School of Law Hosts
Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer Legal Academy


High School students interested in law careers are getting a head start as part of the 5th Annual Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer Legal Academy. The program, hosted by the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, runs through Friday, June 26.

The academy offers an intensive law school experience to select students at Cleveland, parochial and suburban schools. The nominated students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

The goal of the program is reduce the racial inequity in membership of the local bar and bench by introducing multicultural students to their potential to succeed in college and law school. Read more.

Campus News

A reminder to the campus community: Courtesy parking stamps may not be used to validate parking for faculty, staff or students whose work or study is on the Case Western Reserve campus or property. Go online for details on the appropriate use of the courtesy parking stamps.

Case Western Reserve has signed an agreement with CDI Corporation to provide Call Center support for the university for a period of three years beginning Aug. 1, 2009. In addition, CDI will manage the content of, a self-help Web site. Also beginning Aug. 1, the Bellflower and Sears Walk-in Centers and the Telephone Services Office will be staffed by Case Western Reserve employees. It is anticipated that the new Call Center vendor—in conjunction with the university employees at the Walk-in Centers and on the ITS staff—will together provide excellent customer service to the campus community. Any questions concerning the Help Desk Transition should be sent to

For Faculty and Staff

The Staff Advisory Council's (SAC) Staff Training and Development committee invites all SAC members to join in the planning and preparation of the inaugural wellness walk, to be held in September. A meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 25, at the SAGES Café lobby.

For Students

Students who are in town this summer are invited to learn more about Cleveland by volunteering with the Summer Saturday of Service program Saturday, June 27. Register online today. Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning.


WOW!: Wade Oval Wednesdays, an evening of free concerts in University Circle, takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. each Wednesday through August 26. This evening's event will feature the Jim Miller Band; they specialize in American roots and jam music. WOW! also will feature food from local restaurants and artwork by local artisans. Rain site: The large tent on Wade Oval.

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.

June 24, 2009

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Case in the News

White House task force on middle class families holds meeting on American manufacturing in the 21st century

WebNewswire, June 24, 2009
As part of the administration's commitment to support manufacturing communities and workers, Vice President Joe Biden today chaired the fifth meeting of the White House Task Force on Middle Class Families. Susan Helper, professor of economics at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management, was part of the panel discussion.

Recession generation? Young adults brace for simpler lifestyle

USA TODAY, June 23, 2009
The Millennial generation, or Gen Y, ranges from people in their 20s to those still in grade school. But what they all have in common is the knowledge that the recession has in some way shattered the world they thought they knew. And, depending upon how long the downturn lasts, historians, economists and psychologists say it could shape Millennials' values and attitudes in much the same way the Depression shaped the attitudes of those growing up in the 1930s. Anthony Durr, a student at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Higher Ed News

Feds reach out to universities targeted in massive spam operation

Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog, June 23, 2009
Prosecutors are reaching out to universities that may have been victims of spammers who allegedly culled e-mail addresses from more than 2,000 colleges and bombarded students with messages.