Articles by Jackie Mitchell

Sorority comes under scrutiny for actions at formal

John Carroll University sorority Gamma Phi Beta has been suspended from Greek Week 2013, and their chapter has been placed on probation because of an incident that occurred during the sorority’s formal on Saturday, April 6 at House of Blues Cleveland. Gamma Phi Beta International Headquarters issued the following statement about the incident: “Gamma Phi…

Restaurant familiar to John Carroll community closes its doors

North Park Grille, a long-standing restaurant on John Carroll Boulevard, served its final meal on Saturday, March 16. The first public announcement of the closing was posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page on Tuesday, March 12, just days before it closed. “I was waiting,” said owner Mark Reich. “I didn’t want to have a lot…

JCU talks going green at sustainability forum

Sustainability experts from the local community gathered in Donahue Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 21 to join in an extensive panel discussion during a sustainability forum hosted by the Boler School of Business and the KPMG Professorship in Accountancy. Panelists included Maureen Brennan, environmental attorney at Baker & Hostetier; Barbara Brown, co-owner of BrownFlynn; Carol Dietz,…

Students petition to keep profs

A petition is circulating around John Carroll University to allow two Gerard Manley Hopkins visiting professors from the English department Robert ‘Bo’ Smith and Thomas Roche, to teach at JCU for a longer period of time, according to statements made during the open forum at last week’s Student Union meeting. Smith and Roche began teaching…

Campus buildings being considered for ‘historic landmark’ status

Buildings on John Carroll University’s campus may soon be joining the ranks of prestigious national historic landmarks across the country. The following buildings on campus are pending approval to be honored as such: the Administration Building, Rodman Hall, Bernet Hall and the Boiler House, all built in 1935, as well as Pacelli Hall, built in…

The last straw for the Quad: summer wear means fall work needed

On their daily trek to class, students may have noticed some maintenance being done on the main Quad, which is currently blanketed in large quantities of straw. The facilities department and maintenance staff is reseeding some areas of grass on the quad that were damaged over the summer. Heavy traffic across the grass during Commencement…