The New America Revealed in Ted Gup's Nation of Secrets

Gup.jpgCase Western Reserve University professor and best-selling author Ted Gup has a new book about to come out from Doubleday, Nation of Secrets: The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life. The book examines how secrecy has corrupted American institutions and affected the daily lives of American citizens.

"From the founding fathers on, Americans have always been at war with secrecy," stated Gup. "America's right to know now has been reduced to the need to know."

The George W. Bush administration is one of the most secretive in history, said Gup. At the same time, he also faulted the Democratic Party for "shirking its responsibility and failing to aggressively pursue vital information on behalf of the public."

For the past 30 years, the author has monitored the American pulse on openness to information through his investigative work as a reporter for the Washington Post and Time magazine in his coverage of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of State and numerous other departments and agencies of government. Read more

Security Alert

Case Western Reserve University Police and Security Services have issued a campus security alert for June 6, 2007. Read the alert for details.

Campus News

Outdoor Yoga is back on campus for a fourth year. Join Marcia Camino from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning June 13 and continuing through July 19, for yoga on the quad (behind Adelbert Hall). Free to the campus community. Refer to the summer yoga Web site for more information or send e-mail to Marcia Camino.

During the summer months, the Case Club at Severance Hall will maintain a four-day per week schedule. The club will close for lunch on Fridays beginning June 8. The regular schedule will resume the week before the start of the fall semester (week including Friday, August 24).

Students, faculty, staff and recreation cardholders: It is time to renew Veale Center lockers for the 2007-08 school year. The fee is $40 for students, $75 for faculty and staff and $95 for recreation cardholders payable by check or cash. Stop by the Veale issue room by June 29 to renew lockers and to remove belongings if locker is not going to be renewed. Leftover items stored until August 3 and then discarded.

For Faculty & Staff

The Office of Research Compliance has begun its summer research seminar sessions enabling interested persons to earn Continuing Research Education Credits. Two seminars will take place Tuesday, June 12 in the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium, Room 1413. "INDs and IDEs: Responsibilities of Investigator Sponors" will be from 9-10:30 a.m., and "Human Subjects Protections in Enhancement vs. Medical Research" will follow from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Learn more and register.

For Students

This section will be updated occasionally during the summer. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.


The university and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History are "Taking Science to the Streets" this year with its new Science Café, bringing local experts, scientists and the public together for free and open forums on the second Monday of each month from 6-8 p.m. First session is June 11. RSVPs are not required, but the café is limited to 30-40 people.

Melvin Smith, professor for the practice of organizational behavior and faculty director of executive education, will lead a webinar, an online seminar, at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 14 in the Peter B. Lewis Building. Smith will help participants understand how to create and capitalize on networks of relationships that enhance individual and organizational effectiveness. To attend virtually, register online. To attend in person, register by e-mail to Shea Gotsch.

In Memoriam

A memorial service for Emeritus Professor of Physics Thomas L. Jenkins will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 9 in Amasa Stone Chapel on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. An informal reception will follow in the Allen Memorial Medical Library. Jenkins joined the faculty of Case Institute of Technology in 1960, and served at the university until his retirement in 1994. He died March 19.

June 7, 2007

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Case in the News

Opulent to easygoing: Fire's chef does his part to educate

The Plain Dealer, June 6, 2007
Farm-raised fish, generally less expensive than line-caught or other wild varieties, has become a staple on menus everywhere. Health consciousness is a driving force, says Gladys Haddad, professor of American Studies and director of the Western Reserve Studies Symposium at Case Western Reserve University. The article also references Bon Appetit, which operates more than 400 cafes nationwide, including ones for Case Western Reserve University and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Surgery Advantage For Spinal Stenosis And Slipped Vertebra, Second SPORT Study Shows

Medical News Today, June 6, 2007
In one of the three most common back conditions for which patients seek treatment, surgery proved to have substantially better results than non-surgical remedies, according to Dartmouth-led research published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Case Western Reserve University is one of several centers that enrolled patients in the study.

Million dollar scholars

The Cincinnati Enquirer, June 5, 2007
Dozens of students applying for college have won six-figure scholarship offers this year. Sam Coffey cast a wide net, applying to 29 colleges in the Midwest and on the East Coast. He was offered $711,000 in scholarships, including full rides at a number of schools. Coffey chose Case Western Reserve University near Cleveland, where he'll study economics and play football.

Higher Ed News

Senators act to freeze tuition, attract new scientists

The Plain Dealer, June 4, 2007
College tuition would be frozen for the next two years under a budget proposal by Senate Republicans that they said Monday seeks to boost Ohio's educational level and promote an economy of high-paying science jobs.

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