Articles by Dan Cooney

Cooney Meets World: If I were Millor Orator

Today, in some ways, marks the end of an era. With this new edition of The (award-winning) Carroll News, you hold in your hands the last installment of “Cooney Meets World.” This edition is also my last as editor in chief of The Carroll News. The past four years at The Carroll News provided some…

Cooney Meets World: Causeworthy cut

Mary Beth Brooks always knows how to brighten someone’s day. I pass by the Institute of Catholic Studies nearly every day on my way to class and give her a friendly wave through the windows of the office. But, when I walked by Monday, something didn’t seem right. What happened to Mary Beth’s hair? Not…

The Carroll News sits down with Sheldon Gawiser

Last week on March 14, The Carroll News interviewed Sheldon Gawiser. Gawiser is the director of elections at NBC News. He has worked with NBC since 1975. Before taking his current position, Gawiser taught in the political science department at John Carroll University. One of his most famous students was fellow future NBC coworker Tim…

Cooney Meets World: Holy memories!

I think it would be fair to say the announcement of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation dropped a bombshell on the Roman Catholic Church worldwide. No one, except for maybe a small group of close friends and cardinals, saw this coming. Benedict is the first pope to resign since Gregory XII in 1415. However, other members…

Cooney Meets World: Bucket listing

This semester really needs to slow down a bit. I can hardly believe we’re nearing midterms already! My time here at John Carroll University is quickly coming to an end. As a senior in my final semester, I feel it is my duty to pass down the knowledge I’ve acquired throughout my four years as…

Cooney Meets World: Retreating from the grid

I’ve written before in this space about my life during what I will call “the cellphone era.” My parents gifted me with my first phone on Christmas Day during my sophomore year in high school. I graduated to a better phone during my senior year, complete with full keyboard ready for my fingers to begin…

Tuition for 2013-14 year set to rise

John Carroll University’s full-time undergraduate tuition rate will increase 3.9 percent for the 2013-2014 school year to $33,330. The rate was $32,130 for this current school year. In addition to the tuition hike, “room and board rates for next year’s resident students will vary based on the building, room type and amenities and meal plan…

Where we’ve been, where we are, where we are headed: How JCU is recording its history

On the bottom floor of Grasselli Library and Breen Learning Center is a non-descript, closed-off, walled-in office space. But behind the door of the office lies stacks of photos, newspapers, documents and other artifacts that tell a story. The story covers the 126-year history of John Carroll University. The University Archives office contains a treasure…

Cooney Meets World: Hockey is back

In some cases, it doesn’t take a lot to make me happy. This year’s NHL schedule is one of those cases: 48 regular season games over four months, rather than the usual 82 games over seven months. I’m just happy to see some hockey. After the NBA and NFL had their lockouts and collective bargaining…

Cooney Meets World: Bizarrely Ordinary

Until a few years ago, I always gave a seven-time Tour de France winner the benefit of the doubt. During this year’s college football season, I was led to believe the inspirational story of a Notre Dame linebacker. Manti Te’o lost his grandmother and his girlfriend in a 24-hour span and played with incredible strength,…

The Carroll News sits down with Lior Yafe

The Carroll News interviewed Lior Yafe, the Israel fellow from the Cleveland Hillel Foundation, on Wednesday, Dec. 12. In the interview, Yafe responded to a CN interview with Iyad Burnat printed in its Dec. 6 issue. Yafe, 25, began his two-year stay in Cleveland as Israel fellow in September. According to the Cleveland Jewish News,…

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The Carroll News sits down with Hillel’s Lior Yafe

The Carroll News interviewed Lior Yafe, the Israel fellow from the Cleveland Hillel Foundation, on Wednesday, December 12. In the interview, Yafe responded to a CN interview with Iyad Burnat printed in its Dec. 6 issue. Burnat is a Palestinian and member of what he called a grassroots, non-violent movement originating from the village of…

Cooney Meets World: Common fellowship

The end of a semester brings a certain kind of joy to us students. We know that both a temporary vacation from schoolwork and a nice long break at home are near. But there’s that one last hurdle we each have to overcome: Finals Week. Each student’s obstacles are very different leading up to and…

Regis Scafe will not be retained as head football coach

Scafe told The Carroll News he was informed of the decision on Monday afternoon

The Carroll News talks ‘mindfulness’ with Rep. Tim Ryan

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, from Ohio’s 17th District, stopped at John Carroll University on Wednesday, Nov. 7 to discuss his new book, “A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance and Recapture the American Spirit.” The Carroll News sat down with him for an interview after his talk to…

Cooney Meets World: Save The PD

During my high school years – before I got my driver’s license – my dad drove me to school on his way to work. We spent each morning eating breakfast together at the kitchen table. In between the slurps of cereal, we each had a section of the daily newspaper spread over our halves of…

Campaign 2012: On the issues

The Associated Press updated the positions of President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Gov. Mitt Romney on Nov. 2, after recent unemployment numbers were released by the federal government. The listing of the issues and positions here is also an update to the voter’s guide published in The Carroll News on Nov. 1. Information is…

Cooney Meets World: Memoirs of a bygone era

History was always one of my best subjects in both grade school and high school, because I thought it was fascinating. My feelings haven’t changed; I think it’s important to know how we as Americans and world citizens arrived at this point in history. I believe that in order to make decisions now, we must…

The Carroll News sits down with E.J. Dionne, Jr.

E.J. Dionne, Jr. was a prominent speaker during a weekend-long conference on the role of laity 50 years after the opening of Vatican II. The conference was held at John Carroll University’s Dolan Center for Science and Technology last weekend. Dionne, Jr., who spoke Saturday night on the Catholic vote, is a columnist for The…

Cooney Meets World: Crazy calendar

The weather has gotten colder and the shelves at Giant Eagle are stacked full with bags of candy. With the calendar flipping to October, it’s time to pull out the hot chocolate, crewneck sweatshirts and Halloween decorations. And while the times are changing, one thing about time remains constant: bizarre holidays. You can bet that…

CSS puts safety first: Campus Safety Services seeking permission to carry guns

The possibility of Campus Safety Service officers carrying guns dominated conversation during a campus safety forum held on Wednesday, Sept. 26 in the Jardine Room of the Lombardo Student Center. Officials from CSS said the goal of the entire forum was to provide comprehensive information; in addition to the discussion on providing campus police with…

Cooney Meets World: Give me my hockey back

Up until 2005, I wasn’t much of a hockey fan. Yes, I knew of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and some player they had, named Mario Lemieux, who was one of the best to ever grace the ice. I also knew of the Buffalo Sabres, but none of the players really jumped out at me as being…

Dean touts JCU on trip to Ireland: Colleran worked to build international relationships

Jeanne Colleran, the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, returned Monday from a weeklong trip to Ireland, where she and the rest of the delegation that traveled from Cleveland worked to cultivate relationships. Another notable member of the delegation that traveled to Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland  (one of Cleveland’s many sister cities)…

Cooney Meets World: Don’t vote … just kidding

When I turned 18 years old, I got a lot of congratulations from friends on finally being able to legally buy cigarettes. Ironically for them, I don’t smoke. I was far more excited to finally exercise my right to vote. The unfortunate part was that I turned 18 after the 2008 presidential election had already…

Petsche delivers State of the Union Address

Efficiency and availability were two of the main themes of Student Union President Greg Petsche’s State of the Union Address on Wednesday afternoon. In yesterday’s speech, he reexamined the six promises he made at his inauguration in January. The Carroll News obtained a copy of the speech before going to print early Wednesday morning. Petsche…