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Engineering professor receives award for ALD research

Maeve Salm, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2017


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Dr. Chris Yingchun Yuan, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Case Western Reserve University, recently received the first place award in the Reusable Abstractions of Manufacturing Processes competition facilitated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, th...

Provost Baeslack to step down

Daria Ryabogin, Copy Editor

September 22, 2017


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On Aug. 24, it was announced by Case Western Reserve University that William “Bud” Baeslack would be resigning from his position at the end of this upcoming academic term, after serving for 10 years as provost and executive vice president. As provost, it is Baeslack’s duty to oversee every aspect of u...

CWRU school of nursing fights lead poisoning

Matt Hooke, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2017


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In 2014, as the Flint, Michigan water crisis began, five percent of children tested had lead poisoning, according to the Center for Disease Control. That same year, Cleveland had its own crisis. According to the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, the rate of lead poisoning was nearly triple that of ...

Weatherhead holds mixer with accountants

Madison Avolio, News Designer

September 22, 2017


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With the fourth week of classes bearing down upon the students of Case Western Reserve University, many have their noses stuck in their books and eyes glued to PowerPoints in an attempt to soak up all the information they can before exams. This was not the case for many business majors on Monday, Sept...

Computer science student develops RTA tracking app

Computer science student develops RTA tracking app

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2017


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With an unassuming sweetness, second-year computer science major and cross country runner Jacob Goldberg is not out for recognition when it comes to the impressive app he engineered over the past year. The app, Cleveland Transit, is a thorough RTA mapping app that shows users where the closest RTA sto...

Strategic plan charts three years of change to campus life

Kushagra Gupta, Director of Print

September 22, 2017


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The small 27-page booklet may have a carefree blue mosaic cover that pictures students laughing, but within it is one of the most detailed set of changes planned for campus to be  released in over 20 years. The Division of Student Affairs released their second three-year strategic plan this past Mond...

Cleveland Catch up

Aziza Mbugua, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2017


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Annual Fathers Walk is a Success Cleveland dads participated in the annual Fathers Walk on the morning of Sept. 20. The Fathers Walk is sponsored by the Healthy Fathering Collaborative, according to Cleveland.com, and began as a way for fathers and father figures to show their support for the students of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Participating ...

COC election results stand

Lyndsey Cole, News Editor

September 22, 2017


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The Division of Student Affairs and the Class Officer Collective’s (COC) have both closed their investigation into COC’s election. The hacking allegations were made on Sept. 11 by first year student Connor Zhu, who was a candidate in the race for president of the class of 2021. Zhu received confir...

Constitution Day panel debates free speech on college campuses

Constitution Day panel debates free speech on college campuses

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2017


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On Monday afternoon, Sep. 17, the Case Western Reserve University School of Law hosted the 2017 Constitution Day Committee’s presentation on Freedom of Expression on college campuses. The presentation was hosted by CWRU’s student run Constitution Day Committee, and is necessary because of an...

Students, staff came together to overhaul Thwing

Students, staff came together to overhaul Thwing

Kushagra Gupta, Director of Print

September 15, 2017


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One Saturday in the fall of 2016, a group of students came together to discuss and brainstorm their dream for Thwing Center. They began in daylight before lunch and ended in the dark well past dinnertime; throughout the meeting, they discussed countless points and took a large tour of public and rest...

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