Articles by Molly Wilson

Studying and drilling

Like many college freshmen, Garrett Lee walked onto John Carroll University’s campus a few short months ago, nervous and filled with uncertainty. He asked himself questions such as, “What am I doing?” and “Why am I here?” Unlike most college freshmen, though, Lee had just turned 23 years old and had not written a paper…

Walkways cut off in an effort to facilitate pedestrian safety on campus

The first view of John Carroll University when entering campus has recently been altered, as the main gate has recently undergone a few renovations. Up until last week, after turning right onto Main Drive upon entering through the main gate, a short walkway between the bushes led out of campus onto the parallel Carroll Boulevard.…

JCU earns top ratings in U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report has recently released its 2012 edition of Best Colleges. For the last 23 years, John Carroll University has consecutively ranked in the top 10 of “Regional Universities” in the Midwest that offer Master’s programs. JCU placed seventh overall in its’ category of “Regional Midwest Universities” this year. This main category…

Res Life tries fob experiment

The Office of Residence Life has decided to conduct an experiment this school year to see if there would be a greater sense of community and reduced vandalism amongst residents of residence floors if they are protected by fobs. Each Greek life floor already has fob-access floors in Campion Hall, Hamlin Hall and Millor Hall.…

Too many events limit participation

Saturday, April 30, 2011 was a very busy day for John Carroll University. Three major events big enough to have a day dedicated just to each, were scheduled for this day. These three events were Murphy Formal, Relay for Life and Cultivating Community Day. Murphy Formal was eventually cancelled but Relay for Life and Cultivating…

Niehoff and Diversity Task Force introduce Diversity Steering Committee at JCU

On April 7, John Carroll President the Rev. Robert Niehoff, S.J. officially announced the formation of the new John Carroll Diversity Steering Committee. This committee was formed through a recommendation of the Diversity Task Force. The Diversity Task Force consisted of a group of JCU faculty and staff that worked together during the 2008-2009 school…

Dominican Sisters of St. Mary visit John Carroll

This past weekend, John Carroll University hosted four nuns from the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, which is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This order frequently visits high schools, colleges and universities to speak to students about discerning what God is calling each individual’s vocation to be. These sisters gave three…

Recycling efforts take competitive edge

“Going Green” is one of the most popular and talked about issues of the decade. “Going Green” can include driving an environmentally-friendly car, using reusable grocery bags and recycling. The latter has been promoted for many years and even though some communities have stopped collecting, individuals are still encouraged to recycle on their own. John…

Lounge in works for non-resident students

John Carroll University has many areas where students can gather to hang out, relax or even do homework. Many of these areas are filled with comfortable seating, television sets and computers. This, of course, is very similar to many other universities but one of the things that differentiates JCU from other schools is that there…

Rochford inaugurated as SU Senate President

Thursday, Jan. 20 marked the start of new student leadership at John Carroll University as Rita Rochford was inaugurated as the 89th president of the Student Union Senate. This is the third year Rochford has served on the senate. She was executive vice president during the last term.   The ceremony opened with an introduction from…

Mid-term Elections hit home: JCU students find ways to make a difference in local and national elections

Mid-term elections finally came to a close this past week. As college students, sometimes it can be hard to remember to vote with all that is going on (including studying, extracurricular activities, social events, etc.). John Carroll students still found the time to pay attention to the issues and vote in either their home elections…

Global issues incorporated in JCU education

John Carroll University has recently been selected as one of thirty-two colleges and universities to participate in a new program called General Education for a Global Century. This program is sponsored and run by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). The AAC&U is an organization dedicated to enhancing liberal education through various programs.…

Queer studies explored

Beginning in the 2011 spring semester, John Carroll will be offering a new course to students, Queer Studies.  The course, which was first under consideration last fall, will be considered interdisciplinary, focusing on topics of gender and sexuality.  Historically, the term “queer” has been considered a derogatory term, but in recent years the word has…

Students rewarded for eating on campus

John Carroll University has decided to add more to the dining experience by joining the JAM Rewards program, which gives students the opportunity to win prizes by eating on campus.  JAM is a national program that allows students to sign up online at jamrewards.com and automatically be entered into a sweepstakes to win prizes. The…