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Gram, her garden and the new generation

Gram, her garden and the new generation

Aquene Kimmel, Contributing Reporter

February 1, 2019

The small garden on Cornell Road looks a little different this winter. Usually it would be decked out for Christmas, but instead strings of plastic autumn leaves and cheerful fake flowers remain, a contrast to concrete, brick and snow. The local landmark in Little Italy is missing its creator and care...

CWRU holds first ever Professional Development day

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019

On Tuesday Jan. 9, Case Western Reserve University held its first ever Professional Development Day in the Tinkham Veale University Center (TVUC). The event included programs such as the Expo, the Solutions Slam and the Innovation Jam. The event was open to staff, graduate students, postgraduates and fac...

Radical Student Union protests gentrification of University Circle

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

December 7, 2018

Chants of “Cleveland’s not for sale” rang out from the KSL Oval as, on Friday, Nov. 30,  the Radical Student Union (RSU) protested the closing of two neighborhood staples, the Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern and Falafel Cafe. Around 15 RSU members held signs and passed out a list of demands that they w...

Open, compassionate dialogue fostered by Women’s Center director

Jordan Reif, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018

In her two years as the director of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, or the Women’s Resource Center (WRC), Lisa Nielson, Ph.D., has worked to promote an environment of inclusion, respect and collaboration across campus. The WRC is a campus-wide resource for students, faculty and staff at Case ...

Panel calls on CWRU to increase campus safety, eliminate racial bias

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018

On Nov. 12, SPARC[conversations] and the Black Student Union hosted a discussion panel called “It’s Us vs. The Problem” to encourage discussion about the topic of police enforcement and police presence on campus. Recent incidents, including the shooting of a third-year student outside the Phi Delta T...

Falafel Cafe forced to relocate

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

November 16, 2018

The husband and wife team of Hani and Mae Elassal have served their reasonably priced take on Middle Eastern food from their restaurant Falafel Cafe on Euclid Avenue for 18 years. Ms. Elassal makes her food, from falafels to spinach and mushroom pies, by hand. The two share duties in the kitchen, coo...

Maltz Performing Arts Center to undergo renovations

Maltz Performing Arts Center to undergo renovations

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018

Sitting just west of the Cleveland Museum of Art is the imposing, golden-domed Maltz Performing Arts Center (MPAC). Thanks to a $10 million donation from Roe Green, Case Western Reserve University can now begin its second stage of planned renovations to the 1920s-era temple and surrounding area. The fi...

Shuttle route split for new semester

Aquene Kimmel, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2016

As of the beginning of this fall semester, the Circle Link shuttle has been missing from the Euclid Avenue traffic. According to a Shuttle Supervisor at Standard Parking, the Circle Link Bus was split into two routes, a GreenLink that drives between Fribley and Northside and a BlueLink that goes int...

Inside the Circle

Anastazia Vanisko, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2014

Grocery delivery system growing Presto Fresh groceries came to Cleveland in late November of 2013, after Steve deMoulpied and his family moved to the Cleveland area. After using something similar when they lived in Chicago, the lack of such a system here led deMoulpied to start his own. Currentl...

University Circle looks to strengthen alternative transportation routes with Cleveland Heights

Anastazia Vanisko, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2014

With at least 3,300 people traveling from Cleveland Heights to their jobs in University Circle every day, University Circle Inc. and the city of Cleveland Heights are taking a look at strengthening bike routes and bus transportation between the two. The goal is to change the current behavior of commuters...

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