5 questions with…Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities Director Peter Knox

peter knox

After completing his undergraduate degree in English and Classics at Harvard University, Peter Knox was ready to follow in his father’s footsteps and become an attorney. But before he headed off to law school,

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…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…Undergraduate Student Government President Taylor Gladys


Senior Taylor Gladys has been an advocate for students at Case Western Reserve University since she first stepped foot on campus more than three years ago. The biochemistry (pre-med) major joined Undergraduate Student Government (USG)

5 questions with… retiring Faculty Conciliation and Mediation Program Counselor Wallace ”Wally” Gingerich


In 2010, Wallace “Wally” Gingerich retired as a professor of social work at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Although “retired,” Gingerich didn’t stop serving Case Western Reserve University.

5 questions with…ultramarathon runner, faculty member Jim Van Orman

Jim Van Orman

Last weekend marked the 38th annual Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon—a grueling 26.2-mile race throughout the city. The traditional marathon is a daunting task for most, but most are not like ultramarathon runner Jim Van

5 questions with…top black women’s history scholar Rhonda Y. Williams


As an undergraduate at University of Maryland, College Park, Rhonda Y. Williams’ first black women’s history class was taught by prominent scholar Sharon Harley. A few years later, when applying for graduate history programs,

5 questions with…chemistry PhD candidate, GSS representative Shu Situ

Shu Situ

Today marks the end of Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week at Case Western Reserve University—a week filled with activities and events, many of which third-year chemistry PhD candidate Shu Situ helped organize. As co-chair

5 questions with… professor of astronomy, astrophysicist Stacy McGaugh

Stacy McGaugh joined the faculty at Case Western Reserve University in 2012—a career move that was a long time coming for him and his family. For the previous 14 years, McGaugh commuted on a

5 questions with…TEDx speaker, biomedical engineer Megan Moynahan

Megan Moynahan’s early interest in biomedical engineering stemmed from an article she read in a science magazine about bionic people and the idea of artificial organs and limbs. As a 14-year-old, she wrote letters to