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Researcher takes on falsified medicine and supplements

Jeniece Montellano, Social Media Editor

February 19, 2016


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Back in 2008, there was a big public health scam in China. Manufacturers were selling infant formula with the compound melamine in it to mask the fact that they were watering down the formula to save money and maximize profit. Melamine increases the nitrogen content, making it appear as if the fo...

Forced off the farm

Forced off the farm

Michael McKenna, Executive Editor

February 19, 2016


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For the past 20 years, Case Western Reserve University Film Society has held their end of the year retreat at Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms in Hunting Valley, Ohio. It has been the group’s way to “get away from campus and away from movies,” said Film Society's director Liz Caceci. The...

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

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...

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