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Hover-banned

Hunter Overstreet, Staff writer

January 15, 2016

On Jan. 6, University Housing sent an email to all students living in university housing, announcing that hoverboard self-balancing scooters were banned on campus. Two days later, that announcement was sent out to the entire student body. “The decision has been made to add these items to the...

Tobacco-free policy to be reconsidered following invalid vote, student reaction

Celia Wan, Staff Writer

January 15, 2016

Voted in by the Faculty Senate before winter break, the tobacco-free campus policy has now been recalled due to a lack of attendance at the last Faculty Senate meeting. At the same time, rising student attention to this policy has led to new developments in the decision-making process. Attendees at...

For many, ruling in Tamir Rice case highlights need for reform

Anastazia Vanisko, Copy Editor

January 15, 2016

On Jan. 1, Clevelanders declared that it was a “New Year, No More.” Over 100 people marched from Impett Park to the home of Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty to protest the non-indictment of Officer Timothy Loehmann for the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Members of the Black...

This week a priority for sororities

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print

January 15, 2016

At the beginning of every Spring semester, Case Western Reserve University’s sorority sisters fill the Tinkham Veale University Center and Thwing Center for formal recruitment. The four days of recruitment, spread out over two weekends, allow sorority members to interview new recruits and learn...

$17,000 think[box] windows covered up

$17,000 think[box] windows covered up

Aneeka Ayyar, Staff Writer

January 15, 2016

Case Western Reserve University’s premiere creation space think[box] recently moved to the Richey Mixon building, leaving a set of covered-up windows behind in a hallway in Glennan. In February 2014, think[box] operations and the Case School of Engineering (CSE) spent $17,000 on fireproof glass...

CWRU’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter recognized for outstanding membership

Jeniece Montellano, Social Media Editor

January 15, 2016

Case Western Reserve University’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) was recognized as an Outstanding Private University Chapter for 2012-2015 at the Denver Triennial Council this past October. Associate Professor of French Christine Cano was also elected into the PBK senate as a representative of the...

Transportation Safety Board releases report on plane crash that killed four CWRU students

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

December 4, 2015

A report from the National Transportation Safety Board determined that the Aug. 25, 2014 plane crash that killed four Case Western Reserve University students was overweight. However, the NTSB did not specify that the weight caused the crash. The crash resulted in the deaths of second-year students...

Faculty Senate approves campus-wide tobacco ban without student input

Faculty Senate approves campus-wide tobacco ban without student input

Celia Wan, Staff writer

December 4, 2015

Case Western Reserve University’s Faculty Senate voted to smoke out tobacco last week, and students are upset that the committee did not consider undergraduate or graduate student opinions while formulating and voting on this policy change. A proposal to completely ban tobacco on campus was passed...

TEDx Cleveland celebrates Einstein

TEDx Cleveland celebrates Einstein

Adithi Iyengar, Staff writer

December 4, 2015

Nov. 20, 2015 was the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity. To celebrate, this region had its first TEDxCleSalon program, held at the Tinkham Veale University Center at Case Western Reserve University. “It was 100 years ago, November 1915, that Einstein made a series of...

USG allocates mass funding for spring of 2016

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

December 4, 2015

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