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Editorial: Administrators showed willingness to share financial burden with raise refusal

Top administrators have once again demonstrated their commitment to Case Western Reserve University with actions rather than words. In a letter to the university community Tuesday, president Barbara Snyder and provost W.A. "Bud" Baeslack III announced that senior administrators will forgo scheduled raises for the 2009-2010 school year. (0) comments

Studying at LSE reveals lack of passion, tradition at CWRU

The most interesting part of studying abroad (and the part that few ask about) is the experience of belonging to another university. For this year, I have buried my allegiance to Case Western Reserve University and embraced the life of a student at the London School of Economics (LSE). (0) comments

International community should intervene militarily in Sudan

My faith is restored, and my optimism reinvigorated. I'm starting to think that International Criminal Court (ICC) officials read The Observer! The day after my last column was published, I received an e-mail from the Genocide Intervention Network saying that the ICC was going to announce its decision regarding the arrest warrant situation on March 4. (1) comment

Upperclassmen play huge role in shaping first-year experience

On a college campus - along with green grass, blooming flowers, blissful April rains, and sunny days - spring brings prospective students. Walking past the many tour groups that appear more frequently at this time of year, I began to wonder what it was that really made me want to come to Case. (0) comments

In This Issue


  • Case Western students watch over El Salvador's presidential election
  • Have you heard about: Case Reserve Outing Club?
  • Print2Here printer replacements slowed by contract negotiations
  • Relay for Life not far off
  • Research at Case: Center on Urban Poverty and Social Change
  • Tax day approaches: April 15


  • Baseball: Late innings the decider in Kenyon doubleheader split
  • Hostoffer gets All-American
  • Softball: Wolz hits grand slam; Spartans sweep Kenyon
  • Tennis: Men win second straight
  • Track & Field: Jeroski and Breon impress in Atlanta
  • Women's Ultimate: Gobies win tournament, leap from No. 146 to No. 14

Fun Page

  • Crossword Answers
  • Jumble Answers
  • Sudoku Answers


  • Editorial: Wall project valuable despite cost
  • Global environmental fund is inappropriate for economic climate
  • Students find motivation to serve in local, international efforts
  • Sudanese lives would be affected by military intervention


  • Bo Burnham brings hilariously offensive comedy to The Spot
  • Case students bring road trips to life with Autobahn
  • Film Society pulls in packed house despite complicated logistics
  • Spartans of Style: Examining the Europeans
  • Springfest brings more than just a big name band
  • The Secret Ingredient: Sweet and flaky coconut

Sex and Dating

  • The cheating chronicles

Spartan Spotlight

  • Adam Erickson

Worst Case Scenario

  • Inanity of the snooze button
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