The Observer

USG launches All Caucus Forum

Celia Wan, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2016

At 7 p.m. on Feb. 23, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) will host the Caucus Town Hall Meeting, an initiative brought up by former USG Speaker Jacob Ma, and launched by current Speaker Jack English. The new forum, to be held in the Tinkham Veale University Center, is expected to increase student-representative...

Editorial: Administrators should provide key information in advance of forums

Editorial Board

February 5, 2016

When we saw President Barbara R. Snyder’s email on Jan. 25 concerning changes to modify the admissions process, we weren’t sure what to expect. A couple paragraphs down, it became clear that this email was sent to promote discussion about the need-aware debate, rather than announce that a decision...

Galipo: Commuter’s voices are needed on campus

Anna Galipo

February 5, 2016

Last semester I shed light on some of the unfair ways commuters have been treated at CWRU. From a dingy lounge space to an overall lack of recognition, it seemed that this past fall, things were looking dismal for commuters seeking improvements, myself included. Since the needs of commuters have...

USG speakers present on tuition increases, tobacco-free policy

Celia Wan and Aquene Kimmel

January 29, 2016

At the General Assembly meeting of the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) on Jan. 26, two guest speakers spoke about two recent controversial campus issues: tuition increases and the tobacco-free policy. Provost Bud Baeslack discusses tuition increases According to Baeslack, the university...

Housing Task Force examines housing costs

Jeniece Montellano, Social Media Editor

January 29, 2016

In an effort to further include student voices in discussions concerning campus housing, a task force has taken action to involve as much of the student body as possible in an informative survey. Vice President of Student Affairs Lou Stark created the Undergraduate Housing Task Force in response to...

CWRUpons USG initiative to provide student discounts

CWRUpons USG initiative to provide student discounts

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

January 22, 2016

Students currently receive free or discounted tickets to several Cleveland and University Circle institutions, such as local museums. A new Undergraduate Student Government (USG) initiative headed by Student Life Committee member Keshara Senanayake aims to create student-specific discounts for businesses,...

McKenna: Students were not truly heard during tobacco-free policy debate

Mike McKenna

January 22, 2016

In a Letter to the Editor last week, Vice President of Student Affairs Lou Stark strongly criticized our coverage of the Faculty Senate’s vote to make the campus tobacco-free. Our front page article from the Dec. 4 issue titled “Faculty Senate approves campus-wide tobacco ban without student input”...

Stark: Undergraduate and graduate student and the USG were informed, involved in development of tobacco policy

Lou Stark

January 15, 2016

To the editor, I was disappointed to see the front-page story in the Dec. 4 issue of The Observer claiming a lack of student input on a proposal to make the campus tobacco-free. I rarely respond to articles in the student newspaper, but when facts are ignored and an article is misleading, it is necessary...

Tobacco-free policy to be reconsidered following invalid vote, student reaction

Celia Wan, Staff Writer

January 15, 2016

Voted in by the Faculty Senate before winter break, the tobacco-free campus policy has now been recalled due to a lack of attendance at the last Faculty Senate meeting. At the same time, rising student attention to this policy has led to new developments in the decision-making process. Attendees at...

USG allocates mass funding for spring of 2016

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

December 4, 2015

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