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USG Brief

Sage Schaff, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2010


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Case Western Reserve University Undergraduate Student Government (USG) had its longest general assembly meeting of the semester this past Tuesday, Nov. 16. Much like last week, the meeting focused on legislation and taking steps to fill open representative positions. Before getting to the evening’s...

A conversation with…Divya Aggarwal

A conversation with…Divya Aggarwal

Lisa Viers, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2010


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Currently the vice president of student life for USG, junior Divya Aggarwal has been involved with USG in various capacities for the past three years. A biochemistry major and nutrition minor, Aggarwal aspires to adequately represent the needs of students on the CWRU campus.   Lisa Viers: W...

International student programs make strides, issues remain

Tyler Hoffman, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2010


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“This is a marathon, not a sprint,” associate provost for international affairs David Fleshler explained regarding the internationalization of Case Western Reserve University. Since the beginning of the fall semester, a wide array of programs for international students have emerged with the purpose...

Faculty Forum addresses questions surrounding core curriculum

Faculty Forum addresses questions surrounding core curriculum

Jacob Martin, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2010


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Should Case Western Reserve University have a core curriculum? What does the faculty think about the issue? What about the students? These are some of the questions addressed at this year’s Faculty Forum, The Questions of Core Curriculum: Do we have one? Should we have one? Organized by the Office of...

Adiós, Four Loko: Ohio bans distribution of beverage

Gillian Seaman and Sage Schaff

November 19, 2010


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The Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Liquor Control may not have the legal authority to halt the sales of Four Loko within the state. But that did not stop them from contacting Phusion Projects, United Brands Company, and all other manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and retailers of all alcohol...

Former cop suggests new approach to drug policy

Former cop suggests new approach to drug policy

Katie Kooser, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2010


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"The prohibition approach has filled our jails, criminalized millions of our citizens, provided a financial windfall for international and local criminal groups and somehow we never tire of pretending it is working,” Howard Rahtz, from Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), said this past Tuesday....

Save time by automating your finances

Bill Boyer, OSCPA Ambassador

November 12, 2010


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Most people either run for cover when they start hearing personal finance advice because it’s viewed as complex and dull. Personal finances do not have to be complicated, frustrating, or even time-consuming. In fact, people that have control of their personal finances do not spend much time worrying...

USG Brief

Sage Schaff, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2010


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Case Western Reserve University Undergraduate Student Government (USG) began its end of the semester push to pass new legislation at its general assembly meeting this past Tuesday, Nov. 9. Representatives voted to pass one bill, introduced three more, passed two resolutions, and promised more to come...

University forum addresses online bullying

Nick Knoske, Assistant News Editor

November 12, 2010


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In response to recent events involving online bullying and its resultant suicide at Rutgers, Case Western Reserve University's Share the Vision committee sponsored an open forum last Thursday, Nov. 4, to address issues of harassment, privacy, and anonymity on the Internet. Extensive discussion was led...

IMPROVment draws huge crowd for first ever alumni show

IMPROVment draws huge crowd for first ever alumni show

Melanie Sayre, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2010


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Knowing Cleveland weather, there are few things a sane person would stand in the blistery cold for. But scores of students waited over an hour for IMPROVment's first alumni show. IMPROVment is a short-form comedy troupe, started in the fall of 2003 after the People’s Improvisational Society (PImpS)...

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