5 questions with…MLK convocation keynote speaker Charlayne Hunter-Gault


Case Western Reserve University honors Martin Luther King Jr.—the holiday, the man and the legacy—with weeklong (Jan. 16-23) activities, including workshops, panel discussions and acclaimed speakers. The celebration concludes with a keynote address by award-winning

5 questions with…Center for Civic Engagement & Learning Director Betsy Banks

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In 1998, Elizabeth “Betsy” Banks came to Case Western Reserve University to manage an AmeriCorps environmental education grant program on campus. She figured the position would be a rewarding—but brief—experience because the grant funding

5 questions with…swimmer, school record-holder Drew Hamilton

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It didn’t take long for first-year student Drew Hamilton to make a splash as a member of the men’s swimming and diving team. In only his third meet at Case Western Reserve University, the

5 questions with… admission counselor Hannah Ruddock


Last year, more than 21,600 students applied for admission to Case Western Reserve University’s Class of 2018—an increase of 18 percent over the previous year’s record-breaking number. This year, the university hopes to build on

5 questions with…alumna, 42-year university employee Chris Ash


Chris Ash earned a history degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1972. Instead of heading elsewhere to pursue a career like most of her fellow graduates, she stayed. Ash became an administrator in

5 questions with…Senior Class President Colin Worden


Colin Worden’s involvement in Class Officer Collective (COC) was the result of a collective movement among his housemates more than three years ago. As a first-year in Storrs House, Worden’s friends pushed him to

5 questions with…U.S. figure skater, student entrepreneur William Littlefield


A natural sciences and world literature double major. An award-winning student entrepreneur. A nationally renowned figure skater. Meet William Littlefield. Littlefield has long excelled in academics, but it’s his interests outside the classroom that might

5 questions with…new Assistant Professor of Sociology Cassi Pittman

This fall, Cassi Pittman returned home to Cleveland—the place that sparked her inquiring mind—to teach as an assistant professor of sociology just miles from the places she first learned about the relationship among race,

5 questions with…homecoming queen, UPB president Erika Brentar


As University Program Board (UPB) president, senior Erika Brentar has a hand in planning many of Case Western Reserve University’s events each year. She works to organize students groups, live music and more to

5 questions with… Tinkham Veale University Center General Manager Randy Barnes


Since it opened in August, the Tinkham Veale University Center already has played host to some impressive names, including rock band OK GO, Inamori Ethics Prize recipient Denis Mukwege and YouTube sensation Laci Green. Still