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Student leaders address racial profiling, discuss respective updates

Alexia Kim, Contributing Reporter

March 30, 2018


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At its meeting on March 22, the Student President’s Roundtable (SPR) addressed the prevalence of racial profiling in the overall community and provided updates regarding campus organizations, which concerned upcoming events and changes in various executive boards. SPR kicked off the meeting with...

University fitness center relocates

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

March 30, 2018


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121 Fitness, a Case Western Reserve University Fitness Center, recently announced its plans to relocate and expand its Uptown facilities, tripling its capacity and offering more fitness classes, according to CWRU Fitness Centers. Known as 121’s Uptown Cycle, the studio is located next to Mitchell’s...

Cleveland celebrates art scene

Cleveland celebrates art scene

Matt Hooke, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018


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When Case Western Reserve University students return from their summer vacations, they may notice something different about Toby’s Plaza outside the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA). A giant, silver fiberglass hand, designed by artist Tony Tasset, will jut out from the grassy field after...

Humanities festival shines spotlight on healthcare

Humanities festival shines spotlight on healthcare

Jahci Perry-Richardson, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018


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Health and the humanities are formally being brought together by the Cleveland Humanities Festival (CHF), a month-long series of events taking place in a city well known for healthcare and an eclectic art scene. Jane Nord Family Professor and Director of the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities (BNC),...

Councilman stopped by police, asked for identification

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

March 23, 2018


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Last Friday, Cleveland City Councilman Kevin Conwell was stopped by Case Western Reserve University police and asked to provide identification after a student reported a suspicious man mumbling utterances at passersby, according to Cleveland.com. Conwell believes this incident made him a target of racial profiling.   “The university president, pol...

New club celebrates African-American women

Alexia Kim, Contributing Reporter

March 23, 2018


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As a new, rising club representing African-American women in the Case Western Reserve University’s community, The Sisterhood hopes to inspire, empower and unite women under a strong sense of belonging and bonding between club sisters on campus, and also to expand their impact on an even larger level....

Activist group seeks to amend Ohio Constitution

Katharine Toledo, Contributing Reporter

March 23, 2018


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A new activist group on campus, the Case Western Reserve University Opioid Task Force (OTF), recently began a project to collect signatures for a petition regarding low-level drug offenses in the state of Ohio. The OTF currently includes about 20 student members and works in collaboration with memb...

Women’s panel talks leadership

Virginia Behmer, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018


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On International Women’s Day, the Women Staff Leadership Development Institute (WSLDI) hosted its tenth anniversary professional development event. The event consisted of various discussion panels and a keynote address focusing on women’s leadership. The WSLDI began in 2008 as a year-long development...

Farmers’ market offers fresh produce, cooking classes

Farmers’ market offers fresh produce, cooking classes

Matt Hooke, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018


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As he stretched a white lump of mozzarella cheese, whey dripped from the hands of Kevin Scheuring, the vice president of East Cleveland’s Coit Road Farmers’ Market. Scheuring successfully instructed Coit Road’s cheesemaking class in the place of its slated instructor, Lake Erie Creamery’s Mariann...

University appoints new provost

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

March 23, 2018


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Case Western Reserve University has named Ben Vinson III the new provost and executive vice president. According to current provost W.A “Bud” Baeslack III, the responsibilities of the position include “that of chief academic officer, which, at [CWRU], includes oversight of academic and research...

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