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Cleveland hospitals develop new COVID-19–testing procedures amid limited resources

Cleveland hospitals develop new COVID-19–testing procedures amid limited resources

Collin Wong, Web Editor

March 22, 2020

Just one day after the World Health Organization's urgent declaration of a global pandemic, Dr. Amy Acton, Director of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), estimated that over 100,000 Ohioans were carrying the virus; however, the official number of cases in the state is only 169, as of March 20. If Ac...

Coronavirus cancels CWRU

Nathan Lesch and Collin Wong

March 15, 2020

At around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, the Case Western Reserve University community received the news that many were waiting for: In the face of COVID-19’s spread to Cuyahoga County, CWRU was moving to remote learning. Originally intended to last from March 18 to April 6, the university has now exten...

CWRU implements spring break travel regulations in response to COVID-19

Nathan Lesch and Collin Wong

March 8, 2020

This midterm season, students weren’t the only members of the Case Western Reserve University community that were stressed out. As the death toll of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rise in the U.S., with 19 recorded fatalities at press time, CWRU’s administration has become increasingly concern...

ELS Cleveland helps foreign students prepare for CWRU

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

Nestled between the residence halls of Cutter and Smith, many students pass by English Language Services Cleveland (ELS Cleveland) without so much as a second thought. While some might be curious as to what the building is, it remains an isolated aspect of campus. ELS Cleveland is a school for students from ...

The Academic Integrity Board’s two sides were shown during Integrity Week

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

When most students think of the Academic Integrity Board (AIB), they think of a faceless organization existing solely to enact punitive measures. For students on AIB, however, it’s a chance to teach students a core value. Cassidy Abdeen is a fourth-year chemical biology major who, after joining the ...

CWRU student helps lead Tri-C Symposium bringing together over 300 high school students

CWRU student helps lead Tri-C Symposium bringing together over 300 high school students

Surita Basu, News Editor

February 27, 2020

Last Friday, nearly 300 high school students from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District came to Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) for the 2020 Northeast Ohio Conflict Resolution Youth Symposium. This was the third annual symposium, which centered around the theme of “Becoming Agents for Posit...

The Presidential Search Advisory Committee wants community input

The Presidential Search Advisory Committee wants community input

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

Before interviewing any candidates or even posting a job description, Case Western Reserve University is asking its staff, students and administrators for their vision of the future of CWRU and the qualities they want in a new president. An advisory committee of 23 members, ranging from students to staff ...

For some, concerns about coronavirus linger

For some, concerns about coronavirus linger

Collin Wong, Web Editor

February 27, 2020

Worldwide, there have been more than 80,000 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) so far, and over 2,700 COVID-19 deaths. As the virus quickly spread, government officials and residents of the affected countries have also begun taking precautions.  The CDC reported that 14 American individuals tested positive fo...

Bon Appétit breaks CWRU’s heart

Bon Appétit breaks CWRU’s heart

Matt Hooke, Winston Delk, and Henry Bendon

February 21, 2020

On Friday night at 2 a.m., The DEN by Denny's at Case Western Reserve University is a madhouse. A swarm of drunk students from a first-year party, mixed with students who spent the night at the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) cramming until the wee hours of the morning descend on the chrome and neon late-nig...

Guide to CWRU Greek Life’s policies on initiation for non-binary students

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2020

Greek Life is seen by many as a quintessential aspect of one’s college career. However, for individuals who do not identify with the male/female binary, joining Greek Life presents a different set of challenges. In decades past, those individuals would have had to sacrifice that experience. Today, however...

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