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Banned book course offering

Banned book course offering

Virginia Behmer, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


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“To Ban a Mockingbird in 2018” will be a course offered during the month of May through the Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program. Focusing on the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” (TKAM) by Harper Lee, the course is free and open to the public. The Siegal program is on its sixth year of o...

Special Olympics Summit champions camaraderie, leadership

Special Olympics Summit champions camaraderie, leadership

Virginia Behmer, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


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Guest speakers and team-building activities filled the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom on April 17, where Spartans for Special Olympics hosted its first Special Olympics (SpOly) Ohio Unified Champion Schools Youth Summit. The Summit was well received by the estimated 140 local SpOly athletes and al...

Office space stirs controversy

Jahci Perry-Richardson, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


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When the Tinkham Veale University Center (TVUC) opened its doors in 2014, many offices in Thwing Center relocated to the new building. One of those offices was the LGBT Center, previously located in Thwing’s Hitchcock Hall. After the opening of TVUC, the vacant space in Hitchcock became home to the...

Students gear up for summer

Alexia Kim, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


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With temperatures increasing ever so slightly and just two weeks left of the academic year, summer is no longer as far away as it once felt. As the end of the semester approaches Case Western Reserve University, students are throwing together their summer plans. Many students are especially excited to spen...

Recycling carnival saves earth

Recycling carnival saves earth

Matt Hooke, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 20, 2018


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The Student Sustainability Council (SSC) generated excitement about recycling at their RecycleMania Carnival in Thwing Center on Saturday, April 14. “This carnival is hype,” said SSC President Leo Ndiaye. “This is hype for recycling. When you look at the name, ‘RecycleMania,’ it’s about...

USG supports CUE, funds campus organizations

Brian Schnell, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


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The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is working on a resolution with the Commission on the Undergraduate Experience (CUE) report to enhance the undergraduate experience. Additionally, USG’s Finance Committee recently worked on Mass Funding, which endows campus organizations and clubs with fi...

Lecture gives food for thought

Lecture gives food for thought

Ibtesam Ghazy, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


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“The emperor’s job was to nourish the people, and if he was not able to, the people had the right to overthrow him,” said professor Ellen Oxfeld of Middlebury College’s Department of Sociology/Anthropology. As a part of the ongoing Anthropology Lecture Series, Oxfeld spoke about food as a ...

Fiji fundraises for Hugh Marshall

Fiji fundraises for Hugh Marshall

Yugan Sakthi, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


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With four days of events, bake sales, food and more, the Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) fraternity chapter is raising money for “graduate brother” Hugh Marshall, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year. Culminating in the day-long “Hugh-B-Que” on Saturday, April 21, “Fiji Islander Week...

“Judy’s Hand” artist shares inspiration

Matt Hooke, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 20, 2018


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Tony Tasset, a 58-year-old Chicago artist, discussed “Judy’s Hand” in Kelvin Smith Library on Wednesday, April 11. “Judy’s Hand” is a silver hand-shaped pavilion which will be a new landmark on Toby’s Plaza. The piece is part of the first FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial fo...

Former Cleveland Clinic CEO to speak at convocation

Matt Hooke, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018


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The Cleveland Clinic is one of the most influential institutions in the city of Cleveland, ranking number one on Crain’s Business Journal list of largest Cleveland employers. Dr. Delos “Toby” Cosgrove, the former CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, will serve as the convocation speaker at Case Western Reserve...

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