War in Ukraine and the CWRU Community

To the Case Western Reserve Community:

Tragically, after decades of hard-won peace, war has returned to the European continent. All of us are deeply saddened by this news, and are organizing to provide help to members of our community. 

Case Western Reserve staff have reached out to international students affected by these developments; they and any others who want support can contact University Counseling Services any time, day or night, at 216.368.5872; they also can reach out online via CWRUCare.

To our faculty and staff with family, friends or colleagues who may be in harm’s way, please know you also are in our thoughts. You also can access a counselor 24/7 by dialing 800.227.6007 and have the option to schedule an appointment with our on-campus mental health support specialist.

Finally, we are relieved to be able to share that our economics professor Roman Sheremeta, who has been in Ukraine over the past month helping to launch a new university there, returned safely to the U.S. yesterday. He has been advocating tirelessly for his native country over the past week, offering his insights to multiple local and national media outlets

We will continue to update the campus community as this conflict unfolds; for now, we hope for continued triumph of democracy and peace over authoritarianism and aggression.

Eric W. Kaler

Ben Vinson III
Provost and Executive Vice President