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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...

Travis Apgar, former RPI dean, to become CWRU’s vice president for student affairs

Zachary Treseler, News Editor January 19, 2024

Travis Apgar, current associate vice president for student life and dean of students at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), will join Case Western Reserve University as the new vice president for...

CWRU suspends admissions to Integrated Graduate Studies programs

CWRU suspends admissions to Integrated Graduate Studies programs

Zachary Treseler and Shivangi Nanda October 27, 2023

Last semester, Case Western Reserve University suspended all admissions to their Integrated Graduate Studies (IGS) program due to changes made by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE). In the...

Jason Steckel has recently stepped into the role of associate director of Greek Life at CWRU, filling the position James Silay left vacant when he was promoted to director.

CWRU’s Greek Life in focus: Leadership transitions and future aspirations

Zachary Treseler, News Editor September 22, 2023

A few weeks into the first semester, the Greek Life Office, part of the Division of Student Affairs, hired a new associate director, Jason Steckel. This follows the previous associate director, James Silay,...

Jim OBrien (right) is leaving CWRU after working for 14 years as the resident district manager for Bon Appétit at CWRU, and he is succeeded by Jim Boland (left) who aims to improve the CWRU dining experience.

New Bon Appétit CWRU resident district manager Jim Boland seeks to reconnect with students through quality food

Shivangi Nanda, Executive Editor September 15, 2023

At the end of last semester, former Bon Appétit at Case Western Reserve University’s Resident District Manager Jim O’Brien left CWRU after a 14-year career heading dining services. During his tenure,...

Despite the multiple delays on Yost Halls demolition, confusion and complaints still linger among its current residents.

Yost Hall to stand until spring 2024

Zachary Treseler, News Editor September 8, 2023

In April 2023, The Observer reported that Yost Hall would be demolished during the summer. However, as students returned to campus, the familiar sight of the former dormitory still remained in view. The...

LONDON, ENGLAND: A man protests against Brexit outside the Houses of Parliament on July 5, 2018 in London, England. A prolonged heatwave continues to grip much of the country, with no rain falling in some part for over six weeks. While many enjoy the sunshine, the lack of water is having a dramatic affect. Farmers are finding it difficult to feed their cattle, water levels in reservoirs are falling rapidly and wildlife is struggling. As rivers dry up reports of mass fish die offs have been reported. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

History professor teaching Brexit SAGES course weighs in on Brexit’s implications

Surita Basu, News Editor February 7, 2020

June 23, 2016. That was the date of the referendum that resulted in the people of the United Kingdom deciding to leave the European Union with a vote of 52% in favor and 48% opposed. Yet, two prime ministers...

Professor Maggie Vinters book “Last Acts: The Art of Dying on the Early Modern Stage,” discusses the theatricality of death in the Elizabethan era

CWRU English professor Vinter discusses death in the Elizabethan era

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor October 4, 2019

On the wall of Associate Professor Maggie Vinter’s office in Guilford House, there is a poster showing all 64 deaths in playwright William Shakespeare’s tragedies. Vinter’s debut book, “Last Acts:...

CWRU School of Medicine faculty wins prestigious award

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter September 20, 2019

Dr. Heather Broihier, a professor in the Department of Neurosciences, recently won the Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS),...

Paul Schroeder, beloved CWRU professor, retires after 14 years

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter September 13, 2019

“Don’t have an idea of what you want to do,” shared Paul Schroeder, visiting professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University, about finding one’s path in life. He has held this...

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