Articles published in December, 2014

Homes for sale in Walt Disney World

Imagine waking up in the morning and walking outside to Sleepy the dwarf snoozing on a bench. As you stand there, transportation pulls up to your house, and you are transferred to the magical world of Walt Disney.   It is now possible to make this dream a reality by choosing to live in the…

The price of education

    Every year, John Carroll University proves to be a college of academic excellence. A total of 411 professors drive this success with their dedication to scholarship and their commitment to student learning. However, 52 percent of these professors are grossly underpaid for their efforts. Part-time professors are excluded from the benefits that full-time…

Students discuss campus race issues

*CORRECTION: The following sentence, “While the discussion of campus race issues is by all means a one-sided debate, students that would disagree the claims made were simply not in attendance” appeared in print. “All means” has since been changed to “no means.” We apologize for this mistake.      The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri,…

Low salaries in higher education

  Most students expect their bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University to be met with a well paying job after graduation. But, what if someone had a doctorate and was only getting paid the same as a McDonald’s cashier?   Many instructors at JCU are considered part time. They do not have health insurance, job…

Humans of John Carroll 12/11/2014

Four years ago, an unfortunate incident involving a hard drive crash almost ended junior Evan Meindl’s band, Honey.   Meindl and his two bandmates, Joe Praksti and Pat O’Toole, set out to record their first album before Praksti and O’Toole left for college.   “When we had finished tracking it, and it was almost totally…

Entrepreneurship program ranked 23rd nationally

John Carroll University’s Entrepreneurship Program was recently ranked 23rd in the country by U.S. News & World Report, just five years after its inception as an academic minor.   The director of the Entrepreneurship minor [eMinor], Jackie Schmidt, emphasized that the national recognition is largely attributed to the diversity of disciplines the program reaches.  …

Local salon features new name, look

Located between two eateries on John Carroll Boulevard, a small shop entices customers with a modern look and sweet deals for JCU students.   Salon Alvarez Rosalina, a newly branded and renovated salon, aims to serve the John Carroll University community. The store’s owners, Frank Alvarez and Ken Rosalina, are hoping the changes reinvigorate the…

‘August Rush’ heads to Broadway

A new musical is coming to the Broadway stage. “August Rush,” based on the 2007 film starring Freddie Highmore and the late Robin Williams. Southpaw Entertainment and CJ E&M announced Nov. 25 that they will begin development in New York on Dec.  9-10. “August Rush” is a story about a boy named Evan Taylor, who…