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Four Boler Business students to travel to Colorado for national competition

  Four students of John Carroll University’s Boler School of Business will travel to Denver for the “Operation Stimulus Competition” from Wednesday, Feb. 3 to Saturday, Feb. 6. The competition is exclusively for North American business students from the United States and Canada.   John Carroll will be competing against 16 different universities, including The…

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…

JCU hosts Special Olympics basketball game for fourth year in a row

  John Carroll University opened its doors to members of the Special Olympics basketball league on Saturday, Jan. 30. The game was between Lake County’s Special Olympics basketball team Deepwood and the Middleburg Heights-Berea-Brook Park team, MBB.   The University serves as a neutral site for both teams to compete in a formal setting. To…

Thief at large

  Several thefts have been reported to John Carroll University’s Police Department. The thefts have been occurring since December 2015 and have extended into the new year. According to an email sent from the John Carroll Police Department, two televisions were stolen from Boler School of Business, two laptops were stolen from a vehicle, a…

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…

Student Union members sworn in at inauguration

Last week, the John Carroll University Student Union convened to review the highs and lows of their tenure in 2015, as well as welcome the new president, executive board members and senators with an inaugural ceremony.   Former President of Student Union, senior Cole Hassay, started the evening with an outgoing statement reflecting on the…

Niehoff responds to African American Alliance demands

  The African American Alliance (AAA) of John Carroll University recently proposed a series of systematic changes to increase racial equality on campus in the form of a list of 10 demands.   On Tuesday, Jan. 19, the Office of the President issued an e-mail to all students informing them of the actions to be…

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…

President Niehoff signs national pledge for climate change

  On Wednesday, Nov. 16, the President of the University, the Rev. Robert Niehoff, S.J, signed a national pledge for climate change. The pledge involves a number of different colleges including John Carroll and calls for schools’ commitments to be energy efficient, as well as to educate their students on sustainability.   The document, the…

“Gifts that Give Twice” holiday sale aims to increase awareness of fair trade

“Gifts that Give Twice” is a holiday sale featuring fair trade products, held by Campus Ministry, Students for Social Justice’s Fair Trade Committee, and the Center for Service and Social Action. The sale begins on Wednesday, Dec. 9 and goes until Thursday, Dec. 10 in the O’Malley Center atrium at John Carroll University.   “Gifts…

HLC program reviews: one semester later

    Students may notice their professors are not as available as they were in previous years, they are frequently in meetings with other faculty members and grading is taking longer than usual. Part of this may be caused by program reviews mandated by the Higher Learning Commission.   After being placed “on notice” by the…

AAA airs grievances

As the tide of the racial justice movements initiated by students at the University of Missouri continues to extend to Yale, Fordham, University of Michigan and Loyola of Chicago, among others, John Carroll University is no exception.   On Thursday, Dec. 3, members of the African American Alliance entered classrooms unannounced and presented students in…

African American Alliance presents JCU president with list of demands

  The African American Alliance (AAA), the black cultural organization on campus, occupied the office of the Rev. Robert Niehoff S.J. on Friday, Nov. 20 and presented him with list of 10 demands that ask for systematic changes that aim to eradicate instances of racial injustice on campus. These injustices that are detailed in their…

Renowned Russian poet, Sergey Gandlevsky, visits campus

  Russian poet Sergey Gandlevsky presented his works at a poetry reading in the O’Dea room on Friday, Nov. 13. Phillip Metres, an English professor at John Carroll University, translated Gandlevsky’s poems from Russian to English.   Metres and Gandlevsky have been friends since 1993. Metres spent one year in Russia where he studied the…

“Party Smart” initiative encourages safe off-campus living

  A new program at John Carroll University called “Party Smart” seeks to give John Carroll University students the information and resources they need to create healthy relationships with their community neighbors.   “Many students look forward to living off campus, seeing it as an opportunity to enjoy expanded freedom outside University control,” says Megan…

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…

Textbook sharing program seeks to reduce cost for students

The textbook sharing program at the Grasselli library allows JCU students to borrow a textbook free of charge for two hours. The program is in its third year of existence and is growing in popularity.   The program came about originally through a marketing study conducted in 2012 by student support professional Tia Pearson for…

New bill requires reason for expulsion on transcripts

  On Tuesday, Nov. 3, John Carroll University’s Student Union passed a bill regarding expulsion. If approved by the Dean of Students Office, the bill would require the transcript of an expelled student to state the reason behind their expulsion. This is different from the previous policy, under which expulsion was not discussed in detail.…

Student Union passes bill regarding core course offerings

  On Tuesday, Nov. 3, the Student Union passed a new bill that, if approved by the University, would mandate academic departments to include information on their online and printed course listings as to whether a course is offered exclusively during either fall or spring semesters.   The bill is one of many student propositions…

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…

Anonymous writer warns John Carroll with homophobic letters

  “It is a proven fact that homosexuality is an evil act. It is a sick knowledge and a sickness of the mind.” This was the opening quote from a letter addressed to President “Barak” Obama, and given to students at the SUPB Drag Show on Oct 22.   John Carroll University’s Dolan Center for…

2015-2016 JCU Student Union candidate guidelines

    There are new guidelines for participating in the 2015-2016 Student Union Election.   The proposed change to the Student Union constitution would change Article II, Section 14, subsection B to state that the President of the Student Union must have at least four semesters of experience as Student Union Senator, or at least…

Entrepreneurship competition open to all majors

The John C. Soper Prize in Social Entrepreneurship encourages students to create projects that confront social issues. The contest is sponsored by the John Carroll University Entrepreneurship program and is in remembrance of John C. Soper, a former professor of finance and economics at JCU who passed away in 2013.   Soper was the John…

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…