Cleveland State University's campus will be open but classes will not be held on campus. Many students rely on university housing over the summer and employment for financial security (the University thankfully has addressed this and is compensating students who will be losing work hours). Tenants are included in this per Engblom v. Carey. President Snyder’s decision thus equates to cancelling two weeks of class during the fall or spring semester. I’m guessing it’s a professor in gender or ethnic studies of some sort. We have unalienable rights (given to us by the Creator and not be able to taken away from us by man) to defend ourselves from both foreign and domestic emeries. As for guns not killing/shooting people, do you think all of those toddlers or children accidentally shooting/killing others were evil and intending to harm others? I saw it first hand. As stated in WIkipedia, better thing would be to use this Linux TRESOR approach, so that keys are in CPU and not RAM. Read the latest news stories from Cape Town and the rest of the Western Cape region. I also refuse to believe the university had no choice in the matter – of course they did. The case was confirmed at … They pretend there is racism where it doesn’t exist, and pretend there is police brutality where it doesn’t exist. And of course, we in Ohio should never forget what happened at Kent State back in the 1960s. (To be clear, I’m not saying that the police themselves will necessarily escalate tensions. Do we want it broadcast all over the world that the city of Cleveland was ill prepared to host such an event? Many students rely on the university library, which is now closing, for crucial resources to complete their course work, and are essentially being asked to now complete that work without those resources. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Case Western Reserve University, under fire by students and faculty for housing police on campus during the Republican National Convention, has decided to … I am grateful that my University is helping the police protect the city of Cleveland during this high risk event, but I understand the concern of some students taking into consideration our neighboring communities. And even if they are permitted to carry inside the dorms, so what? Just for clarification, because you obviously need it, domestic emeries means a tyrannically government, just like the lawless one we have (no charges for Hillary) now. I’m sure many of you are arguing “well, if the police weren’t on our campus we wouldn’t have this problem.” Are you sure about that? Universities are however not-for-profit businesses. Statistics show blacks are 44% more likely to be killed by black criminals than by police of any color, for any reason. Another district has been shut down for three days because of the number of cases. I’d not worry -it’s assuredly not true that no choice was given. This child was raised by spoiled liberal kids and a President that only wants revenge for slavery . “They’re a much more valuable part of their communities than I am to mine, that’s for sure.” Wrote the author. I work at Key Tower. Now get off our lawn while more important people come to town. President Donald Trump's plan to sue Pennsylvania in federal court to determine how the state conducts mail-in voting has been effectively shut down by a US district court judge. If you need a quick explainer, Hotze and Woodfill put out a video explaining why they think the order is unconstitutional. You must have very limited travel experience to make such a claim, “plain and simple”. improves and enriches people’s lives through research…and education. In an email sent to the entire CWRU community, Snyder explains: “The deadly shootings last week in Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas have dramatically intensified our national conversation involving race, law enforcement and the best paths to justice, fairness and safety for all.” This is a savvy rhetorical move. If you feel compelled to go downtown and make life unpleasant for everybody I hope that the least you experience causes you great pain and loss. Students “aren’t being forced off campus” in the same way that classes “aren’t being cancelled.” They are just being strongly, firmly advised to take the alternative housing being offered by the university with almost no notice. I believe and would probably support peaceful protest during this event. Admittedly, students aren’t being forced out of their dorms. If students paid for housing over the summer why should they have to vacate? It gets worse. What are universities for? She wrote that CWRU had agreed to house the officers at Cleveland's request and the city's officers have assisted campus police when needed. You should care about that because, to paraphrase the movie, “This IS CLEVELAND!”