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The Case School.

The Finest In Educational Excellence.

Case Western Reserve University is one of the nation's leading independent research universities, with programs that encompass the arts and sciences, engineering, the health sciences, law, management, and social work.

Although its origins date to 1826, the University in its present form is the result of a federation of Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University. The two institutions shared adjacent campuses during the nineteenth century, and were involved in cooperative efforts for many years. Today, Case Western Reserve's enrollment and resources, distributed among undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, achieve a balance that is distinctive among American universities.

Case Western Reserve University is located in University Circle, a 550-acre, park-like concentration of approximately 50 cultural, medical, educational, religious, and social service institutions located at the eastern edge of the city center. University Circle attracts visitors from throughout the region to its concerts, theater performances, athletic events, art shows, public lectures, exhibits, and restaurants. Housing, shopping, and recreational facilities are all located in the area.

Year 2000 Issues

Despite our best efforts at averting Y2K problems, it seems that our Web server now believes that it is January of 1900. Please be advised that we are working diligently on the problem and hope to have it fixed soon.

The CWRU Y2K Homepage Parody

This is the page Case Western Reserve University's web development team put in place to poke fun at the Y2K hysteria that had gripped the world at the end of 1999. Unfortunately, it seems that some people take everything they read too seriously, including the folks at Wired.com, who included this site in an article citing Y2K issues which was then picked up by the Associated Press.

Here is some additional information regarding this page:

  • Here is what this page looked like before the Y2K bug struck.
  • The University issued a press release following the Wired.com article.
  • We did receive a number of responses following the prank.
  • Along with the picture above, we included a number of additional images from turn of the century CWRU.
Headlines updated Dec 28, 1899