President Snyder's e-mail regarding a student hit by a car was a chilling way to begin the academic year here at Case Western Reserve University. Of course, we're all very relieved that the student was treated immediately, and we hope he recovers as soon so that he can rejoin campus as a student and not a victim of a regrettable accident.
Next week an important decision will be put in front of the student body. Tucked into the freshmen [USG] elections is a referendum that was petitioned for last year. The referendum is to decide whether or not Greek Life on this campus should remain fully funded.
I spent the summer in limbo, waiting to see if a job would come through. Three months later, when it finally did, I was faced with another problem. Some Case Western Reserve University students chose to stay in school over the summer, while, often, others went home and sought employment.
A few weeks ago I took RTA's Healthline from the main campus of the Cleveland Clinic Public Square. I was planning to meet up with a friend of mine over at Progressive Field to watch the Indians face the White Sox. After grabbing some bagels at a local convenience store, I went to the stadium and sat down at one of the picnic benches near the right field dugout.
For the past three years as a (non-Greek) Case student, I have entrusted my hundred-plus dollar Student Activity Fee (SAF) to the Student Executive Committee (SEC). Like many other students, I have hoped that they would judiciously divide and supervise the funds among the "big five" umbrella organizations, which purport to benefit the entire student body and provide a rich campus experience.