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Poster session kicks off yearly celebration: Students’ academic achievements recognized at 14th annual “A Celebration of Scholarship”

 
Students and faculty gathered in the Dolan Center for Science and Technology last Monday for the poster session of the 14th annual “A Celebration of Scholarship.”
 
Posters displayed a variety of academic projects for the poster session in Muldoon Atrium. Students researched a vast array of topics for this presentation.
 
Senior Shelby…

Fraternity early alumni reflect on reorganization

 
John Carroll University Fraternity Beta Theta Pi underwent a reorganization process in April of 2014. Now one year after they have been removed from the chapter, former brothers, deemed “early alumni” of the fraternity, have questions and assumptions as to why they were removed. “[We want] clarification about the negative connotation that goes with…

Entrepreneurship receives grant for program expansion

 
 
Last fall, John Carroll University received a grant in the amount of $51,450 from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.
 
According to the announcement from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, “The grant is to be used to support the design of new academic units on entrepreneurship and creativity and enhance faculty learning on…

Interfraternity council: Fraternal thoughts

Across the country, Greek life – in particular fraternity life – has been receiving negative press about certain organizations’ poor attempts at representing what brotherhood means. Some attempts have been communal chants dealing with race. Others have been active and alumni members sharing inappropriate images of women on their social media profiles.  
 
Actions like…

Planting seeds of resistance: Professor travels to Israel to resist occupation of Palestine

 
B’Tselem, an Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, is loosely translated in Hebrew as “take a picture and document this.” This is exactly what associate professor of education David Shutkin did when he started blogging about his trip to Israel, where he participated in acts of civil disobedience.
 
Shutkin…

Student Union forum addresses HLC notice: Provost, vice president of enrollment answer questions about JCU’s future

The John Carroll University Student Union held an open forum on Thursday, March 19, for the community’s questions regarding the accreditation of the University in future years. Provost and Academic Vice President Jeanne Colleran and Vice President of Enrollment Brian Williams led a discussion hoping to ease the minds of the undergraduate and graduate students…

Moderator of ‘Meet the Press’ visits JCU

 
An analysis of the 2016 presidential race, predictions for Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush and witty remarks doused with pointed humor were all components of Todd’s political lecture at John Carroll University’s Donahue Auditorium on Wednesday, March 18.
 
The Rev. Robert Niehoff, S.J. kicked off the talk, welcoming WKYC’s Russ Mitchell, lead anchor…

Q & A with ‘Meet the Press’ moderator Chuck Todd

In an interview with The Carroll News, “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd talked about the show’s recent transition period, the challenges involved, the future of Sunday morning political talk shows and offered advice for aspiring political journalists.
 
The Carroll News: Around the time when you first joined the “Meet the Press” team, the…

Political science students visit City Club of Cleveland

 
Pulitzer Prize winning reporter, Supreme Court aficionado, member of Phi Beta Kappa, Yale Law School lecturer, and “New York Times” Journalist; Linda Greenhouse has earned all of these titles, and more. On Friday, March 20th, Greenhouse spoke at the Cleveland City Club about the past ten years of the Roberts Court, or the Supreme…

Perspectives from the provost: Why did this happen, and how will JCU move forward?

In an interview with Provost and Academic Vice President Jeanne Colleran, she addressed why John Carroll University didn’t provide the data the Higher Learning Commission sought, why the data didn’t meet the HLC’s standards and also identified areas of improvement the University is working on.
 
Colleran filled the role of provost and academic vice…

‘Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals’ exhibit visits JCU

When people think of the Holocaust, many associate it with Jews, gypsies and other ethnicities targeted by the Nazis. However, the “Nazi Persecution of the Homosexuals” exhibition brings to light the discrimination of a group that some may not associate with the Holocaust.
 
The exhibition is at John Carroll University on loan from the…

Model Arab League wins highest award at regional conference

 
The John Carroll University Model Arab League team secured an exceptional victory at the Ohio Valley Regional MAL Conference held at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio on Feb. 19. The student organization was honored with the highest award possible, named the 2015 “Outstanding Delegation,” for their representation of the United Arab Emirates.
 
Under…

JCU faculty reacts to the news, plans to move forward

 
According to some faculty members at John Carroll University, many weren’t shocked last week when they received word the University was put on notice.
 
