The Observer

With residence hall delay response, housing fails us yet again

March 20, 2015

Delayed. The news that the new residence hall wouldn’t be ready for the start of next school year hit selected emails on March 12, an unwelcome way to end spring breaks for a number of students. The email was sent by Associate Director for Residence Services Loretta Sexton to rising upperclassmen...

New residence hall will not be finished by next year as planned

New residence hall will not be finished by next year as planned

Julia Bianco, News Editor

March 19, 2015

Students were shocked to hear that the new residence hall, located at the North Residential Village and designed to house 290 upperclassmen, would not be opening until two weeks into the fall semester. The building’s completion was delayed due to the extremely cold weather of January and February. Residents...

Property Management Apartments reopen for upperclassmen housing

Julia Bianco, News Editor

March 19, 2015

Due to student complaints, the university has decided to reopen 80 upperclassmen housing spots in the Property Management Apartments for the 2015-2016 school year. The decision, which was released by the Office of Residence Life and Services to the student body on Feb. 26, was influenced by the work...

Housing strategies lack student focus

February 27, 2015

Housing for the 2015-2016 school year is something that most students have been thinking about in recent weeks. Greek students have been getting emails about chapter housing, and those upperclassmen whose financial situations allow have been looking into off-campus rates. Pretty much every other student...

The death of affordable housing?

Ryan P. Cleary

February 20, 2015

To the editor, On Jan. 22, 2015, a simple email was sent out to the student body outlining the housing options for next year. Within this email, university officials drew attention to the new residence hall. In the same email, they also quietly implemented a financially harmful policy. With no fanfare,...

Tuition, etc. increase

Nicolas Poe

February 20, 2015

To the editor, This letter is in response to several articles contained in last week's edition of The Observer. The front page announced that Case Western Reserve University tuition will be rising again this year by 3.25 percent. In each of my three years here, CWRU has raised tuition prices by...

Housing rates to increase in the upcoming year

Housing rates to increase in the upcoming year

Sarah Jawhari, Contributing Reporter

February 20, 2015

Both upperclassmen and underclassmen will be influenced by a housing rate increase proposed by Case Western Reserve University for the upcoming school year. The 3.75 percent room-rate increase will be applied to all undergraduate housing, with the exception of the newly constructed residence hall on...

Property Management Apartments no longer on-campus housing option

Property Management Apartments no longer on-campus housing option

Julia Bianco, News Editor

February 20, 2015

With the new residence hall opening for the upcoming academic year, the Property Management Apartments (PMAs) will no longer be available as on-campus housing for undergraduates and graduates. The PMAs were meant to provide overflow student housing for upperclassmen and graduate students. They include...

New residence hall to be completed in June, prices to be similar to the Village

Adithi Iyengar, Copy Editor

February 13, 2015

Upperclassmen will have another housing option in the fall. Construction for the new residence hall in the North Residential Village is set to be finished in June. The building hopes to help house the increasing class sizes. The room prices are slated to be comparable to the Village at 115 with...

RHA’s president on residence hall pride, gender inclusive housing

Julia Bianco, News Editor

February 5, 2015

Each week, The Observer will sit down with an important member of campus administration or a Case Western Reserve University organization to get an inside look at their organization.This week, we talked to the Residence Hall Association president, Victoria Robinson. Gender-inclusive housing survey ...

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