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Campus District

Cleveland State - photo Bob Perkoski

Containing two institutions of higher learning, Cleveland State University and Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), the Campus District bustles with youthful energy. In addition to the more than 25,000 students who attend classes here, there are an additional 20,000 people who work in the district. Toss in the hundreds of other businesses, institutions and places of worship that call the area home and you get a dense 500-acre district that attracts over 100,000 people every single week. The newly completed Euclid Corridor Project makes travel east or west a speedy breeze. Located just east of Playhouse Square, this region of the city is fast becoming a prized live-work hub. 


Ronn Richard - Centennial Meeting

q&a: ronn richard, president of the cleveland foundation

In this candid, wide-ranging interview, the leader of the Cleveland Foundation discusses its centennial gifts, the Greater University Circle Initiative, the Transformation Plan and more.

Artist Dana Depew at HGR

secondhand to first rate: 10 upcycling shops worth checking out

Cleveland is full of hole-in-the-wall second hand stores. From vintage two-wheelers to hulking industrial-age machines and bins of repurposed art supplies, we take you on a tour of the coolest trash-to-treasure finds in the city.  

Dante Centuori with moon rock

insider's guide to cleveland museums: curators show off their favorite artifacts

For every well-regarded artifact on display in Cleveland’s world-class museums there are countless more that fly under the radar. Fresh Water tagged along with curators from area museums as they showed off their favorite hidden gems, sharing often untold stories and behind-the-scenes peeks at choice treasures. 

Tri-C Western Campusí Convocation one of several components that comprise the First Year Experience

tri-c year-one program a 'campus support system' for new students

Cuyahoga Community College's stated mission is to provide an affordable, high-quality learning experience for its diverse enrollment. Considering the amount of freshmen arriving on its doorstep each year, Tri-C has created an initiative to guide incoming students past the higher education threshold as painlessly as possible.   First Year Experience (FYE) is a multi-faceted, comprehensive introduction to Tri-C, says Dr. Michael Schoop, president of the school's Metropolitan Campus. The "campus support system" for new students folds the college's ordinary orientation procedures into a systematic, larger-scale effort meant to focus freshmen on long-term career and academic goals.   "Tri-C has long been interested in anything that can help more of our students become successful," says Schoop. "With so many of them new to the college experience, we needed a more structured approach." Read the rest of the story here.  

Karen Miller, vice president for access and completion at Cuyahoga Community College

planning ahead eases the transition from tri-c to bachelor's degree

Community college is a viable option for students seeking to save money while preparing to continue their studies at a four-year college. However, many undergraduates make costly and time-consuming mistakes before even getting to the transfer process. This potential nightmare can be avoided with careful planning done at the earliest stage of a student's academic career. Tri-C is not just streamlining this process to make transfer easier, it's promoting the importance of setting a direction the moment a student enters the institution.
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Campus District Founders

jennifer coleman

jennifer coleman

City: Campus District

Meet Jennifer Coleman, founder of CityProwl, which produces urban walking tours 

stephen mchale

stephen mchale

City: Campus District

Meet Stephen McHale, founder of Explorys, an innovation spinoff from Cleveland Clinic with 130 employees that provides the healthcare industry with a secure, cloud-based analytics platform.

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