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Hope, Strength, Resilience

How the CSU Community responded to the global pandemic

Winter 2021

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Leading with Honor

Meet the man helping shape CSU’s response to the pandemic

Quarantined in China

Alumna Carrie Kidd (BA '17) sat in an airport in Wuhan, China, during an eight-hour layover on the night of December 30, 2019. As she waited for her next flight, she scrolled through Chinese news sources on her phone. Suddenly, she spotted a headline with Wuhan in the title. Read more >>

Deep Connection, Keen Perception Prompt Major Gift

Alumna Marjorie Shorrock gave $1 million gift in support of CSU’s recently established Student Success Initiatives. Read more >>

Law grad fights for ICE detainees and wins

Elizabeth Bonham (JD ’15) staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Ohio in Cleveland, successfully fought for the release of 21 people held by immigration authorities in four Ohio jails as COVID-19 cases spiked at the facilities. Read more >>


CSU freshmen can get up to 50 percent off yearly tuition with 2-for-1 tuition promise

Look For The Silver Lining

Two alumni share their thoughts on remaining grateful and cracking a laugh or two even during some of life’s trying moments.  Read more >>

Giving During COVID

Both the CSU community and Greater Cleveland rallied behind students to offer support during the onset of the pandemic. Read more >>

Communication Professor Earns Award For Opinion Pieces

Richard M. Perloff, Ph.D., Cleveland State University professor of communication and political science, earned statewide recognition from the Press Club of Cleveland for three essays he wrote. Read more >>

How COVID-19 Shifted the work of the CSU Alumni Association

As a result of the world’s shift to virtual connection as a primary source of interaction, the CSU Alumni Association developed a number of programs to engage with alumni both near and far. Read more >>>

Young Alumni Honor Faculty and Staff During Homecoming

In what is fast becoming an anchored tradition of CSU’s Homecoming annual festivities, faculty and staff were honored for their work in the classroom and beyond with this year’s Golden Apple Awards.  Read more >>

Congrats to Crain’s Cleveland Business honoree - Brittany Wampler!

Brittany Wampler, CSU's director of pre-professional health programs, has been recognized as a 2020 ‘Forty Under 40’ honoree by Crain's Cleveland Business.  Read more >>

Never Flashy. Never Trendy. Always Cleveland.

How David Gilbert is raising Cleveland's nationwide profile

Internet of Things Collaborative Plan Two New Research Hubs

CSU and Case Western Reserve University have received a $3.1 million grant from the Cleveland Foundation to further advance the Internet of Things Collaborative (IOTC), a joint initiative forged in 2017 to shape the Northeast Ohio region into a digital innovation leader. Read more >>

Granting Help

The National Science Foundation awarded CSU a $2 million grant which will fund The Cleveland Tech and Talent Pipeline project to create supportive pathways for high school students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) into computer science and information technology careers and ultimately boost diversity in the field. Read more >>

Living With History

Even as a student, Tom Yablonsky (BA ’77) appreciated Cleveland’s historic architecture and saw its potential. Today, as many of those downtown structures are transforming into sleek, new living options, he’s in the center of a housing boom and advocating to preserve some of the city’s prized buildings. Read more >>

A Homecoming Like No Other

The year 2020 was certainly one for the history books. A global pandemic. Remote learning and working. Shutdowns. Face masks. Social distancing. And CSU’s first-ever virtual Homecoming. Read more >>

CSU Research Team Awarded Three-Year, $1 Million National Science Foundation Grant

A team of researchers from Cleveland State University has been awarded a three-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE program for a project titled Achieving Excellence and Equity through Academic Leadership DevelopmentRead more >>

Alumnus and Cleveland judge cuts jail population in half amid growing coronavirus fears

Amid concerns about the spread of COVID 19, Judge Brendan J. Sheehan (JD ’93) worked to move vulnerable populations out of the Cuyahoga County Jail.  Read more >>

Coming Together To Make A Change

Asha McClendon, a CSU senior pursuing a degree in Graphic Design, recently designed a mural dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement in conjunction with the Centers for Families and Children. Read more >>

Going for Gold

Washkewicz Hall, home to the College of Engineering, has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Read more >>

The CSU Community Quickly Moved Into Action

From delivering PPE to stitching face masks, students, faculty and staff quickly sprang into action in response to the pandemic. Read more >>

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