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Hillel hopes new building will draw community

Hillel hopes new building will draw community

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

January 29, 2016


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When they began planning for a new building, Hillel asked, “What would benefit the university community as a whole?” According to Executive Director Jared Isaacson, the answer was a space that would be open to the campus community, with classrooms, a restaurant and spaces for larger meetings and...

Dunkin’ Donuts to offer meal swipe options

Dunkin’ Donuts to offer meal swipe options

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

January 27, 2016


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Donut freak out, but for the next month, students will be able to use their portable meal swipes at the new Dunkin’ Donuts on Euclid. “It’s an initiative to promote awareness to the new Dunkin’ Donuts,” said Beth Kretschmar, Marketing Manager for Bon Appétit. “It’s also a way for Bon...

Business professor taken to hospital mid-class

Business professor taken to hospital mid-class

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

January 25, 2016


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While teaching a business policy class this afternoon, Associate Professor Vasudevan Ramanujam was taken to an area hospital from the Peter B. Lewis Building. According to a student in the class who prefers to remain unnamed, Ramanujam began having difficulty speaking and excused himself to get ...

CWRUpons USG initiative to provide student discounts

CWRUpons USG initiative to provide student discounts

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

January 22, 2016


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Students currently receive free or discounted tickets to several Cleveland and University Circle institutions, such as local museums. A new Undergraduate Student Government (USG) initiative headed by Student Life Committee member Keshara Senanayake aims to create student-specific discounts for businesses,...

CWRU School of Law creates a human trafficking law clinic

Anastazia Vanisko, Copy Editor

January 22, 2016


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Case Western Reserve University School of Law recently received $131,169 to create a human trafficking law clinic. The money came from the Crime Victims’ Fund, which was established by the Victims of Crime Act and provides a base amount of $500,000 to each state. In Ohio, the Attorney General’s...

New space created to launch businesses out of think[box]

Christopher Gittings, Contributing Reporter

January 22, 2016


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LaunchNet isn’t just launching companies this semester. It’s also launching a new collaborative space. Assorted guests, community members and Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder came together on Friday to celebrate the grand opening of NEOLaunchNet on the Wyant Collaboration...

CWRU remembers undergraduate student Don Harris

Nardine Taleb and Aquene Kimmel

January 22, 2016


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Donald “Don” Kincheloe Harris was 24 when he died on Jan. 2, 2016. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Harris started at Case Western Reserve University in 2010. He was majoring in biochemistry and biology, on his way to becoming a doctor. He died of an ongoing illness. In Albuquerqu...

Students can now use three meal swipes per week outside of the dining halls

Students can now use three meal swipes per week outside of the dining halls

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

January 22, 2016


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Meal swipe options are expanding, with students now able to use three of their meal swipes per week at locations besides Fribley Marché and Leutner Commons. Students were previously allowed to use two of their meal swipes per week at locations in the Tinkham Veale University Center and Denny’s...

College students increasingly becoming “sugar babies” to help alleviate student debt

College students increasingly becoming “sugar babies” to help alleviate student debt

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

January 22, 2016


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SeekingArrangement founder Brandon Wade’s website greets you with the stark quote “Love is a concept invented by poor people,” next to a picture of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad, smiling coyly. SeekingArrangement, one of Wade’s four dating sites, matches “sugar babies,”...

CWRU runs on Dunkin

CWRU runs on Dunkin

Adithi Iyengar, Copy Editor

January 15, 2016


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Earlier this month, a full-service Dunkin’ Donuts opened next to the Case Western Reserve University Bookstore. It replaced the Starbucks which had previously been there, less than half a mile from two other Starbucks locations. Although it is run by Bon Appétit Management Company, the Dunkin'...

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