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CWRU continues to rise in US News rankings

CWRU continues to rise in US News rankings

Victoria Robinson, Student Affairs Reporter

September 28, 2012


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After 15 years of being in the top 50 universities in the United States, Case Western Reserve University recently moved up yet another position according to the US News and World Report’s Best Colleges 2013 Edition.  Last year, CWRU rose three spots, ranking 38th in the nation and is now ranked 37th,...

Entertainer B.o.B to headline Sunday concert

Entertainer B.o.B to headline Sunday concert

Brian Sherman, Campus Events Reporter

September 28, 2012


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This year's homecoming festivities will end with a free concert featuring B.o.B open to all students in Veale at 6:30 p.m. this Sunday. B.o.B, or Bobby Ray Simmons, is a well-known rapper and songwriter from Atlanta, Ga. His rise to fame began in 2007 with his mixtape Cloud 9, among several others. ...

Tonight’s Blue Block Party celebrates Uptown grand opening

Tonight’s Blue Block Party celebrates Uptown grand opening

Mike McKenna, Research and Innovations Reporter

September 27, 2012


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To celebrate the grand opening of Uptown and Toby’s plaza, Case Western Reserve University and MRN Ltd., Uptown and Toby plaza’s developer, will host the Blue Block Party, tonight at 7 p.m. at Toby’s Plaza, located at the corner of Euclid Road and Mayfield Avenue. The entire CWRU community is...

Homecoming Pep: The Marching Spartans

Homecoming Pep: The Marching Spartans

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

September 21, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

With windows wide open in this sunny weather, students in North Residential Village common rooms hear an interruption like no other twice a week. “What is that?” is a question that often resonates around my residence hall. After performing for four years in my high school’s marching band, the sou...

Volleyball runners up at Gator Invite, continue best start

Volleyball runners up at Gator Invite, continue best start

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

September 21, 2012


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Freeman shatters school record for career assists with 3057 Despite a pair of losses last week, the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team continues on its best start in program history. The Spartans (11-2) finished 2-1 on the weekend at the Allegheny Gator Invitational after dropp...

University benefactor, alumnus Tinkham Veale II passes away

University benefactor, alumnus Tinkham Veale II passes away

Sage Schaff, Tyler Hoffman, and Greg Bokar

September 21, 2012


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Some say philanthropy is, at its core, more self-interested than selfless. But for Tinkham Veale, given his background, it was never about seeing his name on a building or being congratulated. He grew up in Kansas during the 1920s, mining oil fields until he decided to come to Case Institute of Technology...

EC-UC Connections bridge gaps

EC-UC Connections bridge gaps

Suneil Kamath, Civic Engagement Reporter

September 21, 2012


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Every few weeks, a group of students from Shaw High School in East Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University come together in a group called EC-UC Connections. Their mission is to break down stereotypical barriers and bridge the gap between the two distinct areas. EC-UC Connections began last wint...

Students shack up for charity

Students shack up for charity

Brian Sherman, Campus Events Reporter

September 14, 2012


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What happens when one introduces a mountain of old boxes to about 100 college students? The answer is Let's Shack Up 2012. Last Friday, cardboard, creativity, and Case Western Reserve University students populated Adelbert Gymnasium to participate in Habitat for Humanity’s signature event. During Let’s...

Students, alumni, families to convene for weeklong celebration

Students, alumni, families to convene for weeklong celebration

Jenna Millemaci, Assistant News Editor

September 14, 2012


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As September unfolds with the familiar crispness and snowballing workload, nothing can make the transition into the fall easier than the Case Western Reserve University tradition of Homecoming week. For the first time at CWRU, the festive week of Spartan pride will be combined with Alumni Weekend...

CSSA hosts successful barbeque, opens club to new members

CSSA hosts successful barbeque, opens club to new members

Shinichi Inoue, Special Assignments Reporter

September 14, 2012


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Over the past weekend, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) hosted its annual Welcome Party Barbeque on the shores of Lake Erie. Despite evening temperatures dropping for the first time since spring, the event still began without much issue. This year, over 150 students attended the cerem...

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