Articles by Laura Bednar

JCU celebrates its first Military Appreciation Day

John Carroll University celebrated its first Military Appreciation Day for veterans and those who have sacrificed for the safety of our nation. Sophomore Nicholas Reis came up with the idea for this day when he was applying to Carroll two years ago. “My grandfather was in the army in World War II and [I wanted]…

Novice debater wins first place in first competition of the year

Besides working on the launch of new products related to the new iPhone 7 and Air-Pods, Apple Inc.has been working to build an electric car. The corporation has even been in discussions with a few automotive companies about investment opportunities. Rumors of Apple’s automobile effort began in 2015, but they are now making some steps…

Five students win first place at entrepreneurship competition

A team of five John Carroll students competed and won first place in the Entrepreneurship Immersion Week competition over the summer.   JCU competed against teams from Ashland University, Baldwin Wallace University, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Hiram College, Kent State University, Lake Erie College, Lorain Community College, The University of Akron and…

Student Union awaits administrative action on two passed bills

  John Carroll University has not taken complete action regarding two bills that the Student Union passed in November of 2015.   A bill begins by being drafted by a senator and then brought up at a student union meeting. After a majority vote, the Student Union President signs or vetoes the bill. If passed,…

ROTC celebrates 66 years at JCU

The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is celebrating 66 years at John Carroll University this month.   ROTC is a program for students who have ambitions of becoming a military officer to work toward that goal while obtaining a four-year degree.   Those members who complete all four years are then commissioned as a second…

John Carroll alumnus survives earthquake in Ecuador

While hundreds died after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Ecuador on Saturday, April 16, John Carroll alumnus, Brian Bayer ’13, survived.   Bayer went to Ecuador three years ago as a year-long volunteer with JCU’s immersion program affiliate, Rostro de Cristo. Afterwards he was invited to return to work on a nonprofit journalism project and…

Heated debate over mock wall divides students: Students for Social Justice erect mock border wall to highlight human rights issue of immigration

  On Tuesday, April 12, a debate broke out concerning the mock border wall outside of the D.J. Lombardo Student Center. The Students for Social Justice (SSJ) have occupied the steps outside of the D.J. Lombardo Student Center and the Grasselli Library in the hopes of educating the campus about immigration reform. The organization has…

John Carroll CFO: crossword puzzle extraordinaire

  Fourteen letters to fill and the clue for 18 across is: JCU administrator with a hidden talent. The answer? Richard Mausser.   Mausser is the University Vice President of Finance, but before coming to John Carroll, he worked at a Fortune 500 company. He was in charge of Security Exchange Commission reporting. This type…

Update: JCU police department reports one arrest for recent thefts

    JCUPD arrested a man on campus who may be potentially responsible for the thefts that occurred in December of last semester.   Last semester, four televisions were stolen from the Boler School of Business, as well as a laptop and two outlets. Additionally, a laptop, wallet and purse were stolen from the Grasselli…

Military Times names Boler among the “Best for Vets: Business Schools”

The John M. and Mary Jo Boler School of Business was ranked among the top 50 of the 77 business schools listed in the 2016 “best for vets” business school rankings.   “Best for Vets: Business Schools” is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the criteria that make an institution a good fit for…

Office of Residence Life loses resident assistants throughout dormitories

  Recently, positions for resident assistants (RA’s) have opened up to new applicants after a number of RA’s were either dismissed from their position or chose to step down.   The position of RA is considered a leadership role with job-like components. Associate director of residence life for residential education, Lord Edwin Carreon, explained it…

Former Ambassador Steven Pifer visits JCU

  Deterrence, restraint, and engagement. These are the three ideas that former ambassador Steven Pifer said should be the policy in looking forward towards U.S. relations with Russia.   Pifer is a former Ambassador to Ukraine, director of Brookings Arms Control and non-proliferation initiative and Senior fellow in the Center for 21st Century Security and…

