHA) and LGBT Center. GIH, which was instituted on campus two years ago, is designed to allow...

Property Management Apartments have increased openings

According to Associate Director of the Office of University Housing Loretta Sexton, the PMAs feel more like apartments than typical on-campus housing.

Celia Wan, Staff Writer

March 25, 2016

As Case Western Reserve University students are selecting their rooms for the coming school year, 30 more bedrooms in the North Property Management Apartments (PMAs) are now open for the upper-class students, increased from last year’s 80 PMA housing spaces. The PMAs are properties owned by the...

Forced off the farm

This new policy, limiting rental and visiting hours at CWRU's farm, is the result of an increase in rent paid by employees who live on-site at the farm.

Michael McKenna, Executive Editor

February 19, 2016

For the past 20 years, Case Western Reserve University Film Society has held their end of the year retreat at Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms in Hunting Valley, Ohio. It has been the group’s way to “get away from campus and away from movies,” said Film Society's director Liz Caceci. The...

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