August 29, 2008
Fall in Love with Cleveland this Summer
Case campus is a great place to stay over the summer, but it’s also the ideal time to get out and explore the rest of Cleveland while the sun is out and the weather is warm. The perfect way to do just that and score a paid internship is through the unique intensive internship program, Summer on the Cuyahoga.
More than 75 students from top universities including Case, Colgate, Cornell, Harvard, Princeton, Smith and Yale live together at Case, work individualized internships, and attend fun and interesting events in the evenings and on weekends. These events, such as trips to the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Warehouse District, and the top of Key Tower, are designed to introduce students to Cleveland as a place they can call home.
Summer on the Cuyahoga also jumpstarts your career prospects by scheduling many Career Exploration and networking events where participants get the chance to rub shoulders with some of Cleveland’s top professionals. Of this summer’s participants, a vast majority reflected that they would now strongly consider taking a permanent position in Cleveland after college, and two participants actually did just that and found their positions through the program.
December 04, 2007
Get festive for the holidays with Case and University Circle
Take a study break and warm up with special activities in museums and institutions around the area.
Every year on the first Sunday in December, University Circle gets a little more cheery with hot chocolate, music, gingerbread houses, ice sculptures and a winter lights festival. With more than twenty organizations participating including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Botanical Gardens, and Case’s own Alumni House, there’s sure to be plenty of free activities and food. Although Case students get year-round free access to these cultural institutions, this is a perfect opportunity to interact with the community as well.
Check out all the happenings during this year’s Holiday CircleFest here.
November 02, 2007
Beer and Science: Case Western Mixes it Up With a New Approach to Lectures
Clevelanders can join open discussions of research happening at Case at the Great Lakes Brewing Company on the second Monday of every month. This new Science Café is a push to get the public involved and informed in an informal setting. Discussion topics range from dark matter to human evolution and beyond, with speakers coming from all aspects of the Case community. “Our target audience is young professionals who do not have easy access to lectures."
Science CaféCleveland is free and open to the public. The Great Lakes Brewing Company is at 2516 Market Ave., off West 25th Street. Learn more about Science Café Cleveland online by referring to the Case Chapter of Sigma Xi Web site.
October 10, 2005
Cleveland: My kind of town
As noted in Trish’s blog last week, Cleveland has recently been cited as America’s most livable city. This got me thinking about my experiences in Cleveland. I moved here just over a year ago and believe that I can now speak intelligently on what it is like to live here (I live in Lakewood an inner ring suburb).
I moved here after a four year stay in Chicago (two years in suburb of Evanston and two years near Wrigley Field in Chicago-proper). I moved here to be around friends from college and was unsure what life in Cleveland would be like. I have discovered that Cleveland has a lot to offer.
I know everyone “needs” different things from a community. Some look for a music scene, some for cultural institutions, some sports teams, some world class hospitals, etc. Most things that you “need” in a community can be found here in Cleveland.
Here are some things that make Cleveland work for me:
• Affordability—my rent is over 50% lower here than in Chicago.
• Work—while you can find jobs (ideally) everywhere, I am able to work for an organization/field that I believe in. A big part of Case’s identity and appeal is Cleveland (and vice versa I am sure).
• Sports—just yesterday I attended a Browns game. I didn’t plan on going to the game. I was downcity partaking in the excitement and celebration that one experiences prior to football games. The cell phone vibrated and friends were calling with tickets to the game. Sweet.
• Sports—this year I was able to attend just over 30 Cleveland Indians games. Baseball is my favorite sport (the Tribe my second team after my life-long experience with the Red Sox). The Tribe makes summer enjoyable. Nothing beats an afternoon or evening at a ballpark and Jacobs Field is one of the best. And the team provided some excitement this year. With young players and the willingness to spend money, this team should be playing important games in September, if not October, for years to come. Keep your eyes on Grady Sizemore—he is an All-Star caliber player who may make a run at an MVP in the coming years.
• Culture—University Circle, while I don’t take full advantage, is an amazing place. While I am not often seen in line for the Art Museum having cultural options makes a town complete.
• Good people—I have found good people here in Cleveland. I moved here with just a few friends from college. They had made themselves a nice group of friends since college and I was welcomed by this new group seamlessly. In fact I was already on a co-ed softball team before hitting the ground last year. We are currently in the midst of our second year together.
This is far from a complete list of what makes Cleveland work for me. Others have their own lists including the metropark system, sailing on Lake Erie, jobs at top financial institutions, etc.
Again, I have only been here one year. I still need to explore my new city. Send along what makes Cleveland work for you…it may be something I have missed and want to check out.
October 05, 2005
Cleveland: Most Liveable in the US
For those of you out there who are not acquainted with the charms of Cleveland, Cleveland and Pittsburgh are the most liveable cities in the United States, according to The Economist magazine's Economist Intelligence Unit Livability Ranking, which looked at conditions in 127 cities worldwide. Assessed were nearly 40 indicators in five broad categories -- stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. Cleveland and Pittsburgh tied for 26th most liveable in the world, the highest of all American cities. For real. Read the CNN article here, the EIU press release here, or the Plain Dealer article here.
Special thanks to John Gest for pointing this out to our admissions staff!
Trish Schreiber, Writer/Editor