. Nor is there any indoctrination. I just want to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart. The university responded to this saying that police would NOT be able to “stock firearms and pepper-spray” as said above but would remain in possession of their police issued handgun. Furthermore, weapons of any kind are prohibited in campus buildings (Every dorm has this notice banning all weapons), a policy which has apparently been lifted. You’d blame the administration for not doing something, for not being safe. It’s in a dictionary. The first case of coronavirus was just confirmed in western Pennsylvania. Imagine my surprise, then, when I learned that not only would CWRU be housing approximately 1,700 riot police in student dormitories during the Republican National Convention, that not only would those police be permitted to store their weapons in student dormitories, and that not only would widespread student opposition to this decision be placated with two milquetoast Q&A sessions – “opportunities to learn,” President Barbara Snyder called them – but that my colleagues and I, with only one week’s notice, would be expected to cancel a week of summer classes in order to accommodate the quartering of the paramilitary force descending on Cleveland to police the city during the convention. Those “riot police” as he calls them are men and women from Ohio and other parts of the USA serving their country and state. Umm… I’m not sure you understand the point you just responded to. The only reason it has become a big deal is that it has become increasingly obvious that the convention will be a crazy series of riots. To use President Snyder’s words, I hope that they will rediscover what it means to be “part of this community.” Most of all, I hope that the example of CWRU’s failure will offer my students as much of an education as the one I’m trying to give them in the classroom we’ve been barred from using. Our leaders should have had the foresight to understand potential dangers of the RNC and warned potential those students staying for the summer. PS Unless of course CWRU can somehow pull the rabbit out of the hat and provide the already paid-for instruction. I am nervous that the protesting at this event will spiral out of control and I have concern for my own personal safety as well as other bystanders living here downtown that I believe many people are forgetting about. If you don’t like it, call Black Lives Matter for a new roommate or for protection on one of the most crime-ridden campuses in the US! Next? Case is dominantly STEM – what about students that need to be in labs? This is the first piece about this situation that I think truly covers what needed to be said and uncovers what hadn’t been, but needed to be said. I understand next week will cause upheavals for all members of the CWRU community, but I think some sacrifices need to be made by all members of this City to do everything possible to make the RNC in Cleveland a success. This is a police totalitarian state, plain and simple. It was an interesting lesson in flexibility, individual learning and getting out tuitions worth. Bank tellers cannot work from home. Staff, after consulting with their supervisors, will likely work off-site as well. On Monday night CWRU posted an online notice titled "Changes to campus operations during RNC. According to President Snyder and the official news release, the campus closure (“changes to campus operations” they call it) stems from a deep and abiding concern for student safety. Sprint shut down a cellphone tower on the campus of a California elementary school after some parents said it may be linked to several recent cases of childhood cancer. Thank you for your burdensome tuition bill, my students have been told. Thank you, Dankel, for mentioning this. Overall this situation was NOT the fault of CWRU administration, however this has been grossly mishandled and shows a serious lack of foresight by the administration. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact email@example.com. I’m saying that this is how these officers will be used in the context of the convention. The students still have to live somewhere even if they are not on campus. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. If my students learn nothing else from this failure of university leadership, I hope it will be this: that they will understand how their education exceeds the artificial boundaries of brick and mortar buildings, of tuition payments, of majors, minors, and gen ed requirements, and of their own abstracted desire to capitalize on their investment in the form of a lucrative career. I really do believe they’re doing what they can. Wests League Club in Leumeah, in the city's south-west, was closed just moments after the Macarthur Tavern in Campbelltown, also in the south west of Sydney, announced a case this morning. As the number of new coronavirus cases surges each day in many parts of the country, some states are hitting pause … That’s why protection against this was enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Just a quick note you might also have wanted to point out the 4 week class session being interrupted by losing a 1/4 of its teaching time as well. This is so blown out of proportion it’s sad. Please excuse typos, typing from my phone. Definitions by the largest Idiom Dictionary. I am watching this week to see what happens and see how we Allow democracy to play out. But Snyder admitted that "in answering the city's convention request, we failed to give adequate consideration to the impact the decision would have on members of our community--in particular students staying in residence halls near the buildings housing the officers.". As a staff member at Case Western Reserve University, I am appalled at the lack of common sense and respect this community has shown to the leadership of the school. If Cleveland was hosting the democratic convention instead of the republican one, this would not be news. Case is not their jurisdiction so they won’t do anything there. ", "Last week's tragedies have horrified us all and raised profound questions for our country," the notice said. ... And South Western High School reported a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, according to a … A follow up notice from the university explains: “The only change to the existing practice is that these classes do not take place on our campus during those days.” Furthermore, the notice continues, “the educational experience may take place at a different time, place or manner, but the learning will still take place.” This attempt to dodge the accusation I am making—that CWRU is cancelling classes—is perfunctory at best. As for the police presence itself, my problem is not with any of the 1,700 out-of-town officers being housed on campus, individually. The areas where the school shows poor decision making is in regards to the coursework and housing. Guns are inanimate objects and don’t shoot people, people shoot people. