5 questions with…MOOC leader, Weatherhead School faculty member Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg CWRU

One hundred years ago, Cleveland was the center of the start-up world, led in part by the presence of moguls such as John D. Rockefeller. By the early 2000s, the tables had turned—dramatically—as the

5 questions with…outstanding senior student-athlete David Thompson

David Thompson

In his nearly four years at Case Western Reserve University, senior David Thompson has flourished on the basketball court, in the community and, most importantly, in the classroom. Thompson, the team’s starting center, finished his

5 questions…with sophomore biology major, Irish dancer Ellen Kuerbitz

Ellen Kuerbitz irish dancer

As a 5-year-old, Ellen Kuerbitz watched as her older sister practiced Irish dancing, enthralled by the art and hoping to emulate her skills. Little did Kuerbitz know, her passion for dance would sculpt her

5 questions with…graduate chemistry student, rising scientist Brittney Bunn

Brittany Bunn CWRU lab

By: Shivani Parikh Brittney Bunn’s passion for science began in a high school classroom in Barberton, Ohio—and now it’s taken her all the way across the country to a national conference in Ventura, Calif., where

5 questions with…Flora Stone Mather Center for Women Director Shannon Lundeen

Shannon Lundeen CWRU headshot

Daycare teacher, telemarketer, vacuum salesperson, property manager…women’s studies scholar? It may seem an unlikely résumé, but for Shannon Lundeen, a series of odd jobs led her to find her calling as the director of

Special edition: 5 questions with…Chief Compliance Officer Boyd Kumher on new training


Earlier this month, a large proportion of the university community received emails regarding online compliance training in such subjects as ethics, diversity and fraud. Some wondered whether the emails were spam. Some feared they

5 questions with…former child actor, assistant professor of law Charlie Korsmo

Charlie Korsmo

Familiar faces abound at Case Western Reserve. But there’s one person in particular who people may recognize from more than simply a passing glance on the quad; his is a familiar face from the

5 questions with…one of Cleveland’s most eligible bachelors, Henry Hill

This month, Henry “Hank” Hill appears on Cleveland Magazine’s list of “20 Most Eligible Singles,” alongside a professional hockey player, local celebrities and…his daughter. For perhaps the first time in the magazine’s history, it featured

5 questions with…law student, Recovery House coordinator Mike DeAgro

Mike DeAgro

Mike DeAgro came from Pennsylvania to Case Western Reserve University 5 1/2 years ago to study economics as an undergraduate student. On Jan. 5, 2011—halfway through his junior year—DeAgro entered long-term recovery, and he hasn’t

5 questions with… music education major and bassist for The Midnight Slander Al Rodriguez

Al Rodriguez

By Jack Behrend Now in his third year at Case Western Reserve University, Al Rodriguez is like many college students: He works hard in classes, relaxes with his fraternity brothers and enjoys spending time on