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Anonymous writer warns John Carroll with homophobic letters

  “It is a proven fact that homosexuality is an evil act. It is a sick knowledge and a sickness of the mind.” This was the opening quote from a letter addressed to President “Barak” Obama, and given to students at the SUPB Drag Show on Oct 22.   John Carroll University’s Dolan Center for…

2015-2016 JCU Student Union candidate guidelines

    There are new guidelines for participating in the 2015-2016 Student Union Election.   The proposed change to the Student Union constitution would change Article II, Section 14, subsection B to state that the President of the Student Union must have at least four semesters of experience as Student Union Senator, or at least…

Entrepreneurship competition open to all majors

The John C. Soper Prize in Social Entrepreneurship encourages students to create projects that confront social issues. The contest is sponsored by the John Carroll University Entrepreneurship program and is in remembrance of John C. Soper, a former professor of finance and economics at JCU who passed away in 2013.   Soper was the John…

Senior David Porter surprised by Allstate AFCA Good Works Team award

Senior defensive lineman, David Porter, attended what he thought was a routine football practice on Thursday, Oct. 29, only to be surprised by a national camera crew that recognized his acceptance onto the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.   Porter is one of 22 college football players in the country to become a member of…

John Carroll EMS team conducts mass casualty drill

  John Carroll University Emergency Medical Services (JCU EMS) conducted a mass casualty drill along with the University Heights Fire Department in the O’Malley Center on Sunday, Oct. 25.   JCU EMS is a student-run organization that responds to campus emergencies. It was created in 2002 in response to the death of a John Carroll…

Edwin’s Restaurant and Institute founder comes to campus: Students welcome founder of a restaurant helping formerly incarcerated adults

  Everyone deserves a second chance. Brandon Chrostowski, founder of Edwin’s Institute and Restaurant, has shown his belief in this statement through his program that aims to reintegrate formerly incarcerated adults into society.   Five students in an event planning course at John Carroll will bring Chrostowski to campus to speak on Nov. 17. The…

“We the People” receives esteemed award

The “We the People” service learning program at John Carroll University was one of five national recipients of the New York Life Higher Education Civic Engagement Award.   This award is given annually to five schools out of 100 applicants. Schools are chosen by a selection committee in conjunction with The Washington Center. The committee…

Silent protest staged in Schott Dining Hall

  A silent protest was held in Schott Dining Hall two weeks ago to raise awareness about lingering racial issues on campus. It was organized by John Carroll African-American Alliance (AAA) secretary and sophomore, Brittany Kincaid. She organized this passive demonstration for one of her classes with the support of her fellow AAA members. She…

JCU police report goes public

On Friday, Oct. 2, Mark D. McCarthy, Vice President for Student Affairs released an annual report from JCU’s Police Department. The report was released as a part of the school’s efforts to maintain a safe environment. The report describes prevention training and education programs, policies, procedures and crime statistics.   The report was produced to…

Fr. Niehoff celebrates ten years as University President

  University President, The Rev. Fr. Robert L. Niehoff, S.J., was inaugurated on Oct. 11, 2005. He is the 24th president of John Carroll and the fourth longest serving president in University history. In 2016, he will be the longest serving president.   He was born on August 14, 1953 in Puyallup, Wash. and has…

New York Times Best-selling author, Isabel Wilkerson, visits JCU

    A diverse audience gathered in the Donahue Auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 8 to hear Isabel Wilkerson, author of “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration.” Students, community members, families and JCU faculty and staff attended Wilkerson’s lecture.   Isabel Wilkerson is from Washington, D.C. and is a graduate of…

Women’s softball team searches for new place to play

John Carroll University’s women’s softball team faces an uphill battle against 2017 NCAA regulations for the current condition of their softball field dimensions. Currently, JCU’s softball field does not meet the eligibility requirements of the NCAA, and with no available property for development the softball team faces the threat of having to relocate to another…

“Project Unbreakable” travelling photo exhibit visits John Carroll

    “The only way you would ever leave me is in a body bag.” This is one of the many quotes hanging around the Dolan Center for Science and Technology from the “Project Unbreakable” photo exhibit going on through Friday, Oct. 9.   “Project Unbreakable” is a worldwide photography project, which allows victims of…

