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Case Western Reserve University (also known as Case Western or simply Case) is a private research university located in Cleveland, Ohiomarker, USA. It was created in 1967 by the federation of Case Institute of Technology (founded in 1881 by philanthropist Leonard Case Jr.) and Western Reserve University (founded in 1826 in the area that was once the Connecticut Western Reserve).

Case Western Reserve is the largest independent research university in the state of Ohio. As of 2008–2009, the university had 4,356 undergraduates and 5,458 graduate and professional students. In U.S. News & World Report's 2010 rankings, Case Western Reserve's undergraduate program ranked 41st among national universities. The university also ranks No. 12 among private universities receiving the most federal research funding.

The university is approximately five miles (8 km) east of downtown Cleveland in University Circle, a 550-acre (220 ha) area containing numerous educational, medical and cultural institutions. Case Western Reserve has a number of programs taught in conjunction with nearby institutions, including the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center, the Cleveland Museum of Artmarker, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Cleveland Play House. For transportation, in addition to the Cleveland RTA, which is made available to students through a mandatory $25 per semester fee, Case Western Reserve has its own fleet of shuttle buses which are better known as "greenies".

Case Western Reserve was the site of the famous Michelson-Morley interferometer experiment, conducted in 1887 by A. A. Michelson of Case School of Applied Science and E. W. Morley of Western Reserve University. This experiment proved the non-existence of the luminiferous ether and gave circumstantial evidence to substantiate Einstein's Theory of Relativity.

History

Case Western Reserve University was created in 1967, when Western Reserve University and Case Institute of Technology (formerly Case School of Applied Science), institutions that had been neighbors for 81 years, formally federated.

Western Reserve University

Western Reserve College was founded in 1826 in Hudson, Ohio, which, at the time, was the region's most populated area. The nearby city of Cleveland, located about 26 miles to its northwest, had only begun to grow. Western Reserve College, or "Reserve" as it was popularly called, was the first college in northern Ohio.

By 1875, a number of other schools had been established nearby, and Cleveland had emerged as clearly the dominant population and business center of the region. In 1882, with funding from Amasa Stone, Western Reserve College moved to Cleveland and changed its name to Western Reserve University.

Case Institute of Technology

In 1877 Leonard Case Jr. began laying the groundwork for the Case School of Applied Science by secretly donating valuable pieces of Cleveland real estate to a trust. He asked his confidential advisor, Henry Gilbert Abbey, to administer the trust and to keep it secret until after his death. The Case School of Applied Science was issued a charter by the state of Ohio in 1882-—just four short months after Case’s death.

For the first four years of the school's existence, it was located in the Case family's home on Rockwell Street in downtown Cleveland. Classes were held in the family house, while the chemistry and physics laboratories were on the second floor of the barn.

Amasa Stone's gift to relocate Western Reserve College to Cleveland also included a provision for the purchase of land in the University Circle area, adjacent to Western Reserve University, for Case School of Applied Science. The school moved to University Circle in 1885.

Over time, the Case School of Applied Science grew to encompass a broader vision, adopting the name Case Institute of Technology in 1947 to reflect the institution's growing stature.

Creating a Federation

Although the trustees of Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University did not formally federate their institutions until 1967, the union had been seen by many as inevitable for decades before that. The institutions already shared buildings and staff when necessary and worked together often. One such example was seen in 1887, when Case physicist Albert Michelson and Reserve chemist Edward Morley collaborated on the famous Michelson-Morley Experiment. The results of their experiment served as a foundation for Albert Einstein's theory of relativity.

There had been some discussion of a merger of the two institutions as early as 1890, but those talks dissolved quickly. In the 1920s, the Survey Commission on Higher Education in Cleveland took a strong stand in favor of federation and the community was behind the idea as well, but in the end all that came of the study was a decision by the two institutions to cooperate in founding Cleveland College, a special unit for part-time and adult students in downtown Cleveland.

