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Town halls let Clevelanders get to know Democratic candidates

Town halls let Clevelanders get to know Democratic candidates

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

March 17, 2016


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With just a few days notice, Bernie Sanders came to Cleveland for a small town hall event on the Saturday before Spring Break. The next Saturday, Hillary Clinton followed suit. Many CWRU students, staff and faculty got their hands on the highly in-demand tickets through the Social Justice Institute (SJI)...

Gender-Inclusive Housing now an option for all undergraduate students

Jeniece Montellano, Social Media Editor

March 17, 2016


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Over the coming week, students will be going through the housing selection process. For the first time, that process will include the option of gender-inclusive housing (GIH) for all students. Over the past two years, the Residence Hall Association (RHA), the LGBT Center, the Office of Residence...

New counter is not Thwing’s only change

New counter is not Thwing’s only change

Ashley Chan, Public Relations Manager

March 17, 2016


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In efforts to bolster student life and culture, Thwing Center is undergoing various changes to make it more central to the student experience. A light wooden counter branded with Case Western Reserve University’s logo, lighted shelves with clear jars of candy and butter popcorn and a United States...

Yost is almost toast

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

March 17, 2016


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University plans for a new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building may mean the demise of Yost Hall, the home of the math and statistics departments and numerous campus offices, including financial aid and the registrar. The building would be torn down and replaced with a new 73,000-square-foot...

Ohio holds primaries for national, local candidates

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

March 17, 2016


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Ohio held its primary elections on Tues., Mar. 15, and alongside the presidential primaries several local and state offices were on the ballot: seats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, in the Ohio state Senate and state House of Representatives, on the Ohio Supreme Court and in the Ohio...

Muslim Student Association and UDC hold #ourthreebrothers vigil

Muslim Student Association and UDC hold #ourthreebrothers vigil

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

March 17, 2016


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About 15 people sat in the darkened room, holding electronic candles, mourning the lives of three young men recently murdered in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Mohamedtaha Omar, Adam Mekki and Muhannad Tairab were killed execution-style in a vacant house. The vigil, called #ourthreebrothers, was hosted by...

USG holds first All Caucus Forum

Celia Wan, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2016


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The time was 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, and the location was the Student Organization Center at the Tinkham Veale University Center. Over 40 Undergraduate Student Government (USG) representatives from three different caucuses—the Caucus of College of Arts and Science, the Caucus of School of Engineering...

Paper planes fly through the TVUC

Paper planes fly through the TVUC

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2016


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The Case Engineers Council (CEC) and the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) took on a lighthearted project for this year’s Engineers Week: creating more efficient paper planes. The event, simply called the Paper Airplane Competition, was held on Feb. 22 in the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom. About...

CWRU startup to compete for $1 million

Christopher Nguyen, Contributing Reporter

February 26, 2016


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CWRU startup CrystalE is aiming to make waves at the upcoming Clean Energy Trust (CET) Challenge, a business pitch competition for $1 million. The contest will take place in April in Chicago and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, among others. Fourteen startups that are still in their...

Student group funding structure considers drastic rehaul

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

February 26, 2016


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It’s past midnight, and 20 plus students have just finished allocating the hundreds of thousands of dollars that will be spent this semester to define student life on campus. The three plus hour process, not uncommon for the Student Executive Council’s (SEC) allocation meeting, entails the largest...

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