Many attend eventful Homecoming weekend

The John Carroll community celebrated Homecoming and Family Weekend Oct. 1-4. The weekend consisted of events for alumni, families and students.   Lisa Ramsey, associate director of student engagement, helped plan Homecoming and Family Weekend. “The weekend offered different types of events to appeal to the diverse group of people on campus,” Ramsey said. “Homecoming…

David Porter earns spot on GoodWorks Team

    Senior football player David Porter received one of the most prestigious honors for a college football player off the field. He was accepted onto the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Allstate GoodWorks Team. “It’s an honor and a privilege,” said Porter.   This AFCA Allstate GoodWorks team is made up of two teams…

University Heights City Council holds candidates forum

In light of the upcoming elections on Nov. 3, the University Heights City Council and Board of Education held a candidates forum, sponsored by The League of Women Voters on Tuesday, Sept. 29.   The forum opened with the Board of Education candidates at 7 p.m. The candidates running are Jim Posch, Beverly Wright and…

Shepherd internship offered to all majors

The eight-week summer Shepherd Internship Program was created by The Shepherd Consortium on Poverty. The internship integrates rigorous academic study and direct service with disadvantaged communities and persons. The experience enriches education for all undergraduate students regardless of major or career path. The goal of the program is to prepare students for lives aimed at…

Students walk miles to see Pope Francis: Blue Streaks traveled to Philadelphia for Pope Francis’ first visit to the U.S.

    John Carroll University students were blessed with the opportunity to meet with other Jesuit colleges and enjoy Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States on Saturday, Sept. 18. Students, resident ministers and faculty member Tina Facca-Meiss boarded the charter bus bound for Philadelphia. Canisius College students in Buffalo, NY were also present…

Alumnus and city councilman Joe Cimperman visits JCU

On Thursday, Sept. 24, Cleveland City Councilman Joe Cimperman ’92 spoke at John Carroll University’s campus about his current efforts to assist refugees in the city of Cleveland.   After graduating college, Cimperman travelled to Maine, where he volunteered with cognitively challenged adults. At that point in time, he had ambitions of becoming a Jesuit.…

New John M. and Mary Jo Boler School of Business Dean: Alan Miciak

  Q: What made you come to John Carroll?   A: It’s just an exciting opportunity. I had been a dean at Duquesne for two terms and I had gone back to the faculty for two years and thought I still had some value to add as a dean. I saw the Carroll opportunity, talked…

Grasselli’s Banned Books series hopes to spark opinions

Banned Books Week is approaching and John Carroll University is participating in the nationwide event to bring awareness on this issue regarding freedom of speech.   Banned Books Week was founded in 1982 by Judith Krug and has been sponsored by the American Library Association. The week-long event begins Sept. 27 and continues until Oct.…

Car stolen from Green Road Annex

Freshman Chris LaPaglia’s vehicle was stolen from the Green Road Annex parking lot on Friday, Sept. 18 between the hours of 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. After being taken from the lot where JCU underclassmen park, the vehicle was used in a commission of a crime in Beachwood. Four suspects fled the vehicle after it…

Memorial service commemorates the Rev. Valentino Lassiter

It is a very special thing to see John Carroll University administrators, faculty, students and members of the surrounding communities standing together to celebrate the life of a mutual friend, mentor, teacher and spiritual advisor. On Tuesday, Sept. 22, the JCU community did just that, as they honored the life of Rev. Valentino Lassiter, who…

Irish immersion class studies peacebuilding in Ireland

Over the summer, nine students went on a two week immersion trip to Belfast, Ireland. The trip was for the Irish Studies: Peacebuilding Immersion class. The class, which has an emphasis on literature and film, is offered in the spring semester and covers the history of the “Troubles” era that arose from conflict between the…

Students complain about wait times at Inn Between

The Inn Between, JCU’s cafeteria alternative for on-campus dining, is currently experiencing an understaffing situation.   Students have been consequentially tolerating longer wait times, sometimes as long as twenty minutes to receive their orders.   The dilemma stems from a potential discrepancy in the number of workers servicing the stations at the popular eating area…