Articles published in April, 2016

U.S. exports oil to Europe after forty-year ban

  The ink is barely dry on legislation to lift a forty-year old ban on exporting U.S. crude oil and American energy companies are already  racing to ship it overseas.   U.S. oil sales to foreign buyers have been quick to start after President Obama signed a bill that abolished the crude export ban less…

Unemployment falls to 42-year low

        The 1970’s was a time of radical change for the United States.   In 1973, U.S. troops were withdrawn from Vietnam. The World Trade Center was finished, becoming the tallest building in New York City.   Secretariat won the Triple Crown and Nixon stood on trial for the Watergate Scandal.   The…

How GPS is changing technology, culture and minds

People use GPS (Global Positioning System) today to guide airplanes, ships and tractors. It keeps tabs on sex offenders and helps find oil deposits. It helps travelers going on road trips to know what exit to take on the highway, how long the traffic back-up is, or what other routes to take.   GPS devices…

Boler School ranks among Bloomberg’s top business schools in America

  In Bloomberg’s recent 2016 Business School Rankings, John Carroll University’s Boler School of Business has been named number 30 in top business schools and ranked number 1 in the nation in student preparedness for employment.   Bloomberg has been compiling lists of top business schools in order to guide the selection process of incoming…

Alumnus’ article published in U.N.

  Tom Weinandy, a 2011 John Carroll University graduate, will have an article published by the United Nations Chronicle. The publication requested Weinandy to write a piece on crisis mapping due to his knowledge on the subject.   As a JCU student, Weinandy majored in Spanish and social entrepreneurship, a major he designed for himself…

A true underdog story

  It is not too often you can watch history in the making, but come Sunday, May 1, we may just see it happen.   Leicester City of the British Premier League is one victory away from winning the title, thanks to a Tottenham Hotspur draw with West Bromwich Albion.   For the uninitiated to…

CN speaks with Alice Through the Looking Glass director James Bobin

The Carroll News participated in a conference call interview with James Bobin, director of Walt Disney’s sequel, “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” produced by Tim Burton based on characters written by Lewis Carroll.   Q: Will the film be a continuation of the first film’s original story line in “Alice in Wonderland?”   James Bobin:…

Biology professor of 28 years receives distinguished faculty award

  This year’s Distinguished Faculty Award has been given to associate Biology professor, Jeffrey Johansen.   This award is the highest honor a faculty member can receive and it recognizes teaching excellence, service and leadership of students. The member is selected by the University Community and is presented annually to a full-time faculty member.  …

Top-down social justice

John Carroll likes to think of itself as an institution that works for social justice. The University’s student body goes to great lengths to ensure that their reputation as “men and women for and with others” is well-deserved. One social justice issue that some in the John Carroll community are particularly concerned with is the…

JCU student meets with Representative Fudge

  John Carroll University junior, Krystal Milam, traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with Rep. Marcia Fudge, the U.S. Representative for Ohio’s 11th district on Friday, April 22. Milam’s goal was to persuade Rep. Fudge to sign legislation regarding climate change and mass incarceration.   Milam is a member of an advocacy program called Friend’s…

ROTC celebrates 66 years at JCU

The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is celebrating 66 years at John Carroll University this month.   ROTC is a program for students who have ambitions of becoming a military officer to work toward that goal while obtaining a four-year degree.   Those members who complete all four years are then commissioned as a second…

The Gebhardt Collection: Podcasts make perfect

Like many students at John Carroll (and in just about every university nationwide), I love learning foreign languages.   I mean I love it fiercely. I can’t get enough. I have minors in Spanish and French, and this year, I started taking classes in Arabic. If I could, I would study every language that the…

Jam packed weekend tests John Carroll’s depth

It was a 31 inning weekend for the John Carroll University softball squad.   A double header on Saturday, April 23 developed into a Sunday, April 24 afternoon feature that included 17 innings and one win for JCU.   JCU dropped a two game stint with Muskingum University in a Saturday afternoon meeting with the…

JCU extends winning streak to three

After losing to The University of Mount Union earlier in the month, the John Carroll University men’s lacrosse team has bounced back with a vengeance. The team won both of its games this week against Muskingum (Wednesday, April 20, 17-2) and Otterbein (Saturday, April 23, 14-7). With the victories, first-year head coach Chris Cooper and…

The woman I want to be

    I am not the woman that you can see in old movies from the 50s and 60s. I am also not the woman that the feminist in me says I should strive to be. Let me explain.   I will never be a housewife. When I picture my life in 10 or 15 years,…

OurView: Orthodoxy in the east

    Friends, Roman Catholics, countrymen, lend me your eyes! Pope Francis has stirred up many around the world with his comments on different subjects. People have been quick to claim that Pope Francis has liberalized the Catholic Church and, in their eyes, softened the austere and non-inclusive stances of the Church.   This isn’t…

McGowan's Manifesto: I willed it thus

There are seldom pet-peeves that are more pronounced in my life than people who don’t honor their past.   I’m a bit of Nietzsche fan (please don’t stop reading), and in his work, he talks a lot about your past being a constant part of your present. Although I am probably murdering this interpretation because…

Through the looking glass

    As individuals, we are deeply influenced by what mass media deems as acceptable and unacceptable, whether it be dietary trends, fashion do’s and don’ts or body image goals. According to the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), body image is defined as how you perceive yourself when you look in the mirror, how you…

Officials charged in water crisis

    Two state officials and a local official have been brought up on charges in the face of the water crisis in Flint, Mich., according to CNN. Water treatment plant employee Mike Glasgow and Michigan Department of Enviromental Quality workers, Stephen Busch and Mike Prysby, could all face prison time if they are convicted of…

Pike county slaying kills eight family members

  Eight people were found dead, shot execution style in Piketon, Ohio on Friday, April, 22.  CNN reported that the bodies were found at four different locations. In a list of names released by Cleveland.com, all of the victims were a part of the Rhoden family, ranging from a 44-year-old man to a 16-year-old boy. …

Trump sweeps five states, Clinton takes four

    Businessman Donald Trump scored another demanding victory in five different state primaries on Tuesday, April 26. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also had a strong night with four wins in states Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland.   The states that voted were Delaware, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Maryland. Trump was polling…

Trump: media made

  In 20 years, this election is going to be studied by political scientists. In their research, they are going to figure out how and why the Donald Trump phenomenon happened. There are a few things we already know. We know that people are angry and they are flocking to Donald Trump because he is…

Second game provides quick revenge for John Carroll

    John Carroll University baseball entered and exited the weekend at .500.   JCU split a double header with Muskingum University when they made the trip to University Heights for the Strike Out ALS weekend event. JCU dropped game one 6-5, but delivered an 8-2 revenge victory in the second game.   It would take…

Pope Francis eases burden of divorced Catholics

  After a long Synod on the Family held in October 2015, Pope Francis revealed his anticipated document on the family, “Amoris Laetita,” on Friday, April 8. The 256 page document did not make any changes in the law of the Catholic Church but Pope Francis, suggested the Church to open its arms and lessen…

JCU student blog spot Blog: Epic Applications

by Ese Osaghae, junior About: Ese’s blog, “Epic Applications,” is centered around philosophy and how to make small victories in life. Ese got started writing his blog last summer, mainly as something to do for himself. He thought that he needed an avenue to let all the thoughts that circle in his head have a…