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Tink restricts students distributing food

Yugan Sakthi, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2018

The Tinkham Veale University Center (TVUC) recently updated its food distribution policy, severely limiting student groups hoping to fundraise through means of tabling. The policy change, as TVUC management explained, was catalyzed by health concerns. According to TVUC Executive Director Randy Barnes, “[TVUC] doe...

Biomedical engineering dignitary speaks in lecture series

Jack Heneghan, Contributing Reporter

September 14, 2018

In celebration of the Biomedical Engineering Department’s 50th anniversary, the Ford Distinguished Lecture Series featured a talk by Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar Ishrak on Thursday, Sept. 6. The lecture took place at the Tinkham Veale University Center and included remarks from biomedical enginee...

New Provost wins hearts with ice cream

Cindy Tong, Contributing Reporter

September 14, 2018

Provost Ben Vinson III made his debut to the Case Western Reserve University student body last Friday when he stood on the Binary Walkway with a table lined with cups of Mitchell’s ice cream. Vinson greeted each student with enthusiasm, a formidable task considering the size of the crowd that had ...

SexPo provides safe space to talk about uncomfortable topics

SexPo provides safe space to talk about uncomfortable topics

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2018

Last Friday, the Tinkham Veale University Center ballroom showcased a side it does not usually make public. For four hours, the ballroom played host to SexPo, the annual conference dedicated to breaking down barriers to discussion about health, sexuality and other related topics. SexPo is typica...

For Freedoms public forum celebrates art as political expression

For Freedoms is an artist-run Super PAC that was founded to encourage art-based dialogue about politics and to facilitate greater engagement with the 2016 presidential election. On Nov. 5, it hosted a town hall meeting at MOCA to discuss the election.

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2016

“Freedom from small mindedness. Freedom from hunger. Freedom from judgment.” These are just some of the messages scrawled across the red, white and blue yard signs decorating the pavilion near the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). The signs are a small part of an initiative spearheaded by For F...

Healthcare advocate encourages students to advance health for all

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines will host a teach-in on Nov. 8. The speaker, Alexandra Greenberg, encouraged students to make changes  and advocate for affordable medicines.

Prottusha Sarkar, Contributing Reporter

November 11, 2016

On November 6, the Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) held a teach-in at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The speaker for the day was Alexandra Greenberg, an Advocacy and Campaigns Officer for North America for the UAEM. Right off the bat, Greenberg stated the main...

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