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A class from CWRU meets a class from prison for discussion

A class from CWRU meets a class from prison for discussion

Anmol Nigam, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2015


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Students enrolled in USSO 290M waited early on Saturday, Nov. 14 for the bus to take them to prison. They were heading to the Lorain Correctional Institution, a state prison less than an hour’s drive from the Case Western Reserve University campus. Their class, titled “Impact of Race, Class and...

TEDxCleveland event to be held in TVUC Nov. 20

Kalli Schumacher, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2015


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TEDx is coming to Case Western Reserve University. TED is a nonprofit organization that aims to spread ideas through short talks. Though there is an annual TED conference in Vancouver, Canada, there are also independent, local events called TEDx talks all over the world. These aim to allow smalle...

Hult Prize @ CWRU looking for students to enter social enterprise competition

Julia Bianco, Director of Web&Multimedia

November 13, 2015


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Your first step towards $1 million for your startup could be this weekend. On Sunday, Nov. 15, the Hult Prize @ Case Western Reserve University will be holding a workshop to help interested teams get started on ideas for the social enterprise competition. A social enterprise is a for-profit or non-profit...

Nine dead following plane crash in Akron

November 13, 2015


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Nine dead following plane crash in Akron: At about 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, a private jet carrying nine people crashed into an apartment building in Akron, killing all of its passengers. According to an article on Ohio.com, one potential cause of this crash was the foggy weather. College theater controversy gains national attention: A white actor was recently cast as Martin Luther King, Jr. in...

Labre Homeless Outreach to hold annual chocolate buckeye fundraiser

Adithi Iyengar, Copy Editor

November 13, 2015


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This coming week, the Case Western Reserve University Labre Homeless Outreach will begin to sell buckeyes for their event, “Bucks for Buckeyes.” This confection is comprised of peanut butter fudge dipped in chocolate. For students who haven’t preordered them, they will be sold at at the Tinkham...

CWRU community participates in national Veterans Day event

CWRU community participates in national Veterans Day event

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

November 13, 2015


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On Wednesday, Nov. 11 the sun was shining and a brisk breeze blew at just the right speed to make the American flag on the podium ripple as the Case Western Reserve University community participated in the nationally recognized Veterans Day Commemoration and National Roll Call outside of Adelbert Hall. Ohio...

Uncapped: SEC removes ban on student groups purchasing alcohol with Student Activity Fee money

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

November 13, 2015


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After being debated in the Student Executive Council (SEC) and a committee created just for this issue, a bylaw against student organizations using the allocations made by SEC to purchase alcohol has been voted out by a margin of 10-3. The chair of that committee, third-year student and Vice President...

Sears think[box] continues old mission with new building, new name

Sears think[box] continues old mission with new building, new name

Anastazia Vanisko, Copy Editor

November 13, 2015


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Case Western Reserve University’s Sears think[box], officially the Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box], has now been open to students, faculty, alumni and the public for over a month. In that time they have continued to pursue a range of projects, from making gifts for friends and family...

Social activist to speak to sold-out audience on campus

Social activist to speak to sold-out audience on campus

Anastazia Vanisko, Copy editor

November 6, 2015


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On Nov. 13 the Case Western Reserve University campus will be able to hear renowned social activist Angela Y. Davis speak at the Social Justice Institute (SJI) annual Intergenerational Think Tank. Anticipation is high: Davis’s talk is already sold out. Davis is currently a professor emerita in the...

Task Force Committee Reviews SEC Structure

Celia Wan, Contributing Reporter

November 6, 2015


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Early this semester, the Student Executive Council (SEC) announced the establishment of a Task Force Committee, marking a series of evaluations and prospective reforms of current SEC structure. Since then, the committee has undertaken weekly discussions and will soon present the first draft of its mission...

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