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Free Speech panel addresses safe spaces, freedom of press, White supremacists, and hate speech

Free Speech panel addresses safe spaces, freedom of press, White supremacists, and hate speech

Kevin Smith, Executive Editor

November 2, 2017


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On Oct. 30 at the Tinkham Veale University Center, Case Western Reserve University held “Freedom of Speech: Understanding Our Rights in Troubling Times,” a panel with five experts that discussed free speech on college campuses, Richard Spencer’s brand of white supremacy, safe spaces and most recently, ...

How the Feminist Collective, Spectrum mobilized in response to the CSU flyer

Roxanne Yang, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2017


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On Oct.12, a flyer encouraging LGBT students to kill themselves appeared on the Cleveland State University (CSU) campus. The incident was promptly reported by a number of media outlets, including Cleveland.com. The flyers were signed by Fascist Solutions, and depicted a human figure hanging from a n...

Cleveland catch-up

Lyndsey Cole, News Editor

November 2, 2017


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Kayaker attempts to navigate all five Great Lakes in a year Traci Lynn Martin, a 50 year old nurse and mother of three from Kansas City, Missouri, arrived in Cleveland on Wednesday evening, eight months after beginning her attempt to navigate all five Great Lakes in one year. Martin’s goal for t...

Materials analysis center hosts course

Maeve Salm, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2017


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The Swagelok Center for Surface Analysis of Materials (SCSAM) hosted a daylong course on Monday, Oct. 23 in White Metallurgical Building. The course focused on the microscopy and spectroscopy analysis methods available on campus through the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. While pri...

Thwing construction takes hiatus

Thwing construction takes hiatus

Sophia Yakumithis, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2017


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At the core of Case Western Reserve University’s campus lies Thwing Center, the meeting place of many on and off-campus organizations, events and conferences, as well as the home of the Jolly Scholar. Recently, Thwing’s Euclid entrance underwent external construction after a series of changes made ...

Updates on revolutions in Catalonia, Kurdistan

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2017


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Catalonia update: Three weeks ago, voters in Catalonia, a region in northeastern Spain containing the city of Barcelona, voted 90 to eight percent in favor of separating from Spain and becoming an independent republic, according to the Catalan government. The vote was declared unconstitutional by t...

Cleveland catch-up

Lyndsey Cole, News Editor

October 27, 2017


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Giant Eagle brings curbside grocery delivery to Cleveland The Pittsburgh-based supermarket Giant Eagle has announced that it will expand its curbside grocery delivery services to include 38 zip codes in the Greater Cleveland area, according to Cleveland.com. The delivery service has already b...

Writer Patti Smith speaks at Maltz

Sophia Yakumithis, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2017


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On Oct. 17, punk-rocker and writer Patti Smith and book critic Maureen Corrigan engaged in dialogue at the Maltz Performing Arts Center as part of the William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage series, a collaboration between the Cuyahoga Public Library Foundation and Case Western Reserve University. ...

Student organizations foster sustainability

Student organizations foster sustainability

Roxanne Yang, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2017


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Student Sustainability Council (SSC) is wrapping up its Students Encouraging Environmental Dedication (SEED) beta program this semester. The SEED program aims to foster a culture of sustainability among student organizations and the student body. Three Undergraduate Student Government (USG) recognized org...

USG holds open forum with President Snyder

USG holds open forum with President Snyder

Sophia Yakumithis, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2017


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On Tuesday, Oct. 10, Undergraduate Student Government (USG) hosted an open forum which featured a question-answer session with President Barbara Snyder and Vice President of Student Affairs, Lou Stark. The session was held during USG’s biweekly General Assembly. The meeting opened with a warm welcome from ...

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