The Observer

Eckert: Hidden in its walls, technology keeps TVUC green

The food court in the Tinkham Veale University Center. What is not apparent to students is the hidden technology that makes the building energy efficient.

Brian Eckert

April 8, 2016

I was pleasantly surprised by The Observer’s recent article, “The view from the green roof.” The Tinkham Veale University Center (TVUC) is more than just a heated walkway in the winter and a cooled one in the summer. The TVUC is a great place to grab a bite to eat, meet with friends or professors...

Eckert: Spring is here, you’re almost there

Flowers blooming on trees outside of Severance Hall. Spring is here and the last stretch of the semester is in sight.

Brian Eckert

April 1, 2016

In last week’s issue, the thought of spring and the end of the year was brought up in the article “Rounding Third”. It was a great piece and very inspirational for the bogged down student dying for the end of the year. There’s only one month left, and you’ve made it this far, so tough it out f...

More printers, better maintenance

More printers, better maintenance

Brian Eckert

March 25, 2016

For myself, wēpa printers have been one of the most problematic things on campus and can be fixed without much work. The printing situation wasn’t that bad my first semester. I didn’t need to print often, and when I did there weren’t problems. Some of my friends also had their own printers,...

Eckert: New donation system helps student scholarships

The new donation system gives CWRU an edge when it comes to attracting students.

Brian Eckert

February 26, 2016

In the last issue of The Observer, there was an article titled “Scholarships get personal.” This story discussed an addition to Case Western Reserve University’s policy on scholarships. There is a new option for donors looking to make contributions. In the past few years, the application rate...

Eckert: College admissions process shouldn’t be taxing

Brian Eckert

February 19, 2016

In last week’s column I discussed a new project headed by Harvard Graduate School of Education titled Turning the Tide. Through this project, the supporters are attempting to relieve some of the stress of the college admissions process. So many students go through sleepless nights and stress filled...

Eckert: College admissions decisions should weigh service higher

The Common Application is currently the most widely accepted application by universities.

Brian Eckert

February 12, 2016

The college application process can be one of the most stress-inducing periods in a student’s life. Trying to pack four years of accomplishments and honors into one single application isn’t an easy feat. Some people are trying to change this process, even here at Case Western Reserve University....

Eckert: Crisis in Flint improving but irreversible

Brian Eckert

February 5, 2016

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan has been going on for over a year. The residents are facing high levels of lead in their water supply. This is potentially dangerous not only for drinking purposes, but also for any other uses of water. With high levels of lead, it becomes dangerous to bathe and wash...

Eckert: Over break, CWRU became the home longed for

Brian Eckert

January 15, 2016

Looking back on winter break, I hope everyone enjoyed spending time with their family and reconnecting with old friends. Personally, I was ready to come back to school on Dec. 26. I fulfilled my family obligations and was ready to return. As break dragged on and on, I realized how much I love being here....

Eckert: Know your mental health, options for treatment

Brian Eckert

December 4, 2015

Mental health has been a social topic that is much too frequently put on the back burner. Millions of people suffer from mental illness not only in America, but across the world. Mental illness affects people of all ages, races and cultural backgrounds. It can be passed down genetically, developed from...

Eckert: Find your passion

Brian Eckert

October 30, 2015

College is always a time full of change. From what I’ve heard, I would guess that about 99 percent of college students change their mind about what they want to do or study during their four years. Personally I’ve changed my mind about what I want to pursue as a career about seven times since I began...

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