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SAGES through the ages

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2016


Filed under News

The Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship (SAGES) program is a part of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) that students learn of before their arrival on campus, and often even before their acceptance to CWRU. The program may soon change. Its current benefits are being examined by th...

Inquiry on special SAGES program for international students

Inquiry on special SAGES program for international students

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

November 4, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

Tian Yang Case Western Reserve University prides itself on being a school of diversity, and such diversity extends itself into the curriculums and course selections by offering separate courses to first-year international students. The Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship (SAGES) is...

Philosophy of Undergraduate Experience drafted, open to suggestions

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2016


Filed under News

One of the most important ways in which universities around the country maintain their competitiveness and quality is by constantly reevaluating the needs and experiences of their students. In line with this goal, Case Western Reserve University is currently in the midst of an in-depth, two-year invest...

Holcomb: SAGES is failing but is needed

Chandler, Holdcomb

April 15, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

College is a time for intellectual exploration. While courses required for majors are important for this, many simply reinforce similar skill sets and mentalities. SAGES takes a general education approach that attempts to provide all Case Western Reserve University students a similar experience. It h...

Ten years after its creation, SAGES program under review

Ten years after its creation, SAGES program under review

Celia Wan, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2016


Filed under Headlines, News, Top Stories

When English Professor Michael Clune started college as a first generation college student, he wanted to be a lawyer. However, after being exposed to various courses under his school’s distribution requirements, he felt that a whole new world was open to him. “It felt like freedom,” Clune says...

A class from CWRU meets a class from prison for discussion

A class from CWRU meets a class from prison for discussion

Anmol Nigam, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2015


Filed under Headlines, News, Top Stories

Students enrolled in USSO 290M waited early on Saturday, Nov. 14 for the bus to take them to prison. They were heading to the Lorain Correctional Institution, a state prison less than an hour’s drive from the Case Western Reserve University campus. Their class, titled “Impact of Race, Class and...

“Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us” chosen as the 2015 common reading book

“Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us” chosen as the 2015 common reading book

Julia Bianco, Director of Web and Multimedia

April 20, 2015


Filed under Headlines, News

Brent Staples whistled Vivaldi and other classical music as he walked down the streets of Chicago as a young African-American graduate student, hoping to combat the negative stereotypes that he saw on some passerby’s faces. Today, Staples’ story is the inspiration for the title of the 2015 common...

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