And the National Guard are here to protect the police! President Snyder’s decision thus equates to cancelling two weeks of class during the fall or spring semester. 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. 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. Unless you’re a student, of course. Would that provide better optics? Yes, but presumably such a publication would, unlike this one, require the author to sign his work. It’s a national convention that will have a US presidential candidate in attendance, do you really think what is happening next week is being controlled by the mayor of Cleveland or the CWRU president? Nor is there any indoctrination. I bet not. What, the RNC was going to claim eminent domain and take the housing by force? A university is not a business. One of my brothers is a year from graduating. No one is being expelled from their dorms. What would you do if protesters followed the police back to where they are staying and began to congregate on campus? In light of developments concerning the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Case Western Reserve University Office of Undergraduate Admission is not scheduling on-campus tours and information sessions at this time. (To be clear, I’m not saying that the police themselves will necessarily escalate tensions. With respect to this:”If students and faculty are too ignorant (or selfish) to understand these points, then they should not be students or faculty members at CWRU.”, This rhetoric is giving off the same stale stench as many xenophobic and backward comments do: “If you don’t like it here (i.e. Despite that most of the attendees of the RNC do not realize that more than two exist, the 3rd Amendment protects CWRU from being forced to quarter the police. I wish he would go teach in Afganistan, Iraq, or any war torn country. Have you thought of the organizations that target universities during these events for publicity? Cleveland alone cannot meet that requirement. The author brings up many salient points that explain why members of the university, whether they be students, grad students, faculty and/or staff would be troubled by this and disappointed with the Universities response. And I still think Case has wonderful students that go on to do tremendous things. They are not allowed to “stockpile” arms in the dorms. Source: CWRU-Daily The Case Email Newsletter Case is NOT forcing students to move from their dorms; Case IS offering alternate housing for students who feel uncomfortable staying on campus during this time. At the time of the decision, it didn’t appear to be a big deal. (think PETA) The police are here, and there is nothing wrong with them staying in EMPTY dorm rooms to help PROTECT our city and citizens. The option is there for those that wish to take it, but if a student wants to he or she doesn’t have to move at all. To your other point, the notices don’t ban all weapons; they ban the unauthorized carrying of weapons, which obviously has no effect on police. Meanwhile, the annual hajj for Muslims is also in the balance. I read your post and felt it was written by someone upset about things. I personally am skipping town during the RNC. These body-armored, face-shielded, overtime-paid “mercenaries” will be champing at the bit to wield a baton and spray their pepper. Terrible things happened and a lot of students got needlessly hurt. In a democracy, we often do not agree with things that happen but need to listen. Since the risks these measures are being taken to reduce (supposedly) are remote in themselves, it’s no clear improvement to anyone’s safety to ask everyone to attend classes elsewhere, let alone to move off-campus. All rights reserved (About Us). We have a sitting US president meeting with, and supporting, terrorist groups that ambush and murder police officers, block streets, riot and pillage neighborhoods. This author is a real piece of shit. More explictly, President Snyder stated that their assigned riot gear would be kept in a separate location off-campus. Actually all universities are businesses. Obviously something changed in regards to the RNC and safety, and the university was informed of this. The student are collateral damage…with little to no recourse….but I hope many choose otherwise. 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). The big deal is the surrounding community. It was an interesting lesson in flexibility, individual learning and getting out tuitions worth. Bank tellers cannot work from home. The COVID-19 pandemic in Canada is part of the ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).The virus was confirmed to have reached Canada on January 27, 2020, after an individual who had returned to Toronto from Wuhan, Hubei, China, tested positive.As of December 12, 2020, there have been … The rest of us adults look at the ‘crazy mad’ that defines BLM, OWS, PETA, Earth First, Animal Rights, etc and we see in each and every one of those very very angry people the kind of people that get behind the wheel of a truck and set out to kill little things like rethuglicans. As a Cleveland native I hope that it will not come to that. I wonder how much of the – for lack of a better term – security precautions are due to housing policemen per se and how much is due to the RNC itself. The police are being housed in unused dorms. Considering how Republicans are always bringing up the Constitution, I would have thought they would have had this memorized. Who would trust you, let alone read your rant thoughtfully when the childish bias is so overt? 