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Outside the Circle News

Sarah Groft, Staff Reporter

March 23, 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...

University holds first men’s health fair today

Greg Bokar, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2012


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In a time when sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have become a social stigma, one Case Western Reserve Univeristy medical student, Kyle Scarberry, is launching a charge against the diseases. Today CWRU will host its first Men’s Health Fair, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Adelbert Gym. The fair is...

A conversation with…Jared Bendis

A conversation with…Jared Bendis

Eileen Sabrina Herman, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2012


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Eileen Sabrina Herman: What is your role at Case Western Reserve University? Jared Bendis: I am the creative new media officer for the library. I used to be the creative director of new media for the Freedman Center. I’ve been here for a long time… I’ve been at [CWRU] as an employee since 19...

‘Study breaks’ to bridge gap between students, dean

‘Study breaks’ to bridge gap between students, dean

Sarah Groft, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2012


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Dean Jeffrey Wolcowitz announced on Wednesday, Feb. 22 that he would be trying something new this semester. A series entitled Dean’s Study Breaks will feature Wolcowitz in the Thwing Atrium on the last Monday of each month from 4 to 6 p.m. “I have been trying to find ways to get to meet more students...

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