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Students play campus-wide game

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2019

Case Western Reserve University students and faculty are playing another game of Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ) from March 27 to April 5. HvZ is open to all members of the CWRU community. As of press time, there are 102 players in CWRU HvZ spring 2019 game. HvZ is a game that was started at Goucher College, Maryland in f...

Professor explores link between lead poisoning, juvenile delinquency

Katharine Toledo, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2019

Through Case Western Reserve University’s Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, Professor Rob Fischer is working on an initiative to find a link between lead poisoning, usually resulting from paint containing lead, and juvenile delinquency.   Fischer is an associate professor at the Jac...

Free tuition program begins work in local schools

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2019

In January, Say Yes to Education announced Cleveland would become the fourth city to host a Say Yes to Education community chapter. Cleveland joins Syracuse and Buffalo, New York and Guilford County, North Carolina as the only places with community chapters. Say Yes to Education is an organization th...

Survey on sexual assault, misconduct on campus sent to CWRU students

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

This is the message the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women (FSMCW) works to spread, primarily in the context of sexual misconduct. This past week, undergraduate, graduate and professional students were sent a survey about sexual assault and misconduct on campus, pioneered by outside organizations A...

Naomi Oreskes: Climate change is more than a scientific problem

Jordan Reif, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, in partnership with local museums and educational institutions, welcomed Harvard University’s Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences Naomi Oreskes to campus last week as part of the annual Cleveland Humanit...

Case School of Engineering testing new curriculum for first-year students

Lev Pearlman, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

This semester the Case School of Engineering (CSE) is testing a new program for first-year students that will replace the current first-year requirements in a few years. Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and Division of Engineering Leadership and Professional Practice Kurt Rhoads, who holds...

Ohio heartbeat bill continues to its second hearing in the House

Grace Howard

March 29, 2019

This past Tuesday the Ohio House of Representatives Health Committee heard over 50 witness testimonies in the second hearing about Senate Bill 23, or the Ohio Heartbeat Bill. This bill would make abortions illegal as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks into a pr...

CWRU mourns with New Zealand

CWRU mourns with New Zealand

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

Dozens of students and community members congregated along Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) Oval for a candlelight vigil this past Thursday to show solidarity and respect for the victims of the recent New Zealand mosque shootings. The vigil was organized by the Muslim Student Association (MSA) and included ...

School of Medicine professor’s research leads to big money for startup

Maryam Iqbal, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

March 13 was a happy day for Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Professor of Neuroscience Jerry Silver. After 30 years of research on “basic mechanisms that can robustly enhance nerve regeneration in animal models of spinal cord injury all the way to human patients,” Silver wa...

Documentary on prominent Native American activist shown

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

In conjunction with the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning, LGBT Center, Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, Ellipsis Institute for Women of Color in the Academy, Lake Erie Native American Council and YWCA Greater Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University’s Social Justice Institute screened the ...

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