Articles by Emily Gaffney

UH: A year later, relations have improved

University Heights Mayor improves relationship with JCU University Heights Mayor Susan Infeld is nearing the end of her first year in office. “It [the first year] has been busy,” said Infeld. “I don’t know that it has been as productive as I would have liked it to be, but I’m still working on that. I…

Changes to the Loop

There will be several changes made to the John Carroll University Loop Shuttle next semester. The Rapid Transit Authority stop on Belvoir Boulevard will no longer be a stop on the list of shuttle destinations. According to Director of Residence Life Heather Losneck, this decision was made as result of the lack of use of…

Unmarked vans unknown as JCU’s

JCU has three vans that are used as shuttles. Two of these shuttles are JCU-owned and are marked with the JCU logo on the side of the vehicle, but one is rented and doesn't feature any logo or decal affiliating itself with JCU.

Alumni donations are on the rise

John Carroll University has high goals for fundraising this year. The University is hoping to raise $15 million by the end of this fiscal year, which is May 31. This goal includes cash donations as well as pledges. Thus far, the University has raised $12 million of that goal.  Last year the University raised $16.7…

Student Union presidential candidates debate

Prior to the polls opening on Nov. 3 and 4, Student Union presidential candidates junior Lauren Halladay, currently SU vice president for judicial affairs, and junior Rita Rochford, currently SU executive vice president, faced off in a debate. Issues addressed at the debate included increasing student involvement, using resources effectively, and working with the senators…

Underground changes under consideration

Initial plans are underway to make a “hangout space” for students

Revamping recycling

The University hopes to increase recycling on campus and get students more involved John Carroll University is working to make recycling bins more distinguishable and increase recycling on campus.  “We have an invisible [recycling] program right now,” said Rory Hill, facilities services technician and recycling sub-committee chair for the Sustainability Committee.  The goal right now…

Two student senators are in initial stages of considering a change to the SAF

Student Union senators say Student Activity Fee is higher than other schools.

Pacelli intruder makes unwelcomed visits

Two incidents recently occurred in Pacelli Hall involving an intruder in students’ rooms. In each incident, a female student in Pacelli Hall woke up in the middle of the night to an intruder in her room. In a matter of seconds, the intruder was gone, according to Timothy Peppard, director of Campus Safety Services.  Currently,…

OurView: Limited connectivity: the communication crisis

It’s hard to remember the days before everyone became constantly “wired in.” This mentality to always be “wired in” is not all bad. It is nice to be able to keep in touch with friends and family back home and much easier since now that there are more ways to be “wired in.” However, these…

Bohannon still standing

What used to be the Bohannon Science Center has stood vacant between the Boler School of Business and the Dolan Center for Science and Technology since January 2009. The building will possibly be demolished and in its place a surface parking lot and additional green space will be constructed in the next year or two,…

RAs receive inconsistent training

On July 15 John Carroll University students received an e-mail seeking additional resident assistants for this semester. The applicants that responded to this inquiry underwent an abbreviated application and training process. These RA applicants were required to submit an application to Residence Life. Once applications were received, approximately 20 people were interviewed. Depending on where…

Temporary Lot goes green

JCU is left without 250 parking spaces since the temporary parking lot was restored to a quad

Students march to support immigrants

JCU students participated in Cleveland’s May Day March, which took place in cities across the U.S.

More programs to come

There may be more program options for John Carroll University students next semester, in addition to the recently approved East Asian studies major.  Last fall, $50,000 was allotted from the New Academic Programs Development Funds to further develop 11 different programs, which would then be reviewed and voted on by the faculty.  The 11 programs…

OurView: No matter your party, let’s all party with the Tea Party

This past week, John Carroll University students organized and participated in a Tea Party protest on campus. The protest was to voice the opinions of those who feel that the government spending is excessive and their expansion is an encroachment on their personal liberties. While I do not necessarily agree with the Tea Party ideals,…

Shaq, Ben Stein make a scene at JCU

Cleveland Cavaliers’ center Shaquille O’Neal, and actor/commentator Ben Stein came to John Carroll University’s campus on April 12 to film a commercial. “Shaquille O’Neal and Ben Stein are the spokespeople for a national company that wanted to use a college campus as the backdrop for its latest commercial shoot,” said Tonya Strong-Charles, JCU director of…

Spring concert fails to ‘take you there’

Less than half of the normal attendance was at the spring concert The annual spring concert, which featured Sean Kingston and Chamillionaire, only sold 518 tickets this year. However, only 428 students were in attendance at the concert on Sunday, April 18 in the DeCarlo Varsity Gymnasium.  Erin Flaherty, SUPB chair of major events, said,…

100 days

Infeld reaches her 100 days as UH mayor.

Colleran named new Arts and Sciences dean

Jeanne Colleran was appointed as the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences on March 22. Colleran is currently a professor in the English department at John Carroll University, where she has worked for 22 years. As a professor, Colleran has won the Cullichia Award, the Distinguished Faculty and Miles Curtis Service Award,…

Students will see loan changes, improvements in 2010-2011

John Carroll University will be changing its financial aid for the 2010-2011 school year.  The University will be switching from the Federal Family Education Loan Program to the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program.  This change will include all federal Stafford, PLUS and Grad PLUS loans.  The major difference in the new Direct Loan…

Protest ends, change begins

John Carroll University President, the Rev. Robert Niehoff, S.J., announced on Friday, March 12 that he would revise the University’s non-discrimination policy, more than a month after a group of students staged a sit-in at a men’s basketball game to spur the change. This announcement came after a group of students presented information to the…

Compromise is brokered between JCU, Shaker

John Carroll University and Shaker Heights have come to an agreement regarding the apartments owned by JCU in the City.

Brokaw named keynote speaker for JCU commencement

Tom Brokaw will be the keynote speaker at the 2010 commencement ceremony.

Mixed feelings about LGBT methods

Student Union gets involved in the LGBT controversy by voting on a resolution to support the inclusion of sexual orientation in the Equal Employment Opportunity Policy.