During its May meeting, the Board of Trustees approved a name change for the Department of Religion in the College of Arts and Sciences to the Department of Religious Studies. The campus community is asked to update any Web sites or other materials with the new name.

Two undergraduate students, Djuro Karanovic and Neal George, are planning to Cycle for Sudan August 20-27. Their route will take them 450 miles -- from Cleveland to Washington, D.C. -- to raise awareness and funds surrounding the crisis in Sudan. They plan to bicycle rain or shine. For information on how to donate or other details, go to


"Crisis of Confidence"

Chronicle of Higher Education, June 23, 2006

The Chronicle asked three higher-education veterans why college presidents seem to be having a rough year... Mr. Trachtenberg: Sometimes stuff happens. So there's no connection between Cornell, where the president has a falling out with the Board of Trustees and steps down after two years, and Case Western Reserve, where the president has a falling out with the faculty and steps down after four years. The one that really worries me is Harvard... what happens there is a litmus for the rest of higher education. And therefore, it colors all decisions made on campuses from coast to coast.

"Case Arts and Sciences dean to resign"

Crain's Cleveland Business, June 21, 2006

Mark Turner, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, will resign from his post on July 1.
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"Another Hussein Attorney Is Killed"

Los Angeles Times, June 22, 2006

The bullet-riddled body of a key defense lawyer for Saddam Hussein was discovered Wednesday hours after he was abducted from his home by gunmen dressed in what a witness said were uniforms of Iraq's Interior Ministry forces. What is the impact on the trial? "The trial is pretty much over," said Michael P. Scharf, a Case Western Reserve University legal scholar closely following the court proceedings. "All that's left is closing arguments. I don't think that even if you were in a U.S. courtroom you would have a mistrial."

"Beach Booked"

National Review Online, June 21, 2006

NRO Contributing Editor Jonathan H. Adler is associate professor and associate director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He recommended three books for summer reading.

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"Dartmouth Alumni Battles Become a Spectator Sport"

New York Times, June 21, 2006

Back when Daniel Webster, class of 1801, defeated an attempt by the governor to take control of the Dartmouth College board, his argument before the Supreme Court gave rise to a line famous among Dartmouth students: "It is, sir, as I have said, a small college. And yet there are those who love it."

"Confidentiality Preserved at GW"

Inside Higher Ed, June 22, 2006

Officials at George Washington University confirmed Wednesday that the institution has abandoned a controversial plan that would have required students seeking help at the University Counseling Center to sign a waiver in order to receive treatment. The waiver, which had been mulled for months by administrators, lawyers and counseling center officials, would have allowed information discussed during sessions with students to be shared with administrators.

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Mark your calendars for Alumni Weekend, October 13-15. More information about the weekend, which is planned to coincide with Homecoming, is forthcoming soon at

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Accounts Payable (Procurement and Distribution Services) must receive all FY 05-06 invoices dated June 30 or before in their office no later than July 7 at 5 p.m. to be entered and approved in Peoplesoft for FY 05-06. Vendor invoices dated July 1 and after will be paid in FY 06-07. Please contact the Customer Care Team at, or 368-2560 with any questions.

Procurement and Distribution Services will need all Purchase Requisitions for FY 05-06 to be entered and approved in Peoplesoft with the applicable supporting documentation received at their offices in CASC, no later than June 27 at 5 p.m. for a Purchase Order (PO) to be issued prior to June 30. Requisitions for new Purchase Orders for FY 06-07 should be entered into Peoplesoft beginning July 1. Please contact the Customer Care Team at, or 368-2560 with any questions.

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This section will only be updated occasionally during the summer. For general university information please visit the "Campus News" section.

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Mikkel Fishman recently joined the university community as a research assistant with the pulmonary and critical care department.

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The Center for Health Promotion Research, a research and evaluation center in the School of Medicine's Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, recently was awarded a $450,000 contract from the Ohio Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Foundation (TUPCF) to develop the Ohio Tobacco Research and Evaluation Center (OTREC). OTREC will assist with statewide tobacco prevention and control efforts supported by TUPCF.