Articles published in March, 2015

Boko Haram allies with Islamic State

  The Islamic State group is expanding into West Africa after accepting an allegiance pledge from Boko Haram.   The allegiance pledge was made public after an audio recording was released by the Islamic State on Thursday, March 12. According to Time Magazine, Flashpoint Intelligence, a global security firm, was able to independently verify the…

Real estate billionaire arrested for murder

  Wealthy eccentric Robert Durst agreed Monday to be returned to Los Angeles to face a murder charge in the execution-style shooting 15 years ago of a mobster’s daughter who acted as his spokeswoman.   The heir to a New York real estate fortune shuffled into a New Orleans courtroom with his hands shackled at…

John Carroll Blue Streak varsity athletics: Weekend roundup 3/14-3/15

  Men’s Tennis   The John Carroll University men’s tennis team lost to Oberlin College, 8-1, in the Heisman Field House on Saturday, March 14.   Alex Guthrie picked up JCU’s only win of the match. Guthrie beat Callan Louis 7-5, 2-6, 10-3 at No. 3 singles.   Guthrie spoke about what his singles victory…

JCU drops third nonconference game in loss to Aurora

Hosting Aurora University on Friday, March 13, the John Carroll University men’s lacrosse team dropped its third straight match –– this time to the Spartans, 11-8.   The game started out with a quick strike from sophomore Declan O’Grady, who finished off a feed from freshman Logan Calhoun just 28 seconds into the match.  …

March Madness

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for sports fans: March Madness. It’s by far my favorite sporting event of the year. Now, of course, I am biased being a basketball player. But, there truly is nothing like the NCAA Tournament.   However, in recent years, the same debate keeps appearing. In the…

OurView: Pale yellow and navy blue

  The world is full of labels. Now, this isn’t some preachy “don’t put me in a box for I am an individual!” type of statement. But rather, just a simple observation.   I have been called a woman, daughter, sister (and sister-in-law), friend, peer, tall, nice, pretty, independent, annoying, overly-chatty, intense and weird. Some…

Blue Streaks improve to 9-3 start with three-game sweep

  The John Carroll University baseball team had a busy weekend, as the Blue Streaks improved to 9-3 on the year after a three-game sweep of Transylvania University over the two-day series.   The Blue Streaks dominated in each game, winning 7-4 on Saturday and then 10-4 and 7-2 on Sunday.   Saturday’s game started…

The Johnson Journal: Going viral

  Each day, the human brain processes more information and executes more orders than any modern computer during the same amount of time. For all of the technological advances societies have made in recent years, the human body contains the most complex iteration of a “computer” in the world. And while this fact might sound…

Higl's Squiggles: Thank you, John Carroll

  In just two months time, I will no longer walk along the Quad, avoiding eye contact with the voracious squirrels that lurk the campus. I will no longer be able to drop into some of my greatest mentors’ offices and shoot the breeze whenever I please. I will no longer have the pleasure of…

Goodness Gracious: Dress to Impress

    Thinking back to almost four years ago, I can remember how ecstatic I was to leave high school and come to John Carroll. The taste of freedom was in the air, and of all the liberties I was finally going to experience, the most important one was no more dress codes.   Since…

Cup of Joe: A kind word and a smile

  Wisdom comes from many sources.   Professors, professionals and pariahs can all offer pieces of knowledge. You never know what you can learn from another person.   I once picked up a nugget of wisdom from a man I don’t always agree with, but deeply respect. He said: “Be nice to the little people.…

Alumni Corner: Alumni Corner: March 19, 2015

Written by Kyle Reynolds ’99, president-elect of the National Alumni Board   Getting old stinks. There’s really no way around it. I hurt when I wake up in the morning, and it’s not caused by a late night on Lee Road. I think that I have permanent damage in my feet from stepping on my…

Stiller and Wilson announce ‘Zoolander’ sequel at Paris Fashion Week

  During the height of the Paris Fashion Week at the Valentino women’s wear show on March 10, there was an exciting announcement. Famed film models Blue Steel (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson), from the iconic movie “Zoolander,” came out of retirement to wrap up the show with the final strut down the catwalk.…

Salvation Army uses popular dress to raise awareness about domestic violence

  White and gold. Black and blue. The world was divided into these two groups when a multicolored controversial dress went viral earlier this month. The debate captured the attention of social media users and news outlets. One organization took advantage of the popularity to advocate an issue.   The Salvation Army South Africa created…

JCU offers a full night of fun with ‘Carroll’s Got Talent’ and ‘Streak the Center’

JCU student organizations pulled out all the stops with a fun-filled Friday night, complete with hours of entertainment, food and talent competition.   Beta Theta Pi fraternity hosted “Carroll’s Got Talent” on March 13 at 7 p.m. in the Kulas Audtiorium. The event featured eight acts, ranging from singers, to dancers, to musicians. All proceeds…

Disney’s ‘Cinderella’ remake creates spellbinding cinema magic

  Many fans of the original Disney princess stories, such as Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, might agree these classics are better left untouched. However, with modern movie magic, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures transformed the original “Cinderella” cartoon into a live-action romantic fantasy film with thematic eloquence.   The film was released Friday, March…

Room for improvement

  Last Wednesday, the John Carroll University community received notice that the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools had placed the University on Notice. While the HLC reaffirmed John Carroll as an accredited school, it also identified several problem areas that need to be corrected before its next visit…

Perspectives from the provost: Why did this happen, and how will JCU move forward?

In an interview with Provost and Academic Vice President Jeanne Colleran, she addressed why John Carroll University didn’t provide the data the Higher Learning Commission sought, why the data didn’t meet the HLC’s standards and also identified areas of improvement the University is working on.   Colleran filled the role of provost and academic vice…

‘Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals’ exhibit visits JCU

When people think of the Holocaust, many associate it with Jews, gypsies and other ethnicities targeted by the Nazis. However, the “Nazi Persecution of the Homosexuals” exhibition brings to light the discrimination of a group that some may not associate with the Holocaust.   The exhibition is at John Carroll University on loan from the…

Model Arab League wins highest award at regional conference

  The John Carroll University Model Arab League team secured an exceptional victory at the Ohio Valley Regional MAL Conference held at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio on Feb. 19. The student organization was honored with the highest award possible, named the 2015 “Outstanding Delegation,” for their representation of the United Arab Emirates.   Under…

JCU faculty reacts to the news, plans to move forward

  According to some faculty members at John Carroll University, many weren’t shocked last week when they received word the University was put on notice.   “We were anticipating something,” said Anthony Roy Day, chair of the faculty council and professor of physics.   Day explained he was notified last fall when Jeanne Colleran, academic…

JCU placed on notice by Higher Learning Commission, remains accredited: How does this affect the John Carroll University community?

  John Carroll University received a public disclosure notice and an institutional action letter on Tuesday, March 10 stating the institution is at risk of being out of compliance with the criteria for accreditation. The University has been placed on notice, but remains accredited.   JCU first achieved accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission in…

Perspectives from the president: Niehoff responds to Higher Learning Commission notice

The president of John Carroll University said today the news that the University has been placed on notice by the Higher Learning Commission was a surprise to most of the JCU community.   “It’s a shock to us,” said the Rev. Robert Niehoff, S.J., in an interview with The Carroll News. “It’s a shock to…

John Carroll University placed on notice by the Higher Learning Commission

John Carroll University received a public disclosure notice and an institutional action letter on Tuesday, March 10 saying the institution is at risk of being out of compliance with the criteria for accreditation. The University has been put on notice, but remains accredited.   JCU first achieved accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission in 1922,…