Articles by Dan Cooney

Danielle Rose was beloved by JCU community

Danielle Rose left an impression on everyone she met. The Rev. Jim Collins, S.J. recalled a memory of her while the two were part of an immersion experience to Ecuador in May. On one of the first days the group was in the country, Collins said Rose was walking down the street when a little…

Cooney Meets World: Learning to write

I read something this week that really bothered me: “Many students in this country are not skilled writers.” As someone who plans to put pen to paper a lot for a living, seeing that headline made me cringe. A story published Friday by The Associated Press said that 27 percent of students at both the…

JCU to offer classes to high school students

Johnathan Hicks, a student at Cleveland Heights High School, hopes to attend college on a scholarship so he can lessen the financial burden on his parents. At this point, he wants to earn a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. Thanks to a new partnership with John Carroll University, students in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School…

Cooney Meets World: A cellphone chronicle

Up until earlier this summer, I was stuck in prehistoric times. Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration. From my senior year of high school until this summer, I owned a red LG enV2 cellphone. Compared to most of the phones of today, with all of their Internet and app capabilities, my phone was…

Cooney Meets World: This year, look forward

Three years ago, I walked into a half-empty room in Sutowski Hall and moved in with my bins of stuff. At the time, all I could see in front of me were empty walls; I had no idea what was going to transpire over the next few years. Was I going to like John Carroll?…

Presidential perspectives: Part II

Thirty years ago this summer, the Rev. Robert Niehoff, S.J. was ordained into the Society of Jesus. During his years as a Jesuit, Niehoff spent time from 1987-1991 as the chief financial officer for the Archdiocese of Nassau, The Bahamas, where he helped to build schools, rectories and churches, train people for ministry work and…

Cooney Meets World: Embracing change

Wow, is it really the last day of classes already? It feels like just yesterday that my roommate and I were moving in, setting everything up in our dorm room and getting ready for another year here at JCU. But as I sit here at my desk in the newsroom and type this column, that…

Cooney Meets World: Water polo weekend

Jumping in a freezing cold pool at 8:30 in the morning is not what a lot of college students would call the most ideal way to start a Sunday. Those of us at Cleveland State University’s pool probably would rather have been sleeping, but the prospect of playing some water polo helped us crawl from…

Presidential perspectives: The CN’s exclusive interview with Niehoff

The Rev. Robert Niehoff, S.J. didn’t know a lot about Cleveland before John Carroll University came calling. He wasn’t interested in moving from his job as associate provost and vice president for planning and budget at the University of San Francisco, nor was he very familiar with JCU. “I had already been through other presidential…

Cooney Meets World: Spreading Manresa love

I remember walking through the Atrium in the student center after 10 p.m. Mass one Sunday night a while back and seeing all these people in a circle with the same shirts on. A few of them were dancing around the inside of the circle, while everyone else was clapping and laughing. The sound of…

Cooney Meets World: Please YOLO responsibly

During an important scene in the 1989 movie “Dead Poets Society,” English professor John Keating leads his students out of the classroom on the first day to a trophy room at the boarding school they attend. Keating instructs one of the students to turn to a poem in the textbook called “To the Virgins, to…

Cooney Meets World: Cooney’s take on Kony

One night over Spring Break, my Twitter feed started blowing up with something called #KONY2012. I was a little sleepy at the time, so I originally read the hashtag incorrectly. “Wait, why do all these people want to stop me?” I asked myself. “What did I do to upset them all? I don’t even know…

Damage costs in Murphy Hall hit new highs

Vandalism in Murphy Hall has been a continuous issue this school year, and the damages continue to add up. According to Director of Residence Life Lisa Brown, damages to the residence hall have totaled $12,021 from the beginning of the school year to March 12. The Carroll News originally published a story about vandalism in…

JCU honors Chardon victims

Junior Vicky Roethel, a former resident of Chardon, said life in the small town nearly 40 minutes from John Carroll University was pretty quiet. “Nothing ever happened in Chardon when I was growing up,” she said. “The biggest thing that happened was that we got a lot of snow.” Early Monday morning, a gunman opened…

Cooney Meets World: Remember Chardon

On Monday morning – just like any other morning – I sleepily shut off my alarm clock, climbed down from my bunk bed and grabbed a quick shower before the cleaning crew arrived to kick me out. I pulled on my clothes and opened my computer to scan the Web for the morning’s news. When…

Tuition continues to climb

John Carroll University’s undergraduate full-time tuition rate will increase 4.8 percent for the 2012-2013 school year, the second consecutive year the University has raised tuition by that percentage. The increase will bring tuition from $30,660 this year to $32,130 for next year. Resident students will also see an increase in room and board, from $9,150…

Cooney Meets World: Reversing ‘The decision’?

Do you remember where you were on the evening of July 8, 2010? It was a Thursday night, and I was back home at my church helping prepare for the opening of our annual Greek festival the next day. One of my friends had walked in late, and I remember asking him something along the…

Bedbug found, nipped in Hamlin

Sleeping tight and not letting the bedbugs bite took on a whole new meaning in Hamlin Hall over the past couple of weeks. A member of the housekeeping staff found a single bedbug in the public bathroom in the basement of Hamlin on Feb. 1. After a search of the residence hall was conducted on…

Cooney Meets World: Good McMorning

Are you lovin’ it? If you aren’t, then you might want to. Who doesn’t like “two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun” (in moderation, of course)? If you haven’t driven down Warrensville Center Road in the last week and noticed the new McDonald’s restaurant, then I’d say you…

Cooney Meets World: Take initiative

Since last week’s issue of The Carroll News came out, I feel like I’ve had a revelation. Being that I’m going to be a senior before you know it, I believe it’s my duty to start passing along my knowledge to the rest of the John Carroll University community. Last Thursday, I went to the…

#Twitter now trending @JCU

Campus Safety Services parking coordinator Patti Taylor checked out her Twitter account for the first time Tuesday afternoon. The only problem was the account, @ParkingPatti, isn’t hers. “I wonder who set it up,” Taylor said about the webpage, which pokes fun at her job. “I think it’s fabulous […] At least they’re using it in…

Cooney Meets World: Shaved face thoughts

Last week, Brian Bayer, campus editor of The (award-winning) Carroll News, told you in “The Bayer Necessities” his thoughts on facial hair. If you’ve seen him walking around campus recently, though, you’ve noticed that the “squirrel” on his face has been shaved off. Apparently, the beard wasn’t growing on him that much. While I agree…

Cooney Meets World: The memory and lessons of JoePa

I am not a member of the Penn State family, but I grew up in Pennsylvania so I have some idea of what the school and its football team mean to people who live there. I’m also a Penn State fan, to some extent. Joe Paterno was someone I admired because of his longevity at…

SUPB unveils new concert series

Student Union Programming Board decided the same old, same old needed to be spiced up a bit. Instead of bringing a big-name artist to campus for the annual Spring Concert, SUPB’s executive board has created the Carroll Spring Series, an on-campus and off-campus string of concerts. “We decided to change it up,” said Cassie Pacer,…

Residence halls get wrecked

Resident assistant Emmett Morton had just completed a round in Murphy Hall and came back to the duty office to continue his shift one evening earlier in the semester. “We were down in the office. We’d only been there maybe 15 minutes when someone came and got us,” Morton said. The person said to head…