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? At President Snyder’s very lukewarm Q&A session (I attended the first one that happened at noon) she vaguely alluded to the money involved. Check it out. This is the end result . 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. Finally found something sensible in this juvenile article, even though it was an author’s follow-on comment. In fact the only concern I heard was from a small minority who were worried about increased firearms on campus. 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. This just shows your tremendous ignorance. That’s why protection against this was enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Or, to stress your words: “This is being called active civic participation during one of the most important elements of the USA’s democratic process”…and a result of direct democratic participation. Please, stop and think outside the confines of the CWRU campus. I fail to see the wisdom in rebranding our mistakes in order to imply otherwise. For one class, that’s 10 hours of class meetings out of 80 total hours. I am watching this week to see what happens and see how we Allow democracy to play out. As a student or parent paying tuition I am not sure I would be pleased at the change in schedule but I also know that when I was In college my school sent us home for a long (3 week) spring break due to a coal strike. I have a tremendous respect for law enforcement, for the work they do and the courage they show. The lack of a prior contingency plan for these classes and their current restructuring is simply negligent. A university is not a business. Just with his truck he killed 84 people and maimed many more and wasn’t stopped until he was shot, by police. He should have stopped there. It establishes Snyder’s ethos as a good liberal, concerned not only with student safety but with the deeper aims of social justice. Improvise, adapt, and overcome if you’re intellectually smarter and figure out where to have class for a week for a handful of students. There is little if any equivalence between a disrupted commute and a serious, week-long disruption to an already short-term course. I would like all of you to consider the mayhem and murder of just one crazy mad truck driver in Nice yesterday. 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. Many of these kids have long-since missed the opportunity to graduate with their classes, but the university’s actions may well put off their commencements once more. In my view, it is not the leaders of the university who are at fault, rather the situation as a whole is unfortunate. I would like to know what the laws governing the University are in regards to this. Read the latest news stories from Cape Town and the rest of the Western Cape region. open-and-shut case phrase. Last week, the FBI arrested 29 year old Ross Ulbricht, the alleged mastermind behind the online marketplace Silk Road, after two years of investigations and undercover purchases. Jobs love us. “While we spoke widely about the decision” to bring these officers to campus, she notes, including “spring meetings at each School, at Faculty Senate…we did not communicate directly with students.” Fair enough. I just want to say that I am happy that Case is doing this and I believe this article is making a very big deal out of nothing. It’s embarrassing. Moreover, what are we teaching our students when we displace them from their dorms? None of the colleges housing security personnel were forced to do so. That’s ridiculous. Also, the writer deliberately lies to her readers when making the patently false statement that firearms will be stored in the dorms. Within two weeks, practically the entire Canadian economy was locked down. It was ugly and embarrassing and despicable here, and, you know what?…not a damned thing happened to any of them for violating law and principle. The financial details are shrouded in mystery, and what little information I could find suggests that the university donated the housing when the city came calling. As a former National Guardsman, I can attest your are not part of the US Armed Forces until specifically activated by the President. Actually, a university such as CWRU is unequivocally not a business, which seems to me a fundamental point the author is trying to make. You can’t accept that, because for you to admit there is evil, then there also has to be good, and where does good come from, our Creator, and you can’t admit there is a Creator. Umm… I’m not sure you understand the point you just responded to. On a lighter note I have heard that Case is making a decent amount coin from this deal and hey if it will keep those donation calls away for a little bit I’m all for