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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...

Cleveland asks Tamir Rice’s estate for $500

Kushagra Gupta, Opinion Editor

February 12, 2016


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Cleveland asks Tamir Rice’s estate for $500 The city of Cleveland has filed a creditor’s notice to Tamir Rice’s estate for emergency medical services. The Ohio Revised Code allows for the filing, as the medical services were considered the “last dying expense of the [person who has died].” ...

Experts weigh in on Zika virus in Cleveland

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016


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This past week, a woman who recently returned from a trip to Haiti became Ohio’s first victim of the Zika virus, and soon thereafter a man coming back from Haiti to Stark County, Ohio, became its second. Taking the public spotlight just a year after the Ebola crisis, the Zika virus is now causing...

Provost presents on increased tuition and CWRU’s expenses

Ashley Chan, Public Relations Manager

February 12, 2016


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Students and faculty gathered in Strosacker Auditorium with Provost W. A. “Bud” Baeslack for Pizza with the Provost on Friday, Feb. 4, to hear about updates to Case Western Reserve University’s initiatives and discuss tuition and room and board rates for the 2016-2017 academic year. Baeslack...

Fraternity brothers upset by Greek Life sanctions

Fraternity brothers upset by Greek Life sanctions

Anastazia Vanisko, Copy Editor

February 5, 2016


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The Greek Life Office (GLO) aims to create a “culture of care” within Greek Life, meaning that they want chapters to work towards self-improvement and bettering the community. However after the membership reviews undergone by Sigma Phi Epsilon (Sig Ep), Phi Kappa Psi and Delta Tau Delta (Delt), some...

First annual CWRU Convening will provide a safe space for conversation

Anastazia Vanisko, Copy Editor

February 5, 2016


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On Feb. 12 from 4-8 p.m., Case Western Reserve University will host CWRU Convening, an opportunity for students, staff, faculty and alumni of the African diaspora, the global community of people with African heritage, to come together in a safe space and discuss the issues that affect them. In a safe...

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