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Uptown project breaks ground in University Circle

Uptown project breaks ground in University Circle

Sage Schaff, Contributing Reporter

September 9, 2010

Have you walked down Euclid Avenue on the north part of campus recently and wondered what’s going on with all the construction? Last month, local developing firm MRN Ltd. began construction on the UPTOWN project, a large-scale rejuvenation of the area on Euclid Avenue between Mayfield Road and E. 115...

A conversation with…Mark Chavis

A conversation with…Mark Chavis

Sean M. Hobson, Contributing Reporter

September 9, 2010

Officer Mark Chavis is one of the Case Western Reserve University’s police officers. He is most prominently known for his daily work of helping students and faculty safety cross the busy Euclid intersection. He is always smiling and knows many students on first name basis. Throughout his tenure at CWR...

Filer system to undergo changes in near future

Melanie Sayre, Contributing Reporter

September 9, 2010

When people mention “filer,” people think of cabinets. People think of a pile of messy paperwork yet to be finished. People think of a job perhaps that they’d wish (or not wish) to have. People don’t usually think of the system filer.case.edu that gives us the option of hosting personal as well...

Eliminating your Credit Card debt

Eliminating your Credit Card debt

Bill Boyer, OSCPA Ambassador

September 9, 2010

Imagine that you are an average college student: you enjoy being with friends, sleeping till noon on weekends, and also have $2200 in credit card debt (this number jumps to $5800 for graduate students). Although credit cards offer a great way to boost your credit score and track spending, companies prey...

CWRU promises diversity, lacks equality

CWRU promises diversity, lacks equality

Nick Knoske, Assistant News Editor

September 9, 2010

In an effort to provide for a growing number of international students, Case Western Reserve University held its first-ever International Student Orientation (ISO) this summer. The event, met chiefly with gratitude by its attendants, sought to acclimate the freshman from abroad with Case campus, the...

USG Brief

Gabby Markoff, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2010

In the third week in meeting for The Undergraduate Student Government, many exciting topics were discussed involving CWRU’s campus and student body. President Minh-tri Nguyen spoke to the General Assembly about recent communications with the Ohio Department of Transportation about plans for a cross...

CWRU ranked in top 50 by U.S. News & World Report for 15th year

Mike Yavorsky, Contributing Reporter

September 2, 2010

Case Western Reserve University has been ranked 41st in U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of U.S. national universities. This is the same ranking the university received last year, and this is the 15th year that Case has been ranked in the top 50 American national universities. The standards...

Tense SEC open forum addresses internal SEC issues and upcoming Greek Life referendum

Tense SEC open forum addresses internal SEC issues and upcoming Greek Life referendum

Gillian Seaman, News Editor

September 2, 2010

Many students, the majority of whom sported Greek attire, crowded Thwing Atrium Wednesday to attend the Student Executive Council’s open forum regarding the upcoming Greek life student activity fee (SAF) allocation referendum to take place Sept. 8 and 9. The referendum seeks to alter the decision...

Cuyahoga County Election Guide

Tyler Babock, Staff Reporter

September 2, 2010

IMPORTANT DEADLINES Passed – Voter Registration Tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 4 – Mailing Deadline to Request Absentee Ballots Monday, Sept. 6 – Postmark Deadline for Absentee Ballots Tuesday, Sept. 7 – Election Day (6:30 a.m – 7:30 p.m) Absentee Ballots returned in person must be received...

Current SEC board coping with unfinished business

Current SEC board coping with unfinished business

Nick Knoske, Assistant News Editor

September 2, 2010

After a spring semester characterized by bad press and controversial decisions, Case Western Reserve's Student Executive Council (SEC) has been meeting unofficially in small, focused groups throughout the summer to dedicate time to an intensive revision of its constitution and bylaws, among other tasks. "This...

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