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Ohio students are stepping up in the face of dwindling supplies

Collin Wong, Web Editor

April 6, 2020

Amidst falling medical supply levels and rising concerns, college and medical students around Northeast Ohio are helping fight COVID-19. Those on the frontline of the pandemic are beginning to feel the effects of a nationwide personal protective equipment (PPE) shortage. With the coronavirus’ peak st...

Emergency Fund set up by students, for students affected by CWRU’s closure

Yvonne Pan and Shreyas Banerjee

March 31, 2020

For all Case Western Reserve University students, the cancellation of in-person classes and many spring semester events, suddenly having to reevaluate their living situation and the move to remote learning was hectic and stressful. However, for some, the process proved more burdensome than for others...

Cleveland hospitals develop new COVID-19–testing procedures amid limited resources

Cleveland hospitals develop new COVID-19–testing procedures amid limited resources

Collin Wong, Web Editor

March 22, 2020

Just one day after the World Health Organization's urgent declaration of a global pandemic, Dr. Amy Acton, Director of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), estimated that over 100,000 Ohioans were carrying the virus; however, the official number of cases in the state is only 169, as of March 20. If Ac...

Coronavirus cancels CWRU

Nathan Lesch and Collin Wong

March 15, 2020

At around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, the Case Western Reserve University community received the news that many were waiting for: In the face of COVID-19’s spread to Cuyahoga County, CWRU was moving to remote learning. Originally intended to last from March 18 to April 6, the university has now exten...

CWRU implements spring break travel regulations in response to COVID-19

Nathan Lesch and Collin Wong

March 8, 2020

This midterm season, students weren’t the only members of the Case Western Reserve University community that were stressed out. As the death toll of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rise in the U.S., with 19 recorded fatalities at press time, CWRU’s administration has become increasingly concern...

ELS Cleveland helps foreign students prepare for CWRU

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

Nestled between the residence halls of Cutter and Smith, many students pass by English Language Services Cleveland (ELS Cleveland) without so much as a second thought. While some might be curious as to what the building is, it remains an isolated aspect of campus. ELS Cleveland is a school for students from ...

The Academic Integrity Board’s two sides were shown during Integrity Week

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

When most students think of the Academic Integrity Board (AIB), they think of a faceless organization existing solely to enact punitive measures. For students on AIB, however, it’s a chance to teach students a core value. Cassidy Abdeen is a fourth-year chemical biology major who, after joining the ...

CWRU student helps lead Tri-C Symposium bringing together over 300 high school students

CWRU student helps lead Tri-C Symposium bringing together over 300 high school students

Surita Basu, News Editor

February 27, 2020

Last Friday, nearly 300 high school students from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District came to Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) for the 2020 Northeast Ohio Conflict Resolution Youth Symposium. This was the third annual symposium, which centered around the theme of “Becoming Agents for Posit...

The Presidential Search Advisory Committee wants community input

The Presidential Search Advisory Committee wants community input

Veronica Madell, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

Before interviewing any candidates or even posting a job description, Case Western Reserve University is asking its staff, students and administrators for their vision of the future of CWRU and the qualities they want in a new president. An advisory committee of 23 members, ranging from students to staff ...

For some, concerns about coronavirus linger

For some, concerns about coronavirus linger

Collin Wong, Web Editor

February 27, 2020

Worldwide, there have been more than 80,000 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) so far, and over 2,700 COVID-19 deaths. As the virus quickly spread, government officials and residents of the affected countries have also begun taking precautions.  The CDC reported that 14 American individuals tested positive fo...

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