The Observer

Dance marathon celebrates yearlong SpartanTHON fundraising

Dance marathon celebrates yearlong SpartanTHON fundraising

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Events & Talks, News, Top Stories

This past Saturday, Feb. 16, a few hundred dancers committed to staying upright for 12 hours as a part of SpartanTHON’s 11th annual Dance Marathon. Participants had fundraised throughout the year either individually or as a part of an organization. Dance Marathon is part of a national series of da...

CWRU faculty joins international research team on bipolar disorder

Virginia Behmer, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Faculty Insight, News

Members of the Case Western Reserve University faculty are involved in an international research project focused on creating an inclusive database of research on bipolar disorder (BD) and looking closely at how it progresses during patients’ lifespans. BD is a mental health condition characterize...

Academic Integrity Board promotes fairness on campus

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Clubs & Organizations, News

The Academic Integrity Board (AIB) plays an important role in the preservation of Case Western Reserve University’s values of integrity, transparency and academic excellence. The AIB is composed of a diverse group of students from a variety of backgrounds and majors who are committed to the aforem...

[Think]box provides unique hackathon experience

[Think]box provides unique hackathon experience

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Events & Talks, News, Top Stories

Over 350 students from across Northeast Ohio holed up in the Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box] for 36 hours as a part of HackCWRU 6 from 9 p.m. Feb. 15 to 9 a.m. Feb. 17. HackCWRU is an annual hackathon event organized by the student organization HackCWRU, and is part of the official stu...

CWRU law school mock trial team wins awards

Ibtesam Ghazy, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Clubs & Organizations, News

On Feb. 7-10, the Case Western Reserve University School of Law moot court team took first place at the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Chicago. In addition, four of the members of the team earned the top 10 speaker award for the first time in CWRU School of Law’s history. Around 680...

Former CWRU staff member threatens “mass shooting”

Jack Heneghan, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, News

School shootings are an eerily common occurrence in America. In January, Case Western Reserve University faced threats of a mass shooting from former staff member Marci Hersch. Hersh has been indicted on charges of terroristic threats, telecommunications harassment and aggravated menacing. Hersh c...

CWRU welcomes Cleveland bishop for annual memorial lecture

Katharine Toledo, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Events & Talks, News

On Thursday, Feb. 7, Case Western Reserve University School of Law welcomed Cleveland Bishop Nelson Perez for the annual Judge Frank J. Battisti Memorial Lecture. Perez spoke on the topic of “Immigration and the Dignity of the Human Person.” The annual lecture is named after Battisti, a federal judge for ...

Campus shortly shelters during shooting

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, News

In the early hours of Tuesday, Feb. 12, students across the Case Western Reserve University Campus received alerts through the Rave Mobile Safety System notifying them to shelter in place until further notice. A university security officer was the first to report shots fired, around 12:13 a.m. By 12:1...

Power of Diversity lecture discusses racial equity

Jordan Reif, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Events & Talks, News

Last Tuesday, Feb. 5, the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity (OIDEO) welcomed Estela Mara Bensimon, Ph.D. to campus as part of their Power of Diversity series. The yearly series, first started in 2010, includes two nationally and internationally acclaimed speakers, and four CWRU faculty...

CWRU, City of Cleveland implement new intervention strategies to reduce juvenile crime

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Inside the Circle, News, Outside the Circle

Case Western Reserve University is extending its partnership with the City of Cleveland and two Cleveland police departments through training and implementing strategies concerning intervention and family services with a focus on reducing juvenile crimes. The Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority...

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