Articles by Abigail Rings

Follow up: Forum sheds light on proposed core curriculum changes

One of the most fundamental parts of a JCU education – the core curriculum – could undergo some significant changes in the near future. An open forum was held last Tuesday, March 12 to discuss plans for proposed changes to the core. Gwendolyn Compton-Engle, director of the core curriculum, answered questions and explained exactly what…

With sequester looming, JCU aid is threatened: How the possible cuts on March 1 could affect John Carroll

March 1 is not just an important date to remember because it is the start of Spring Break and the deadline for housing agreements. It is also the deadline for the sequester, an implication of about $85 billion in cuts to military and domestic programs. While many of the cuts will not have a direct…

Game of chance: Res Life makes major changes to housing and lottery

Changes for John Carroll University students keep coming, as the Office of Residence Life released updates about housing for next academic year. The details for on-campus housing for the 2013-2014 year were announced this week in the form of a four-page document explaining the changes to prices and who can live where, as well as…

Campus Safety Services prep students on campus shooting protocol

Recent school shootings have made safety a top priority for universities and other educational institutions across the United States. John Carroll University decided to take an active role in educating their students, staff and administrators about what actions to take if an active shooter ever threatens JCU’s campus. A program called “Shots Fired!” took place…

Student Union makes dining hall changes a priority

Dining services always seems to be a topic of conversation among John Carroll students, and at the start of the new semester, it was one of the first things discussed during open forum at the first Student Union Senate meeting, held Tuesday, Jan. 22. Students explained their complaints with JCU Dining, and the senators detailed…

Less money, more problems: resident assistant salary and benefits take a hit

Resident assistants at John Carroll University will be paid less next year than they have been in the past. The Office of Residence Life made the decision to change the compensation for RAs after doing a re-evaluation of the current compensation package, according to an informational sheet detailing the revisions made available to RA candidates…

Grasselli library patrol puts students’ safety first

Students inhabiting Grasselli Library and Breen Learning Center long into the late hours of the night may have noticed the men and women walking around with blue vests and radios. While one is entrenched in their riveting “Principles of Macroeconomics” book, one may have not connected that these people are in the library to ensure…

The quest for a spot: JCU vs. BW parking pass prices

Paying for parking at John Carroll University is one of those sacrifices that students must make in order to have the luxury of a car on campus. The price of parking varies from university to university. But, The Carroll News recently found out that JCU’s closest fellow OAC school, Baldwin Wallace University, has lower prices…

Grasselli grows up: updates planned for the library

Grasselli Library and Breen Learning Center may be seeing some updates to policies to make the library more accessible and useful to students. The updates will include everything from whiteboards in the study rooms to a 24-hour room for student use. Michelle Millet, the new director for the library, has been asking students what they…

Out with the old, in with the new

Murphy Hall, the home of first-year students and many interesting stories, has been scheduled for its first-ever renovation during the 2013-2014 academic year. The building will be completely shut down during the remodeling to accommodate the various updates and changes to the building. The Rev. Robert Niehoff, S.J., John Carroll University’s president, said in his…

Adjunct professors fill academic needs at JCU

John Carroll University has professors on staff from many walks of life. Sometimes, to fill hiring gaps and diversify the teaching community, JCU hires part-time professors who make their academic home at another university or are only employed part time. Many of these part-time professors teach at Case Western Reserve University or other nearby universities.…

Student Union imposes stricter travel regulations

Student organizations will now have to prove that they earned reimbursement for trips and conferences, according to a new rule established by the Student Union last week. The rule will require that student organizations give a brief presentation on what they gained from their trip or conference to determine if the money is properly allocated…

Student Union puts ‘lame duck’ organization to rest

John Carroll University’s Student Union has been doing some pruning of their administrative structure this year. Two amendments were presented to the Senate on Sept. 24 to eliminate any mention of the Legion of Student Organizations from the constitution and by-laws of Student Union. This will essentially dissolve the LSO and reallocate its duties. The…

JCU EMS put its skills to the test

Students on Sunday afternoon may have been alarmed to see fellow classmates walking around with what appeared to be life-threatening injuries. But as they probably figured out quickly, this was simply the work of some very gifted makeup artists as part of a safety drill. On Sunday morning, as the rest of the JCU campus…

University Heights cracks down on texting and driving

John Carroll students now have even more of a reason to be cautious with their cell phone use while driving. University Heights City Council recently passed a law that bans texting while driving for all motorists and forbids drivers under age 18 from using any kind of electronic wireless device. The two ordinances are identical…