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CWRU considers dropping its need-blind admissions

Ashley Chan, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2015


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Case Western Reserve University’s admissions may soon be need-blind no longer, meaning that in the future CWRU would need to consider finances along with other admissions criteria, as opposed to the current system of not looking at student finances during admission decisions. On Nov. 3 at the Undergraduate...

Can you spare a dime?

Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko

November 6, 2015


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The University Circle area has long been the cultural hub of Cleveland, and this has only been reinforced with the recent construction boom of institutions such the Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Chipotle Mexican Grill. (Hey, it’s nice to have access...

Suicide prevention grant shines light on campus mental health

Suicide prevention grant shines light on campus mental health

Anastazia Vanisko, Copy editor

November 6, 2015


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With Mental Health Awareness Week drawing to a close, the question of how members of the Case Western Reserve University community can continue the conversation comes to the forefront. Thanks to a $300,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), CWRU is in the...

Student Medical Plan waiver to change for spring 2016

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

November 6, 2015


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Changes to the student health plan for the spring of 2016 mean that you will need to work a little harder to waive the $880 fee. Previously, in order to waive the medical plan, students had to click one button on the Student Information System, saying that they had comparable insurance from a different...

Finding bones to pick

Finding bones to pick

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2015


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Not many people can say they have come close to falling and breaking a leg in Bolivia, but it was a very real and close encounter for fourth-year student Andrew McGrath this past summer. McGrath spent two weeks in the high-altitude terrains of Bolivia conducting fieldwork for the first time since...

Bischoff addresses need-aware concerns at UDC/USG forum

Anastazia Vanisko, Copy Editor

November 4, 2015


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On Nov. 23, 2015 Vice President of Enrollment Management Rick Bischoff addressed student and alumni concerns about the potential and controversial switch to a need-aware admissions policy. According to Vice President of academic affairs Nishant Uppal, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), in...

Dunkin’ Donuts taking over Barnes and Noble Café

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

November 3, 2015


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Dunkin’ Donuts will take the place of the Starbucks at the Barnes and Noble Café on Euclid Ave. The shop is expected to have a grand opening at the beginning of the spring semester, with a possible soft opening towards the end of December. The Starbucks closed on Oct. 30, with a sign placed outside sayi...

Macdonald Women’s Hospital holds dedication for new statue

Macdonald Women’s Hospital holds dedication for new statue

Adithi Iyengar, Copy Editor

October 30, 2015


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Cloudless skies and a bright sun set the scene for a crowd of people gathered around a statue in front of Macdonald Women’s Hospital. On Oct. 26, approximately 40 people came out for the dedication of the new statue, “Where Hope is Born,” erected to welcome patients and families into the hospital. The...

CWRU aims to increase consumption of “real food”

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

October 30, 2015


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Case Western Reserve University is aiming to have 30 percent “real food” by 2020 through a partnership with Slow Food at CWRU, Bon Appétit and the Real Food Challenge (RFC). RFC is a nationwide effort for colleges to move at least 20 percent of the money spent on food in dining halls to “real...

Whether ‘grabbing’ or ‘bagging,’ lunch now without plastic bags

Kushagra Gupta and Aneeka Ayyar

October 30, 2015


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The typical beacon of a student’s Grab It! or Bag It! lunch is the plastic bag. Due to over a year of efforts by the Student Sustainability Council (SSC), that has now changed. On Wednesday, Oct. 21, Grab It! and Bag it! stopped offering plastic bags and students instead have had the option of...

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