it! There may have been pressure from government officials, but revenue generation is the real driver. It is, after all, a solid 20-25 minute drive from the Q. That’s why I gave the essay this title: “What’s a University For?” (The subtitle was an addendum by Belt in order to summarize the content of the essay.) "Case Western" actually sounds hella good to recruiters. You’re going to figure out how they can finish requisite work without getting on campus. Guns are inanimate objects and don’t shoot people, people shoot people. That is why additional police and the Ohio National Guard have been summoned to Cleveland and put up in empty dorms at CWRU. Hey you mad? [/blocktext]I could complain, on behalf of my students, that this surprise closure is costing each of them $345 in wasted tuition money, per class. They have the option to stay. Case Western Reserve University, which “improves and enriches people’s lives through research…and education,” will be ground zero for the storm troopers you will watch on national news next week. Blame the colleges that didn’t have the decency OR the bravery to tell these domesticated Terroist Protest-RIOTERS to cut it out and kick them out! PHYSIOLOGY & BIOPHYSICS Campus Location: Robbins Building, E527 2210 Circle Dr. Cleveland, Ohio 44106. In bivouacs set up on Malls A, B, and C, Voinovich Park and the Hall of Fame Plaza? We need to be reaching out and engaging our community, not bringing in a massive police presence that could very easily escalate tensions on campus and within University Circle and the surrounding area. Unlikely. The first case of coronavirus was just confirmed in western Pennsylvania. This is ridiculous first of all no one is being forced t leave their dorms they have to option to if they feel uncomfortable which is up to their own discretion. 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? More Thanks for the clarifications, which were desperately needed. Small correction – personal firearms are being kept in the rooms, secured and separate from ammunition. "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. You’re right about one thing. It’s just a matter of what I consider (and you may disagree) to be good judgment during difficult times. Some are CWRU alumni and smarter then this anonymous professor. Yes? Updated Jan 11, 2019; Posted Jul 12, 2016 . It is interesting that the administration has decided to keep the campus community safe by bringing thousands of guns onto campus. Case is not their jurisdiction so they won’t do anything there. I want them to be safe and to receive the education they deserve. What does it symbolize when a university library closes while security forces store firearms and pepper spray in dorms, weapons that will likely be used against next week’s demonstrators—some of whom, I fear, might be my students? As communicated in advance, the CWRU Wiki service was eliminated December 31, 2012. Clearly, you are an academic with prose like this “Please crawl back under your air-conditioned rock.” Beautiful argument right there. Raising these memories is not in any way contrary to supporting police and other security officers. Those incidents would never have occurred if institutions of higher learning would have simply remained institutions of higher learning, treating its students and its immediate community (i.e. If you’ve taught, you know the author is correct. The only difference is now it is official and public. Admittedly, students aren’t being forced out of their dorms. Servers and other personnel at local restaurants do not live inside of strip malls. Our leaders should have had the foresight to understand potential dangers of the RNC and warned potential those students staying for the summer. 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. They pretend there is racism where it doesn’t exist, and pretend there is police brutality where it doesn’t exist. They’re just being completely overhauled and compromised. If students paid for housing over the summer why should they have to vacate? Woops its realistically closed. “Case Western Reserve—along with other area colleges and universities—agreed to house the officers at the city’s request. , Get a view of CWRU. Then, suddenly, the world changed. So instead of being a bunch of babies (yes I went there) grow up, deal with it and move on. Updated at 10:47 p.m. The primary issue I’m targeting with this essay is the way the CWRU administration has handled the RNC. (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). Meanwhile, students are being urged to “consider staying off campus during the week,” which is tantamount to saying they are foolish if they don’t uproot themselves for a week and accept alternative housing being offered on another side of campus. However owing to recent events there is a potential for significant danger to the students being housed near the police officers and I would highly advise any student being housed on campus to consider the university’s offer. Of course, if anyone feels that I’m missing the standards for an injunction under controlling Sixth Circuit case-law, I’m all ears/. What you are describing as ok