By the 1960s, Reserve President John Schoff Millis and Case President T. Keith Glennan shared the idea that federation would create a complete university, one better able to attain national distinction. Financed by the Carnegie Corporation, Cleveland Foundation, Greater Cleveland Associated Foundation and several local donors, a study commission of national leaders in higher education and public policy was charged with exploring the idea of federation. The Heald Commission, so known for its chair, former Ford Foundation President Henry T. Heald, issued its final report, “Vision of a University.” The report predicted that federation would create one of the largest private universities in the nation, with a combined faculty larger than that of Princeton, Chicago, Stanford or Johns Hopkins.

Case Institute of Technology, a school of science and engineering, and Western Reserve University, known for its strong liberal arts and professional programs, came together in 1967 to form Case Western Reserve University.

Case Western Reserve Today

Case Western's undergraduate program is ranked 41st among 262 national universities by U.S. News & World Report which, in 2008, also ranked it 25th for "Best Value". Case Western Reserve has a world-renowned Biomedical Engineering program which is ranked 6th in the nation. Its Management and Engineering programs were ranked 30th and 38th respectively.

The university has also attained an excellent reputation for research in both graduate- and undergraduate-level courses. It is ranked 13th among private institutions. The university operates several facilities off campus for scientific research. One notable example of this is the Warner and Swasey Observatorymarker at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona. See the Research section for more detail on Case Western Reserve's research contributions.

Case Western Reserve's network speed, second fastest to NASAmarker, in conjunction with its tremendous wireless range consisting of more than 1,250 public wireless access points across campus and University Circle make it one of the leading institutions for networking. The university was one of the founding members of OneCleveland, formed in October 2003. OneCleveland is an "ultra broadband" (gigabit speed) fiber optic network. This network is for the use of organizations in education, research, government, healthcare, arts, culture and the nonprofit sector in Greater Cleveland.

Case Western Reserve is also known for its Virtual Worlds gaming computer lab, which opened in 2005. The lab has a large network of Alienware PCs equipped with game development software such as the Torque Game Engine and Maya 3D modeling software. Additionally, it contains a number of specialized advanced computing rooms including a medical simulation room, a MIDI instrument music room, a 3D projection "immersion room," a virtual reality research room, and console room, which features video game systems such as Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii. This laboratory can be used by any student in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, and is heavily used for the Game Development (EECS 290) course.

On October 5 2004, Case Western Reserve hosted the Vice Presidential debate between Dick Cheney and John Edwards.

Each year, the university holds an Ohio regional Science Olympiad Tournament for Divisions B and C.

Organization

The university in its present form consists of ten schools:

Case Western Reserve University's endowment ranks at No. 30 among all U.S. colleges and universities. The university comes in at No. 18 for largest endowment growth over the past 20 years, experiencing an increase of 393 percent in that time (See: List of U.S. colleges and universities by endowment). The university finished the 2007 fiscal year with a $20 million operating deficit, with plans to balance its budget by 2011. A $127,000 surplus was produced in the 2008 fiscal year, far ahead of schedule. However, the 2009 budget again projects a shortfall in excess of $7 million.

Campus

Haydn Hall on the campus of Case Western Reserve University (Flora Stone Mather Quadrangle) in Cleveland.
The university is approximately five miles (eight km) east of downtown Cleveland in University Circle, a 550-acre (220 ha) area containing numerous educational, medical and cultural institutions. Case Western Reserve has a number of programs taught in conjunction with nearby institutions, including the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center, the Cleveland Museum of Artmarker, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Western Reserve Historical Society and the Cleveland Play House.

Kent H. Smith Quadrangle

The Kent H. Smith Quadrangle (known to students as the Case Quad or simply as the Quad) is located south of Euclid between Adelbert Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. All of the engineering buildings are located on this quad in addition to all of the natural science buildings.

Flora Stone Mather Quadrangle

The Flora Stone Mather Quadrange (known to students as Mather Quad or simply Mather) is located north of Euclid Avenue between East Blvd., E. 115th Street and Juniper Road. Usually it is more strictly defined by the area between East Blvd, Bellflower Road and Ford Road north of Euclid Avenue. The Flora Stone Mather Quad is home to Weatherhead School of Management, School of Law, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and many departments of the College of Arts and Sciences. The Kelvin Smith Library (Case Western Reserve's main library) and the Thwing Student Center are also located on Mather Quad.

