President Eastwood Shares News: Provost Anderson Named President at Illinois Institute of Technology

anderson.jpg Dear Case Western Reserve University Community,

Today, the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago announced John L. Anderson as its next president, effective August 1. I am pleased to recognize an achievement of a member of our leadership team to this prestigious position, and I offer him my congratulations.

I am grateful to John for his dedication to Case Western Reserve University over the past three years. His attention to and support of our undergraduate programs has helped us to set record numbers in applications and to increase our incoming class size substantially. He also has infused new energy into campus life initiatives and student activities.

In addition, John has advanced the university with his investment in and recognition of our faculty and their work, particularly his creation of the Research Council, which stimulates discovery and creative endeavors, especially those that are interdisciplinary, and improves communication among faculty and senior administrators.

I have been in touch with Barbara Snyder, and she and I will work together to plan for the transition and, eventually, to prepare to fill the position of provost and university vice president.

Please join me in wishing John the best in his new endeavor. We will miss his friendship as well as his leadership.


Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D.
Interim President

Campus News

Case Western Reserve University works with more than 600 local, national and international groups, agencies and organizations. Visit the Center for Community Partnerships new Community Outreach Web site to learn more about these partners and the nature of these varied relationships.

In the spirit of Diane Rehm's award-winning program on National Public Radio (NPR), Gladys Haddad, professor of American studies, will launch a new talk show, Regionally Speaking, today, May 2, that focuses on regional issues of The Neighborhood and The Livable City. The half-hour programs will air weekly on Case's blog with support from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Kelvin Smith Library. Read more.

Beginning May 14, the United States Postal Service will implement new postage rates. The expected postage increase is different from past postal hikes, as the rates will vary according to the shape and size of the mail piece. To see a more detailed outline of the new rates, visit the U.S.P.S. Web site.

For Faculty & Staff

Reception and presentation by the Glennan Fellows will take place from noon to 1 today in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. Meet the fellows and learn about their winning proposals. Program sponsored by the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education. Free.

Faculty members can take a survey regarding the University Bookstore and vie to win an IPod Nano. The goal of the survey is to understand how the bookstore serves faculty and how it can improve its services. To qualify, participants must respond by Thursday, May 10, and include contact information in the comment section at the bottom of the survey. The survey will take a few minutes to complete. Take the survey.

For Students

The first Case digital memory book is out: Buy a copy to share memories with friends and family of the university, campus events, Cleveland and the states. Get one DVD for $15 or buy two for $20. DVDs are available at the University Bookstore or order by e-mail to


The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing will have an open house from 3-6 today at the school. Learn more about nursing programs; meet faculty, staff and students; obtain financial aid information; and much more. Call 368-2529 or e-mail

Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society, will collect books for the fall 2007 Bookswap. Representatives will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 3-10 (finals week) in Nord Hall, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 5-6 in Thwing Center. Members will collect books and coordinate the sell in the fall. E-mail all questions to

For a list of other events and activities on campus and in the community today, refer to the WebEvent calendar.

May 2, 2007

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Case in the News

Physicist sees dark, cold future for universe

Fox, May 2, 2007
A new study about the future of the universe by lead researcher, Case Western Reserve University Professor of Physics Lawrence Krauss, is the focus of the story.

U.S. students abroad get most out of weak dollar

The Post and Courier,, April 29, 2007
American students traveling abroad this spring break, including Case Western Reserve University, comment about how they dealt financially with a weak U.S. dollar.

Higher Ed News

Calm amid the storm

Inside Higher Ed, May 2, 2007
As the seemingly nonstop barrage of accusations and news reports about student loan practices continued unabated Tuesday, it would not have been surprising if a previously scheduled House of Representatives hearing on college access and financial aid devolved into another ring in the circus.

Matters of faith find a new prominence on campus

The New York Times, May 2, 2007
Across the country, on secular campuses as varied as Colgate University, the University of Wisconsin and the University of California, Berkeley, chaplains, professors and administrators say students are drawn to religion and spirituality with more fervor than at any time they can remember.

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