Articles by Bridget Fitzgerald

Alumni Corner: Alumna Bridget Fitzgerald

Chicago-area alumnus Bill Burke may have said it best: “You can take alumni from 1957 through 2014 and they talk like they have known each other for years.” Attending my first “12 Blue Streaks for Dinner” event in Chicago sponsored by the JCU Student Alumni Association was a true example of this. We walked into…

Schott Dining Hall hopes to reduce students’ food waste

Aramark, John Carroll University’s dining service, has updated its waste management this semester. The use of Rosby Resource Recycling, a food waste recycling service, has aided in Aramark’s improvement. The program provides containers to fill with waste, which they pick-up and compost into organic products. Rosby accepts items such as produce, meat, dairy, cardboard and…

Student Union inaugurates 88th president

Junior Amanda Papa was inaugurated as the 88th Student Union President on Thursday, Jan. 21.  Outgoing President Matt Hiznay wished Papa success for the next year. He said, “I have full faith and confidence [in Papa].”  After the Presidential Oath was administered, Papa took the podium for her inaugural address.  Papa plans to lead the…

Students, faculty clean Health Center out of H1N1 vaccine

The John Carroll University Health Center will be receiving a new installment of H1N1 nasal sprays as soon as next week. The Health Center already used the first 200 H1N1 flu mist vaccines on 190 students and 10 faculty members. Unlike the seasonal flu vaccine, which the JCU Health Center purchases each year, the H1N1…

JCU bookstore makes a move

The John Carroll University bookstore may be relocating and expanding as a part of the University’s Master Plan. When the Master Plan was first developed, the University brought in a nationally recognized consulting firm, Sasaki, to interview faculty, staff and students to determine how to best enhance JCU’s campus. The firm explored different ways to…

JCU is back on the air

Channel 4 will be showing John Carroll’s own programming on campus.

OurView: The legacy and struggle of the token broken

You have most likely seen this “token broken” person bobble on campus with crutches, with a walking cast, in a brace waiting for elevators, or wearing one shoe. Being consistently injured provides a new sense of style. Some are questioned by doctors and friends as to why they do not choose the variety of neon…

Campus departments tighten their organization and efficiency

The John Carroll University community has undergone reorganization changes this semester as the Information Technology Services, Student Service Center, Facilities and Academic Advising have new operational procedures. Information Technology Services has been reorganized into three units: System and Network Operations, Applications Development and Learning Support Services (LSS).

JCU: great school for great price

John Carroll University has been awarded the No. 4 spot in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category of the 2010 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News and World Report. According to the U.S. News and World Report Web site, “The U.S. News College rankings provide timely, relevant and useful information about the college…

JCU professor caught in quake

Santa Casciani, associate professor of Italian language and literature at John Carroll University, was caught amidst the deadliest earthquake to strike Italy in decades. Casciani, who survived the earthquake without injury, was a witness to the devastating aftermath of the earthquake that destroyed a town and left 270 dead, thousands injured and even more homeless.