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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...

Behind stone walls, part 1: entering the Dittrick Medical History Center

Behind stone walls, part 1: entering the Dittrick Medical History Center

Tyler Hoffman, Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2012


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Editor’s note: Each day sickly patients and concerned families arrive at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, searching for hope in the medical expertise that fills the institution’s corridors. Less than a block away behind stone walls lays a different building – one that holds the road map...

Phishing in the CWRU pond

Phishing in the CWRU pond

Sam Lehencker, Campus Issues Reporter

August 31, 2012


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On the weekend prior to Welcome Weekend, Aug. 18-19, 75 students were affected by two separate “phishing” emails sent out to case.edu users by entities masquerading as CWRU’s Information Technology Services (ITS). The content of these emails included requests for users to reply to the messages...

Environmentalist to receive prestigious Inamori Ethics Prize

Environmentalist to receive prestigious Inamori Ethics Prize

Jenna Millemaci, Assistant News Editor

August 31, 2012


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This Thursday, Sept. 6, Case Western Reserve University’s Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence will be presenting the exalted 2012 Inamori Ethics Prize to David Suzuki, a 70-year-old Canadian author, director, producer, and environmental activist. Suzuki has produced over two dozen...

This Week in Eldred Blackbox: “The Shape of Things”

This Week in Eldred Blackbox: “The Shape of Things”

Joseph Verbovszky, Theatre Reporter

August 31, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

A human being is a work of art. The skin, blood, organs, thoughts, and personality are all colors of a palette. With a quick flick of the wrist, the minor imperfections – the birthmark, the oversized nose, the scars – can all be erased. The personality can be changed. Health habits can be improved....

Spartans on the Warpath

Spartans on the Warpath

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

August 31, 2012


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The Case Western Reserve University football team began last season in a state of uncertainty.  For the first time in five years, the Spartans didn’t have a clear-cut starting quarterback heading into the season opener.  However, when the smoke cleared, Erik Olson, a senior transfer from Division...

Moving Uptown, Part 1: Constantino’s Market welcomed to campus

Moving Uptown, Part 1: Constantino’s Market welcomed to campus

Jenna Millemaci, Assistant News Editor

August 24, 2012


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There’s a new grocery store on the block – Constantino’s Market has opened its third location as part of the Uptown project on the corner of Euclid Ave. and East 115th St. Since its official opening on May 14, Constantino’s has been making itself comfortable in University Circle while greeting...

First Year Guide: Top 5 campus study spots

First Year Guide: Top 5 campus study spots

Lisa Viers, Training Manager

August 24, 2012


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Even if you were lucky enough to get through high school with minimal studying, let me tell you from first-hand experience, you will need to study at CWRU. It doesn’t matter if you’re here for Aerospace or English – you will be studying. Often. Is this a bad thing? Of course not! Studying isn’t...

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