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The Carroll News Presents its 2016 “People of the Year” award to Adjunct teaching faculty

John Carroll University prides itself on its reputation as a Jesuit institution emphasizing the importance of leadership and academic excellence while teaching students the value of being men and women for others. As part of recognizing this mission, The Carroll News would like to highlight the efforts of adjunct teaching faculty who make sacrifices every…

Alumnus’ article published in U.N.

  Tom Weinandy, a 2011 John Carroll University graduate, will have an article published by the United Nations Chronicle. The publication requested Weinandy to write a piece on crisis mapping due to his knowledge on the subject.   As a JCU student, Weinandy majored in Spanish and social entrepreneurship, a major he designed for himself…

Biology professor of 28 years receives distinguished faculty award

  This year’s Distinguished Faculty Award has been given to associate Biology professor, Jeffrey Johansen.   This award is the highest honor a faculty member can receive and it recognizes teaching excellence, service and leadership of students. The member is selected by the University Community and is presented annually to a full-time faculty member.  …

JCU student meets with Representative Fudge

  John Carroll University junior, Krystal Milam, traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with Rep. Marcia Fudge, the U.S. Representative for Ohio’s 11th district on Friday, April 22. Milam’s goal was to persuade Rep. Fudge to sign legislation regarding climate change and mass incarceration.   Milam is a member of an advocacy program called Friend’s…

ROTC celebrates 66 years at JCU

The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is celebrating 66 years at John Carroll University this month.   ROTC is a program for students who have ambitions of becoming a military officer to work toward that goal while obtaining a four-year degree.   Those members who complete all four years are then commissioned as a second…

John Carroll alumnus survives earthquake in Ecuador

While hundreds died after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Ecuador on Saturday, April 16, John Carroll alumnus, Brian Bayer ’13, survived.   Bayer went to Ecuador three years ago as a year-long volunteer with JCU’s immersion program affiliate, Rostro de Cristo. Afterwards he was invited to return to work on a nonprofit journalism project and…

Holocaust survivor tells story of “The Miracle of Life”

John Carroll University students marched on campus and held a memorial service for Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday, April 18 in order to honor the victims of one of worst genocides in history. One victim, survivor Roman Frayman, came to share his own personal story of survival in a lecture titled “Miracle of Life.”  …

JCU knitting group “fiber bombs” trees on campus

  Walking around outside of campus as of late, students may have noticed an added touch, making campus a little more colorful.   This act is known as “fiber bombing,” which is creating quilts and covering an area with them, spreading them around to surprise people and brighten their day. Administrative assistant in the psychological…

Heated debate over mock wall divides students: Students for Social Justice erect mock border wall to highlight human rights issue of immigration

  On Tuesday, April 12, a debate broke out concerning the mock border wall outside of the D.J. Lombardo Student Center. The Students for Social Justice (SSJ) have occupied the steps outside of the D.J. Lombardo Student Center and the Grasselli Library in the hopes of educating the campus about immigration reform. The organization has…

New student organization spreads the love

John Carroll University student organizations are growing. A new student organization that has recently made its announcement publicly this semester is “The Kindness Club.”   “In high school I was voted ‘most likely to brighten someone’s day,’ so when I came to John Carroll University, I knew I wanted to continue spreading kindness to everyone,”…

Slow technology services cause scheduling headaches

Many students encountered issues with Bannerweb and John Carroll University’s Wi-Fi this past week while registering for classes. Bannerweb often correctly did not open and the Wi-Fi was running slowly. This was clearly an obstacle for students eager to sign up for summer and fall classes.   Freshman Angie Banoub had a difficult time registering…

John Carroll CFO: crossword puzzle extraordinaire

  Fourteen letters to fill and the clue for 18 across is: JCU administrator with a hidden talent. The answer? Richard Mausser.   Mausser is the University Vice President of Finance, but before coming to John Carroll, he worked at a Fortune 500 company. He was in charge of Security Exchange Commission reporting. This type…

