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‘We the People’ receives $50,000: CSSA’s program awarded Honor Project Trust grant

John Carroll University’s ‘We the People’ service program received a generous grant from the Honor Project Trust on Sept. 4.
 
The Honor Project Trust is an organization dedicated to giving money to charitable organizations in Ohio that have a positive impact on society. This year alone, the Honor Project Trust gave $6 million to…

Humans of John Carroll 9/25/14

It takes a special sort of person to start each early morning with a beaming smile and immense work ethic.
 
Not everyone can rise each day before the sun, commute to work as it rises and serve the JCU community before most students have even thought about waking up.
 
Diane Seifert, longtime John…

‘The caf’ goes green

This week in sustainability, we will take a look at something near and dear to all of our hearts, the Schott Dining Hall. Commonly known as “the caf,” it is actually one of the most environmentally conscious entities on campus. You have all probably noticed the new dish carousel (the thing that takes your dirty…

This week in sustainability: Think before you trash it

The John Carroll University Environmental Issues Group (EIG) would like to welcome everyone back to John Carroll for another great year.
 
Good news: The bike co-op is back in gear with bikes now available for student use at the Recreation Desk.
 
There is a lot to look forward to this year–from new friends,…

HUMANS OF JOHN CARROLL: A new weekly feature about the people who make up JCU

If you see a girl wheeling a blue suitcase across campus at 5 a.m., it’s probably sophomore Amber Guizzotti with her ice skates, getting ready for her next competition.
 
Guizzotti represented John Carroll University at the Collegiate National Championship in Rochester Hills, Michigan this past August. She came in second place in her division…

Entrepreneurship Club takes home first place

During the first week of August, the University of Akron hosted the eighth annual Entrepreneurship Immersion Week. The competition is sponsored by the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium. The EEC is a group of entrepreneurship directors from 11 universities across Northeast Ohio.
 
Every year, the EEC hosts the event with the goal of educating entrepreneurship students…

JCU welcomes first assistant provost for diversity, Terry Mills

 
John Carroll University showed commitment to university-wide diversity with the addition of the new appointed position of chief diversity officer. Terry Mills’ position has been effective since Aug. 18.
 
“I didn’t come to Cleveland for the weather, Mills joked, “I came to Cleveland because John Carroll’s commitment to higher education and social justice…

‘Yik Yak’ app hits JCU

 
A new social media craze has taken the John Carroll University social-scene by storm. Yik Yak, the infamous “anonymous sharing” site geared towards college students, has both entertained and disgusted JCU students since gaining popularity this fall.
 
According to Yik Yak’s profile on iTunes, the creators of Yik Yak intended to create a…

JCU community remembers lives of two students

John Carroll University suffered two losses over the summer: sophomore Patrick Waldron and freshman Adam Shergalis.
 
Patrick Waldron
 
Patrick Waldron was a son to his father, Keith, and mother, Julie, and brother to his sister, Maddie. Hailing from Williamsville, New York (outside of Buffalo), he attended St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, where he was…

Former dean Jeanne Colleran appointed new provost and academic vice president

 
Candidates from all over the country were considered for the position of provost and academic vice president, but the position ultimately went to one of John Carroll University’s own.
 
Jeanne Colleran, the new provost and academic vice president of JCU, is a 1976 graduate of Carroll and has worked at the University since…

John Carroll through the eyes of the Rev. Robert Niehoff, S.J.

Student aid, action on sexual assaults and future residence hall renovations are topics the Rev. Robert Niehoff will focus on as he enters his tenth year as president this fall with the promise that his appointment is secure through the end of 2020.
 
Niehoff discussed these issues among others last week in an interview…

Faculty transition to new roles and restructured departments

 
 
Students at John Carroll University will be seeing quite a few new faces this fall—and they won’t just be fellow students. The University has hired several new faculty members who will begin their term this academic year.
Many JCU professors retired last spring, leaving various positions open. Over the 2013-2014 academic year, faculty…

Transition from Blackboard to Canvas begins

Students and faculty alike have been talking about the current switchover from the familiar Blackboard system to Canvas, a new learning management system being introduced this semester. The 2014-2015 school year will be used as a transition period for the change in systems. Some classes will be displayed on Canvas while others remain in Blackboard,…

Holocaust Remembrance Day observed at JCU: Jewish Foundation of Cleveland and Kol Israel honor victims at commemoration

 
John Carroll University hosted a series of events for Holocaust Remembrance Day, which began the day before on Monday, April 28.
 