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Case Western Reserve University, under fire by students and faculty for housing police on campus during the Republican National Convention, has decided to hold no classes, summer camps or other activities on campus from July 18-21. Skip to comments. You’re right about one thing. “Case Western Reserve—along with other area colleges and universities—agreed to house the officers at the city’s request. Our founding fathers were brilliant, they knew our Rights came from the Creator, NOT from man. In Western Australia there have been 3788 tests conducted, leading to 14 positive cases. Your trusted source for local Western Cape news! Cleveland alone cannot meet that requirement. Get the best regional writing in your inbox every week. Do you not know what the 3rd amendment is??? My classmates were amazing. With the political and national security climate of the past couple weeks, naturally some students are concerned to live so close to peace officers. In bivouacs set up on Malls A, B, and C, Voinovich Park and the Hall of Fame Plaza? It establishes Snyder’s ethos as a good liberal, concerned not only with student safety but with the deeper aims of social justice. We have seen these terrorist organizations emboldened by imbecilic Democrat “leaders” for years. If these aren’t soldiers and the paid for rooms of the students not homes then I guess I should be at the U for my further education. To clarify, when informed that the then-dean was sexually harassing law school faculty, staff, and students, the administration retaliated by firing one of the victims outright, attempting to force another (tenured) victim to resign, and generally doing everything but getting rid of the perpetrator. Why is it anathema to sympathize with students who paid for summer classes and housing and are losing out in 12.5% of what they paid for? Please, stop and think outside the confines of the CWRU campus. My problem is with the sheer quantity, for starters, and with the way they are being used in the context of a university campus while classes are still in session. Camps: Education camps for middle and high school students will not be held on campus. Way to exemplify all the asinine vitriol we look forward to hosting downtown. If you choose to room elsewhere during the RNC, CWRU has made alternative places available for you. Grow up and try to adjust to a few inconveniences for one lousy week. Pay attention class, an adult has entered the discussion. Perhaps this is from a tenure-track professor who thinks that this completely false diatribe attacking the University’s president will hurt her chances of getting tenured. It IS the same thing. So where is the City supposed to house those additional 700 officers? Police officers who then engaged the terrorist to end the threat. The professor should save his/her indignation for lawbreakers. Thanks for the housing during RNC. Located in Cleveland, Ohio. “I feel like I’m being forced out of the dorm that I paid for,” one student complained. This piece, which so emphatically puts the students and their education first (as it should be! None of this could have been predicted months ago. Classes at the Metropolitan Campus will be held off-site. The vast majority of robberies are never solved. We had to adapt. Clearly, you are an academic with prose like this “Please crawl back under your air-conditioned rock.” Beautiful argument right there. Perhaps you should read the definition of business. ET. However, that being said, there have been numerous threats towards the RNC that they will “riot” not simply just protest. As a student living on campus myself, I did not feel that the university was forcing me out of my dorm with their manner of communication. I used to walk past them as a grad student on my way to the White building. Both Military and Police operated under a militia system at the time the Bill of Rights were written; the Third Amendment can reasonably be applied to housing police. I’m responding in order to let you know that I’m not in any way anti-police, and that I’m as worried about the safety of law enforcement officers as I am for anyone. NOT from the police staying on our campus, because, let’s be honest, they are not here to harm you – they are here to protect the protesters at the RNC. If you don’t like opinion the person, not his or her point of view, is “a piece of shit.” This is the thinking that got us into the state we are in- when humanity is disregarded and rhetoric, often violent, sways the ignorant. Instead of your entitled complaining, why don’t you think about the reasons behind this decision? This author is a real piece of shit. The author of this piece has made corrections to clarify this. Staff: Faculty are encouraged not to come to their office. Raising these memories is not in any way contrary to supporting police