Articles by Elissa Filozof

Competition provides practice field for leadership skills

  The Collegiate Leadership Competition (CLC) is only one day away from its second annual competition, to be held on Saturday of this weekend in the Dolan Center for Science and Technology.   Represented in the 2016 competition will be a total of six teams representing Walsh, Akron and Widener Universities, the University of Southern…

New course teaches interconnectivity between religion and culture

“Soul Food and Food for the Soul” is now midway through its first semester of existence.   The course was created by Martha Pereszlenyi-Pinter and the late Valentino Lassiter. “Linked courses,” such as this one, are part of the new integrative core affecting current freshmen. Students sign up for two classes which meet separately during…

Niehoff responds to African American Alliance demands

  The African American Alliance (AAA) of John Carroll University recently proposed a series of systematic changes to increase racial equality on campus in the form of a list of 10 demands.   On Tuesday, Jan. 19, the Office of the President issued an e-mail to all students informing them of the actions to be…

President Niehoff signs national pledge for climate change

  On Wednesday, Nov. 16, the President of the University, the Rev. Robert Niehoff, S.J, signed a national pledge for climate change. The pledge involves a number of different colleges including John Carroll and calls for schools’ commitments to be energy efficient, as well as to educate their students on sustainability.   The document, the…

“Party Smart” initiative encourages safe off-campus living

  A new program at John Carroll University called “Party Smart” seeks to give John Carroll University students the information and resources they need to create healthy relationships with their community neighbors.   “Many students look forward to living off campus, seeing it as an opportunity to enjoy expanded freedom outside University control,” says Megan…

Textbook sharing program seeks to reduce cost for students

The textbook sharing program at the Grasselli library allows JCU students to borrow a textbook free of charge for two hours. The program is in its third year of existence and is growing in popularity.   The program came about originally through a marketing study conducted in 2012 by student support professional Tia Pearson for…

Student Union passes bill regarding core course offerings

  On Tuesday, Nov. 3, the Student Union passed a new bill that, if approved by the University, would mandate academic departments to include information on their online and printed course listings as to whether a course is offered exclusively during either fall or spring semesters.   The bill is one of many student propositions…

Silent protest staged in Schott Dining Hall

  A silent protest was held in Schott Dining Hall two weeks ago to raise awareness about lingering racial issues on campus. It was organized by John Carroll African-American Alliance (AAA) secretary and sophomore, Brittany Kincaid. She organized this passive demonstration for one of her classes with the support of her fellow AAA members. She…

Students complain about wait times at Inn Between

The Inn Between, JCU’s cafeteria alternative for on-campus dining, is currently experiencing an understaffing situation.   Students have been consequentially tolerating longer wait times, sometimes as long as twenty minutes to receive their orders.   The dilemma stems from a potential discrepancy in the number of workers servicing the stations at the popular eating area…