The Observer

CWRU explores paths to peace

CWRU explores paths to peace

Sam Lehnecker, Campus Issues Reporter

September 6, 2012


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This Sunday, Sept. 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Case Western Reserve University will be a hosting the “Out of Many, One: Exploring Paths to Peace 2012” celebration. The event will take place on the Kelvin Smith Library Oval. In keeping with CWRU’s participation in the President’s Interfaith and...

School year commences with Fall Convocation

School year commences with Fall Convocation

Brian Sherman, Campus Events Reporter

September 6, 2012


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Last Wednesday, Case Western Reserve University officially began the 2012-2013 school year with the convocation ceremony in Severance Hall. Convocation is an annual academic ceremony that serves as a bookend to commencement in the spring. It serves as a university’s way to formally welcome students...

Contributions to public good earns CWRU top marks

Contributions to public good earns CWRU top marks

Greg Bokar, News Editor

August 31, 2012


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This past week, Washington Monthly ranked Case Western Reserve University number seven for national universities contributing to the public good. This is the second year in a row that CWRU was seventh in the rankings. Washington Monthly analyzes national universities’ contribution to the public goo...

Phishing in the CWRU pond

Phishing in the CWRU pond

Sam Lehencker, Campus Issues Reporter

August 31, 2012


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On the weekend prior to Welcome Weekend, Aug. 18-19, 75 students were affected by two separate “phishing” emails sent out to case.edu users by entities masquerading as CWRU’s Information Technology Services (ITS). The content of these emails included requests for users to reply to the messages...

Environmentalist to receive prestigious Inamori Ethics Prize

Environmentalist to receive prestigious Inamori Ethics Prize

Jenna Millemaci, Assistant News Editor

August 31, 2012


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This Thursday, Sept. 6, Case Western Reserve University’s Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence will be presenting the exalted 2012 Inamori Ethics Prize to David Suzuki, a 70-year-old Canadian author, director, producer, and environmental activist. Suzuki has produced over two dozen...

Outside the Circle: Neil Armstrong passes, West Nile cases increase

Sarah Groft, Student Affairs Reporter

August 31, 2012


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Neil Armstrong passes away The life of the first man on the moon ended on Saturday, Aug. 25, as a result of complications from a cardiovascular procedure. Neil Armstrong passed away in Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 82. Armstrong, an astronaut on Apollo 11, became the first human to set foot on the m...

Orientation programs welcome record size class

Orientation programs welcome record size class

Suneil Kamath, Student Affairs Reporter

August 31, 2012


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On Sunday, Aug. 19, approximately 1350 incoming freshmen from across the United States and around the world arrived at Case Western Reserve University for New Student Orientation. The CWRU campus was filled with excitement as parents and students bustled around campus hurrying to unpack. During all...

On the Beat: the secret life of campus crime

CWRU PD

August 31, 2012


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A question we receive quite often, usually from a wide-eyed parent at an orientation event, is some variation of “... so what really goes on here?” After we explain that we do not practice human sacrifice here at Case Western Reserve University, we try to get to what we think they are trying to ask,...

$64.6 million grant seeks to bring discoveries to patients

$64.6 million grant seeks to bring discoveries to patients

Greg Bokar, News Editor

August 31, 2012


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At the beginning of the semester, Case Western Reserve University announced its landing of a $64.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant, entitled the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), is given as a vehicle to bring medical breakthroughs to fruition in...

Greek community welcomes Pi Beta Phi, Delta Chi signs charter

Greek community welcomes Pi Beta Phi, Delta Chi signs charter

Jenna Millemaci, Assistant News Editor

August 31, 2012


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Last Thursday, Aug. 23, the Greek Life community welcomed a new set of letters among the tables of baked goods and herds of neon fraternity tanks at the Taste of Greek Life. Pi Beta Phi, the new sorority on the horizon, made its debut at the Welcome Days event with representatives in search of ambitious...

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