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Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Tunnel Tours

Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Tunnel Tours

Abbey Wells, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2019

For one day only the public will be able to tour the tunnels underneath the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument. This opportunity will take place on Saturday, April 23 and is only offered once a year. The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument was built in 1894 to commemorate the 9,000 Cuyahoga County...

Cleveland Botanical Garden wins lawsuit over land use

Abigail Wells, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019

The Cleveland Botanical Garden (CBG) recently won a lawsuit pertaining to the use of its Wade Park property. Jeptha Wade, one of Western Union Telegraph’s founders, gifted 63 acres of land—now known as Wade Park—to the city of Cleveland to use as a public park in 1882. Descendants and beneficia...

Israeli moon mission fails, hopes to invigorate interest in space travel

Lev Pearlman, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019

On April 11, Israel’s first moon lander mission ended in failure when the lander crashed into the moon. On February 22, when Israel launched the mission, Case for Israel, Case Western Reserve University’s Israeli culture group, hosted celebrations to mark the event. The lander was named Beresheet,...

Controversial heartbeat bill signed into law

Grace Howard, Copy Editor

April 19, 2019

Gov. Mike DeWine signed the Human Rights and Heartbeat Protection Act, colloquially called the Ohio Heartbeat Bill and formally known as Senate Bill 23, into law on April 11. The law prohibits abortions as soon as a heartbeat is detected in the fetus, which can be as early as six weeks into the pregnancy...

Baldwin Wallace Considers Split with Methodist Church

Katharine Toledo, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019

After the Methodist Church’s recent decision to continue its rejection of same-sex marriage and LGBTQ+ individuals, Baldwin Wallace University of Berea, Ohio is considering splitting from its Methodist roots after 174 years. Baldwin Wallace University was founded in 1845 by John Baldwin and other Metho...

CWRU students to research human-robot factory interactions

Lev Pearlman, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019

Case Western Reserve University engineering students are working with engineers from Missouri University of Science and Technology and the University of Florida on a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project to research what human-robot interactions will look like in factories of the future. ...

CWRU graduate fellows to develop infrastructure in Ethiopia

CWRU graduate fellows to develop infrastructure in Ethiopia

Anna Giubileo

April 12, 2019

Graduate fellows at Case Western Reserve University have partnered with the Gelfand Global STEMPower Initiative to help cultivate economic development through creating engineering infrastructure, with a special focus on chemical engineering, in Ethiopia. This initiative aims to grow the infrastructure...

Ohio heartbeat bill passes legislature

Grace Howard, Copy Editor

April 12, 2019

This Wednesday afternoon, the Ohio House of Representatives passed the heartbeat bill that has been in deliberation in the House for the past few weeks. The bill will move on to the desk of Governor Mike DeWine, who has said he will be signing it. The bill was passed 56-40, with all Democrats and a few Republic...

Coalition aims to eliminate lead exposure in children

Abbey Wells, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019

The Cleveland City Council has partnered with the Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition to create a plan to fight lead poisoning in the city. Nineteen organizations comprise the coalition, with groups from the environmental, healthcare, philanthropic, government and educational fields including Case Western R...

Alumni create new bike-sharing program

Alumni create new bike-sharing program

Alexandra Faccenda, Pauly Suchy, and Justo Karell

April 12, 2019

Anyone who lives in a major city has probably seen a bike-sharing system. For most people, biking is a fun and convenient way to get around. For people in lower income neighborhoods, however, it’s a vital opportunity to access the resources they need to improve their careers, education and life. That...

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