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Political science student brings transatlantic think-tank to campus

Political science student brings transatlantic think-tank to campus

Lyndsey Cole and Josef Scheidt

September 29, 2017


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Returning from a semester abroad in Germany, Rita Maricocchi was inspired to bring a taste of European politics back to Case Western Reserve University. On Sept. 24, students gathered in the interactive classroom at Stephanie Tubbs Jones Residence Hall to discuss the start of a new chapter of European...

Dinner in the Dark raises awareness for the visually impaired

Nahee Kim, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2017


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The eighth annual Dinner in the Dark was presented by student organization Case for Sight at Excelsior Ballroom in Thwing Center on Friday, Sept. 22. Dinner in the Dark, which sought to raise awareness for the vision impaired, hosted a guest speaker, followed by a dinner portion in which attendees were...

Lawsuit against CWRU challenges Title IX investigation, alleges gender bias

Lawsuit against CWRU challenges Title IX investigation, alleges gender bias

Kevin Smith, Executive Editor

September 29, 2017


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Members of Case Western Reserve University’s administration faced four charges in a lawsuit by a former student, referred to as John Doe, and prominent Title IX attorney, Andrew Miltenberg. Judge Donald Nugent of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, dismissed three of the claims filed ...

Room condition reports go paperless

Roxanne Yang, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2017


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Students who live on campus have become familiar with the written Room Condition Report (RCR), but this year, the RCR is beginning its transition to the twenty-first century and going online. Students are required to submit RCRs at the beginning of their occupancy, to note items that were broken or...

SPR looks to the year ahead

Lyndsey Cole, News Editor

September 29, 2017


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    Caroline Gray (top) is the chair of the Student Presidents Roundtable (SPR), Garret Oester (center) is the advisor to the SPR and Lily Trambley (bottom) is the secretary of the SPR and a member of the Allocations Committee. The Student Presidents’ Roundtable (SPR) began initiating plans for the academic y...

Engineering professor receives award for ALD research

Maeve Salm, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2017


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Dr. Chris Yingchun Yuan, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Case Western Reserve University, recently received the first place award in the Reusable Abstractions of Manufacturing Processes competition facilitated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, th...

Provost Baeslack to step down

Daria Ryabogin, Copy Editor

September 22, 2017


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On Aug. 24, it was announced by Case Western Reserve University that William “Bud” Baeslack would be resigning from his position at the end of this upcoming academic term, after serving for 10 years as provost and executive vice president. As provost, it is Baeslack’s duty to oversee every aspect of u...

CWRU school of nursing fights lead poisoning

Matt Hooke, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2017


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In 2014, as the Flint, Michigan water crisis began, five percent of children tested had lead poisoning, according to the Center for Disease Control. That same year, Cleveland had its own crisis. According to the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, the rate of lead poisoning was nearly triple that of ...

Weatherhead holds mixer with accountants

Madison Avolio, News Designer

September 22, 2017


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With the fourth week of classes bearing down upon the students of Case Western Reserve University, many have their noses stuck in their books and eyes glued to PowerPoints in an attempt to soak up all the information they can before exams. This was not the case for many business majors on Monday, Sept...

Computer science student develops RTA tracking app

Computer science student develops RTA tracking app

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2017


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With an unassuming sweetness, second-year computer science major and cross country runner Jacob Goldberg is not out for recognition when it comes to the impressive app he engineered over the past year. The app, Cleveland Transit, is a thorough RTA mapping app that shows users where the closest RTA sto...

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