Patrick Vecellio receives Beaudry Award

Senior Patrick Vecellio received the Beaudry Award on Sunday, April 10. The Beaudry Award is awarded to a graduating senior who was voted on by his or her class that best exemplifies leadership, commitment to Christian values, academic achievement and service to the John Carroll and greater Cleveland community.   “It was a surreal moment…

The CN elects McGowan as new editor in chief

    Mary Frances McGowan, current managing editor of The Carroll News, was elected the new editor-in-chief on Thursday, March 31. She will begin her term as editor-in-chief on Thursday, April 14.   McGowan, a junior, began writing and copy editing for The Carroll News as a freshman in 2013. She was made the assistant…

2016 Commencement Speaker announced

    John Carroll University announced on Tuesday, April 5 that Beth Mooney, chairman and chief executive officer of KeyCorp, will serve as the 2016 Commencement Speaker at graduation on May 22.  Mooney will also receive an honorary doctorate degree at the ceremony.   Mooney has been chairman and chief executive officer of KeyCorp since…

John Carroll alumna creates app for Clevelanders

  Every year at the Celebration of the incoming class, John Carroll University hosts a Legacy Breakfast to celebrate legacy families and alumni that have gone out into the world to become successful and prosperous individuals. One such alum that was in attendance was Lauren Kluth, class of 2013, who is the founder of a…

Competition provides practice field for leadership skills

  The Collegiate Leadership Competition (CLC) is only one day away from its second annual competition, to be held on Saturday of this weekend in the Dolan Center for Science and Technology.   Represented in the 2016 competition will be a total of six teams representing Walsh, Akron and Widener Universities, the University of Southern…

Q&A with Madeline Smanik, the next “Meet the Press” fellow

Madeline Smanik, a senior at John Carroll University double majoring in Communication and Political Science, has been named the next “Meet the Press” fellow. The Carroll News sat down with her to discuss this opportunity.   Can you talk about the journey that led you to this point?   Since I chose [Communication and Political Science]…

Student Union president signs letter in support of people of color

John Carroll University Student Union President Will Hudson signed a letter in support of people of color at Jesuit colleges and universities. Student Union presidents at the other 27 Jesuit colleges and universities across America signed the letter as well.   This letter is the first collaboration between student body presidents of all 28 Jesuit…

Tuition increases 3.5 percent for next year

  In a letter sent to students dated Feb. 11, the John Carroll University Board of Directors announced a 3.5 percent increase in tuition to $37,190, effective for the 2016-2017 school year. This represents a change of $42 per credit hour for full-time students.   “There is no one reason that drives the tuition price…

Apple and FBI battle over acces to iPhone

  After the Dec. 2 terror attacks in San Bernardino, California, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation took charge of piecing together the cause and connections of the crime. According to ABC News, the FBI soon found what they consider a critical piece of evidence: perpetrator Syed Farook’s iPhone 5c.…

Students stand in solidarity with Paris on study abroad trip

John Carroll University offers a number of study abroad opportunities to its students. The International Cultures course, “Gazing Women, from Paris to Florence,” provided students the opportunity to study Italian and French culture. The class included a mandatory trip to France and Italy over the course of spring break of 2016.   The class is…

New course teaches interconnectivity between religion and culture

“Soul Food and Food for the Soul” is now midway through its first semester of existence.   The course was created by Martha Pereszlenyi-Pinter and the late Valentino Lassiter. “Linked courses,” such as this one, are part of the new integrative core affecting current freshmen. Students sign up for two classes which meet separately during…

Security Update: JCUPD responds to security threat

JCUPD has responded to a note containing a bomb threat, found at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 14 in Grasselli Library.   The note said, “There is a bomb at John Carroll,” and was found in a desk by a library staffer.   The staff notified JCUPD, who then, along with the University Heights Police…

Students conduct research in Costa Rica over spring break

Seven students spent spring break studying over 150 bird species, 40 species of amphibians and reptiles, and at least 10 species of mammals in Costa Rica. Ralph Saporito, faculty member who accompanied the students on this trip, teaches a 400 level biology class called Tropical Field Biology, which introduces students to tropical biology and field…