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The Center for International Affairs holds its 2021 Global Citizen Awards ceremony online

Megan Gawronski, Staff Reporter April 9, 2021

On April 22 at 3 p.m, the Center for International Affairs will be holding a virtual ceremony to announce the winners of its various Global Citizen Awards.  The Global Citizen Awards are a collection...

After years of effort by students, CWRU finally commits to divesting from fossil fuels.

CWRU will completely divest its endowment from publicly traded fossil fuel companies over the next decade

Hoai Phuong Nguyen, News Editor April 9, 2021

In the past few decades, fossil fuels have become an increasingly pressing global issue. In the United States, in particular, fossil fuels have long been the point of political arguments about global warming...

The necessity of the disabilities task force proposals

David Chang, Staff Columnist April 2, 2021

“I had a panic attack due to an excessive intake of caffeine during a trial period of higher ADHD medication prescription than I had previously taken … When the first responders showed up, the first...

A history of pranks on our campus

Hoai Phuong Nguyen, New Editor April 2, 2021

On April Fools’ Day, as the tradition goes, selective amounts of harmless pranks are all that’s needed to bring the campus community closer together. Historically, Case Western Reserve University has...

Plum Market opens to mixed reactions from students

Nathan Lesch, Executive Editor March 19, 2021

As rays of sunshine beamed down onto colorful shelves—meticulously organized and stacked high with foodstuffs—and employees frantically finished getting the newly retrofitted space ready, Case Western...

Recent initiative on hunger insecurity

Lelia Durand, Staff Reporter March 19, 2021

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a “household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food.” Households are food...

A look back at “Light The Campus”

Hoai Phuong Nguyen, News Editor March 12, 2021

Every year, Case Western Reserve University lights a part of campus to remember community members or loved ones who have passed away. This year, “Light The Campus'' took place on Tuesday, March 2 from...

Engineering school’s E-Week draws students, faculty and alumni from across the world

Week-long activity celebrates the achievements of engineers at CWRU
Kevin Pataroque, Staff Reporter March 5, 2021

From Feb. 15 to Feb. 19, the student-run organization Case Engineering Council (CEC) hosted this year’s Engineers Week (E-Week), “A Single Action Can Cause a Chain Reaction,” to celebrate and raise...

Associate Professor David L. Hussey publishes guide to substance abuse research and practice with the Council on Social Work Education

Megan Gawronski , Staff Reporter March 5, 2021

Substance abuse disorder is both a widespread mental health issue and widely misunderstood. A 2017 study by the World Health Organization found that up to 16% of the world’s population suffered from...

CWRU community responds to Title IX concerns

Lelia Durand, Staff Reporter February 26, 2021

Title IX, a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972, states that students who attend any institution receiving federal financial assistance from the Department of Education...

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