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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...

Announcement of Thinkers kickstarts strategic planning

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019

On Jan. 24 Provost Ben Vinson III released the names of the faculty and staff selected to participate in Case Western Reserve University’s strategic planning initiative. Called Thinkers, these individuals were chosen out of 150 candidates who either applied or were nominated for the position. Thinkers plan...

Student organization supports pre-medical students, provides key resources

Justin Hu, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018

For premedical students, it can be a struggle sorting through the overwhelming amount of information they are presented with the moment they step foot on campus. The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), the largest and oldest group of physicians-in-training in the country, is an organization tha...

Student Sustainability Council keeps campus clean

Justin Hu, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018

While the Student Sustainability Council (SSC) may not have the most visible presence on campus, its efforts have had a huge impact on the Case Western Reserve University community. The SSC runs similarly to a club, but being an ad-hoc council under Undergraduate Student Government (USG) means that it ...

Those at risk in good hands with EMS

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University Emergency Medical Service (EMS) have been responding to campus emergencies since 2005. Operating two ambulances, CWRU EMS cooperates with the CWRU Police Department, CWRU Public Safety, University Hospitals and municipal agencies to keep the community healthy and ...

Innovation, creativity cultivated by Design for America

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018

Case Western Reserve University offers an environment where students from a variety of backgrounds can become involved in creating and designing innovative projects. One organization which offers just that is CWRU’s chapter of Design For America. The group works to solve issues and work for social change throu...

UDC plans events geared toward culture, diversity

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018

The Undergraduate Diversity Collective (UDC) has recently picked up its event planning efforts, working hard with a variety of groups on campus to showcase the community’s many distinct backgrounds and experiences. The umbrella organization—which oversees different student groups ranging from cul...

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