is what amounts to Unofficial Martial Lsw being declared. Admittedly, students aren’t being forced out of their dorms. I work at Key Tower. What does open-and-shut case expression mean? Or is your college/university not worth paying? “The City and/or the Feds likely gave CWRU little choice over opening their dorms for this purpose” WTF? Classes at the Metropolitan Campus will be held off-site. The RNC is a major part of our political process. I just want to extend my deepest gratitude to the author. Officials decided to reduce on-campus operations during the convention. To put this into perspective, CWRU enrolled a total of 4,996 full time undergraduate students during the 2015-16 academic year. No one can tell who a “good guy with a gun” is from a “bad guy with a gun.”. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. These “reduced instructional operations,” to use the Orwellian language being deployed by university officials, place on faculty and students the entire burden of cleaning up the mess the administration has handed them. My morning/afternoon commutes will be severely inconvenienced by road closures. And of course, we in Ohio should never forget what happened at Kent State back in the 1960s. Something about the quartering of soldiers in homes comes back to me. What nonsense. >A business might behave this way, but a university? It IS the same thing. In case Americans have forgotten what Iraq War vets think of Joe Biden, Donald Trump Jr. has shared a powerful reminder. [/blocktext]A week of cancelled classes may not sound too bad, but consider that the summer sessions last only eight weeks. Have we forgotten when police were brought in campus to shoot and kill students? Snyder also apologized for her campus-wide email on June 24 urging everyone to not stereotype all police officers as violent or prejudiced. You know there are people coming to Cleveland to misbehave. Yet, oddly enough, ignore the true cases of both. She wrote that officials were planning to take additional steps to enhance campus safety during the convention. I say this as a former big game hunter (for subsistence, not trophy) and a gun-owner who wholeheartedly believes in **RESPONSIBLE** gun ownership. I honestly couldn’t care less that the RNC is being hosted here and I certainly am disgusted with Trump. "Amid our shock and grief, we also recognize that our city soon will host the Republican National Convention, an event that is expected to draw dozens of protests--and could see a significant degree of conflict.". Case Western Suddenly Shuts Down To House Riot Police Anne Trubek 2016-07-13T15:54:14-04:00 July 13, 2016 | Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) prides itself on being the leading research university in Northeast Ohio. Another district has been shut down for three days because of the number of cases. 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. CWRU Students are not asked to give up their home. To any informed observer this is what dystopia looks like. HOW would that make you feel? Blame Black Lies Matter for this and the zombies that have rioted especially after Dallas. We were given significant notice that our dorms would be used to house the out of town police coming in to help with matters that the convention would disrupt, such as security at the Q and traffic direction. Absolutely not!” We (students) are PART of a community and as such have a right to make our discontent heard and elaborate on the reasons of our disagreement. Tenants are included in this per Engblom v. Carey. Consider President Snyder’s excuse for why we are opening our doors and our dorms to 1,700 riot police. They should have realized much earlier that there was a potential for the campus to become under threat during the RNC even without housing officers on campus. Those “riot police” as he calls them are men and women from Ohio and other parts of the USA serving their country and state. Well they are being safe – the fewer people on campus, the less likely someone can get hurt. And even if they are permitted to carry inside the dorms, so what? Nobody foresaw the current political climate of the Republican party at the time of the decision. It’s faculty like you that make me feel appreciated, respected, valued, and protected as a student. President Barbara Snyder held two forums on campus July 6 after students and faculty voiced concerns over housing the police. Trust me, they don’t have many choices when the Secret Service gets involved in things. Just take a moment to re-read that last sentence and think about what it actually says. Should we talk about how we got to this place and what we need to do about it now. Their jobs are revolved around downtown. How am I supposed to focus on my classes?”. Shared governance, I fear, is passé when the university can capitalize on a political convention by executive decree. Of course you would – you’d expect accommodations and/or a refund. 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. It’s easy to sit in your office or dorm room and second guess and criticize what you know nothing about. ... 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