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JCU placed on notice by Higher Learning Commission, remains accredited: How does this affect the John Carroll University community?

  John Carroll University received a public disclosure notice and an institutional action letter on Tuesday, March 10 stating the institution is at risk of being out of compliance with the criteria for accreditation. The University has been placed on notice, but remains accredited.   JCU first achieved accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission in…

Perspectives from the president: Niehoff responds to Higher Learning Commission notice

The president of John Carroll University said today the news that the University has been placed on notice by the Higher Learning Commission was a surprise to most of the JCU community.   “It’s a shock to us,” said the Rev. Robert Niehoff, S.J., in an interview with The Carroll News. “It’s a shock to…

John Carroll University placed on notice by the Higher Learning Commission

John Carroll University received a public disclosure notice and an institutional action letter on Tuesday, March 10 saying the institution is at risk of being out of compliance with the criteria for accreditation. The University has been put on notice, but remains accredited.   JCU first achieved accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission in 1922,…

Cup of Joe: Is it spring yet?

ason is almost here. I’ve endured enough snow. I’ve shivered through cold walks to Dolan. I’ve enjoyed the three “snow days” in the past month, but a man can only sit inside and stare outside for so long. In just five days, in a place far, far away, baseball will commence. The Indians begin their…

Cup of Joe: Beating the Winter Blues

February is the worst.   Out of the 12 months of the calendar year, February has the least to offer. The shortest month of the year only brings snow and cold, and something more sinister – the winter blues.   Nearly everyone in Northeast Ohio experiences the symptoms of this condition, also known as seasonal…

Cup of Joe: Immigration on a personal level

    When you hear the phrase, “detention camps,” what’s the first word that comes to mind?   Evil? Unjust? Inhumane?   You might be surprised to hear that detention camps exist in the United States.   Two such facilities currently exist in a pair of Texas towns, housing immigrant refugees from Central American countries.…

Cup of Joe: Politics and money, it’s a gas

Pink Floyd had it right in its song “money.” Well, at least when it comes to campaign spending. As the 2016 presidential election quickly approaches, money is already flowing into campaign accounts and political action committees (PACs). Democrats and Republicans are gearing up for a bloody battle to determine who will be the next president…

Cup of Joe: Rooting guide for the Super Bowl

Sunday marks the 49th Super Bowl in NFL history. For the 49th consecutive year, Cleveland fans will watch as two teams other than the Browns play for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.   While the Browns won’t be playing, the Super Bowl is still a must-watch event for football fans and entertainment enthusiasts. After all, Katy…

Diversity luncheon honors student efforts

As John Carroll University students finished up Friday classes, over 200 high school and grade school students and educators gathered to celebrate diversity in the Dolan Center for Science and Technology on Friday, Jan. 23.   Hosted by the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, the Charter One Bank Diversity Luncheon recognized two local students for…

Columns: An eye on the future

Welcome to the future. 2015 has arrived. As predicted by Back to the Future II, we enjoy a mostly comfortable existence in an age of amazing technology. We’re still waiting on flying cars and a Cubs’ World Series victory, but for the most part we have it made. Looking into the future is intriguing. Will…

MBA cohort’s presentation on ethics impresses local leaders

Think final exams are hard? Try trading places with a graduate student in the part-time MBA program in the Boler School of Business.   For a five-week, one credit course called “Ethical Decision Making,” 14 students (who all have jobs) were tasked with assembling a “TED-like” talk on ethics to a board of six high-ranking…

Cup of Joe: You say you want a revolution?

Now is a critical time for our nation.   We are racially divided. Our trust in public officials, such as police officers, has waned. We no longer have faith in our government at the national level.   As the time comes to look back on 2014, this has been an eye-opening year for America. We…

Local salon features new name, look

Located between two eateries on John Carroll Boulevard, a small shop entices customers with a modern look and sweet deals for JCU students.   Salon Alvarez Rosalina, a newly branded and renovated salon, aims to serve the John Carroll University community. The store’s owners, Frank Alvarez and Ken Rosalina, are hoping the changes reinvigorate the…

Cup of Joe: Give a little bit

One week separates us from  one of the best American holidays (Thanksgiving) and one of the worst (Black Friday).   A common complaint is that the Christmas season seems to start earlier every year. Holiday music creeps onto the radio by the end of October and the adsbegin before the first snowfall. The “most wonderful…

Neil Patrick Harris to host spin-off variety show

The 41-year-old television and Broadway star Neil Patrick Harris recently signed on to host a new variety show on NBC. The announcement came less than two weeks after Harris was chosen to host the 2015 Oscars.   According to The New York Times, the show is based on the popular British variety show, “Saturday Night…

Cup of Joe: JCU who?

  The Browns aren’t the only Cleveland team enjoying success.   John Carroll University’s fall sports teams are in the midst of a truly memorable fall season.   The football team plays Mount Union on Saturday, the men’s soccer squad won the regular season Ohio Athletic Conference Championship and the volleyball team came within three…

Cup of Joe: The end is nigh

  I am ready to add a new T-shirt to my collection.   “I survived Ebola 2014” will fit nicely in my wardrobe next to shirts such as “I survived swine flu” and “I survived Y2K.”   Every time I turn around, someone is trying to predict what the cause of my death will be.…

Cup of Joe: Turn entitlement into change

  We are the “Entitled Generation.”   Some call us “lazy, needy and narcissistic.” Members of Generation Y, those born between the early 1980s and the mid 1990s, share this stereotype.   The critics of our generation are partially correct.   Some Gen-Y (or “Millenials”) fit this description, but not all. It’s time we changed…

Cup of Joe: We were the lucky ones.

  We grew up in a golden age of cartoons. “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “Rugrats,” “Hey Arnold,” “Jimmy Neutron” and many others populated our childhoods.    Today’s youth are not so lucky.   Oct. 4 was a historic day. For the first time in over 50 years,  Saturday morning cartoons were absent from the broadcast networks.  …

Cup of Joe: An answer in the stars

  Look up.   Take a break from reading this award-winning newspaper for a moment and look around you. What do you see?   We often fail to realize that there is a world all around us. We each fall into our own little worlds. We’re so engrossed with our own problems and fancy devices…

Cup of Joe: This Is Our Home

    Life isn’t fair. Or so we think.   Each of us is incredibly blessed. We’ve hit the jackpot. We’re part of a lucky few.   How so, you ask?   Each of us has a golden opportunity to join an elite group – college graduates. Just 6.7 percent of the world’s population has…

Cup of Joe: It’s Time for Change

  The NFL is king.   In the world of American professional sports, no league boasts more teams, fans and revenue.   Now the NFL also holds the dubious honor of having the biggest current public relations crisis.   The league is dealing with blowback from its handling of the Ray Rice assault incident, combined…

Cup of Joe: Is Cleveland close to a championship?

  Much has changed since I last wrote a column here in May.   Johnny Manziel, LeBron James and the Republican National Convention chose Cleveland this summer. Many are saying that Cleveland is in the midst of a resurgence.   Cleveland sports teams are the talk of the nation. The Indians are in the wild…

John Carroll through the eyes of the Rev. Robert Niehoff, S.J.

Student aid, action on sexual assaults and future residence hall renovations are topics the Rev. Robert Niehoff will focus on as he enters his tenth year as president this fall with the promise that his appointment is secure through the end of 2020.   Niehoff discussed these issues among others last week in an interview…

Columns: Halfway through – what to do?

Before I enrolled at John Carroll, every person I talked to about college told me how fast it would come and go. I didn’t believe them then, but I do now. As the school year comes to a close, I can’t fathom that my college career is already halfway complete. I’m not complaining – I’m…