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Annual SpartanTHON expands community impact

Annual SpartanTHON expands community impact

Roxanne Yang, Staff Reporter
February 17
Filed under News

The annual philanthropic event, SpartanTHON, occured last Saturday, Feb. 11 in the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom. From noon to midnight, over 350 dancers stayed on their feet, dancing for donations and raising $85,096.76 for Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. Alicia Moody, public relations director, joi... Read more »

New alumni center opens to host student events

New alumni center opens to host student events

Celia Wan, News editor
February 17
Filed under News, Top Stories

The Foster-Castele Great Hall, an addition to the Linsalata Alumni Center, will soon be open not only to alumni but to all student organizations on campus. The hall only recently completed construction over winter break and is able to host up to 280 people. Intended to serve as a large gathering place... Read more »

Provost speaks on tuition increase

Provost speaks on tuition increase

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter
February 17
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On Thursday, Feb. 9, Provost Bud Baeslack presented those gathered in Strosacker Auditorium with many of the details relating to the 3.25 percent tuition increase for Case Western Reserve University undergraduates for the 2017-18 school year. Baeslack went through a series of slides indicating the past b... Read more »

Number of applications for class of 2021 breaks record

Kushagra Gupta, Director of print
February 17
Filed under News

Applications for the entering class of 2021 totalled the most-ever, surpassing 25,000. The record marked one of many jumps over the past decade, along with a steady decrease in the acceptance rate, and was attributed to new developments on campus by Robert McCullough, assistant vice president for enrollmen... Read more »

FiveThirtyEight reporter, Cleveland native speaks on Trump

FiveThirtyEight reporter, Cleveland native speaks on Trump

Eamon Sheehan, Staff Reporter
February 17
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Political writer Clare Malone took to Twitter on Feb. 7 to announce her return to Cleveland, praising the Cuyahoga River as a “beautiful, crooked river that hasn't been on fire for years.” The next day, the FiveThirtyEight.com reporter spent the afternoon speaking on the Case Western Reserve Univ... Read more »

North Loop shuttles skirt the KSL Oval

North Loop shuttles skirt the KSL Oval

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor
February 17
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At the beginning of this semester, students who commute via the Evening North Loop shuttles found that the buses do not stop in front of Kelvin Smith Library anymore. Instead, a new stop has been added at the west entrance of Thwing Center. At the beginning of the Spring semester, KSL Oval was sealed off... Read more »

Submit your project to IMPACT Journalism by February 13

February 11
Filed under News

Are you involved with an innovative big-impact social or environmental project? Now is your chance to tell the world. Literally. The Observer, along with more than 20 other collegiate newspapers, has teamed up with Sparknews to celebrate Impact Journalism. At the end of April, these newspapers around the United Stat... Read more »

CWRU professors weigh in on Trump

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff Reporter
February 10
Filed under News, Spotlight On: Research

Accompanying Donald Trump’s rise to power has been a surge in terms like “fascism” and “nazism” on social media by his critics. After one of the most polarizing and controversial presidential elections in recent memory, many people who had hoped for a respite from political bickering with t... Read more »

Campus leaders differ over new constitution when funding student groups

Kushagra Gupta, Director of Print
February 10
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Student groups entering the spring semester already have set budgets, but some of those few in need of extra funding received it last week. Last Thursday, Feb. 2 the Student Executive Council (SEC) Finance Committee approved $150,000 in extra funding for groups using the money for a large portion of stu... Read more »

CWRU computers compromised in campus-wide hack

CWRU computers compromised in campus-wide hack

Christopher Nguyen, Staff Reporter
February 10
Filed under News, Top Stories

Exercising computer safety has always been second nature for tech-minded students here at Case Western Reserve University, but sometimes that isn’t enough. On Jan. 25, an e-mail was sent to the whole campus from University Technology (U[Tech]), indicating that just over 100 computers had been compromised... Read more »

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