and other security officers. If this kind of foolishness had happened during WW2, people would have gotten their @sses beat, told to grow up and deal with it. Students wanted the university to require the officers to store their weapons off campus, for the officers to stay out of university-owned buildings that aren't their assigned residence halls, and for the university to provide alternative housing for students uncomfortable with the increased police presence. Look at many recent events where there was a high police presence on university campuses during tense political moments — the University of Pittsburgh during the G20, for example, and UC Davis and UC Berkeley during the (peaceful) Occupy protests of 2011. (You don’t have to enlist to learn this, but helping your community and country in times of crises is very rewarding should you choose to do). He's been able to party constantly, and actually turned down multiple ivies for Case (mainly money) and currently has a 140k job offer Case kids are down … I’d imagine the period during which CWRU is housing police with weapons would represent the safest the campus could possibly be with the RNC going on. Put another way, while a class action could address common monetary damages, including the university’s failure to deliver 1/8th of the instruction I and other parents have paid for it can only address those common issues that define the class. Aren’t they here for our protection? Mailing Address: 10900 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH 44106-4970 These students were taking summer school classes, in part, so they wouldn’t have to carry 14 – 16 units in the fall. Unless you’re a student, of course. Instead of disputing semantics, I will continue to call this decision what it is: CWRU is effectively cancelling its classes in order to host 1,700 riot police for the RNC. As a Cleveland native I hope that it will not come to that. Woops its realistically closed. This past week’s decisions, the truly laughable “communication,” and the burdens placed on everyone involved have been incredibly frustrating. Watch Full Show. ... Students at Case Western … Nobody foresaw the current political climate of the Republican party at the time of the decision. We apologize for your inconvenience. That is a reductive logic that would essentially label all institutions which operate using money as “businesses,” i.e., police and fire departments are businesses, churches are businesses, the Boy Scouts are a business, and so on. No one is being expelled from their dorms. My students (who will eventually be alumni like you) are far smarter than me. If you wonder why faculty, staff, or students might prefer anonymity, take a look at how President Snyder and Provost Baeslack handled the former law school dean. After reading all of your comments I can only assume that you are not another inconvenienced Cleveland resident but a PR wonk (and perhaps a Republican as well?). Changes to campus operations during RNC. Servers and other personnel at local restaurants do not live inside of strip malls. True, but – as a place of higher learning, we should be above this. Copyright 2012 - 2018 Belt Magazine | All Rights Reserved. The latest case is a Darwin woman in her 50s who tested positive on … >A business might behave this way, but a university? Updated Jan 11, 2019; Posted Jul 12, 2016 . The health department says there is one case of coronavirus in Washington County. Actually, a university such as CWRU is unequivocally not a business, which seems to me a fundamental point the author is trying to make. So someone says, “Fine, they can take incompletes and retake the class in the fall.” Great, unless the class is a pre-req for a two-semester sequence required to graduate next spring. During President Snyder’s Q&A session, she explictly mentioned that these officers’ role is to halt sudden disturbances as a result of the RNC and could be called upon at any time (responding to a question of when we might see them more actively on campus). I will leave it to the reader to wonder what it means when President Snyder claims that the faculty were fully informed, a claim that is demonstrably untrue, even as she apologizes for poor communication. Historic job losses followed, 500,000 in the first week alone. It’s just a matter of what I consider (and you may disagree) to be good judgment during difficult times. Would that provide better optics? Are only white, Christian men allowed to open-carry without being shot by police? Cuyahoga Community College will close several buildings near the convention site. Bank Tellers do not live at the bank. "The deadly shootings last week in Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas have dramatically intensified our national conversation involving race, law enforcement and the best paths to justice, fairness and safety for all," she wrote. Consider the plight of very real summer school students at CWRU, with IDEA accommodations for learning difference, who receive extra time in which to take exams, prepared lecture notes and dispensation from the minimum credit loads for full-time students. Case Western Reserve University: the top-ranked private research university in Ohio and one of the best in the U.S. I’ve also heard that the city intends to reimburse the university for costs it will incur this week, but that the odds of turning a profit are very slim. The fact that you misrepresent this in your narrative is quite disconcerting and reeks of misdirection. Check it out. 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