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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…

Renowned poet becomes temporary professor at JCU

How often can university students say they have taken a class by an award-winning English poet? John Carroll University students can.
 
This class is taught by Simon Armitage, the author of 13 mainstream published collections of poems, 21 works used in TV shows and films, three for theatre and 12 radio works.
 
He…

Tour of Murphy Hall displays sustainability efforts: JCU students and faculty get a glimpse of the residence hall renovation progress

With Murphy Hall coming close to the end of its transformation, the Environmental Issues Group at John Carroll University decided that students and faculty should see what has been going on inside. The EIG wanted students to see the building’s environmentally friendly and energy saving updates as well as why the building was Leadership in…

Blue Streaks go green for sustainability

With Earth Day just around the corner on April 22, the common phrase “go green” might be on our minds. But what does it mean to “go green?”
 
Here at John Carroll University, there’s a sole week dedicated to educating students and staff about this phrase, also called sustainability, as well as allowing different…

JCU Student Union joins National Jesuit Government Organization

 
To the satisfaction of student government leaders at John Carroll University, the student government leaders on our campus, in collaboration with 28 other Jesuit colleges and universities, have joined the National Jesuit Student Government Association. At its meeting on Tuesday, March 25, JCU’s Student Union ratified the constitution to make its involvement with NJSGA…

JCU students dance for a cure

 
Carroll Cancer Advocacy Network is an on-campus cancer awareness group that was founded by senior Stephanie Fair and John Carroll University alumna Maura Jochum who serves as the, advisor to the group. The group officially became recognized as a student organization on campus in the fall of 2013.  Fair, who serves as president of…

Woodward and Bernstein say farewell

 
We knew this day was going to come. The day when the great Woodward (Jackie) and Bernstein (Abby) of The Carroll News would be sitting next to each other working on the campus section for the last time.
 
We have learned a lot in the past year. How to work together, how to…

The Chief Wahoo debate: Is the Tribe’s mascot offensive?

 
With Opening Day fast approaching in Cleveland, the city is ablaze with posters of manager Terry Francona smiling down upon his beloved fans, banners of Nick Swisher sharing his electric grin and advertisements sporting the shy and humble Yan Gomes. While not as prominent as in previous decades, Chief Wahoo also still adorns several…

Student Union votes against SAF budget for the first time in history

 
For the first time in Student Union history, SU senators voted against the proposed Student Activities Fee budget for the fiscal year 2015 at the SU meeting on Tuesday, March 25. The budget, heavily discussed and debated at both Tuesday’s meeting and the meeting the week before, was voted down in a 10-9 ruling.…

Students harassed by stranger in academic building and dorm

 
 
On Monday, March 10 at 12:06 a.m., JCUPD alerted the John Carroll University community of an unidentified man roaming the campus and verbally harassing students. The text alert read, “Tonight an unknown male made improper comments to students in Ad Bldg. & Millor Hall. Described as blk male, 6’ tall, blk coat, tan…

JCU seeking approval for emergency access road

 
John Carroll University was granted approval by University Heights City Council to construct the St. Ignatius of Loyola Plaza, and the University is also in talks to ask the city of University Heights to approve an emergency-only access road near Murphy Hall.
 
The plaza, which was first announced in 2012, is set to…