CLEVELAND, Ohio — An appeals court reversed a ruling by a federal judge that said a Cleveland FBI agent used misleading information to get a warrant in an investigation into an Iranian scientist accused of stealing trade secrets.A three-judge panel from the 6th U.S. Circuit wrote Tuesday that agent Timothy Boggs did not omit important information when he submitted a search warrant to a federal magistrate for Sirous Asgari’s emails in 2013. Asgari, a professor at Sharif University in Tehran who studies metallurgical science, was indicted in 2016 on charges of theft of trade secrets, wire fraud and visa fraud. He is free on bond.U.S. District Judge James Gwin ruled in April 2018 that Boggs, who has since retired, included “wildly misleading” information in an affidavit in an attempt to show a connection between Asgari and a university project the agent claimed was done in support of the Iranian Navy.The judge also suppressed emails the FBI took through a 2015 … [Read more...] about Cleveland FBI agent did not mislead federal judge in search warrant in trade-secrets case, appeals court rules
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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Congress and the White House approved a measure to significantly reduce the number of people from certain countries emigrating to the United States amid warnings that the newcomers may take jobs, carry disease, commit crimes and not be able to assimilate into the American way of life.That may sound like news of the day, but it actually refers to the Immigration Quota Acts of 1921 and 1924 when a war-weary America feared for its future and changed the rules that allowed people to emigrate.John J. Grabowski, a history professor at Case Western Reserve University and historian with the Western Reserve Historical Society, will discuss the immigration issues of the past and how they mirror the present in a free lecture 7 p.m., March 5 at the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom, 11038 Bellflower Road.Part of the lecture will focus on Cleveland and the role it played in the immigration situation, which was a city that provided employment to immigrants in the many … [Read more...] about Case professor to speak on immigration reform efforts of the 1920s
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Research at universities won’t likely stop during the government shutdown, but that doesn’t mean that faculty and administration won’t feel the effects.A partial government shutdown began Dec. 22, 2018, and President Donald Trump said on Friday that it could go on for months, even years, if Democrats don’t approve funding for a border wall Trump promised during his campaign in 2016.The shutdown left thousands of federal workers at home or unpaid. Graduate students who conduct research projects funded with federal money won’t be told to stay out of the lab, though.Universities typically pay student salaries and then apply for reimbursements from the federal government. Chemicals, machines and other necessities for research are also purchased through this method.When the government shuts down, it preventing universities from getting the money back -- potentially for months. Researchers have to be careful about how they spend.“In a … [Read more...] about Will the government shutdown halt research at Northeast Ohio universities?
EDITOR’S NOTE: Whether they're selling handmade crafts, doing consulting after hours, or operating a weekend catering business, side-hustles are meant to provide extra coin beyond what a regular day job pays. For many, it's a way to turn their passions into profit. In 2017, according to CNN Money, 44 million Americans reported having a side-hustle to either pursue a passion or supplement their income, or both. Here is one in a series of stories from NE Ohio:CLEVELAND, Ohio — By day, Jaime Bouvier teaches Case Western Reserve University law students how to be good lawyers. Two nights a week, she teaches others to fly.As a side hustle, Bouvier, 46, an assistant professor of lawyering skills at CWRU, teaches and performs aerial circus arts (think trapeze, and all the high-flying acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil).“It’s like a compulsion more than anything else,” Bouvier says of her side gig. “I’m not happy if I’m not training.”After … [Read more...] about Case law professor Jaime Bouvier’s passion, side-hustle, is in the air
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Case Western Reserve University officials want to switch a tenure-track African-American history professorship to a two-year visiting position, despite the school’s insistence that diversity and inclusion efforts are top priorities.CWRU’s student population is majority white; 3 percent of faculty and 6 percent of students are black. The university launched a push to attract a more diverse student body and improve campus life for those students. The university’s leader for diversity and inclusion is leaving, and the school has a nationwide search to replace her.The decision to downgrade a professorship in this climate is unacceptable, argue some students and professors.“The administration wants to hire a second-class citizen of the university with no job security to teach and research in an area of study that is not only vital for college students but that requires a certain amount of intellectual risk-taking, something that is unlikely to … [Read more...] about Case Western Reserve University downgrades tenure-track African American history professor position