The Observer

Ltte: Questioning the reality around tenure

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, Elmer G. Beamer-Hubert H. Schneider Professor in Ethics April 15, 2019

On Wednesday, April 17 from 12:30 -1:30 p.m. in the Toepfer Room of Adelbert Hall, “Members of the CWRU Emeriti Academy who have been engaged in the Think Big strategic planning process will lead a discussion...

Ltte: Responding to Reif

Shmuel Berman March 1, 2019

Last Friday, The Observer ran an opinion column that was mainly a defense of statements made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Mn.) which extended to a disappointingly one-sided analysis of the complex Middle East...

LTTE: Airing concerns about the Thinkers

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, Professor January 25, 2019

The Provost’s Think Big strategic planning process will include Thinkers, people of our university whose answers to questions received the best evaluations by university leadership, faculty, administrative...

Letter to the editor: CWRU needs to emphasize moral education

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, Beamer-Schneider Professor in Ethics & Associate Professor of Philosophy November 30, 2018

The event convened by President Barbara Snyder on Tuesday, Nov. 27 to discuss Nazism and white supremacy's traces on campus was helpful, especially Director of the LGBT Center Liz Roccoforte's suggestion...

Letter to the Editor: Why impeachment is meaningless

Viral Mistry, Staff Columnist September 7, 2018

Last week, we saw two different articles in The Observer discussing recent developments in the President Donald Trump-Russia collusion investigations and their implications for President Trump’s potential...

Letter: Impeaching Trump: how Republicans stand to gain

Leo R. Thuman August 31, 2018

Recently, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty of eight of the 18 charges levied against him by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Among the charges brought against Manafort were multiple...

Ltte: The case for Case (Western Reserve University)

Parv Sud, Guest Columnist April 20, 2018

Case Western Reserve University. I—and many of you reading this—have typed out those four words just about anywhere and everywhere. Whether you’ve typed them out at the end of your emails or have...

In response to “USG needs to allow a conversation on the occupation of Palestine”

Paul Rutecki April 13, 2018

Editor’s Note: Paul Rutecki is a former columnist for The Observer. To the editor, Last week, Timothy O’Shea expressed his view that the University should “fully divest its assets from companies...

Questioning if CWRU is hypocritical about ethics

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer April 13, 2018

To the editor, The short answer is, "No."  But we should be careful. Case Western Reserve University’s mission is committed to “ethical behavior.”  Ethics is a main area of CWRU’s Strategic...

Ltte: In response to “A challenge to Dr. Sarma and to ourselves”

Deepak Sarma April 6, 2018

I am again disappointed (but not appalled) with Dr. Bendik-Keymer’s letter to the editor, “A challenge to Professor Sarma and to ourselves.” Here’s why: 1. As per my understanding of libel,...

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