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Kelvin Smith Library earns excellence award

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, News

Case Western Reserve University’s Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) has won the 2019 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College & Research Libraries alongside Swarthmore College Libraries and The College of Western Idaho Library. The Award is given to academic libraries who...

Provost discusses rise in tuition for next academic year

Grace Howard, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, News

In an Undergraduate Student Government (USG) general assembly meeting this past Tuesday, Provost and Executive Vice President Ben Vinson III addressed students concerns about an increase in tuition. Vinson reported that the 2019-2020 tuition would be $50,450, a 3.8 percent increase from the $49,043 tuit...

KSL new authentication system, newspaper archive

Maryam Iqbal, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, News

The Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) has recently taken steps to improve user experience online. Two new developments include the recent archivization of CWRU student newspapers dating all the way back to the mid 1800s, as well as a new authentication system online that makes signing in remotely easier. ...

Spring career fair features many new employers

Spring career fair features many new employers

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Events & Talks, News, Top Stories

This Monday students attended the Get Experienced Career Fair. Held annually in the Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center, this fair helps kick off the spring recruiting season. This year’s fair featured around 100 employers, a significant increase from the 80 employers that attended last...

School of Law hosts prominent law scholars discussing recent Supreme Court decision

School of Law hosts prominent law scholars discussing recent Supreme Court decision

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Events & Talks, News

On Tuesday, Jan. 5, Case Western Reserve University School of Law welcomed Robert Alt and Martin Malin to lecture on the 2018 Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court ruling. In the Janus decision, the Supreme Court ruled that labor unions’ mandatory agency fees for public sector employees are unconstitutional...

CWRU, Cleveland Clinic researchers fight superbugs

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under News, Spotlight On: Research

A team of researchers at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic has recently experimented with and created an index with which they can determine how to give the most suitable antibiotics to patients. The basis for the index is a mathematical model devised by Dr. Jacob Scott, Ph.D...

Crew team, engineers work to prevent training injuries with wearable tech

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, News

In recent years, wearable technology such as Fitbits and Apple Watches have been increasing in popularity. In addition to allowing users to see in real time their activity levels and track heart rate, steps and quality of sleep, people now have access to information they could previously only garner in...

NRV Starbucks added to Tapingo

NRV Starbucks added to Tapingo

February 8, 2019


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Tapingo is a Case Western Reserve University student necessity. The campus restaurant ordering app just became more vital as students can now use it to order from the North Residential Village (NRV) Starbucks. The Starbucks is located in NRV House 3A facing E 115th Street and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 1...

CWRU EMS expands their hours

Grace Howard, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Clubs & Organizations, News

Beginning this month, Case Western Reserve University’s student-run Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will be expanding their hours to have 24-hour coverage Thursday through Sunday. The standard coverage for CWRU EMS prior to February was 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. Monday through Thursday and 24 hours Friday th...

Engineering dean endowed with $5 million pledge

Katharine Toledo, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Faculty Insight, News

Case Western Reserve University recently received a $5 million pledge to endow the Charles H. Phipps Dean at the Case School of Engineering. The pledge came from alumnus Charles Phipps, a 1949 graduate of the Case Institute of Technology. The $5 million pledge to the Case School of Engineering is the t...

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