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Chabad and Hillel get Jewish students in the Passover spirit

Chabad and Hillel get Jewish students in the Passover spirit

Lev Pearlman, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019

On Friday, April 19, the Cleveland Hillel Foundation and Chabad at CWRU began their respective Passover celebrations. The Jewish holiday that commemorates the Jews’ mass exodus from Egypt to escape slavery over 2,000 years ago. On the first two nights of Passover, Hillel and Chabad hosted Seders....

New major student organization presidents discuss positions

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019

Spring elections have come and gone on Case Western Reserve University’s campus and the next generation of major student organization leaders have been announced. Next year, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) will be led by current third-year Marin Exler, a political science and Spanish double...

Show me the money

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019

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...

Student-founded pastry app launched

Jack Heneghan, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

There’s an app for everything these days: dating, streaming, ride-sharing and, now, pastries.  PastryNow is the self-proclaimed “bakery of the future” started by Case Western Reserve University students Igor Tutelman and Aaron George that delivers locally sourced baked goods. A launch event for t...

Engineering organization builds clean water pipeline in Costa Rica

Katharine Toledo, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2019

This past week, engineering students affiliated with the Humanitarian Design Corps (HDC) at Case Western Reserve University spent their spring break traveling to Costa Rica to continue their involvement with the province of Guanacaste through the development of a water pipeline that will greatly impr...

Yemen Accountability Project aims to document war crimes

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019

Case Western Reserve University law students are working with the Henry T. King, Jr. War Crimes Research Office to initiate the first comprehensive mapping of war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Yemeni Civil War. This initiative, called the Yemen Accountability Project, has drawn over 70...

Panelists address Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ effects on Africa

Abbey Wells, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019

To commemorate the United Nations’ World Day of Social Justice on Feb. 20, the Inamori International Center for Ethics and the Social Justice Institute sponsored a panel in which they examined human rights in Africa. These institutions host events annually to address human rights issues throughout ...

Academic Integrity Board promotes fairness on campus

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2019

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...

CWRU law school mock trial team wins awards

Ibtesam Ghazy, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2019

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...

CWRU EMS expands their hours

Grace Howard, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019

Beginning this month, Case Western Reserve University’s student-run Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will be expanding their hours to have 24-hour coverage Thursday through Sunday. The standard coverage for CWRU EMS prior to February was 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. Monday through Thursday and 24 hours Friday th...

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