Gandhi’s grandson speaks of the importance of nonviolence in America

  Few names can be immediately recognized as people who have made a difference in the world. The name Gandhi is widely associated with peace, and his grandson, Arun Gandhi, delivered just that message to the John Carroll community.   As a part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on campus, Mohandas Gandhi’s…

JCU Respect for Life group members trapped in snow

  After attending the March for Life in Washington, D.C., members of John Carroll University’s Respect for Life group had no idea their journey home would elapse into 36 hours on a bus.   Thirty-eight JCU students along with two faculty advisors drove home from D.C. and were stranded ten miles west of Bedford, Penn.…

Sophomore donates bone marrow to complete stranger

Sophomore Max Quinn has taken part in something that people are only allowed to do twice in a lifetime. He first saw a college football player on ESPN “SportsCenter” who had gone through a website called bethematch.com, where he was matched to be a bone marrow donor to someone with leukemia. Quinn then decided that…

Parking solutions discussed between JCUPD and students: Student Union passes four new bills regarding solutions to parking issues

Student Union senators have been working since the beginning of the semester to find solutions to improve the current parking system. On Tuesday, Nov. 10, four bills were passed dealing with parking matters.   The first bill was a recommendation that the John Carroll Police Department and John Carroll Administration collect data about traffic flows…

OurView: When life hits you hard

Much like a Frisbee flying haphazardly across the quad, adulthood can hit you when you least expect it. One day you are going about your life as a 20-year-old, laughing a stupid crude puns, wearing novelty T-shirts, not able to shake the feeling of that last year as a teenager from your attitude. Life seems…

Student Union passes new bill requesting policy change: New bill requests the University change wording of sexual consent policy from nonverbal to strictly verbal

When Student Union held a sexual assault forum in October, the majority of students in attendance agreed that nonverbal consent is not consent.   In response to the forum, a bill was passed on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at the Student Union meeting that Student Union President Cole Hassay explains as a “request that JCU have…

Senior David Porter surprised by Allstate AFCA Good Works Team award

Senior defensive lineman, David Porter, attended what he thought was a routine football practice on Thursday, Oct. 29, only to be surprised by a national camera crew that recognized his acceptance onto the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.   Porter is one of 22 college football players in the country to become a member of…

Edwin’s Restaurant and Institute founder comes to campus: Students welcome founder of a restaurant helping formerly incarcerated adults

  Everyone deserves a second chance. Brandon Chrostowski, founder of Edwin’s Institute and Restaurant, has shown his belief in this statement through his program that aims to reintegrate formerly incarcerated adults into society.   Five students in an event planning course at John Carroll will bring Chrostowski to campus to speak on Nov. 17. The…

“We the People” receives esteemed award

The “We the People” service learning program at John Carroll University was one of five national recipients of the New York Life Higher Education Civic Engagement Award.   This award is given annually to five schools out of 100 applicants. Schools are chosen by a selection committee in conjunction with The Washington Center. The committee…

Fr. Niehoff celebrates ten years as University President

  University President, The Rev. Fr. Robert L. Niehoff, S.J., was inaugurated on Oct. 11, 2005. He is the 24th president of John Carroll and the fourth longest serving president in University history. In 2016, he will be the longest serving president.   He was born on August 14, 1953 in Puyallup, Wash. and has…

David Porter earns spot on GoodWorks Team

    Senior football player David Porter received one of the most prestigious honors for a college football player off the field. He was accepted onto the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Allstate GoodWorks Team. “It’s an honor and a privilege,” said Porter.   This AFCA Allstate GoodWorks team is made up of two teams…

New John M. and Mary Jo Boler School of Business Dean: Alan Miciak

  Q: What made you come to John Carroll?   A: It’s just an exciting opportunity. I had been a dean at Duquesne for two terms and I had gone back to the faculty for two years and thought I still had some value to add as a dean. I saw the Carroll opportunity, talked…

Administration works toward HLC standards: University takes action to maintain accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission

John Carroll University was put on notice by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) in March of last semester. Since then, JCU faculty and staff have been working to bring the University up to HLC standards. One of the problems being addressed is having legitimate evidence that students are learning and that John Carroll is an…