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Humans of John Carroll: The 2014-2015 Student Union Executive Board

President Cole Hassay
Junior Cole Hassay plans to use his passion for politics and vast leadership experience to help improve students’ overall college experience.
Hassay’s double major in political science and economics, as well as his roles as current vice president of student organizations and vice president of brotherhood for Beta Theta Pi fraternity, keep…

SUPB executive board to receive stipends

 
 
The Student Union Programming Board (SUPB) executive board members will be receiving a stipend beginning next semester. A stipend is a periodic payment granted to a student, meaning that executive board members will be receiving a paycheck.
 
Current Campus Events Coordinator for SUPB, junior Corinne Hendrock, said, “I think the stipend is…

Campus committee promotes paperless initiative

 
As technology develops and learning styles change, universities are beginning to adapt in order to stay up-to-date. John Carroll University has recently undergone multiple changes recently to try and update our style. This “facelift” is just the beginning for JCU.
 
John Carroll students and faculty have begun adapting JCU culture to become more…

Confused about campus construction?

The Carroll News chats with University Heights Mayor Susan Infeld.
 
Q: Why is there a need for the construction that is happening on campus? 
 
A: The Belvoir Boulevard resurfacing project is a three-city project involving South Euclid, University Heights and Shaker Heights.  Belvoir Boulevard is a [Cuyahoga] County road that traverses all three cities,…

Grasselli Library extends hours

 
 
The Grasselli Library and Breen Learning Center will begin to offer longer operation hours for current students and faculty. Starting Sunday Nov. 16, the library hours will now be Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.…

JCUPD participates in “No-Shave November”

 
 
Something hairy is happening in the John Carroll University Police Department. In light of the month-long commemoration of facial-hair affectionately entitled “No-Shave November,” the JCUPD is putting down their razors to honor members of its team who have either battled or lost a family member to cancer.
 
In a grave series of…

Putting the conserve in “conservative”

Hopefully by now you have fulfilled your civic duty and voted. (Voting day was last Tuesday if you’re confused.)
 
Because of the elections, your John Carroll environmentalist has decided to explain why everyone should be a treehugger like me.
 
Specifically, this article is for the conservatives on campus. If you don’t know any…

The Carroll News’ adviser receives national award

 
Professor Robert Noll, adviser to The Carroll News, received the Society for Collegiate Journalists’ “Barker Award” on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 as the outstanding faculty advisor to a student newspaper for his mentoring  of The Carroll News. The national award sought to identify an individual who is a highly committed adviser for an SCJ…

Student Union Executive Board debate focuses on tobacco-free proposal

Debate surrounding a tobacco-free campus, a more transparent Student Union, diverse dining options for students and communication procedures took place at the 2014-2015 Student Union Executive Board debate on Tuesday, November 4 in the LSC Atrium.
 
The debate began with an address from current Student Union President, senior Tim Ficke, assessing the success of…

Cuyahoga County Council, District 10: Anthony Hairston, the silent campaigner

 
UPDATED (Please scroll down for a response from Councilman Anthony Hairston)
 
Anthony T. Hairston, a 27-year-old graduate of Cleveland State University, was sworn in as the District 10 representative for Cuyahoga County Council last March 11. He was selected to replace former councilman Julian Rogers, who resigned to accept a position at Cleveland…

Supreme Court of Ohio: O’Donnell seeks to bring balance to court

 
The Supreme Court seats in Ohio are currently held by one Democrat and six Republicans. Of its seven members, only five were elected to their positions, and the one Democrat is among those five. The other two were appointed by Republican governors Bob Taft and John Kasich.
 
Judge John P. O’Donnell is running…

U.S. House of Representatives: Marcia Fudge helps spur Cleveland revival

 
Not too long ago, in 2010, Forbes magazine named Cleveland one of America’s most miserable cities. Frankly, our high unemployment, unpredictable weather, sub-par sports teams and once-inflammable river definitely did not defend us from this title. However in recent months, Cleveland has been on the rise. Downtown has been experiencing a total revival. Cleveland…

Humans of John Carroll 10/30/2014

 
By night, Joe Dybala works as the supervisor at the Inn Between. By day, he spends his time as a dog trainer and overall animal enthusiast.
 
