Articles by Nicole Green

Five hot dates for cold winter nights

The city of Cleveland, despite its viral-video reputation for being a two-building city with dead nightlife, has plenty to offer couples who are looking for unique date options this winter. This Valentine’s Day weekend, plan a date night that takes advantage of specialty shops, creative dining and indoor and outdoor sports activities. These five Cleveland…

Fifth-year tuition guaranteed for some

Fifth-Year Funding scholarships will provide free tuition for some John Carroll University students who do not meet graduation requirements after the traditional four years. The funding is being marketed to prospective freshmen students who would begin their education at JCU next fall. These students would be the first class eligible for the scholarships, which provide…

“FSA Giving Back” makes a comeback; faculty give to JCU

John Carroll University’s “FSA Giving Back” campaign will return this year. The event will take place Feb. 8-12, after a one year hiatus last year. The focus of the “FSA Giving Back” campaign is to collect donations to the University from faculty, staff and administrators. The donations that are collected will go toward The Carroll…

Annual career fair presents opportunities

John Carroll University will host its annual career fair from 4:30 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Dolan Science Center. Hilary Flanagan, director of the Center for Career Services said that 110 organizations would attend the event. “The biggest thing about a career fair is actually connecting face to face with an…

Donations increase despite economy

During a time of thoughtful spending, John Carroll University alumni are showing that giving back to their alma mater has great value. Jim McDonough, a 1955 JCU alumnus, and his wife, Jacque, gifted $1 million to the University last month. The donation will be used for the President’s Opportunity Fund, which allots money to be…

WJCU’s ‘Blizzard Bash’ brings in more than $1000 for Hunger Network

John Carroll University’s radio station, WJCU 88.7FM, raised $1,021 for the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland through its fourth annual Blizzard Bash benefit concert. Station Manager Robert Duns said the event was in planning since September. “It was really a great result,” he said. “We set a new station record for the amount raised for…

Investigation is pending after drugs are found in a student’s dorm room

A John Carroll University student was found in possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a large amount of cash. Campus Safety Services raided the resident’s room in Hamlin Hall on Nov. 22. According to Brian Hurd, assistant director of campus safety services, the resident adviser reported smelling marijuana during rounds to CSS, who investigated and…

New Web site user friendly

The John Carroll University community and prospective students can expect changes to the University Web site’s homepage that will modernize its appearance and simplify navigation around the site. John Carfagno, assistant vice president of integrated marketing and communication at JCU, said the updates to the homepage are the first part of a larger overhaul to…

JCU, UH hope for a clean slate

For the first time in 32 years, University Heights has elected a new mayor. Former Councilwoman Susan Infeld beat Councilman Frank Consolo and former Councilman Steven Bennett in the mayoral contest during the Nov. 3 elections. The change in leadership creates an opportunity to mend the seemingly polarized relationship between University Heights and John Carroll…

University president discusses Election potential

Though its non-profit status prevents John Carroll University from endorsing a mayoral candidate, University President Rev. Robert Niehoff has a few expectations of the new city administration. The relationship between JCU and University Heights has been uncooperative in the past. With a new mayor in place for the first time in 32 years, Niehoff hopes…

OurView: ‘Schoolgirl’ documentary gives new perspective

In January 2009, the Taliban forced all schools for girls in Swat Valley, Pakistan to close. Adam B. Ellick’s documentary, “A Schoolgirl’s Odyssey,” follows one 12-year-old Pakistani girl, Mallala, and her family as they face invasion of the Taliban in Swat and flee for safety, leaving behind dreams, possessions and their livelihoods.  It is both…

Student Union in discussions to bring movie rentals to JCU

Like a soda or a quick snack, students may soon be able to rent DVDs from a vending machine at John Carroll University.  Members of Student Union are working on a proposal to bring a Reel Qwik DVD kiosk to campus that would allow students to rent movies for $1.99 a night.  The DVD kiosk…

JCU to teach students, faculty prevention

Mental health professionals at John Carroll University’s Counseling Center will participate in suicide prevention training through Campus Connect: A Suicide Prevention Training for Gatekeepers. Campus Connect is a program founded at Syracuse University with the goal of training university staff, faculty and students to recognize warning signs, communicate effectively and know proper referral resources related…

New programs aim to attract new students

Proposals from faculty members for 11 new academic programs received over $50,000 in funding for research and further development. According to Academic Vice President John Day, the New Academic Programs Development Funds were provided by a donation to the University that was to be used for academic purposes at the discretion of University President, the Rev. Robert Niehoff.

Crahen and Hawke create a ‘Safe Space’ on campus

A $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women has brought a program aimed at preventing instances related to sexual and relationship violence to John Carroll University.  The program is needed in light of the fact that JCU and the surrounding community reported 11 on-campus forcible sex offenses in the…

Enrollment boasts academic quality

The economic recession made its impact on enrollment at John Carroll University, as the freshman class arrived with 129 fewer students than last year. Enrollment numbers for the first-year students report 663 members, compared to 792 in 2008 and 726 in 2007.  Executive Director of Enrollment Steven Vitatoe said the decrease in enrollment was due…

Rafferty wins Tim Russert fellowship

Former Carroll News Editor in Chief named first JCU ‘Meet the Press’ fellow