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MBA cohort’s presentation on ethics impresses local leaders

Think final exams are hard? Try trading places with a graduate student in the part-time MBA program in the Boler School of Business.
 
For a five-week, one credit course called “Ethical Decision Making,” 14 students (who all have jobs) were tasked with assembling a “TED-like” talk on ethics to a board of six high-ranking…

JCU alum tells story of overcoming paralysis

Alumnus David Markovich ‘14 spoke on Thursday, Dec. 4 at the Donahue Auditorium about his life journey. Markovich went from having paralysis to eventually running a half marathon. His presentation was sponsored by the JCU Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
 
David Markovich explained Transverse Myelitis using the example of a lamp. The head of the…

Students discuss campus race issues

*CORRECTION: The following sentence, “While the discussion of campus race issues is by all means a one-sided debate, students that would disagree the claims made were simply not in attendance” appeared in print. “All means” has since been changed to “no means.” We apologize for this mistake. 

 
 
The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri,…

Low salaries in higher education

 
Most students expect their bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University to be met with a well paying job after graduation. But, what if someone had a doctorate and was only getting paid the same as a McDonald’s cashier?
 
Many instructors at JCU are considered part time. They do not have health insurance, job…

Humans of John Carroll 12/11/2014

Four years ago, an unfortunate incident involving a hard drive crash almost ended junior Evan Meindl’s band, Honey.
 
Meindl and his two bandmates, Joe Praksti and Pat O’Toole, set out to record their first album before Praksti and O’Toole left for college.
 
“When we had finished tracking it, and it was almost totally…

Entrepreneurship program ranked 23rd nationally

John Carroll University’s Entrepreneurship Program was recently ranked 23rd in the country by U.S. News & World Report, just five years after its inception as an academic minor.
 
The director of the Entrepreneurship minor [eMinor], Jackie Schmidt, emphasized that the national recognition is largely attributed to the diversity of disciplines the program reaches.
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Knights of Columbus returns to JCU, honors the Rev. Bernie McAniff

The John Carroll University chapter of the Knights of Columbus was reinstated on Thursday, Nov. 20 when it welcomed nine new members into the council.
The Knights of Columbus is a worldwide Catholic men’s fraternal benefits society, which upholds the values of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism.
The John Carroll chapter held its first degree…

Smoke Signals: Students and faculty weigh-in on the tobacco-free campus debate

Students voted against the proposed campus-wide tobacco ban during the Student Union Executive Board election on Nov. 5 and 6.
 
From the 782 votes cast on the ballot issue, 413 or 52.81 percent of students voted against the initiative, while 369 students or 47.19 percent voted in favor of it. The implications of the…

JCU joins nationwide sexual assault prevention campaign

“It’s on us.”
 
John Carroll University’s Student Union is working to share this message to prevent sexual assault.
 
Student Union President Tim Ficke announced the launch of the “It’s On Us” campaign at JCU to the University via email earlier this month.
 
In September, the White House launched “It’s On Us” to…

Interfaith student panel engages in lively conversation

Despite Monday’s plummeting temperatures and blustering winds, students and faculty alike gathered in the Donahue Auditorium of the Dolan Center for Science and Technology to listen to an interfaith student panel speak about spirituality and individual beliefs.
 
The interfaith panel, comprised of six John Carroll University students, began with each student describing themselves generally…

Humans of John Carroll 11/20/2014

Barista, gamer, environmental enthusiast – these are just a few of the roles filled by sophomore Ese Osaghae at John Carroll University.
 
Osaghae came to JCU because he attended to a Jesuit high school and wanted another Jesuit experience.
 
“I enjoy the fact that I can say hello to everyone, and the small…

Going paperless: It’s not as hard as you think

 
I’d like you to stop and think for just a moment about how much paper you use in a given day. How about a week? A semester?
 
