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Outside the Circle News

Sarah Groft, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2012


Filed under News, Outside the Circle

Glenn wants Americans to travel to the moon Monday, Feb. 20 marked the 50th anniversary of NASA’s first flight into space. John Glenn, a former astronaut and Ohio senator, spoke at the recent NASA Future Forum at Ohio State University. According to The Plain Dealer, Glenn commented, “I think we ar...

USG announces Student Life Improvement Grant, $55,000 rollover

Greg Bokar, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2012


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On Feb. 15 the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) announced a $25,000 Student Life Improvement Grant (SLIG) as part of a $55,000 rollover from unused allocated funds from student organizations. The rollover is left over from the $137,000 allocated to various student organizations as part of USG’...

Help wanted: latest career fair attracts many students, employers

Help wanted: latest career fair attracts many students, employers

Sarah Groft, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2012


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On Thursday, Feb. 16, the Career Center held its annual February career fair, which featured over 100 organizations a record number in recent years, according to Career Center director Michael Thomas. Companies such as Google, Metrics Marketing Group, Ferro Corporation, Osborn International, Skylight ...

On the beat…Looking out for our community

February 24, 2012


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The CWRU police department recently issued several security alerts and updates through the university’s mass email system regarding incidents of crime on campus. Almost every time we announce one of these alerts, we get questions about the security alert system and its process. The reason we issue...

Institute for the Science of Origins connects CWRU, Cleveland

Lisa Viers, Features Editor

February 24, 2012


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You have something in common with all humans, with the planet they inhabit, and with the universe housing it all: evolution. Each of these things started out as something not quite the same as it is today. In labs and classrooms across the Case Western Reserve University campus, interdisciplinary...

USG Brief

Joseph Digby, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2012


Filed under News, USG Brief

The General Assembly (GA) of Case Western Reserve University’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) convened for a relatively short meeting on Feb. 21, 2012. It started with nominations and elections for vacancies in USG, most importantly the parliamentarian position. Representative Theo Smith was...

CWRU researchers make promising discoveries in Alzheimer’s research

CWRU researchers make promising discoveries in Alzheimer’s research

Eric Hamilton, Staff Reporter

February 17, 2012


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On Thursday, Feb. 9, researchers at Case Western Reserve University announced in the journal Science remarkable results regarding a new treatment for mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease. The research team, led by professor of neurosciences Gary Landreth, Ph.D., discovered that a drug approved for treating...

Parking woes: Current university policy leaves students space-less

Parking woes: Current university policy leaves students space-less

Sarah Groft and Tyler Hoffman

February 17, 2012


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Case Western Reserve University has always been plagued by parking issues, whether they be the limited parking spaces, the ticketing and fines, or the high cost of a parking pass. Sergeant Jeffrey Daberko of the CWRU police department has acknowledged the parking concerns. “I personally, like most...

Taiwanese students host Lunar New Year banquet

Shinichi Inoue, Staff Reporter

February 17, 2012


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On Feb. 11, the Taiwanese American Student Association (TASA) hosted its annual Lunar New Year banquet to ring in the new year. The event was held in Thwing Center’s 1914 Lounge beginning from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. As president Julia Shei explained, “It's our annual celebration of the Lunar New...

Power of Purple kick-starts campus Relay For Life

Power of Purple kick-starts campus Relay For Life

Sage Schaff, Assistant News Editor

February 17, 2012


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“Relay For Life isn’t just a one-weekend event in April, it’s a year-long movement,” said senior Tricia McCutchan at last Friday’s Power of Purple rally for Relay For Life (RFL). Power of Purple, which was held in the Thwing atrium from 12:30 to 2 p.m., was meant to energize the campus in anticipation...

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