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USG launches All Caucus Forum

Celia Wan, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2016


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At 7 p.m. on Feb. 23, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) will host the Caucus Town Hall Meeting, an initiative brought up by former USG Speaker Jacob Ma, and launched by current Speaker Jack English. The new forum, to be held in the Tinkham Veale University Center, is expected to increase student-representative...

Scholarships get personal

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

February 19, 2016


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As part of the university’s increased capital campaign, there are now more options for donors to give to undergraduate scholarships. “Our admissions have skyrocketed in recent years for undergraduates,” said Vanessa Mavec, Assistant Director of Development and Special Projects. “We have triple...

Theft from Film Society office comes with added costs

Hunter Overstreet, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2016


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Some time between 3 p.m. on Feb. 3 and 3 p.m. on Feb. 4, $200 was stolen from cash boxes in the Case Western Reserve University Film Society’s locked office in Strosacker Auditorium. According to a university spokesperson, “There were no signs of forced entry, only missing property, which leads...

HackCWRU brings student inventors together for 36-hour marathon

HackCWRU brings student inventors together for 36-hour marathon

Kushagra Gupta, Opinions Editor

February 19, 2016


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HackCWRU returns to campus over Valentine's Day weekend

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Turning voices into action

Turning voices into action

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

February 12, 2016


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In its early stages, the project that the Social Justice Institute (SJI) recently released on YouTube and began teaching as a curriculum at Shaw High School was simply known as the “Debut Collaborative Project.” All its organizers knew was that they wanted their first project to involve curriculum...

CCEL, SJI and Interreligious Task Force host Social Justice Teach-in

Rachel Payne, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016


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On Saturday, Feb. 6, hundreds of students from the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning (CCEL), representatives from the Interreligious Task Force (IRTF) and the Social Justice Institute (SJI) and community members from various other groups gathered in the The Kelvin + Eleanor Smith Foundation Ballroom...

Changes coming to class times for fall 2016

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

February 12, 2016


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Changes will be coming to course scheduling times starting the Fall 2016 semester, with additional 75-minute time slots, longer travel times between classes and a new slot for once-a-week classes. “One of the problems that we have faced in the allocation of classrooms is that we found that more...

Faculty couples share love stories

Faculty couples share love stories

Celia Wan, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2016


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Meckeses: “I guess we are just lucky” When asked for relationship advice, Professors Mark and Elizabeth Meckes from the Mathematics Department laughed because they were not sure how to reply. Being each other’s first relationship, Mark and Elizabeth first met when she was still in high school a...

Snyder and Stark discuss future of campus housing at RHA meeting

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

February 12, 2016


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University President Barbara R. Snyder and Vice President of Student Affairs Lou Stark recently spoke at a meeting of the Residence Hall Association (RHA), discussing the future of campus housing. On-campus housing as a priority Snyder repeatedly espoused the benefits of on-campus housing, stating...

Student awards become inclusive of more organizations

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

February 12, 2016


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Following student feedback on the requirements for two of the Dr. Dorothy Pijan Student Leadership Awards, the Student Leadership Awards Committee has voted to broaden the range of students who are eligible to win them. Before this vote, the “Outstanding Club/Organization Member” and “Outstanding...

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