The Department of Facilities Services has eight vehicles that will be offered for sale through sealed bid. Please visit for information on the vehicles, viewing date and location, and bid due date.

The Office of Student Activities and Leadership along with Thwing Center will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 18 in Thwing ballroom, 2nd floor. Register online at or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543).


Campus police force is created at Case

The Plain Dealer, July 14, 2006

There soon will be twice as many police patrolling the Case Western Reserve University campus. The university is converting most of its 24-person unarmed security service into a full campus police force that carries guns and has full arrest powers. The 15 Case officers -- three patrolling on average at all times -- will join the 15 patrol officers of the University Circle Police Department who cover the campus, University Hospitals, and museums near campus. Cleveland police also serve the area.

Marijuana tied to precancerous lung changes

Reuters USA, July 14, 2006

Smoking marijuana can cause changes in lung tissue that may promote cancer growth, according to a review of decades of research on marijuana smoking and lung cancer. Still, it is not possible to directly link pot use to lung cancer based on existing evidence.
More than 40 percent of Americans 12 and older have tried marijuana at least once, Dr. Reena Mehra of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and her colleagues point out.

Case prof to lead national foster care reform study

Crain's Cleveland Business, July 13, 2006

A Case Western Reserve University social work faculty member has been chosen to help lead a national team studying foster care reform. The Annie E. Casey Foundation selected David Crampton, an assistant professor at Case's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, to be lead investigator for the analysis of Team Decision Making, one of the four core strategies of the Baltimore-based social reform foundation's Family to Family initiative. The three other strategies include recruiting and training foster families, using data to self-evaluate and building community partnerships.

Two cop shops coming

Crain's Cleveland Business, July 13, 2006

After a six-month negotiation period, Case Western Reserve University and University Circle Inc. have decided to operate two separate police departments for the area. Under the agreement, Case will continue to help fund the University Circle Police Department at current levels, and UCI will consider providing police coverage of additional areas along the boundaries of the Case campus. The two police departments will work together, where possible, on areas such as dispatch, training, and auto maintenance.

Redefining American beauty, by the yard

The New York Times, July 13, 2006

When Cecilia Foti, a seventh-grader at the Bancroft Middle School here, was asked to write a "persuasive" essay for her English class in the spring semester, she did not choose a topic deeply in tune with her peers -- the pros and cons of school uniforms, say, or the district's retro policy on chewing gum and cell phones. Instead, she addressed the neighborhood's latest controversy: her family's front yard. As recently as the 1920s and 1930s, decorative lawns -- which, in this country, date back at least to George Washington's Mount Vernon and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello -- were still largely the province of the elite, according to Ted Steinberg, a historian at Case Western Reserve and the author of the new book American Green: The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Lawn (W. W. Norton).

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Summers's supporters withhold $390 million from Harvard

The Wall Street Journal online, July 13, 2006

The fallout from Lawrence H. Summers's resignation as president of Harvard University has now hit the school's pocketbook, impairing the largest fundraising operation in higher education. At least four major donations to Harvard, totaling $390 million, have been scrapped or put on hold since Mr. Summers announced his resignation in February, according to people familiar with the matter. The donors, who were supportive of Mr. Summers and elements of his vision for Harvard, have separately indicated that they won't contribute while the university is without a permanent leader.

A more nuanced look at men, women and college

The New York Times, July 12, 2006

When the American Council on Education found three years ago that high-income white men, like black, Hispanic and low-income white men, were lagging behind their female peers in college, it added fuel to an intense policy debate over the depth and causes of the gender gap on campus. Now the council, an association of colleges, universities and education-related groups, is out with a new study. In this one, it re-examined data it reported in previous years, separating out statistics on traditional college students (24 and under) and older ones, to present a more nuanced picture.

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The Case Department of Human Resources will sponsor a monthly Financial Wellness series beginning Thursday, July 27. Topics will include how to control debt, homeownership, identify theft, and how to move from saving to investing. Experts from Cleveland Saves will present the free seminars, from noon to 1 p.m. in the SAGES Seminar Room in Crawford Hall. For details, e-mail to

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The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation offers fellowships to "further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts..." Application forms for 2007 fellowships are available at the foundation's Web site. Submissions are due by October 1. For further information, go to

The Manor House at Squire Valleevue Farm is available to faculty, staff, and students. You can rent the Manor House for private events as well as for university business. If interested in reserving the Manor House for an upcoming event, send e-mail to or call 368-1904.

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

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Mary Irwin is the new director of the Child Policy Initiative at the university’s Schubert Center for Child Development.

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Kristen Deaton was selected as a facilitator for the Association of College Unions International's I-LEAD program. Kristen, coordinator of student programs at Thwing Center, was one of 10 facilitators selected from across the country at more than 900 institutional members. I-LEAD is a residential leadership program offered by the association to further develop and enhance leadership skills for college-age students.