North Residential Village

Village at 115

This is the newest addition to Case's residential housing units. Currently, only upper-class members are allowed to reside.

South Residential Village

Located between Murray Hill, Cedar, Edgehill and Overlook roads, the South Residential Village (SRV) is home to most of Case Western Reserve's sophomore class. SRV is divided into two sections: Murray Hill Complex and Carlton Road Complex (known to students as bottom of the hill and top of the hill, respectively, due to the hill separating the two complexes). Carlton Road Complex includes three sophomore-only dormitories and several greek life houses. Murray Hill Complex includes two sophomore only buildings, one sophomore and upperclassmen building, one upperclassmen-only building, several Greek houses and the SRV dining hall.

Transportation

There are two main transportation options for students: For on- and near-campus transportation, Case Western Reserve University has a fleet of shuttle buses known as "Greenies", though they are currently painted blue. For longer trips, students may use the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) bus and rail system. Each undergraduate student receives an unlimited RTA pass, which is paid for via a mandatory $25 fee per semester.

Parking

Case Western Reserve University does not manage its parking lots (University Circle Incorporated manages the lots), but students, faculty and staff still purchase permits from the university. The rates vary between approximately $30 and $120 per month.

The university owns parking garages, one at the Village at 115 and the other near the Veale Athletic Center. Permits for these two lots are purchased from the university, and cost about $600 per year, excluding the summer.

Academics

Undergraduate Profile

For the undergraduate class of 2009, the admission rate was 70 percent. A total of 7,949 applications were received, 5,585 of those were admitted and 984 enrolled. Of the admitted students, the male/female ratio was 58/42.

97% of enrolled students received financial aid, with an average award of $34,318.

67 percent of admitted students were in the top 10 percent of their high school class, 82 percent were in the top 20 percent and 92 percent were in the top 30 percent. The SAT scores of the middle 50th percentile of admitted students were 610-700 in critical reading, 650-750 in math, and 600-690 in writing. On the ACT, the middle 50% of scores was 28-32.

The most popular intended majors among the class of 2011 were engineering/computer science with 35 percent, followed by science/mathematics and pre-med/pre-dental medicine/pre-law with 18 percent and 15 percent respectively. Only 7 percent were undecided.

The class of 2013 had 35 percent of students from Ohio, 56 percent from other states and 9% from outside of the United States—representing a total of 41 states and 9 countries.

Rankings



According to U.S. News & World Report's 2008 rankings, Case Western Reserve's undergraduate program is No. 41 among national universities. It is most highly regarded for its medical school (currently ranked No. 25 and No. 37 for research and primary care, respectively, in U.S. News rankings) and Biomedical Engineering department was ranked No. 6 among undergraduate and No. 8 among graduate biomedical engineering programs.

In 2006, The Times ranked Case Western Reserve 26th in the U.S. and 60th worldwide.

Among national universities, the 2006 U.S. News rankings placed the Weatherhead School of Managementmarker undergraduate program at No. 29 with the Case School of Engineering undergraduate school taking the No. 39 spot. In 2004, the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences was ranked No. 11. When last ranked in 2006, the graduate program at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing came in at No. 5. In the 2008 rankings, Case Western Reserve was listed at No. 22 for Best Value institutions, which are defined as colleges which offer a quality education for a low cost when taking into account scholarships and financial aid awards.

A release of medical school rankings from the National Institutes of Healthmarker shows that Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and its affiliates attained an overall institutional ranking of 12th among the nation’s 122 medical schools.

The National Science Foundation has ranked Research and Development Expenditures for Case Western Reserve at No. 34 among all U.S. colleges and universities. Furthermore, Case Western Reserve ranks at No. 32 for Federal Obligations to support Science and Engineering Growth and Development.. Furthermore the University was placed 44th in the world in 2009 according to Global University Ranking.

