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Battles of the heart: how a a Marine Corps veteran redefines the meaning of strength

Battles of the heart: how a a Marine Corps veteran redefines the meaning of strength

Tyler Hoffman, Executive Editor

November 9, 2012


Filed under Headlines, Top Stories

Marines are trained to fight in battles, and Berl “Dee” Jones, 75, has fought his fair share. But not once did it cause him to travel overseas or lift a weapon. “I remember my first day of basic training [in South Carolina],” Jones says with his gleaming eyes fixated on the corner of his small,...

President Obama wins reelection, campus groups respond after year of campaigning

President Obama wins reelection, campus groups respond after year of campaigning

Victoria Robinson, Student Affairs Reporter

November 9, 2012


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“Four more years, four more years” chanted the Case Democrats and fellow supporters. Screams and shouts of excitement stirred throughout the Jolly Scholar as CNN declared President Barack Obama’s victory. “When the news networks projected Obama the winner of the election around 11:15, I, as...

Fraternities collaborate in combining philanthropy with intellectual stimulation

Fraternities collaborate in combining philanthropy with intellectual stimulation

Noora Somersalo, Student Affairs Reporter

November 9, 2012


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On Saturday, Nov. 3, students gathered in Strosacker Auditorium to hear nine accomplished speakers from the Cleveland area share stories about success, failure, and leadership as a part of Cleveland Education, Leadership, Learning Symposium (CELLS), a philanthropy event benefiting the Great Lakes Science...

Outside the Circle News

Outside the Circle News

Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

November 9, 2012


Filed under News, Outside the Circle

Highway Shooter Arrested A suspect was arrested this past Monday in Detroit after he was believed to be involved in dozens of random shootings along highways in four Michigan counties. All of the shootings took place within the past month. The shootings began in the middle of October in the small Det...

On the Beat

November 9, 2012


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Usually when students are deciding on a university to attend, they look at things like academics, available majors, geographic location, and so on.  While these issues take the forefront in most cases, there is also no denying that there is an important social aspect to attending college as well (or...

Star from “The Big Bang Theory” speaks to CWRU students on her Jewish faith, acting career

Star from “The Big Bang Theory” speaks to CWRU students on her Jewish faith, acting career

Mike McKenna, Research and Innovation Reporter

November 9, 2012


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Last week, Case Western Reserve University had a bit of star power – actress Mayim Bialik, best known for her role as Amy Farrah Fowler on “The Big Bang Theory,” presented a talk entitled “Neuroscience and Acting: How I Got to Where I Am Today." With a frank sense of humor, and none of the...

Flora Stone Mather Center for Women launches first social media campaign for feminism

Jenna Millemaci, Assistant News Editor

November 9, 2012


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“What’s up with the ‘F’ word?” The provocative statement is the official title of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women’s first social media campaign for feminism – the Case Western Reserve University version of the national “Who Needs Feminism” campaign, which originated at Duke...

CWRU celebrates Diwali

Tanvi Parmar, Special Assignments Reporter

November 9, 2012


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At 6 p.m. on Nov. 10 in the Thwing Ballroom, the undergraduate Indian Student Association (uISA) will light up Case Western Reserve University with the Diwali Dinner. The food for the celebration will be provided by Jaipur Junction. The appetizers and drinks for the event will be samosas, chaat, and...

Campus political groups square off in round table debate

Campus political groups square off in round table debate

Mike McKenna and Victoria Robinson

November 3, 2012


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Last Thursday, Oct. 25, representatives from the three Case Western Reserve University political groups squared off on four topics, including America and the World, Business in America, Working in America, and Higher Education in America in a debate hosted by The Observer. Lasting just over two hour...

RHA Brief

Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

November 2, 2012


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This week was special for the Residence Hall Association – all of its members arrived in costume for the annual Halloween General Body. RHA was informed this week that its bid for Program of the Year was chosen as one of the top three in the region. Program of the Year is an award given to the most...

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