The last 12 months have been atypical all over the world, and the Case Western Reserve University campus was no exception. But during this time, our students, faculty and staff remained steadfast in their mission to learn and teach, conduct research and contribute to our local community.
Before we head into the new year, take a look back with as at 2021 and The Daily’s top stories that made headlines.
Below, our 20 most-read news and research stories from 2021* are listed in ascending order.
Daniel Shao, a Class of 2021 graduate, reflected on the disappointment he faced as a high school senior facing college rejections—and how Case Western Reserve ultimately propelled him toward his goals.
Alumni John (MED ‘86) and Catherine (CWR ‘77, NUR ‘81) Seibyl committed $7.5 million for the School of Medicine and Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing to collaborate on efforts to improve outcomes for patients with neurodegenerative diseases.
Earlier this year, when COVID-19 vaccines first became more widely available, Mark Aulisio, the Susan E. Watson Professor and chair of the Department of Bioethics, weighed in on some of their bioethical concerns.
Researchers used electronic health record information to demonstrate there is a higher risk in teenagers for developing myocarditis/pericarditis (heart inflammation) after contracting COVID-19 than in those who received two doses of the vaccine.
Thinking of applying to med school? We worked with Christian Essman, senior director of admissions and financial aid for the Office of Admissions in the School of Medicine, to find out what you need to know.
Janet McGrath, professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology at the College of Arts and Sciences, discussed a hot topic: those hesitant about getting COVID-19 vaccinations and how they may be able to overcome their concerns.