The Advocate ranked Case Western Reserve University one of the top 100 LGBT-friendly universities.

In September 2009, "BusinessWeek" ranked Case Western Reserve's Weatherhead School of Management as one of the 60 best Design Thinking schools in the world.

Research

Following is a partial list of major contributions made by faculty, staff and students at Case Western Reserve:

  • Case Western Reserve was the site of the famous Michelson-Morley interferometer experiment, conducted in 1887 by Albert Abraham Michelson of Case Institute of Technology and E. W. Morley of Western Reserve University. This experiment proved the non-existence of the ether and gave circumstantial evidence to substantiate Einstein's special theory of relativity (Profs. Albert A. Michelson and Edward W. Morley, 1887).
  • Albert Abraham Michelson, who became the first American to win a Nobel Prize in science, taught at Case Institute of Technology. He won the prize in physics in 1907.
  • Discovered the atomic weight of oxygen, the basis for calculating the weights of all other elements (Prof. Morley, 1895).
  • Performed the first full X-ray of the human body—on himself (Prof. Dayton C. Miller, 1896).
  • Performed the first modern blood transfusion using a coupling device to connect blood vessels (Dr. George W. Crile, 1905).
  • Pioneered chlorination of drinking water to eradicate the source of typhoid bacilli (Dr. Roger G. Perkins, 1912).
  • Developed simulated milk formula for infants (Dr. Henry J. Gerstenberger,1915).
  • Pioneered surgical treatment of coronary artery disease (Dr. Claude S. Beck, 1935).
  • Developed the first heart-lung machine to be used during open heart surgery (Dr. Frederick S. Cross, 1950s).
  • Performed the first successful lifesaving defibrillation of the human heart (Dr. Beck, 1947) and developed the method of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (Dr. Beck, 1952).
  • Invented the intermittent windshield wiper used in most automobiles today (Dr. Kearns, 1964)
  • Detected for the first-time neutrinos created by cosmic ray collisions with the earth's atmosphere and developed innovative particle detectors (Prof. Frederick Reines, 1965). Case Western Reserve had selected Prof. Reines as chair of the physics department based on Reines's work in first detecting neutrinos emitted from a nuclear reactor—work for which Reines in 1995 shared the Nobel Prize.
  • Pioneered the materials science of polymers with the creation of first comprehensive polymer science and engineering department at a major U.S. university (Eric Baer, 1967).
  • Developed a test for infants to identify mental retardation within one year of birth (Prof. Joseph F. Fagan, 1987).
  • Created the first artificial human chromosomes, opening the door to more detailed study of human genetics and potentially offering a new approach to gene therapy. (Prof. Huntington F. Willard of the School of Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland, in collaboration with colleagues at Athersys, Inc., 1997).
  • Pioneered Local Loop Unbundling in Africa. He also chaired the Local Loop Unbundling Committee on behalf of the South African Government (Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala).
  • Developed robots such as Whegs which mimic the motion of cockroaches and other crawling insects (Case Biorobotics Lab).


In 2007, a team from Case Western Reserve participated in the DARPA Urban Challenge with a robotic car named DEXTER. Team Case placed as one of 36 semi-finalists. DEXTER was the only car in the race without any seating for humans, and the only one to be built from the ground up as a robot car.

Today, the university operates several facilities off campus for scientific research. One notable example of this is the Warner and Swasey Observatorymarker at Kitt Peak National Observatorymarker in Arizonamarker.

Student body

, the university had 4,356 undergraduate students and 5,458 graduate and professional students. The undergraduate student body hails from all 50 states and 82 countries.


Student life and traditions

Unless students are living with a relative within 40 miles of the university, Case Western Reserve University requires first- and second-year students to live in on-campus housing. Meal plan participation is also mandatory for first- and second-year students, with some exceptions made for religious and medical reasons. New housing for underclassmen, along with a "Greek village," bringing all the college's fraternities and sororities together with the other undergraduates, is slated to be constructed in the future.



