CAMPUS NEWS

The safety of the students, faculty, staff, community members and visitors on the Case campus is a top priority for the university. As Case experiences record undergraduate enrollment, new housing at the Village at 115 and begins to implement its campus master plan, we are reviewing our campus security services to identify what best meets the safety needs of our changing population and landscape. Details are forthcoming.

The Mandel Center invites the campus community to visit its redesigned Web site at http://www.case.edu/mandelcenter, which is designed for easier navigation for students, faculty and others interested in nonprofit management and leadership.

The Harry Belafonte event scheduled for tonight has been postponed due to his being asked to speak at Coretta Scott King’s memorial service. Information about a rescheduled date or additional details will be posted on Case’s Web site and in Case Daily.

CASE IN THE NEWS

“Silence speaks volumes: Andersen’s sad dismissal shrouded in mystery”
Sports Illustrated, February 6, 2006
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/writers/marty_burns/02/06/notebook/index.html

It has now been 10 days since [New Orleans] backup forward center Chris “The Birdman” Andersen became the first player since Stanley Roberts in 1999 to be kicked out of the NBA for violating the league’s drug policy. And we still haven’t heard from him. Either way, the players association is going to battle it out for him. They have filed a grievance with the NBA, and an arbitration hearing is scheduled for this Friday. The hearing will take place in New York City before Calvin Sharpe, a law professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

“Students carry missed lectures around campus on iPods”
The Plain Dealer, February 7, 2006
http://www.cleveland.com/cuyahoga/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/cuyahoga/113930503664780.xml&coll=2

Students in Martha Rees’ cultural anthropology class at the University of Cincinnati don’t have to worry about missing a lecture. They can listen to it on their computer or iPod instead. That’s because Rees digitally records her lectures and puts them on the Internet. The technology is called podcasting, and it is becoming widely popular on college campuses. Case Western Reserve University allows students to see as well as hear their professor’s lectures on their computers or iPods through a program the university developed called MediaVision Courseware. Lectures are divided into clips so students don’t have to watch the entire session.

“Taft says state policy on evolution needs legal checkup”
The Plain Dealer, February 4, 2006
http://www.cleveland.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news/1139046202261880.xml?nohio&coll=2

Gov. Bob Taft said the State Board of Education should seek a legal opinion on a controversial lesson plan that encourages biology students to debate the merits of evolution. “In view of the decision in Pennsylvania, that’s what I’d do,” he said. “It’s their [the state board’s] call. They know where I’m at on it.” Last month, a sharply divided state board voted, 9-8, to keep the lesson, which is part of the state’s new science standards. “Ohio is going to be dragged into that legal maelstrom,” Case Western Reserve University physicist Lawrence Krauss told a City Club audience Friday. “I encourage the governor and the board to seek that [legal] advice.”

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HIGHER ED NEWS

“Science Budget Offers Researchers a Mixed Bag of Federal Funds”
The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 7, 2006 (paid subscription required to view)
http://chronicle.com/daily/2006/02/2006020702n.htm

President Bush’s budget for academic science in 2007 may inspire researchers in the physical sciences to pop champagne corks, but many biomedical researchers will be looking for their aspirin bottles. The budget, announced on Monday, follows through on Mr. Bush’s proposal in his State of the Union address last week to double federal spending on research in the physical sciences, mathematics and engineering over the next 10 years. Enthusiasm among college officials on Monday was dampened by Mr. Bush’s proposal for no increase at the National Institutes of Health, the largest single source of funds for academic research.

“Fight at Princeton Escalates Over Use Of a Family’s Gift: University Concedes Errors But Says It Upheld Intent of Donors to Wilson School”
The Wall Street Journal, February 7, 2006 (paid subscription required to view)
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB113927779413766787.html

On April 4, 2002, a top adviser to Shirley M. Tilghman, the president of Princeton University, warned her against antagonizing one of the school’s biggest donors – the Robertson family, heirs to the A&P supermarket fortune. The Robertsons had given the university $35 million in 1961. They had complained for years about what they perceived as Princeton’s failure to use the money for its intended purpose: training graduate students at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs to serve in the federal government, particularly in foreign relations. Princeton says it has been faithful to the Robertsons’ intent and honest with the family over the years, calling the failure to disclose the graduate student funding a rare misstep.

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EVENTS

Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” will be performed at The Spot in the Northside Residential Village on February 17 and 18 at 8 p.m., and February 19 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets cost $5/students, $8/Case faculty and staff, and $10/non-Case affiliated persons. For more information, e-mail vday2006@case.edu.


 
To help explore the legal, practical, and constitutional issues framing the controversy surrounding the National Security Agency’s wiretap controversy, the School of Law will present a mock Congressional hearing featuring two of the country’s foremost experts on national security law on February 9 from 4:30-6 p.m. in Room A59 of the law school. In addition, it will be Web cast live at: http://www.law.case.edu/lectures.

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FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

The Kelvin Smith Library announces the 2006 Freedman Center Fellows Program for faculty. The Freedman Center is a collaborative effort between the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL), the College of Arts and Sciences and the Information Technology and Academic Computing (ITAC) group. Three Freedman Fellows will be named in 2006 and each will receive a stipend of $4,000 to be spent on curricular re-design projects to be carried out during the summer. Submit proposals electronically in PDF by February 23 to joanne.eustis@case.edu.

Kelly Services is hosting an open house to show its appreciation to its employees and the Case staff on February 8 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Crawford Hall, room 318. RSVP to x4506.

The Case Wellness Committee invites faculty and staff to attend a Lunch and Learn session, “Go Red For Women. A Personal Story” on February 9 from noon to 1 p.m. in 209 Crawford Hall. The session - sponsored by the American Heart Association - is being offered in recognition of American Heart Month.

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FOR STUDENTS

The Case RHA Mini Fridge Sale takes place February 9 from 5-7 p.m. at the top of the hill - Kusch House. The cost is $20 per fridge (no limit on the number of fridges). For more information visit http://rha.case.edu or e-mail case-rha@case.edu.


 
The Center for Collegiate Behavioral Health invites undergraduate students to an open forum to discuss the merits of forming a wellness-focused, balanced-living special interest living option for 2006-07. The meeting is scheduled for February 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the NRV Clock Tower Library. For information e-mail mind-body@case.edu.

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PERSONNEL

Kristin Hincke recently joined the university as an assistant director with the Weatherhead School of Management.

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ACCOLADES

Case has received a Gold Award in the category of Total Recruitment Package, as well as Best in Show honors, in the 21st Annual Admissions Advertising Awards. For details go to http://www.hmrpublicationsgroup.com/Admissions_Marketing_Report/awards/AMR_Winners_List_2006.pdf.