The Observer

Bennett: Remembering minority safety with an increased police presence

Edward Bennett, Guest Columnist

November 18, 2016

Over the past few weeks, there has been an array of security incidents on or near Case Western Reserve University’s campus. All students know the routine of receiving security alerts when an incident is reported to the police department. The tensions have worsened between people who live in the surround...

Letter to the editor

Leslie Clark

September 23, 2016

Dear Editor, In the spirit of caring, along with student and staff safety in mind, I write this request to all students and staff who ride bikes along campus sidewalks. Please slow down. After several near misses over the past few weeks, I am asking folks to start using verbal signals when pas...

SEXPO aims for sex positive campus culture

Anastazia Vanisko, Director of Pint

September 9, 2016

Whether you love talking about it or hate when it’s brought up in discussion, sex is a topic that can’t be avoided on a college campus. Scheduled for Sept. 23, SEXPO 2016 seeks to make Case Western Reserve University a more sex-positive campus. From 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., exhibition style booth...

Editor’s Note: CWRU needs to invest in campus security

Taylor Moran, Executive Editor

May 14, 2016

The entire Case Western Reserve University community received a security alert on May 10 informing us that a student had been robbed, possibly at gunpoint, in the Rockefeller Physics Building. I was utterly shocked that such an incident had occurred in an academic building. Typically I brush off most secu...

Take Back the Night creates a safe campus space

The audience sits in a semicircle and listens attentively to sexual assault survivors

Celia Wan, News Editor

April 22, 2016

It was 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, but the sun hadn’t faded away. The warm sunshine of the early spring shone through the windows of Thwing Atrium, so bright that it paled the LED candles that members of the Sexual Assault and Violence Educators (SAVE) lit for their annual speakout rally against s...

Playing well with others

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko

April 8, 2016

When you ask people why they decided to go to college, obviously a big reason is to obtain a degree in one academic discipline or another in order to launch a career and make $1 billion or create world peace. But for many people college is also a next step in personal development. It involves moving...

Student’s hit-and-run raises questions on use of security alerts

Anmol Nigam, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2016

Walking across the Juniper Road crosswalk, third-year Daniel Jagaselvan was blindsided. A white Toyota Camry collided with him at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 20. As he fell to the ground, he was still trying to understand what had just happened. In those brief moments afterwards, the driver sped away from...

Robberies less frequent, but still a risk

Hunter Overstreet, Staff Writer

March 25, 2016

On March 3, a Case Western Reserve University Italian language professor and a friend were walking to Strosacker Auditorium for an Italian movie screening when the friend’s purse was stolen. Two days before that, a CWRU student was walking on East 123rd Street when four individuals pulled up in an...

Grand theft auto

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko

February 26, 2016

Recently there have been a few instances of actual or attempted car theft in the University Circle area. Auto-related crime is always an issue in University Circle due to the large numbers of commuters and apartment dwellers in the area, so here are some facts and tips. The most stolen type of cars...

Editorial: CWRU should pay for security cameras in Strosacker

Strosacker Auditorium contains no security cameras, which are useful to identify thieves.

Editorial Board

February 19, 2016

The campus buildings on the quads are safe, right? The idea that there is a Case Western Reserve University building that isn’t watched over by CWRU security or the university’s police department seems ridiculous. But, as CWRU Film Society found out on Feb. 4, that is the reality of Strosacker...

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