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CWRU medical school starts work on new building

CWRU medical school starts work on new building

Victoria Robinson, Student Affairs Reporter

October 19, 2012


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Founded in 1843, the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been training medical students for more than 165 years.  It is currently ranked 24th in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report and has received praise as a top medical school by many organizations over the year...

The Real Life

The Real Life

Marques Winick, Contributing Reporter

October 19, 2012


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All eyes in the room rested on Judy Chen, who squatted down to retrieve a giant orange inflatable six-sided die. Her foot rested on a blue sheet of paper with the number 58 scrawled upon it, signifying that she was two steps away from winning the game that she and 15 other Case Western Reserve University...

Faculty researches computer neuroscience

Preethi Siva, Campus Reporter

October 12, 2012


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Strange things can be seen on Case Western Reserve University’s campus – a professor carrying a guitar case or several beach balls, for example. But what may be strange to most is just the norm for several freshmen in their ENGR 131 class, Matlab, taught by Dr. Chris Fietkiewicz. However, there is...

Shouheng Sun gives frontiers in chemistry lecture

Lucy Tan, Campus Lectures Reporter

October 12, 2012


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Last Thursday, after conversing over free coffee and tea, students and faculty began to trickle into the Goodyear Lecture Hall for a lecture given by Shouheng Sun, Ph.D., a Chemistry professor invited from Brown University to speak as a guest lecturer for Case Western Reserve University’s Frontiers...

YAL hosts event on mounting college costs

Greg Bokar, News Editor

October 12, 2012


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College costs have been on the rise for years and are showing no sign of stopping the continuation on their upward trajectory. Moreover, a growing number of students are graduating from both public and private institutions with insurmountable debt. Case Western Reserve University student organization...

Architecture tour unearths character, history at Lake View Cemetery

Architecture tour unearths character, history at Lake View Cemetery

Tyler Hoffman, Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2012


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On a brisk Saturday morning, the crunching of acorns under treading feet and the rustling of freshly fallen leaves is broken by the unexpected shrill of an ambulance siren. “I hope they’re not coming here,” Dale Serne, principal of Dale Serne Architects, yells over the noise. “If they are, then...

RHA Brief

Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

October 12, 2012


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The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a student organization that focuses on programming, advocacy, and leadership development in the residence halls. RHA General Body meets every Monday evening to discuss business, such as co-sponsorships for campus events, committee information, leadership opportunities,...

Walking to remember

Jamie Van Doren, Contributing Reporter

October 12, 2012


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A group of children clad in purple t-shirts crowd together, striking the silliest poses they can imagine. Four members of the group hold another aloft and wait impatiently for their grandmother, Donna Adams, to snap a picture. On the backs of their shirts, in bright green puffy paint, is written “Grandma...

On-campus dietitian to help students with special diet needs

On-campus dietitian to help students with special diet needs

Victoria Robinson, Student Affairs Reporter

October 12, 2012


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For many students, the “freshman 15” is a big concern; the dining halls give them access to food at all times of the day and it is solely their responsibility to eat healthy food. However, for other students, not having any food to eat on campus is a concern. According to CBS News, one in three...

Innovative chemistry class subject of documentary

Innovative chemistry class subject of documentary

Victoria Robinson, Student Affairs Reporter

October 12, 2012


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Imagine being surrounded by 325 classmates, sitting in a lecture hall, waiting to take an hour of notes on the properties of gases, liquids, and solids. Instead, though, the professor walks around the classroom, popping balloons filled with different gases and sending them up in flames. For the students...

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