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Cleveland Botanical Garden wins lawsuit over land use

Abigail Wells, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019


Filed under News, Outside the Circle

The Cleveland Botanical Garden (CBG) recently won a lawsuit pertaining to the use of its Wade Park property. Jeptha Wade, one of Western Union Telegraph’s founders, gifted 63 acres of land—now known as Wade Park—to the city of Cleveland to use as a public park in 1882. Descendants and beneficia...

Show me the money

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Clubs & Organizations, Events & Talks, News

From April 17-30, Case Western Reserve University undergraduate students will have the opportunity to vote on a referendum that would allow club sports to join the Student Presidents’ Roundtable (SPR).  If 25 percent of all undergraduate students vote and a simple majority of that percentage votes in fav...

Sorority holds discussion panel on diversity

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Events & Talks, Greek Life, News

On Tuesday, April 16, the sorority Sigma Sigma Sigma (Tri Sigma) held its “Inclusion Happens Here” discussion panel on advocating for inclusion in everyday life. The panel included Andre Lessears from the Akron Cleveland Clinic, Eileen Anderson-Fye a psychology professor at Case Western Reserve University,...

CWRU professor named Guggenheim Fellow

CWRU professor named Guggenheim Fellow

Maryam Iqbal, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Faculty Insight, News

Michael Clune, a Case Western Reserve University professor in the department of English, was recently named a Guggenheim Fellow. The fellowships, according to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation website, are “intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for produc...

Israeli moon mission fails, hopes to invigorate interest in space travel

Lev Pearlman, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019


Filed under News, Outside the Circle

On April 11, Israel’s first moon lander mission ended in failure when the lander crashed into the moon. On February 22, when Israel launched the mission, Case for Israel, Case Western Reserve University’s Israeli culture group, hosted celebrations to mark the event. The lander was named Beresheet,...

Controversial heartbeat bill signed into law

Grace Howard, Copy Editor

April 19, 2019


Filed under News, Outside the Circle

Gov. Mike DeWine signed the Human Rights and Heartbeat Protection Act, colloquially called the Ohio Heartbeat Bill and formally known as Senate Bill 23, into law on April 11. The law prohibits abortions as soon as a heartbeat is detected in the fetus, which can be as early as six weeks into the pregnancy...

CWRU faculty involved in nuclear forensic research

CWRU faculty involved in nuclear forensic research

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Events & Talks, Faculty Insight, News, Research, Top Stories

So you’ve found some uranium—now what? This question was posed by Christine Duval, an assistant professor in the department of chemical and biomolecular engineering. Her presentation on nuclear forensic research was the final in a series hosted by the Case Western Reserve University Science and ...

Baldwin Wallace Considers Split with Methodist Church

Katharine Toledo, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019


Filed under News, Outside the Circle

After the Methodist Church’s recent decision to continue its rejection of same-sex marriage and LGBTQ+ individuals, Baldwin Wallace University of Berea, Ohio is considering splitting from its Methodist roots after 174 years. Baldwin Wallace University was founded in 1845 by John Baldwin and other Metho...

2019 USG Election Preview: VP of Finance

2019 USG Election Preview: VP of Finance

Editorial Board

April 16, 2019


Filed under News, USG Elections 2019

The VP of Finance serves as the liaison between USG and USG-recognized student organizations as well as USG’s chief financial officer. The VP of Finance also presents funding legislation to the USG General Assembly and ensures USG’s Funding Bylaws are abided by. Additionally, the VP of Finance is...

2019 USG Election Preview: President

2019 USG Election Preview: President

Editorial Board

April 16, 2019


Filed under News, USG Elections 2019

The President of USG serves as the chief leader of the undergraduate body. The President also represents the interest of undergraduate students to the administration and other governing bodies on campus by maintaining communication with chief administrators and serving as the representative of USG in...

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