Dybala goes door-to-door helping many owners understand how to train their dogs properly and to truly connect with their pets.
 
“I help people understand what dogs…

JCU introduces Mike Cleary program in Sports Studies

 
For the 2014 school year, John Carroll announced a new academic major, Sports Studies. The new major was established by renowned 1956 John Carroll alum, Mike Cleary. The program is intended for students to learn and excel in fields that concentrate on or around sports.
 
The Mike Cleary Program in Sport Studies was…

Ohio Fair Trade Expo cultivates community

Keynote speaker Chris Treter, kicked off the 2014 Ohio Fair Trade Expo at John Carroll University on Saturday, Oct. 25 with a call to action for the community.
 
“For me, the future of fair trade is finding ways that we can all work harder,” said Treter, co-founder and director of Higher Grounds Trading Co.…

Office of the Registrar implements waitlist policy

 
 
It’s that time of year again: registration is here. To assist John Carroll University students in the process, the Office of the Registrar has compiled a new procedure called waitlisting, which will be available to all students on BannerWeb during the upcoming process.
 
Martha Hendren, the University registrar, spoke about this new…

Biodiversity Week

Last week your JCU Environmentalist enjoyed all the free food he got from Diversity Week. This got me thinking about all the most important kind of diversity on campus: biodiversity. Biodiversity is the wide variety of different life forms present in an ecosystem. Without the super abundant biodiversity that has evolved here on earth we…

Court of Common Pleas: Colaluca works with families

 
At the end of the workday, Judge Janet Rath Colaluca goes home and hugs her husband and children, weary from seeing the unpleasant aspects of families in her Domestic Relations courtroom, but satisfied with the work she has done.
 
“Knowing you are making a difference for the better gets you through,” she says.…

Cuyahoga County Executive: Armond Budish, a lifelong Clevelander

 
After living in Cleveland all of his life, Armond Budish has Cuyahoga County in his heart. Now running for county executive, Budish is a family man with a wife, two sons and a goal to improve Cuyahoga County.
 
Budish received his bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and his law degree from…

Ohio Secretary of State: Husted made it harder to vote, critics say

 
Secretary of State Jon Husted had a relaxed look on his face, staring at the journalists and cameras in a press conference video, posted on Youtube. He looked ready to take on challenging questions and comments about his U.S. Supreme Court case for eliminating “Golden Week.”
 
Golden Week was an early voting period…

Ohio Treasurer: Connie Pillich likes a challenge

 
 
From being a mother of two, a wife, a lawyer, a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, and a veteran of the United States Air Force, Connie Pillich leads a busy life — and now she is looking to take on even more challenges.  As she reaches the end of her third…

Court of Common Pleas: Nancy R. McDonnell seeks another term

 
“It’s a madhouse,” Judge Nancy R. McDonnell exclaims, throwing both hands in the air as she describes election season.
 
On the 16th floor of Cleveland’s Justice Building — behind the courtroom —  McDonnell sits comfortably behind her monogramed oak desk immersed in a stack of documents. With Nov. 4 only weeks away, the…

Ohio Treasurer: Can Mandel overcome past mistakes?

 
Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel’s political career has consisted of a lot of ups and downs. He is in the midst of another election for Ohio treasurer and, while he has experience on his side, he needs to do a lot to prove that past mistakes will stay in the past, and that his…

U.S. House of Representatives: Mark Zetzer offers an alternative

 
Strolling into Ben & Jerry’s with his young son, Owen, Mark Zetzer hardly resembled a U.S. congressional candidate. Although his meeting was to discuss his current campaign with a reporter, Zetzer’s primary focus was undoubtedly his son. Whether trying to get Owen to decide on a the flavor of ice cream he wanted (Owen…

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine: A Family Man

 
“We were walking in a crowd, leaving a rally, and we all were kind of being ‘herded’ by the crowd control authorities. And I remember thinking how humble a person he was, a U.S. Senator who could have had a personal security detail escort him out, or could have said to one of the…