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Tink restricts students distributing food

Yugan Sakthi, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Events & Talks, News

The Tinkham Veale University Center (TVUC) recently updated its food distribution policy, severely limiting student groups hoping to fundraise through means of tabling. The policy change, as TVUC management explained, was catalyzed by health concerns. According to TVUC Executive Director Randy Barnes, “[TVUC] doe...

Research group applauds University’s disability services, women’s resources

Jahci Perry-Richardson, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under News, Research

Case Western Reserve University does not just boast a physical on-campus presence, but an online presence as well. With 14 master’s programs and two certificates available for completion in a variety of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects, CWRU provides a learning environment...

New students adjust to college life

Justin Hu, Contributing Reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under News

The Class of 2022 has been busy learning the ins and outs of college life over the course of the past month. With three weeks of classes down and a workload that continues to grow, first-year students are still adjusting to the transition from high school to college and are exploring their newfound freedom. ...

CWRU falls in recent undergraduate rankings

CWRU falls in recent undergraduate rankings

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

September 14, 2018


Filed under Headlines, News, The State of CWRU, Top Stories

In U.S. News & World Report’s recently published 2019 Best Colleges lists, Case Western Reserve University came in at No. 42 for National Universities, a considerable dip from last year’s position of No. 37. This is the first time in eight years that the University has ranked below No. 40 on the ...

Spotlight On: Research

Katharine Toledo, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Spotlight On: Research

More than a decade ago, Dr. Charles King and David Gurarie teamed up to simulate outbreaks of schistosomiasis using complex modeling. King, a professor of international health at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and Gurarie, a mathematics professor with the CWRU College of Arts a...

Students go global at Study Abroad Fair

Nathan Lesch, Contributing Reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under News

Almost forty percent of companies, according to a 2014 joint study by the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and the University of Memphis, “believe they have failed to fully exploit international business opportunities in the past five years due to lack of internationally competent personnel,” and tha...

Student Information System upgrade in full swing

Brian Schnell, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under News

This past summer, the Student Information System (SIS) was upgraded to provide students and faculty with a more modern, customizable user experience. Students and staff were consistently consulted throughout the process, and the improved system now includes new features such as homepage navigation, as...

Biomedical engineering dignitary speaks in lecture series

Jack Heneghan, Contributing Reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Events & Talks, News

In celebration of the Biomedical Engineering Department’s 50th anniversary, the Ford Distinguished Lecture Series featured a talk by Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar Ishrak on Thursday, Sept. 6. The lecture took place at the Tinkham Veale University Center and included remarks from biomedical enginee...

New Provost wins hearts with ice cream

Cindy Tong, Contributing Reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Events & Talks, News

Provost Ben Vinson III made his debut to the Case Western Reserve University student body last Friday when he stood on the Binary Walkway with a table lined with cups of Mitchell’s ice cream. Vinson greeted each student with enthusiasm, a formidable task considering the size of the crowd that had ...

SexPo provides safe space to talk about uncomfortable topics

SexPo provides safe space to talk about uncomfortable topics

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Events & Talks, News, Top Stories

Last Friday, the Tinkham Veale University Center ballroom showcased a side it does not usually make public. For four hours, the ballroom played host to SexPo, the annual conference dedicated to breaking down barriers to discussion about health, sexuality and other related topics. SexPo is typica...

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