“We were anticipating something,” said Anthony Roy Day, chair of the faculty council and professor of physics.
 
Day explained he was notified last fall when Jeanne Colleran, academic…

JCU placed on notice by Higher Learning Commission, remains accredited: How does this affect the John Carroll University community?

 
John Carroll University received a public disclosure notice and an institutional action letter on Tuesday, March 10 stating the institution is at risk of being out of compliance with the criteria for accreditation. The University has been placed on notice, but remains accredited.
 
JCU first achieved accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission in…

Perspectives from the president: Niehoff responds to Higher Learning Commission notice

The president of John Carroll University said today the news that the University has been placed on notice by the Higher Learning Commission was a surprise to most of the JCU community.
 
“It’s a shock to us,” said the Rev. Robert Niehoff, S.J., in an interview with The Carroll News. “It’s a shock to…

John Carroll University placed on notice by the Higher Learning Commission

John Carroll University received a public disclosure notice and an institutional action letter on Tuesday, March 10 saying the institution is at risk of being out of compliance with the criteria for accreditation. The University has been put on notice, but remains accredited.
 
JCU first achieved accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission in 1922,…

Snow day or school day? Provost explains how decision to cancel classes is made

When more than six inches of snow cover the ground, and the temperature begins to drop, one thing is certain: You will see students tweeting at John Carroll University’s official Twitter account, @JohnCarrollU, asking when school will be cancelled.
 
But, complaining to the Twitter account does not increase the chances of cancellation of classes…

Exoneree Ricky Jackson speaks to JCU community

 
When Ricky Jackson was thrown into the shadowy corners of death row, Gerald Ford was president of the United States, the Vietnam conflict was drawing to a close and modern-day computers and cellphones were merely dreams in the minds of scientists.
 
Thirty-nine years later, Jackson was exonerated in 2014, becoming the longest serving…

Immersion reflections: Past participants recall experiences in different states and countries

When senior Rachel Byrnes came to John Carroll University, she knew she wanted to experience something that would challenge her.
 
“I wanted to experience someplace I had never been before and would completely throw me outside of my comfort zone,” Byrnes said.
 
Byrnes applied to go on a 2014 immersion trip her junior…

Humans of John Carroll: Ryley Conway

 
At the age of 15, most teenagers are still trying to find their place in high school. But, John Carroll University freshman Ryley Conway found her place in India for an entire year while attending high school and serving the community.
 
Conway said that back in high school, she felt like she was…

Perspectives from a student organization: Pep Band

Hello, loyal reader. The astute among you may or may not have noticed that this article is not about sustainability. That’s right, I do things other than recycle and save the Earth. I also play trombone in the John Carroll University pep band.
 
The pep band is one of JCU’s best kept secrets. We…

Interfaith Prayer Room finds a home in Grasselli

The Grasselli Library and Breen Learning Center is more than just a home for books. It is a place for students to meet friends, drink coffee at the Den and, as of recently, take a moment to pray.
 
The new Interfaith Prayer Room, which opened on Monday, Jan. 26 during Ignatian Heritage Week, is…

A NEW ‘HOPE:’ New student organization promotes healthy lifestyles and exercise habits

 
 
John Carroll University has welcomed a new organization to campus: Helping Others Promote Exercise, or HOPE for short. The group was founded this past November, and held its first event earlier this month.
 
The group includes juniors Feeroozeh Saghafi and Jacob Schriner, sophomores Leah Berdysz, Kareem Marrache and Jordan Conrad, and freshman…

Racial issues highlighted in student documentary

Part-time lecturer of philosophy Chris Rawls and a small group of students began working on a documentary back in September. The topic? Racism. The film is not for a class, none of the students receive academic credit and no one is being paid for their work.
 
“Everybody’s just doing it just to see what…

Colonel and pacifist debate military action

 
The ethical question of whether or not to use military action was the topic of debate on Thursday, Feb. 12 in the LSC Conference Room. Opinions from U.S. Colonel Eric Patterson and anti-war activist Megan Wilson-Reitz, sparked a heated conversation. Director of Campus Ministry John Scarano facilitated the debate.
 
At the beginning of…