5 questions with…documentary star, dual-degree student Imani Scruggs

headshot of Imani Scruggs, CWRU student

Senior Imani Scruggs is a product of alchemy. No, not the medieval chemical science. Rather Alchemy Inc., a mentoring program for adolescent black males in Akron. The program, founded by Scruggs’ father, Kwame, provides positive

5 questions with…senior computer science major, hacker Stephanie Hippo

Early in life, senior Stephanie Hippo’s parents gave her sound advice: “You can complain about something, but until you do something about it, you’re just part of the problem.” Two years ago, Hippo encountered

5 questions with…pole vault school-record holder Mark Kulinski

Mark Kulinski pole vaulting CWRU

Case Western Reserve University pole vaulter Mark Kulinski runs down the lane— counting his steps in cycles of threes—with only a split second to decide to jump or bail out. He sticks the pole

5 questions with… Student National Medical Association chair DaShawn Hickman

DaShawn Hickman

Almost immediately after he joined the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), DaShawn Hickman knew he wanted to help lead it. Four years later, he’s getting that opportunity. In January, the dual MD-PhD biomedical engineering student

5 questions with…Case Engineering Council president Adithy Nagarajan

Adithy Nagarajan

Ever since she was young, Adithy Nagarajan has had a mind geared toward engineering. Growing up in New Berlin, Wis., she loved visiting interactive science museums. She could always be found at the exhibits that

5 questions with…married chemistry faculty Clemens Burda and Anna Samia

Anna Samia and Clemens Burda

Faculty members Anna Samia and Clemens Burda have built careers on chemistry—and a life on the chemistry they feel toward each other. Burda and Samia met at Georgia Institute of Technology in 1999. Both were

5 questions with…playwright, director, actor and theater faculty member Chris Bohan

Chris Bohan

This semester, Chris Bohan, visiting assistant professor of theater, is teaching a SAGES course on theater criticism. The first subject? Slowgirl—a two-person play co-starring Bohan at the Dobama Theater in Cleveland Heights. The performance, which

5 questions with… admissions manager, consultant and alumnus Ted Evans

headshot of Ted Evans CWRU

You’ve likely heard of TED Talks—but here at Case Western Reserve, TedListens. This Ted is Ted Evans (MGT ’95), a consultant and industry veteran who has had a successful 20-year career working with myriad companies,

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

headshot of Elizabeth

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