On April 27, the Jewish Foundation of Cleveland and Kol Israel invited the JCU community to a Yom Hashoah Commemoration.
 
The first event on Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday was the…

Columns: This week in sustainability

The JCU Environmental Issues Group, working with associate professor of biology Christopher Sheil, is reviving the bike co-op. Through the bike co-op, any John Carroll student can go to the desk in the JCU RecPlex and sign out a bike to use.
 These bikes were donated to John Carroll by the University Heights Police Department.…

Joseph Miller retires after 53 years at JCU

Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts professor Joseph Miller will retire at the end of this semester after teaching at John Carroll University for 53 years.
 
Throughout his career, Miller has held a variety of positions at JCU. At one time, he served as adviser to The Carroll News.
 
“The University…

Debater earns national title: JCU student receives eighth place in U.S. competition

 
When sophomore Brigette Mendes came to John Carroll University, she immediately started looking to join the debate team. One day at lunch, she happened to sit down at a table where debate was the main topic. She learned that one of the other students at that table was already on the debate team. Mendes…

Student Union aims to freshen up dining hall

It’s not hard to see that the pictures hanging in the Schott Dining Hall are somewhat outdated. The dining hall is the only cafeteria on campus, unlike larger universities where there may be two or three different dining facilities. That is why making the cafeteria look its best is a primary concern of the facilities…

Paying to serve: JCU EMS voices concerns to university leadership

The alarm clock blares in a piercing cry, the clock face displaying the time “2 a.m.” in bold, red characters. Although you take pride in waking up to help others, you can’t help but think of the challenges you’ll face in the ensuing hour. Due to lack of funding, the number of first responders on…

2014 Distinguished Faculty Award recipient announced

 
After a missed phone call and an email telling her that The Father Niehoff wanted to talk, Dr. Jacqueline Schmidt, from the Tim Russert Department of Communications and Theater Arts and interim director of the Entrepreneurship Minor Program, received the news that she will receive John Carroll University’s 2014 Distinguished Faculty Award.  This award…

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ screening sparks mental health discussion

 
As part of the annual Celebration of Scholarship event, John Carroll University’s psychology department hosted a screening of David O. Russell’s Academy Award-winning 2012 film, “Silver Linings Playbook” on Monday, April 7. JCU co-hosted the event with the Greater Cleveland chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Striking a balance between comedy…

Beta Theta Pi undergoes reorganization

Beta Theta Pi is one of the most well-respected fraternities in the United States.
 
The Eta Epsilon Chapter of Beta Theta Pi at John Carroll University is similarly one of the most esteemed organizations on campus.
 
However, recent developments have threatened the chapter’s reputation of excellence, forcing the fraternity’s advisers to take action.…

Wrongfully convicted: Kirk Noble Bloodsworth speaks out

“The most hated man in the state of Maryland.” “Murderer.” “Rapist.” “Monster.” These titles are not lightly given to any individual without total certainty that the accusatory titles are valid.
 
When Kirk Noble Bloodsworth was convicted and sentenced to death in 1985 for the killing and sexual assault of a 9-year-old girl, he was…

‘Autism Speaks U’ brings awareness to campus

 
Bridges, buildings and monuments turned blue on Wednesday, April 2, in recognition of Autism Awareness Month. This April, the JCU chapter of Autism Speaks U is joining in the celebration.
 
Wednesday, April 2 marked the international “Light It Up Blue” celebration of World Autism Awareness Day and commemorated its seventh year as a…

JCU takes back the night: Students Empowering Women sheds light on sexual assault through advocacy

 
On April 7-10, John Carroll University will present “Take Back the Night,” their annual sexual violence awareness event. The main goal of the program is to raise awareness about the dangers and injustices of sexual violence.
 
Take Back the Night is not only a JCU tradition, but also an event celebrated internationally, serving…