The residence halls are divided into two areas, one featuring suite-style rooms for second-year students and upperclassmen and the other featuring double and single rooms for first-year students. Both have gigabit ethernet network access and the wired network is one of the fastest that exists. A wireless campus network is also available anywhere on campus, also ranked one of the fastest by Intelmarker in 2005. Buildings are organized into "colleges," grouping together students of similar ages and creating a sense of ownership and hall pride. New housing, known as the Village at 115, was opened in fall 2005 for upperclassmen, which features one- to nine-person, "apartment-style" residence halls that come with air conditioning, full kitchen area and full-sized beds.

Residence Life at Case Western Reserve University has a recent history of being liberal in its policies, including allowing co-ed suites (an option offered to non-freshman students, when requested and agreed upon by all occupants of a suite) and some co-ed floors for freshmen, as well as a three-day guest policy. Pets are allowed except for dogs, cats, ferrets and a few other small mammals, but requests are granted discussion.

Graduate students are not offered housing.

A campus shuttle runs to Coventry Villagemarker, a shopping district in neighboring Cleveland Heights. Cleveland's Little Italy is within walking distance. Legacy Village, Severance Center and Shaker Squaremarker shopping centers are all within driving distance or accessible by RTA.

Music

WRUW-FM is the campus radio station of Case Western Reserve University. Its motto "More Music, Fewer Hits" can be seen adorning the rear bumpers of many vehicles in the area. WRUW broadcasts at a power of 15,000 watts and covers most of Northeast Ohio 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

WRUW is staffed by Case Western Reserve students and community volunteers. The station's format can be classified as non-commercial "variety."

Case Western Reserve is also home to several performing ensembles, including a cappella groups such as the Case Men's Glee Club, Case in Point, Speakeasy, Dhamakapella, Bigger Than A Breadbox, and Solstice. Other ensembles include the Case/University Circle Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Chamber Orchestra, Case/CIM Baroque Orchestra, Concert Choir, Early Music Singers, Jazz Ensemble 1 and 2, Marching Spartans, Percussion Ensemble, Symphonic Winds, University Singers, Collegium Musicum, New Music Ensemble, Wind Ensemble and Chamber Music.

Even though many a cappella groups and music ensembles rehearse at Case, the university lacks a single building for its performing arts students to rehearse and perform. Currently, the orchestra and band rehearses at the back of Wade Commons in the north end of the building in Denison Hall as well as Harkness Chapel.

Computing

Case Western Reserve had the first ABET-accredited program in computer engineering.

In 1968, the university formed a private company, Chi Corporation, to provide computer time to both it and other customers. Initially this was on a Univac 1108 (replacing the preceding UNIVAC 1107), 36 bit, one's complement machine. The company was sold in 1977 to Robert G. Benson in Beachwood, Ohio.

Project Logos, under ARPA contract, was begun within the department on a DEC System-10 (later converted to TENEX (BBN) in conjunction with connection to the ARPANET) to develop a computer-aided computer design system. This system consisted in a distributed, networked, graphics environment, a control and data flow designer and logic (both hardware and software) analyzer. Graphics and animation became another departmental focus with the acquisition of an Evans & Sutherland LDS-1, which was hosted by the DEC System-10, and later with the acquisition of the stand alone LDS-2.

Case Western Reserve was one of the earliest universities to be connected to the ARPANET, predecessor to the Internet. ARPANET went online in 1969; Case Western Reserve was connected in January, 1971. Case Western Reserve graduate Ken Biba published the Biba Integrity Model in 1977 and served on the ARPA Working Group that developed the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) used on the Internet.

Case Western Reserve pioneered the early Free-net computer systems, creating the first Free-net, The Cleveland Free-Net, as well as writing the software that drove a majority of those systems, known as FreePort. The Cleveland Free-Net was shut down in late 1999, as it had become obsolete.

It was the first university to have an all-fiber-optic network, in 1989.

At the inaugural meeting in October, 1996, Case Western Reserve was one of the 34 charter university members of Internet2.

