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University debuts first phase of internationalization strategy

Eric Hamilton, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2012


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This January, the Case Western Reserve University International Planning Committee (IPC) submitted its Plan for Internationalization to the university for approval. The plan, which makes specific recommendations to improve the university’s internationalization, focuses largely on undergraduate education. The...

University announces next Inamori Ethics Prize recipient

University announces next Inamori Ethics Prize recipient

Jenna Millemaci, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2012


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The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence recently announced David Suzuki as the winner of the annual Inamori Ethics Prize, an international award that has been steadily gaining worldwide notoriety since its first recipient in 2008. At 70 years old, Suzuki was chosen for his lifelong co...

Candidates for USG presidency debate, tackle key university issues

Joseph Digby, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2012


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The president of Case Western Reserve University’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is one of the most demanding positions a student can hold. This job influences the lives of over 4000 undergraduates and 150 student organizations. At 8 p.m. on March 21, 2012, CWRU students entered the Spot to...

Outside the Circle News

Sarah Groft, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2012


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Encyclopedia Britannica to end its 244-year-long printing career It was announced on Tuesday, March 13 that Encyclopedia Britannica will stop printing books. The company has been printing the many-volume book sets for over 244 years. New editions typically come out every two years; the last set, wh...

Outside the Circle News

Sarah Groft, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2012


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Romney narrowly bests Santorum in Ohio on Super Tuesday This past Tuesday, March 6, was an important milestone for the Republican Party. Super Tuesday is the day in March or February of a presidential election year when many states hold primary elections. These elections determine how many delegat...

Provost updates students on tuition increase

Provost updates students on tuition increase

Sage Schaff, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2012


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On Thursday, Feb. 23, Case Western Reserve University provost William “Bud” Baeslack spoke to a sparse audience in Strosacker Auditorium about next year’s tuition increases and other school initiatives. He began by discussing the university’s strategic plan, “Forward Thinking.” The plan...

Greek Life uncovers $50,000 rollover

Greek Life uncovers $50,000 rollover

Tyler Hoffman and Greg Bokar

March 9, 2012


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After a transition of power within Greek Life, the new executive boards of the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council found a $50,000 rollover accumulated over an unknown period of time. It was uncovered earlier this semester during an internal audit. The rollover was comprised of unused fu...

CWRU student becomes 400,000th member of service fraternity

CWRU student becomes 400,000th member of service fraternity

Sarah Groft, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2012


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Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity (APO) initiated its 400,000th member last December right here at Case Western Reserve University. APO first began at Lafayette College in Easton, Penn. in 1925. Frank Horton, the fraternity’s founder, came up with the idea while serving in the United States...

USG Brief

Joseph Digby, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2012


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The General Assembly (GA) of Case Western Reserve University’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) met in the Toepfer Room of Adelbert Hall on Tuesday, March 6. The week, the GA was much shorter than usual to allow time for the separate committees of USG to conduct individual meetings. These we...

Chardon shooting leaves three dead

Greg Bokar, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2012


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Three high school students have died since a shooting in the cafeteria of Chardon High School in Chardon, Ohio last Monday, Feb. 27. The shooter, who did not attend Chardon but was waiting for a transfer bus, has been identified as T.J. (Thomas) Lane. Lane, who will likely be tried as an adult, is...

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