Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Donna Byrnes, Sherri Crahen, Megan Dzurec, Sue Grazia, The Rev. Bernie McAniff, S.J., Amanda Rolf

Unfortunately, from time to time, the Dean of Students Office receives reports of situations which have compromised the safety of others due to students who have chosen to commit acts of violence, intolerance or who are in violation of the alcohol policy. While it can be difficult and disappointing to hear about these incidents, we…

Letter to the Editor: Sophia Olsen, Class of 2016

As a young, Catholic female voting for the first time, I have to give my support to Mitt Romney for president. I am a person of strong faith, and I am appalled by the assault on religious freedom started by President Obama through the contraceptive/abortion health care mandate.
This mandate was issued with total disregard…

Letter to the Editor: Kathryn Pifer, Class of 2014

I am writing out of utter disgust, nights crying myself to sleep and loss of the ability to dream. Every week, I open those stunning pages of the award-winning Carroll News to find hard hitting news stories, worthy of abundant applause whenever these writing genius’ brace our only normal human population compared with your godliness.…

Letter to the Editor: The Rose Family

To the Arrupe Scholars, JCU Campus Ministry and the JCU Community,
On behalf of our family, I want to thank you for being there for us this week as we dealt with the reality of Danielle’s death. Our family could clearly see the Spirit of Jesus in Danielle, and we see that same Spirit in…

Letter to the Editor: Open up

Thank you for the recent editorial supporting campus moves toward sustainabililty and encouraging further moves in this direction. One of the areas omitted from the current discussions has to do with campus access.
A few years ago, Sasaki Associates, Inc., the firm retained to do a space study on campus, recommended increased access to campus…

Letter to the Editor: A humble rebuttal

After reading Brian Bayer’s “Women Pt. 1” in last week’s Carroll News, I have been waiting with bated breath for the exciting second installment, no doubt appearing concurrently to this letter. When I say “bated breath,” I mean it. I wonder how I’ve survived 22 years of estrogen-flooded existence without such an enlightening (and enlightened!)…

Letter to the Editor: Two-way street

I am very disturbed by the faculty and staff letter regarding the HHS contraceptive mandate. The opening line that they are concerned about religious liberty is disingenuous at best. They express concern that the bishops have chosen a path of continued confrontation. Is it wrong to stand by the constitutionally guaranteed right to religious freedom?…

Letter to the Editor: Get the facts

In the article, Paul Lauritzen wants the “bishops to reduce the intensity of their rhetoric and …allow … insurance coverage of contraception,” because he believes that contraceptive use is “healthy for women and children.” (He just merely states this and doesn’t argue for it.)
However, he is clearly wrong in his views.
John Carroll University…

Letter to the Editor: Letter to the Rev. Robert Niehoff, S.J.

We, the faculty of John Carroll University named below, are committed to freedom of conscience and religious liberty. We believe that the American Catholic bishops have the right to proclaim Catholic teaching vigorously and loudly. However, we also believe that access to contraception is central to the health and well being of women and children.…

Letter to the Editor: Core revisions

We are writing in response to “Core changes in the works,” in the Feb. 9 issue of The Carroll News.  The information presented in this article is outright wrong on some points and seriously misleading on others, beginning with its headline.
No changes to the core curriculum have been approved, nor are any “slated to…

Letter to the Editor: Letter to the editor

I’m writing in response to Sam Lane’s commentary entitled “Profanely Moderate” and his blatant ignorance of history. Mr. Lane writes about the Republicans’ past record and one reason for subscribing to Republican ideology, “ … but also on what I feel to be a better track record.” What record are you exactly looking at?
The…

Letter to the Editor: “J’Accuse!” With Apologies to Émile Zola

On Oct. 19, here at John Carroll University, I attended an open forum discussion on the issue of racism on campus. I found the discussion and the personal accounts of students to be both enlightening and tragic.
It is an indignity that racism, or any form of intolerance, exists on a campus whose mantra is…