The university was ranked No. 1 in Yahoo Internet Life's 1999 Most Wired College list. There was a perception that this award was obtained through partially false or inaccurate information submitted for the survey, and the university did not appear at all on the 2000 Most Wired College list (which included 100 institutions); the numbers reported were much lower than those which had been submitted by Ray Neff in 1999. The university had previously placed No. 13 in the 1997 poll.

In August 2003, Case Western Reserve joined the Internet Streaming Media Alliance, then one of only two university members.

In September 2003, Case Western Reserve opened 1,230 public wireless access points on the Case Western Reserve campus and University Circle.

Case Western Reserve was one of the founding members of OneCleveland, formed in October 2003. OneCleveland is an "ultra broadband" (gigabit speed) fiber optic network. This network is for the use of organizations in education, research, government, healthcare, arts, culture, and the nonprofit sector in Greater Cleveland.

Case Western Reserve is also known for its Virtual Worlds gaming computer lab, which opened in 2005. The lab has a large network of Alienware PCs equipped with game development software such as the Torque Game Engine and Maya 3D modeling software. Additionally, it contains a number of specialized advanced computing rooms including a medical simulation room, a MIDI instrument music room, a 3D projection "immersion room", a virtual reality research room, and console room, which features video game systems such as Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii. This laboratory can be used by any student in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, and is heavily used for the Game Development (EECS 290) course.

Housing

First-year students are grouped into one of three residential colleges that are overseen by first-year coordinators. The Mistletoe, Juniper, and Magnolia residential colleges were established when the "First Year Experience" system was introduced, and Cedar was created in the fall of 2005 to accommodate a large influx of new students. In the fall of 2007, Magnolia was integrated into Mistletoe. The areas of focus for each college – Cedar: visual and performing arts; Mistletoe: service leadership; and Juniper: multiculturalism – remain the same.

The residential colleges plan events together and are run by college councils that take student input and use it to plan social and community service-oriented activities.

Nearly one-third of the campus undergraduates are in a fraternity or sorority. There are seven sororities and 15 fraternities. Recently semi-recognition has been given to a colony of Omega Tau Zeta. During the Fall of 2006, Sigma Alpha Epsilon was removed from the Case Western Reserve University campus due to legal issues. In the Spring of 2007, Phi Gamma Delta returned to the Case Western Reserve University Greek life. With the fall 2007 semester, Sigma Alpha Mu returned to Case Western Reserve (currently only as a colony) and a new sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, joined the Greek community.

Traditions

Many University traditions are maintained by the Class Officer Collective.

The Hudson Relays is an annual tradition at Case Western Reserve University that occurs on the last weekend before finals every spring semester. It is a relay race between teams drawn from each class year. The race is a distance of . Originally, the race was run from Hudson, Ohio, the original site of Western Reserve University, to the present location of the school in University Circle. Since the mid-1980s, the race has been run entirely in the University Circle area. University tradition is that if a class wins the relay for each of its four years, the team will be rewarded with a champagne and steak dinner with the president of the university. The most recent class to achieve this was the class of 2006. The winning class for each year is carved on a boulder located behind Adelbert Hallmarker.

Springfest is a day-long concert and student group festival which occurs later the same day of Hudson Relays. The Springfest Planning Committee brings in several bands and a beer garden, student groups set up booths to entertain the student body, and various inflatable carnival-style attractions are brought in to add to the theoretically festive atmosphere. Occasionally, due to adverse weather conditions, the festival must be moved indoors, usually to Thwing Center or Adelbert Gym.

Halloween at the Farm is a tradition established in the fall of 2002. Halloween at the Farm takes place at the Squire Valleevue Farm in Hunting Valley, Ohiomarker. Students, their families, and faculty are invited to enjoy games, a bonfire, an open air concert and hay rides. Organized by the members of the Class Officer Collective, HATF is one of the biggest events of the year.

Since 1974, the Film Society of Case Western Reserve University has held a science fiction marathon. The film festival, the oldest of its type, boasts more than 34 hours of non-stop movies and cartoons spaning many decades and sub-genres.

