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Student group funding structure considers drastic rehaul

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

February 26, 2016

It’s past midnight, and 20 plus students have just finished allocating the hundreds of thousands of dollars that will be spent this semester to define student life on campus. The three plus hour process, not uncommon for the Student Executive Council’s (SEC) allocation meeting, entails the largest...

Broadening horizons

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2016

The connections start with conversation and, with time, are intended to develop into meaningful, empowering relationships. Horizons, a student mentorship organization, fosters connections between students at Case Western Reserve University and students at MC2 STEM High School in an effort to create...

Talking Foreign Policy radio show discusses presidential candidates’ stances

Anastazia Vanisko, Copy Editor

February 19, 2016

“Talking Foreign Policy,” Case Western Reserve University School of Law Co-Dean Michael Scharf’s weekly radio broadcast, discussed the role of national security topics in the upcoming presidential primaries in its Feb. 12 show. The broadcast was produced in partnership with WCPN 90.3 ideastream. Of...

Fraternities under review work on moving forward

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

February 19, 2016

Three campus fraternity chapters, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Phi Kappa Psi and Delta Tau Delta, have recently undergone both sanctions and membership reviews. “I’m hopeful,” said the Greek Life Director Mark Starr of the chapters’ progress thus far. “I think it’s kind of early to tell as they...

Researcher takes on falsified medicine and supplements

Jeniece Montellano, Social Media Editor

February 19, 2016

Back in 2008, there was a big public health scam in China. Manufacturers were selling infant formula with the compound melamine in it to mask the fact that they were watering down the formula to save money and maximize profit. Melamine increases the nitrogen content, making it appear as if the fo...

Forced off the farm

This new policy, limiting rental and visiting hours at CWRU's farm, is the result of an increase in rent paid by employees who live on-site at the farm.

Michael McKenna, Executive Editor

February 19, 2016

For the past 20 years, Case Western Reserve University Film Society has held their end of the year retreat at Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms in Hunting Valley, Ohio. It has been the group’s way to “get away from campus and away from movies,” said Film Society's director Liz Caceci. The...

USG launches All Caucus Forum

Celia Wan, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2016

At 7 p.m. on Feb. 23, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) will host the Caucus Town Hall Meeting, an initiative brought up by former USG Speaker Jacob Ma, and launched by current Speaker Jack English. The new forum, to be held in the Tinkham Veale University Center, is expected to increase student-representative...

Scholarships get personal

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

February 19, 2016

As part of the university’s increased capital campaign, there are now more options for donors to give to undergraduate scholarships. “Our admissions have skyrocketed in recent years for undergraduates,” said Vanessa Mavec, Assistant Director of Development and Special Projects. “We have triple...

Theft from Film Society office comes with added costs

Hunter Overstreet, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2016

Some time between 3 p.m. on Feb. 3 and 3 p.m. on Feb. 4, $200 was stolen from cash boxes in the Case Western Reserve University Film Society’s locked office in Strosacker Auditorium. According to a university spokesperson, “There were no signs of forced entry, only missing property, which leads...

HackCWRU brings student inventors together for 36-hour marathon

Inventions at the third annual HackCWRU included a lightbulb that synchronizes to its holder's heartbeat, a genetic simulator for children, and a set of clothing for a couple that light up brighter as they get closer to each other. The event was open to high schoolers, current CWRU students and alumni.

Kushagra Gupta, Opinions Editor

February 19, 2016

HackCWRU returns to campus over Valentine's Day weekend

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