Letter to the Editor: America needs Glasnost and Perestroika

Once upon a time, during the decade of the 1980s, there existed a country called the Soviet Union.  It was ideologically Marxist and diametrically opposed to the liberal, democratic ideals of Western Europe and the United States. A superpower, it was geographically one of the largest countries in the world and boasted one of the…

Letter to the Editor: Letter of apology

Last September, while beginning my senior year here at John Carroll, I made a poor momentary split second decision that has had a profound negative impact on my life and the life of others. I responded to an aggravating situation at a college party in my apartment by throwing a single punch at another student…

Letter to the Editor: In memoriam: Borders Books 1971-2011

Borders was the place to be. So what happened?
I’ll never forget the first time I went to a Borders bookstore. It was the Borders located in Westlake. At that time, there was absolutely nothing else out there. Cleveland was still a relatively bustling city and our family did most of our shopping there. Places…

Letter to the Editor: Geronimo

A group of elite soldiers, who will forever remain unknown, have brought justice and comfort to many around the world.
These unselfish and noble individuals have put their lives at risk in order to bring to justice the man who has committed some of the most dreadful and violent acts against the United States and…

Letter to the Editor: Sign of sincerity

I have a problem with the banner that has been hung on the old Bohannon Science Center. The banner reads, “Farewell, Bohannon Center. Thanks for your Service.” It’s a very attractive banner, I will agree. My issue with it is this: although the banner is addressed directly to the Bohannon Center, it is literally ON…

Letter to the Editor: Intersection idiots

University Heights may have beautiful homes, but it has ugly intersections.
If you drive around the city you will notice that there are quite a few four-way stops, some five-way, six-way and even seven-way intersections. There should be a chapter about University Heights roads in the Kama Sutra.
My problem isn’t the excessive amount of…

Letter to the Editor: The shame of a nation

On the eve of April 8 the United States government came to the brink of collapse, the crisis averted only by an eleventh hour agreement wherein the Republicans agreed to not defund Planned Parenthood and the EPA (this time around), and Democrats caved in to nearly $40 billion (.89 percent of the total) in budget…

Letter to the Editor: Middle Eastern democracy

Sean Webster’s Feb. 24 column “Did Bush Bring Democracy to the Middle East?” takes a very selective and biased view of the events in the Middle East. He attributes the turmoil in the Middle East not to the beginning of a successful democracy in Iraq, a huge U.S. accomplishment, but to (in his mind) the…

Letter to the Editor: Mubarak Dictatorship

In his Feb. 24 piece, Paul Hanna asks his readers and the people of Egypt to remember the good times under the Mubarak dictatorship. Sure, 30 years of repression of the rights of an entire nation to self-determination and civil autonomy is kind of bad, but what about the regional stability?
On top of that,…

Letter to the Editor: Lessons from the Loster Pages

The Loster Facebook pages have received much attention, I would like to call attention to responses that have been given and the lessons that those responses could teach students about sex roles and about who they can count on within our university. The Loster pages are typical of the general attitude toward women that exists…

Letter to the Editor: Financial crisis Overview

On Thursday Feb. 24, John Carroll University’s Accounting Association, Finance Association, and KPMG Professor of Accountancy, Robert Bloom, put on a panel discussion covering topics relating to lessons learned from the recent financial crisis. Topics discussed include: enterprise risk management, moral hazard, capital maintenance, and financial instruments.
Panelist Victor Alexander of Key Bank illustrated how…

Letter to the Editor: Facemashed response

esty International, and more than 20,000 other charities have used the Facebook Causes app to raise over $10 million. The Egyptian people were able overthrow 30 years of autocratic rule in part by using Facebook.
A first year student who made the ‘Juan’ Carroll ‘Dan Loster’ Facebook profile used Facebook to reduce 64 female John…

Letter to the Editor: An apology is in order

Dear Carroll News,
I would like to make a correction to the otherwise brilliantly written White Stripes eulogy of newly-appointed music critic Noah Lamprecht. It is primarily an issue of simple semantics, but nonetheless should be clarified.
I must first preface the correction by stating that for someone that claims to be “eternally proud” of…