Case Western Reserve University Announces 2009-2010 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Provost W.A. "Bud" Baeslack III announced Monday that undergraduate tuition will increase 2.9 percent in 2009-2010, the lowest hike in more than 20 years.

"This increase represents a balance between our commitments to increasing academic excellence and keeping a Case Western Reserve University education affordable for our students," Provost Baeslack said. "We recognize that economic conditions pose daunting challenges for many of our families, and we will continue to provide significant financial aid through scholarships and grants."

The full-time undergraduate tuition for the 2009-2010 academic year will increase to $35,900 for students who enrolled Fall 2006, or later. This new tuition includes the $426 Technology Fee, which for the first time will be included as part of the tuition in the next academic year. The tuition for 2009-2010, therefore, represents a 2.9 percent increase over the total of the 2008-2009 tuition and the Technology Fee. For students entering prior to Fall, 2006, the new tuition will be $34,950. Need-based financial aid packages will be adjusted in light of the tuition increases. Read more.

Campus News

Nominations are being accepted through Friday, Feb. 20, for the 2009 Dr. Dorothy Pijan Student Leadership Awards, which recognize outstanding students, organizations and campus programs. All nominees and recipients will be recognized at the annual leadership awards ceremony in April. Contact Christina Mastrangelo at 368-2679 with questions.


The Annual Case Concert Celebration will take place Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Severance Hall. The Cleveland Orchestra will perform an exclusive concert for the Case Western Reserve community. Sponsored by the Payne Fund, the concert begins at 8 p.m. A reception will be held prior to the concert at 6:30 p.m. at the Kelvin Smith Library. Concert tickets are $5 for students, $10 for university alumni, faculty, staff and friends. Learn more.

For Faculty and Staff

Faculty are invited to nominate their peers for the Glennan Fellowship, which is designed to reward excellence and to facilitate growth as teacher/scholars. Nominees must be regular faculty members who are in the tenure track but not yet tenured. The Glennan awards are for $6,500, and the funds may be used to support a wide range of activities related to teaching and education. Nomination letters are due by Friday, Feb. 6. Complete details are available on the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education Web site.

For Students

Throughout the month of February, all first-year and fourth-year students will have opportunity to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement. The survey is available to undergraduates at more than 500 schools across the country, and is designed to query students directly about their educational experiences. Results will help in the evaluation of services and programs, including SAGES. The survey invitation e-mail will come from Jeffrey Wolcowitz, dean of Undergraduate Studies, with the subject line, "Case Wants Your Feedback." Questions about the survey can be directed via e-mail to Case Western Reserve's Center for Institutional Research. Go online for results from previous surveys or follow the Twitter feed.


Applications are being accepted for orientation leaders. These students serve as representatives of Case Western Reserve University and the orientation program. Leaders guide new students in small groups through their transition into the Case Western Reserve community. Students are invited to review the position descriptions and apply online. All materials must be submitted by Monday, Feb. 9. Questions should be sent by e-mail to the orientation office or by phone at 368-5230. Watch a video of the Orientation Leader Boogie 2008.


Julie Chavez Rodriguez, the daughter of Cesar Chavez, will discuss her experiences in the La Causa farm workers' movement and the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11, at John Hay High School. The free, public forum is co-sponsored by the Youth Service and Philanthropy program of the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve.

Columbia University's Marianne Hirsch will give a lecture on the topic of "Narratives of Return" at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Clark Hall, Room 309. A reception precedes the talk at 4 p.m. She has published numerous articles on cultural memory and gender, particularly on the representation of World War II and the Holocaust in literature, testimony and photography. The free, public talk is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Department of English. Contact Professor Margaretmary Daley for more information.

The views and opinions of those invited to speak on campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community.

Data Center Renovations

As part of the renovations to the Case Western Reserve data centers, Information Technology Services will institute Fiber Backbone Panel Relocations in Crawford Data Center. The final phases of the data center renovation project involve moving individual data servers, which may result in periodic planned outages for some information technology services. Server and application administrators will alert affected users. 

Services affected by the moves during the next several days include:

Tuesday, February 3

Information Booth to Crawford Hall Distribution Fiber from 2 to 6 a.m.:

  • Telephone Services to the Information Booth
  • Data Network Services to the Information Booth

Other services:

  • E-mail (Delivery) / Should remain online
  • ERP Financials & HCM / Should remain online

Wednesday, February 4

Crawford Hall Room 106 / 107 Faceplates Fiber from 2 to 6 a.m.:

  • Data Network Services to the Crawford Hall Room 106 / 107 Faceplates

Other services:

  • ERP Financials & HCM / Should remain online
  • ISIS / Offline

Thursday, February 5

  • ERP Financials & HCM Development / offline
  • E-mail (Delivery) / Should remain online

Read more for a complete schedule of planned services.

February 2, 2009

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Case in the News

Federal grants to Cleveland hospitals drop 17 percent

Mansfield News Journal, February 1, 2009
Federal grants to Cleveland's big hospitals and biomedical institutions have steadily dropped since 2005. That worries executives and research directors who warn regional health care jobs will fade if the Obama administration doesn't place renewed priority on National Institutes of Health funding. Pamela Davis, dean of the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

U.S. Army deserter to plead case for political asylum in Germany

The Plain Dealer, February 1, 2009
Germany opened its arms to a former Clevelander who deserted from the U.S. Army because of his opposition to the war in Iraq. Now that soldier—Andre Shepherd—hopes Germany will open them a little wider and grant him political asylum. Michael Scharf, professor of law at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

A broad approach

Crain's Cleveland Business, February 2, 2009
Architect Sally Levine, owner of Levine Architecture & Design Ltd., is an active proponent of universal design, the discipline that addresses how thoughtful design can serve the broadest number of people while meeting specific user needs. Levine is a lecturer at Case Western Reserve University.

Inflammation may play role in sleep duration

U.S. News & World Report, February 2, 2009
Inflammation may play a role in the health of people who sleep too little or too much, according to a U.S. study that included 614 people. The study's lead author is Sanjay R. Patel, assistant professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

Stimulating boon for small colleges

Inside Higher Ed, February 2, 2009
A comparatively little noticed tax provision in both the Senate and House measures could make it significantly easier for small private colleges to raise money to build or renovate facilities, buy equipment, or refinance debt.