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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…

Record setting performance from Mitolo leads JCU

    Senior Rocky Mitolo broke a John Carroll University school record on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Jim Wuske Invitational held in Alliance, Ohio.   Mitolo broke his previously set school record with a toss of 17.92m in the weight throw. His current distance is ranked 10th nationally in Division III. Later in the…

Humans of John Carroll: Armand Pucci

  He’s been a teacher, a veteran and a John Carroll University employee for over 21 years. But, most people who know him just call him Armand.   Armand Pucci has worked at the recreation desk for what will be 22 years next month. In his current position, he carries out the policies of the…

Panel discusses ‘The Natural Hair Movement’: JCU’s African American Alliance partners with local salon for Black History Month

During the month of February, John Carroll University’s African American Alliance is holding a series of events to celebrate Black History Month. On Monday, Feb. 9, a panel called “The Natural Hair Movement” discussed the negative connotation sometimes associated with African-Americans’ hair and to emphasize the beauty of staying true to one’s natural hair.  …

This week in sustainability: Reuse The Carroll News

  Hello there, loyal reader. If you’re like me (and I can tell you are because it’s a proven fact cool people read my column), you just want to know what more you can do for the environment.   You read my article way back in October 2014 about on-campus recycling and were inspired. Since…

Bystander intervention training now mandatory for first-year students

As part of the John Carroll University’s Ignatian commitment to curas personalis (care of the whole person), JCU, the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, and Recovery Resources are conducting bystander intervention training sessions this semester for underclassmen. Freshman students living on campus next school year are required to complete this training in order to receive a…

Perspectives from an editor: What is it like to use HealthSpot?

  On Wednesday, Jan. 28, I met with Kevin Darnell, an account executive from HealthSpot, and Jan Krevh, director of the Student Health and Wellness Center, for a demo of the new station. The process was painless, and familiar to anyone who grew up surrounded by technology.   The touchscreen registration was easy to use,…

Humans of John Carroll: James Burrows

Sister Katherine Feely, director of the Center for Service and Social Action, described James Burrows as someone who greets others with a radiant smile and lends a hand whenever needed. His commitment to service and representation of a “faith that does justice” earned him the staff service award.   The staff service award was launched…

This week in sustainability: Beach cleanup

  Late last semester, your JCU environmentalist woke up at 9 a.m. on a Sunday and took a trip up to Lake Erie to participate in a beach cleanup. The beach cleanup is part of an ongoing effort the JCU Environmental Issues Group is undertaking with The Alliance for the Great Lakes to help protect…

‘Telemedicine’ comes to JCU: Cleveland Clinic HealthSpot station

John Carroll University has partnered with the Cleveland Clinic and HealthSpot to provide cutting-edge telemedicine technology to students.   Last November, the JCU Health and Wellness Center welcomed a new addition – a 9 by 5 foot white and blue pod, sporting a sleek, modern look.   This pod, called the Cleveland Clinic HealthSpot station,…

How do you care for the earth? Student interfaith panel discusses environmental issues

  In keeping with the 2015 Ignatian Heritage Week’s sustainability theme, John Carroll University Campus Ministry and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion joined forces to host the fifth interfaith student panel on Monday, Jan. 26. This panel focused on how each represented faith tradition cares for the Earth. During the discussion, it was apparent…

JCU seniors named ‘Mentors of the Year’

For the past two years, the Cleveland Indians have honored great leaders in the community with the Mentor of the Year award. This year, two John Carroll University seniors, Ned Barnes and Michael Gong, received the prestigious title.   Barnes and Gong were recognized for their creation and expansion of the Carroll Ballers, a mentoring…

“Meet the Press” searches for seventh fellowship recipient

“Meet the Press” offers two fellowships: One is open to students across the country and one is specifically for John Carroll University students. The fellowship at JCU was created in conjunction with NBC in honor of the late alumnus Tim Russert.   Russert was the senior vice president and Washington bureau chief for NBC News,…

Humans of John Carroll: Pat Vecellio and Ann Marie Kirchner

Junior Patrick Vecellio and sophomore Ann Marie Kirchner received the 2015 George B. Sweeney Endowed Campion Award for Service this month.   According to the official Center for Service and Social Action awards announcement, the Campion Award “recognizes sophomore and junior student leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to community service and social justice motivated…

This week in sustainability: Go green, eat green

There are some tastes that just cannot be matched, such as the decadence of a juicy, melt-in-your-mouth steak, or that salty, delicious crunch as you bite into a crispy piece of fried chicken. The scrumptiousness of meat is irresistible for the average carnivorous human. But, it’s not so attractive to the animals, forests, air, water…

Diversity luncheon honors student efforts

As John Carroll University students finished up Friday classes, over 200 high school and grade school students and educators gathered to celebrate diversity in the Dolan Center for Science and Technology on Friday, Jan. 23.   Hosted by the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, the Charter One Bank Diversity Luncheon recognized two local students for…

Humans of John Carroll: Mike Moran

When you walk into men’s basketball head coach Mike Moran’s corner office in the Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center, the first thing you will probably notice is that all four of his walls are entirely lined with plaques, awards and basketballs commemorating the success of the JCU men’s basketball program.   On Dec. 10, 2014, Moran…

Ignatian Heritage Week to celebrate sustainability

John Carroll University’s annual Ignatian Heritage Week will focus on sustainability this year.   The celebration, entitled “Healing a Broken World,” is named after a recent Jesuit document on ecology. The Task Force on Jesuit Mission and Ecology compiled the document in 2010.   Events on campus will take place from Sunday, Jan. 25 through…