If you’re like myself and many others, you’ve probably realized by now that students use a ton of paper. Whether it be for notes, essays or…

Humans of John Carroll: The 2014-2015 Student Union Executive Board

President Cole Hassay
Junior Cole Hassay plans to use his passion for politics and vast leadership experience to help improve students’ overall college experience.
Hassay’s double major in political science and economics, as well as his roles as current vice president of student organizations and vice president of brotherhood for Beta Theta Pi fraternity, keep…

SUPB executive board to receive stipends

 
 
The Student Union Programming Board (SUPB) executive board members will be receiving a stipend beginning next semester. A stipend is a periodic payment granted to a student, meaning that executive board members will be receiving a paycheck.
 
Current Campus Events Coordinator for SUPB, junior Corinne Hendrock, said, “I think the stipend is…

Campus committee promotes paperless initiative

 
As technology develops and learning styles change, universities are beginning to adapt in order to stay up-to-date. John Carroll University has recently undergone multiple changes recently to try and update our style. This “facelift” is just the beginning for JCU.
 
John Carroll students and faculty have begun adapting JCU culture to become more…

Confused about campus construction?

The Carroll News chats with University Heights Mayor Susan Infeld.
 
Q: Why is there a need for the construction that is happening on campus? 
 
A: The Belvoir Boulevard resurfacing project is a three-city project involving South Euclid, University Heights and Shaker Heights.  Belvoir Boulevard is a [Cuyahoga] County road that traverses all three cities,…

Grasselli Library extends hours

 
 
The Grasselli Library and Breen Learning Center will begin to offer longer operation hours for current students and faculty. Starting Sunday Nov. 16, the library hours will now be Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.…

JCUPD participates in “No-Shave November”

 
 
Something hairy is happening in the John Carroll University Police Department. In light of the month-long commemoration of facial-hair affectionately entitled “No-Shave November,” the JCUPD is putting down their razors to honor members of its team who have either battled or lost a family member to cancer.
 
In a grave series of…

Putting the conserve in “conservative”

Hopefully by now you have fulfilled your civic duty and voted. (Voting day was last Tuesday if you’re confused.)
 
Because of the elections, your John Carroll environmentalist has decided to explain why everyone should be a treehugger like me.
 
Specifically, this article is for the conservatives on campus. If you don’t know any…

The Carroll News’ adviser receives national award

 
Professor Robert Noll, adviser to The Carroll News, received the Society for Collegiate Journalists’ “Barker Award” on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 as the outstanding faculty advisor to a student newspaper for his mentoring  of The Carroll News. The national award sought to identify an individual who is a highly committed adviser for an SCJ…

Student Union Executive Board debate focuses on tobacco-free proposal

Debate surrounding a tobacco-free campus, a more transparent Student Union, diverse dining options for students and communication procedures took place at the 2014-2015 Student Union Executive Board debate on Tuesday, November 4 in the LSC Atrium.
 
The debate began with an address from current Student Union President, senior Tim Ficke, assessing the success of…

Cuyahoga County Council, District 10: Anthony Hairston, the silent campaigner

 
UPDATED (Please scroll down for a response from Councilman Anthony Hairston)
 
Anthony T. Hairston, a 27-year-old graduate of Cleveland State University, was sworn in as the District 10 representative for Cuyahoga County Council last March 11. He was selected to replace former councilman Julian Rogers, who resigned to accept a position at Cleveland…

Supreme Court of Ohio: O’Donnell seeks to bring balance to court

 
The Supreme Court seats in Ohio are currently held by one Democrat and six Republicans. Of its seven members, only five were elected to their positions, and the one Democrat is among those five. The other two were appointed by Republican governors Bob Taft and John Kasich.
 
Judge John P. O’Donnell is running…

U.S. House of Representatives: Marcia Fudge helps spur Cleveland revival

 
Not too long ago, in 2010, Forbes magazine named Cleveland one of America’s most miserable cities. Frankly, our high unemployment, unpredictable weather, sub-par sports teams and once-inflammable river definitely did not defend us from this title. However in recent months, Cleveland has been on the rise. Downtown has been experiencing a total revival. Cleveland…

Humans of John Carroll 10/30/2014

 
By night, Joe Dybala works as the supervisor at the Inn Between. By day, he spends his time as a dog trainer and overall animal enthusiast.
 
Dybala goes door-to-door helping many owners understand how to train their dogs properly and to truly connect with their pets.
 
“I help people understand what dogs…