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Paris transit strike forces Professor Toman’s study-abroad course to adapt

RATP Bus 21 Passes in Front of Palais de Justice de Paris. The lack of trains from the strike has left Parisian busses crowded and running off schedule as the system grapples with the longest metro strike in french history.
January 17, 2020

In 20 years of teaching courses in Paris, Ruth Mulhauser Professor and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Cheryl Toman never faced a transit strike like the one currently crippling...

CWRU students assemble to demand climate action

January 17, 2020

Coinciding with Jane Fonda’s New York Times opinion piece “We Have to Live Like We’re in a Climate Emergency. Because We Are.,” published on Dec. 5, 2019, was the Sunrise Movement’s Dec. 6 climate...

CWRU students travel to Israel and Palestine over winter break

January 17, 2020

Over winter break, a delegation of students visited Israel to learn more about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict directly from those who are most affected by it.  The program, Fact Finders, was hosted...

Greek Life struggles to reach a new generation of college students

Greek Life struggles to reach a new generation of college students
January 17, 2020

On Saturday, Jan. 18, around three hundred Case Western Reserve University students will wait for the doors to each of CWRU’s sorority’s room to open so they can be ushered into Greek life. With 36...

Tibetan monks come to CWRU

A monk uses a chak-pur, a traditional metal funnel, to pour grains of sand needed to construct the mandala.
December 6, 2019

The Mystical Arts of Tibet tour featuring the Tibetan Buddhist monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery visited Case Western Reserve University from Monday, Nov. 18 through Friday, Nov. 22. The tour is designed...

Case Amateur Radio Club partners with Department of Civil Engineering to prepare for disaster

Civil engineering students survey the University Farm to help Case Amateur Radio Club find the best place for antennae to catch and receive raddion transmissions.
December 6, 2019

Every June, the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) sponsors Field Day, a nationwide amateur radio event that simulates a disaster event where electronic communications are disabled. In this scenario, nearly...

LGBT Center works with graduate students to create a more inclusive CWRU

December 6, 2019

AmariYah Israel, assistant director of the LGBT Center at Case Western Reserve University, started her talk by handing out three things: a matching game, a packet of vocabulary words and a cartoon labeled...

New Thwing Study Over date creates mixed feelings on campus

December 6, 2019

Thwing Study Over (TSO) is the well-loved campus tradition with plenty of free food and giveaways, and contrary to the name, it involves no studying. Rather, it is the perfect destress event during finals,...

CWRU students engage in discussion about domestic abuse

December 6, 2019

“Why talk about domestic abuse?” Megan Gergen, training specialist at Domestic Violence Child Advocacy Center (DVCAC), asked a room full of 50 college students on Tuesday, Dec. 3, one of the busiest...

Tom Holland and Russo Brothers come to campus to film movie

The crew for “Cherry,” a movie about an army medic who robs banks, put up generic “Whatever College University” signs by the Case Quad. Courtesy of A. Bernhard
Part of Case Quad shut down for “Cherry” filming
November 22, 2019

Movie fever spread through campus this week as the Russo Brothers’ production of “Cherry” took over the Case Quad on Tuesday and Wednesday as part of the principal filming for the upcoming drama....

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