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Study shows East Side neighborhoods’ structures improved since crash

Abbey Wells, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2019

The East Side of Cleveland is experiencing a revival after years of dealing with the effects of the 2010 housing crisis. A 2018 study by the Western Reserve Land Conservancy (WRLC) has found that in recent years the number of vacant and distressed structures has decreased substantially while housing pri...

Professor explores link between lead poisoning, juvenile delinquency

Katharine Toledo, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2019

Through Case Western Reserve University’s Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, Professor Rob Fischer is working on an initiative to find a link between lead poisoning, usually resulting from paint containing lead, and juvenile delinquency.   Fischer is an associate professor at the Jac...

CWRU researchers work to analyze “signaling language” in sexual assault cases

Virginia Behmer, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2019

Researchers from the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS) have received a $715,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). This grant will fund their project to use artificial intelligence ...

Engineering Challenges Carnival kicks off E-Week

Jordan Reif, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019

Hundreds of students aged 2-18 years-old from the greater Cleveland area gathered at the Thwing Center last Saturday for the Engineering Challenges Carnival. Kicking off the week-long celebration of engineers, or “E-Week,” the annual carnival is Case Western Reserve University’s largest science,...

CWRU, City of Cleveland implement new intervention strategies to reduce juvenile crime

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2019

Case Western Reserve University is extending its partnership with the City of Cleveland and two Cleveland police departments through training and implementing strategies concerning intervention and family services with a focus on reducing juvenile crimes. The Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority...

Gram, her garden and the new generation

Gram, her garden and the new generation

Aquene Kimmel, Contributing Reporter

February 1, 2019

The small garden on Cornell Road looks a little different this winter. Usually it would be decked out for Christmas, but instead strings of plastic autumn leaves and cheerful fake flowers remain, a contrast to concrete, brick and snow. The local landmark in Little Italy is missing its creator and care...

CWRU holds first ever Professional Development day

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019

On Tuesday Jan. 9, Case Western Reserve University held its first ever Professional Development Day in the Tinkham Veale University Center (TVUC). The event included programs such as the Expo, the Solutions Slam and the Innovation Jam. The event was open to staff, graduate students, postgraduates and fac...

Radical Student Union protests gentrification of University Circle

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

December 7, 2018

Chants of “Cleveland’s not for sale” rang out from the KSL Oval as, on Friday, Nov. 30,  the Radical Student Union (RSU) protested the closing of two neighborhood staples, the Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern and Falafel Cafe. Around 15 RSU members held signs and passed out a list of demands that they w...

Open, compassionate dialogue fostered by Women’s Center director

Jordan Reif, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018

In her two years as the director of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, or the Women’s Resource Center (WRC), Lisa Nielson, Ph.D., has worked to promote an environment of inclusion, respect and collaboration across campus. The WRC is a campus-wide resource for students, faculty and staff at Case ...

Panel calls on CWRU to increase campus safety, eliminate racial bias

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018

On Nov. 12, SPARC[conversations] and the Black Student Union hosted a discussion panel called “It’s Us vs. The Problem” to encourage discussion about the topic of police enforcement and police presence on campus. Recent incidents, including the shooting of a third-year student outside the Phi Delta T...

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