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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...

Free tuition program begins work in local schools

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2019

In January, Say Yes to Education announced Cleveland would become the fourth city to host a Say Yes to Education community chapter. Cleveland joins Syracuse and Buffalo, New York and Guilford County, North Carolina as the only places with community chapters. Say Yes to Education is an organization th...

Ohio heartbeat bill continues to its second hearing in the House

Grace Howard

March 29, 2019

This past Tuesday the Ohio House of Representatives Health Committee heard over 50 witness testimonies in the second hearing about Senate Bill 23, or the Ohio Heartbeat Bill. This bill would make abortions illegal as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks into a pr...

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 organization builds clean water pipeline in Costa Rica

Katharine Toledo, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2019

This past week, engineering students affiliated with the Humanitarian Design Corps (HDC) at Case Western Reserve University spent their spring break traveling to Costa Rica to continue their involvement with the province of Guanacaste through the development of a water pipeline that will greatly impr...

Controversial heartbeat bill enters Ohio House of Representatives

Grace Howard, News Editor

March 22, 2019

On Tuesday, March 19, Senate Bill 23, a bill that would ban abortions after a heartbeat is detected in the fetus, had its first hearing in the Ohio House of Representatives with the Health Committee. Senate Bill 23, sponsored by Sen. Kristina Roegner, a Republican from Hudson serving her first term i...

Long-shot Democratic nomination candidate Andrew Yang visits Cleveland library

Long-shot Democratic nomination candidate Andrew Yang visits Cleveland library

Grace Howard, News Editor

March 1, 2019

On Feb. 24, Andrew Yang, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president, spoke to a packed room at the Mayfield Branch of Cuyahoga County Library about his 2020 presidential campaign and platform. Yang has been flying under the mainstream media’s radar for the most part, with Fox News ...

Cleveland Eats festival canceled

Cleveland Eats festival canceled

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019

A beloved Cleveland festival is no longer. The widely attended Cleveland Eats Tri-C Culinary Festival has been canceled after only two years. Michael Huff, the dean of the Hospitality Management Center at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), helped launch the festival in 2017. “Cleveland Eats bega...

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...

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