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From left to right: Studio 300 members Maizy Windham, Patricia Carrig and Benjamin Nestor visit Liminal Space Productions, an equipment rental warehouse, to check out high-end cameras.

Three CWRU students’ films to be shown at the Short. Sweet. Film Fest.

Zachary Treseler, News Editor February 23, 2024

For the creatively minded, especially those interested in film and video production, a chance to celebrate is around the corner as Cleveland will host its annual Short. Sweet. Film Fest., from Feb. 28...

A symphony of scandal surrounds the Cleveland Institute of Music as former Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar sues the prestigious institution for the alleged mishandling of a Title IX adjudication proceeding.

Carlos Kalmar sues CIM

Lexy Jensen and Zachary Treseler February 16, 2024

Following a tumultuous academic year at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) complete with a Title IX investigation and student protests, former Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar filed a lawsuit against...

Cleveland City Council members struggle to regain control as the council chambers flooded with pro-Palestine activists chanting, Pass the resolution now! during the public comment portion of the meeting.

Outside Cleveland City Hall, pro-Palestine activists protest ceasefire remarks

Anisha Dasari, Contributing Writer February 16, 2024

Cleveland City Council President Blaine Griffin issued a statement on Feb. 5 threatening to halt public remarks on the ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war. Pointing to the demonstrations that have been going...

With the addition of the new SRV buildings due to open in the upcoming fall semester, students have access to many more on-campus housing options with the housing application opening later this week.

Changes to housing options announced prior to March selection

Téa Tamburo and Darcy Chew February 16, 2024

In anticipation of the new South Residential Village (SRV) buildings opening in time for the fall semester, on-campus housing options for students are changing. The housing application will open the week...

John Niedzialek, who started the tradition 15 years ago with his former cat, holds up Concord Casimir.

Punxsutawney Phil calls early spring, Cleveland’s pierogi cat disagrees

Zachary Treseler, News Editor February 9, 2024

On the morning of Feb. 2—Groundhog Day—Punxsutawney Phil woke up and did not see his shadow. Punxsutawney Phil expects spring to come early even though January is the third cloudiest month in Ohio’s...

CWRU implementing new policies, procedures following DOJ agreement

Téa Tamburo, News Editor February 2, 2024

Following an agreement made in August 2023 with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Case Western Reserve University is implementing new resources, focus groups and changes to the Office of Equity to...

After serving for three years as CWRUs dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Joy K. Ward assumed the position of provost and executive vice president at the start of the new semester.

National search appoints Joy K. Ward as the new provost and executive vice president

Shivangi Nanda, Executive Editor February 2, 2024

The provost and executive vice president serves as the chief academic officer of Case Western Reserve University, providing leadership to promote the academic goals of the university. They also spearhead...

As semester starts, Ohio law requires fire drills to occur

As semester starts, Ohio law requires fire drills to occur

Zachary Treseler, News Editor February 2, 2024

At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 24, residents of Stephanie Tubbs Jones Residence Hall (STJ) were interrupted from their evening routines with the sound of a fire alarm. Racing down the emergency exits,...

The newly-opened Fairfax Market, located on E. 105th Street, offers an abundance of grocery selections for surrounding communities, including CWRU students.

Fairfax Market opens near Cleveland Clinic

Darcy Chew, Copy Editor January 26, 2024

On Jan. 16, a 40,000-square-foot market opened near the Cleveland Clinic’s main campus. Named after the neighborhood it's located in, Fairfax Market is a joint project between Meijer, the City of Cleveland,...

Baldwin Wallace Universitys beloved student newspaper, The Exponent, turns to the community for support as their print edition faces an uncertain future due to financial deficits.

The Exponent, Baldwin Wallace University’s student newspaper, faces funding cuts

Timothy Kill, Contributing Writer January 26, 2024

The Exponent, Baldwin Wallace University’s student-led newspaper, faces losing support from Baldwin Wallace University for the print edition of their newspaper. The editors of the paper learned of the...

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