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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...

The inclement weather that contributed to Tuesdays delayed start also caused campus walkways to be covered in ice and snow even after classes resumed.

Snowfall causes morning delay at CWRU

Zachary Treseler, News Editor December 1, 2023

On Nov. 28, Case Western Reserve University students woke up to an alert from CWRU safety informing them that, due to snowy weather, CWRU would be on a delayed schedule with in-person classes and non-essential...

Plans for the new South Residential Village residence halls include a glass multi-purpose room and an illustrious landscape, as seen in this rendering of the finished dormitory.

SRV construction anticipated to finish in time for fall semester

Milo Vetter, Staff Writer December 1, 2023

For students living in the South Residential Village (SRV) at Case Western Reserve University, the two new dormitory buildings under construction next to Fribley Commons have been an ongoing curiosity....

CWRU destigmatizes food insecurity during Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week

CWRU destigmatizes food insecurity during Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week

Zachary Treseler, News Editor November 17, 2023

This past week, various departments at Case Western Reserve University commemorated Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. These events shed light on the resources CWRU offers to students and how community...

CWRU community walks out on university’s Israel-Hamas war response

CWRU community walks out on university’s Israel-Hamas war response

Téa Tamburo, News Editor November 10, 2023

Hundreds of Case Western Reserve University community members walked out of their classes on Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. to protest President Eric Kaler’s response to the Israel-Hamas war. Carrying flags, posters...

Greeting visitors as they walk into the newly-refurbished museum, Happy the dinosaur stands tall in the new Visitor Hall.

Cleveland Museum of Natural History expands, reopens Visitor Hall

Zachary Treseler, News Editor November 10, 2023

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History recently unveiled the latest stage in its ongoing redevelopment efforts: the opening of its Visitor Hall. As a result, many famous exhibits have returned, all of...

Spotted lanternflies spotted at CWRU and in Northeast Ohio

Spotted lanternflies spotted at CWRU and in Northeast Ohio

Zachary Treseler, News Editor November 3, 2023

Spotted lanternflies have arrived in Northeast Ohio. While their impact may be unknown to students, experts have expressed concerns regarding their effect on local agriculture and horticulture. The Ohio...

Spitball will return: The storied sculptures past, present and future

“Spitball” will return: The storied sculpture’s past, present and future

Milo Vetter, Staff Writer October 27, 2023

When Case Western Reserve University’s Case Quad was relandscaped in the summer of 2022, some students were dismayed to find that the large angular sculpture between Strosacker Hall and Sears Library...

110 years in the making: Radio chess competition against The Ohio State University

Zachary Treseler, News Editor October 13, 2023

On Oct. 5, Case Western Reserve University’s Amateur Radio Club played a game of chess against The Ohio State University (OSU) over radio. This match was originally proposed in 1912, but was never formally...

Opening Feb. 20, the redesigned Eldred Hall is a space for students and student organizations to grow in their academic and creative pursuits.

Eldred Hall reopens as new student space on the Quad

Shreyas Banerjee, Executive Editor February 17, 2023

As the student population increases at Case Western Reserve University, the need for more study and programming spaces also increases. Until recently, there has also been a lack of non-academic spaces...

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