screenshot of CWRU RNC website homepage

CWRU launches RNC-related website; translators and faculty experts needed

With seven weeks left until the start of the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump passed the 1,237-delegate threshold to secure his party’s presidential nomination.

And now, all GOP eyes turn to Cleveland—along with millions more of people not affiliated with the Grand Old Party.

Case Western Reserve is marking the moment with its own convention-related website, Its home page includes information regarding how to reserve campus spaces for events during convention week, activities on campus, volunteer opportunities and a list of faculty who have offered to be contacted by media with questions related to their area(s) of scholarly expertise. Those who have not completed the faculty expert registration form still may do so at

Today the university is issuing a second call for volunteers, this one to all students, staff and faculty who are fluent in a language other than English. More than 15,000 journalists are expected to be in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention July 18-21, and many of them will be members of foreign media covering the 2016 presidential campaign.

If you are willing to provide translation assistance to reporters or others involved in the convention, please complete the registration form at Your contact information will not be shared on the university’s convention website; only the availability of translators for specific languages.

As the convention dates draw closer, this website also will have information regarding downtown road closures and convention-related events that may affect traffic or other activities in University Circle.