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Chinese scholars welcome Year of the Dragon with a roar

Chinese scholars welcome Year of the Dragon with a roar

Shinichi Inoue, Staff Reporter

February 17, 2012

On Sunday, Feb. 12, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) hosted its annual Lantern Festival Banquet to celebrate the traditional Chinese festival. While the Cleveland weather was less than accommodating, over 300 guests attended the event. Every year around the time of Chinese Lunar New...

Cleveland 2030 to foster energy efficiency in downtown building district

Cleveland 2030 to foster energy efficiency in downtown building district

Eric Hamilton, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2012

Architecture 2030, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of the building sector, is working with the Cleveland chapter of the American Institute of Architects to bring a new eye to downtown building projects. In order to reduce the energy consumption of new and existing...

CWRU continues to ascend U.S. Peace Corps rankings

CWRU continues to ascend U.S. Peace Corps rankings

Sage Schaff, Assistant News Editor

February 10, 2012

Of all American schools with under 5000 undergraduates, Case Western Reserve University now ranks 10th in the number of alumni currently serving in the Peace Corps. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, especially in third-world nations, through teaching...

On the beat…Looking out for our community

February 10, 2012

On a campus like CWRU’s, it can often seem like we are surrounded by all types of technology, ranging from laptops to wind turbines. We are also a campus that makes great use of personal electronic devices such as cell phones and personal music players, which can be observed attached to a number of...

A conversation with…Dr. Amy Wilson-Delfosse

A conversation with…Dr. Amy Wilson-Delfosse

Jenna Millemaci, Contributing Reporter

February 10, 2012

Case Western Reserve University pharmacology professor Dr. Amy Wilson-Delfosse has been CWRU’s top Relay For Life fundraiser for the last several years. Recently she was chosen to be Relay For Life’s Honorary Chair; she will speak at the Power of Purple celebration on Feb. 10 and participate in the...

Outside the Circle News

Sarah Groft, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2012

Collapse at Cincinnati casino injures thirteen On Friday, Jan. 27, 13 people were transported to the hospital with minor injuries received from a collapse at a casino construction site in Cincinnati, Ohio. Most of the injuries were scrapes and bruises, but four of the employees suffered orthopedic injur...

USG Brief

Joseph Digby, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2012

Case Western Reserve University’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) began its weekly general assembly meeting with an announcement regarding a Case Crew Club-sponsored fundraiser to benefit Relay For Life. USG was asked to help with the event; the representatives will operate a stand providing Ga...

Obama proposes plan to curb tuition hikes

Obama proposes plan to curb tuition hikes

Greg Bokar, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2012

During his State of the Union address in January, President Barack Obama announced a plan to curb the seemingly endless tuition hikes that have plagued higher education in the past 50 years. According to College Board, the current average price of a private four-year college is $28,500. In comparison,...

CWRU to develop emergency response team

CWRU to develop emergency response team

Sarah Groft, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2012

Case Western Reserve University is establishing an on-campus Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). This team will be comprised of volunteers trained to serve as auxiliary first-responders during catastrophes. The response team was made possible by a 2010 grant of $568,090 from the U.S. Departmen...

CaseWireless receives significant fix, wireless network updates underway

CaseWireless receives significant fix, wireless network updates underway

Tyler Hoffman, News Editor

February 3, 2012

While many Case Western Reserve University students spent winter break relaxing, CWRU Information Technology Services (ITS) has been hard at work, as evidenced by the recent breakthrough in CaseWireless, the university’s new wireless network that joined CaseGuest last August. Since its inception,...

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