Athletics

The Veale Athletic Center which houses much of the Case Western Reserve University athletic and Physical Education departments.
Case Western Reserve University has been a member of the University Athletic Association (UAA) since the early 1990s. The conference participates in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division III. The university offers 10 men's sports and nine women's sports. Two of the teams attained unprecedented success in the fall of 2006, with the women's cross country team winning the Great Lakes regional championship for the first time, and the men's soccer team earning its first-ever NCAA tournament bid.

The Case Western Reserve Men's Soccer team finished their 2006 season with a 17–2–2 record and a UAA championship. The team reached the Sweet 16 in their first-ever NCAA Division III tournament appearance and concluded the season ranked 12th in the nation.

Case Western Reserve has an excellent cross country program, as evidenced by their finishes at the NCAA national competition over the past three years.The Case Western Reserve's women's cross country team finished the 2006 season with a UAA Championship and a bid to the NCAA Championship. The Lady Spartans finished 10th in the nation.The women's team went on to finish even higher at nationals in 2007, earning a sixth-place finish at the NCAA DIII national championship.Both the men's and women's Cross Country teams qualified for and competed in the NCAA DIII national championships in 2008, with the women's team coming away with two All-Americans and a 16th-place finish.

The Case Western Reserve football team finished the 2007 season with the school's first UAA Championship in football, first playoff appearance, and first playoff win against Widener Universitymarker. The team lost to Wabash Collegemarker in the second round. Case Western Reserve football had another undefeated regular season in 2008 but lost in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs to Wabash Collegemarker. In 2009, the team finished its 3rd consecutive undefeated regular season and won the UAA. It earned a 3rd straight playoff appearance, losing in the first round to Trine Universitymarker.

Case Western Reserve's primary athletic rival is Carnegie Mellon Universitymarker.

Naming controversy

The controversial "Case" logo
In 2003, the university unveiled a new logo and branding campaign that emphasized the "Case" portion of its name. In 2006, interim university president Gregory Eastwood convened a task group to study reactions to the campaign. The panel's report indicated that it had gone so poorly that "there appear to be serious concerns now about the university's ability to recruit and maintain high-quality faculty, fund-raising and leadership." Also, the logo was derided among the university's community and alumni and throughout northeastern Ohio; critics said it looked like "a fat man with a surfboard."

In 2007, the university's board of trustees approved a shift back to giving equal weight to "Case" and "Western Reserve". A new logo was chosen and implementation began July 1. In an open letter to the university community, interim president Eastwood admitted that "the university had misplaced its own history and traditions."

Notable people

The Case Alumni Association (CAA) is one of the oldest independent alumni organization in the United States, having been organized in 1885. Membership in the Association is conferred upon all graduates of the Case School of Applied Sciences, Case Institute of Technologymarker, Case School of Engineering, and the mathematics and science departments within the College of Arts and Sciences. Those who have attended any of the above institutions for at least one semester are considered members of the association.

CAA recently expanded its reach by establishing chapters (Case Clubs) in various U.S. cities, including Washington, D.C.marker, Silicon Valleymarker, San Diegomarker, Los Angelesmarker, Phoenixmarker and Bostonmarker.

In popular culture

Severance Hallmarker, adjacent to campus, was featured in the 1997 film Air Force One. The scene during the opening credits shows a night-time military raid on the presidential palace of the leader of Kazakhstanmarker. Severance Hall was chosen to depict the palace. During the scene, several landmarks of Case Western Reserve University are visible, including the Thwing Center (the student union) and the Dittrick Medical History Center.

In the 1999 film Being John Malkovich, it is mentioned that Floris, played by Mary Kay Place, has "her doctorate in speech impedimentology from Case Western."

The university was featured prominently in the 2006 film The Oh in Ohio. Jack, played by Paul Rudd, becomes romantically involved with Case Western Reserve student Kristin (played by Mischa Barton). In one scene, Jack drops Kristin off at the "Case Biophysics building," which is actually the Peter B. Lewis Building, part of Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Managementmarker. In this scene, a number of actual Case Western Reserve students were cast as extras, and a few were given minor speaking roles and included in the credits.

See Also



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