Articles by Jayne McCormack

Taxed enough already

As Tea Party rallies are held across the nation on tax day, JCU students organized their own protest on campus

Campion remodel

Thanks to a donation from a John Carroll University alumnus, Campion Hall is set to undergo a renovation this summer. The donor, Jonathan Leebow, class of ‘99 lived in Campion Hall from 1997 to 1999. He said donating the money was a great way for him to contribute back to a school that did so…

Center for Digital Media opens in Grasselli

John Carroll University’s new Center for Digital Media was officially opened to students and faculty on March 11. The Center is located on the first floor of the Grasselli Library. The Center combines the resources and services of the Faculty Technology Innovation Center, previously located in the Bohannon Science Center, with those of the Student…

Student Swipes

Last Friday, Feb. 5, students at John Carroll University were able to help survivors in Haiti by donating one of their meal plan swipes. The fundraiser raised $1,012.50 and 450 students took part in it. Students were asked to donate their lunch swipe if they had a meal plan at the school, and could do…

Task force aims to promote diversity

According to John Carroll University’s Web site, one of JCU’s core values is acting as “an inclusive community where differing points of view and experience are valued as opportunities for mutual learning.”  In order to achieve this core value, the Rev. Robert Niehoff, president of JCU, established an Institutional Task Force on Diversity in July…

Communications department invests in technology

For some students, their experiences at college are some of the most important they will ever have. At John Carroll, students have the opportunity to make the most of their education by using the mass of technological equipment available. This includes digital cameras, graphics machines, video recorders and audio recorders as well as having the…

Students find alternatives to high-priced text books

With new classes comes the task of purchasing new textbooks. As prices at the JCU bookstore soar, more and more students are choosing to purchase their books online or share them with friends to save their college funds.   “I spent nearly $500 on my textbooks this semester at the bookstore. It’s the biggest rip-off in…

STLF holds fundraiser to go green

On Saturday Nov. 7, Students Today, Leaders Forever will be holding a fundraising event like John Carroll University has never seen. The first-ever cocktail party will be held in the Dolan Science Center. The event is complete with jazz music, by JCU’s own Jazz band and fancy hors d’oeuvres. The organization is holding the fundraiser…

JCU Faculty on Facebook

Facebook has become a popular means of communication for people all over the world. The phenomenon that was originally just for college students when it premiered in 2004, has since grown to be one of the most used social networks, now including everyone from junior high to those in the workforce. There are over 300…

52-year-old graduate student pursues non-profit ambitions

This year, 52-year old graduate student Ann Albert will not only be finishing her Master’s degree in non-profit administration at John Carroll University, but she will also continue pursuing her other dream of starting her own non-profit organization.   “It has always been a dream of mine to start a non-profit organization to support the arts.…

New software organizes activities, informs students

This year John Carroll University is paving the way for students and faculty to become more connected through the use of Org Sync, a new type of collaborative software tool designed to provide improved communication and a better planning facility. Org Sync is ideal for student organizations but is open to anyone. The software also…

John Carroll University diversifies by hiring foreign faculty

This fall, John Carroll University welcomed six new international faculty members to its community. The new professors bring with them backgrounds and cultures that differ from many of the American faculty and students of JCU.