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Carroll Ballers help get kids ‘on the courts, off the streets’

 
 
The Carroll Ballers Program was started in the fall of 2012 by juniors Michael Gong and Ned Barnes.
 
The program started as a service activity through the Center for Service and Social Action. Gong had participated in the program as a freshman as service placement for his First Year Seminar class.
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‘I’m not leaving’

 
Imagine living in a country so war-torn and dangerous that it makes the United States shiver. Imagine staring into the face of genocide and deciding not to flee, sending your spouse, children and loved ones away, not knowing that simply doing what felt right could kill you, as it did the thousands persecuted on…

Alumni Corner: The Carroll News chats with Kristen Jantonio ‘11

 
The CN: What made you decide to apply for the “Meet the Press” Fellowship?
 
Kristen Jantonio: There was something that I just knew that I wanted it. I thought, “I want to do everything I possibly can to try and get this opportunity with ‘Meet the Press’ because it has such a lasting…

Higher Learning Commission visits campus

 
Every 10 years, colleges and universities face a period of accreditation evaluation by the Higher Learning Commission. 2014 was John Carroll University’s year to be visited by the task force.
 
The Commission evaluated JCU from Feb. 9 to Feb. 12 and met with faculty, staff, JCU’s President Rev. Robert Niehoff S.J. and diverse…

Blackout darkens part of JCU campus for three days

 
It was an unexpected shock on the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 13 when students at John Carroll University received an alert announcing a power outage on campus affecting the RecPlex, including Schott Dining Hall, the DeCarlo Varsity Center and Millor, Pacelli, Dolan and Sutowski Halls. By about 8:30 p.m., power was restored in the…

Roll out the red carpet for Residence Life Cinema

 
Netflix seems to be as integral a part of college survival as strong cups of coffee and bulk packages of Ramen noodles. After a strenuous day of class, nothing beats kicking back and watching unnecessary hours of your favorite sitcom when you should be doing homework, unless you are in the population of students…

Arrupe Scholars director steps down

 
Margaret Finucane, co-founder and director of the Arrupe Scholars Program at John Carroll University, has announced that she will be stepping down as director of the Arrupe program in June 2014.
 
Finucane has been the director of the Arrupe Scholars since its beginning in 2006.
 
“It will be eight years that I…

Students fight for a living wage for JCU employees

Students are seeking to hold John Carroll University to its Jesuit values in regard to fair wages and treatment for all its employees. The recently initiated Jesuit Just Employment movement is led by seniors Devan Gisoni and Leo Orlando, both of whom were inspired by similar movements at other Jesuit universities.
 
The movement aims…

Speaker redefines ‘following’ the Catholic church

Catholic theologian and University of Dayton professor Vincent Miller visited the Donahue Auditorium in the Dolan Center for Science and Technology on Tuesday, Feb. 11 to pose two questions: Does new media technology help you be in communication with others, and does it form you? He confessed that he did not know the answer to…

JCU’s Advancement Division brings home awards

 
This past January, John Carroll University’s Advancement Division received awards for its work in integrated marketing communications and the Alumni Relations team. Awards were given to the department in its entirety by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
 
The Integrated Marketing Communications department received award in four categories.s
 
The…

Fundraising events gone dry: Student organizations prohibited from fundraising at venues that serve alcohol

 
 
On Feb. 4, all John Carroll University student organization presidents and advisors were notified that organizational fundraisers are no longer allowed at venues where the majority of the revenue for the business comes from alcohol sales, but social events with alcohol will still be permitted.
 
The decision was made by the Office…

Tuition set to increase by $1,270 next year

Beginning in the fall of the 2014-2015 academic year, there will be an increase in tuition for all full-time students. A year’s tuition will increase by 3.8 percent or $1,270 next semester. This brings tuition to a grand total of $34,600 in 2014-15.
 
The Board of Directors approved the tuition increase at its meeting…

Alumni Corner: The CN talks with 2010 ‘Meet the Press’ fellow Joe Toohey

 
The Carroll News: What were you involved in during your time at John Carroll University?
 
Joe Toohey: I was a communication major, political science minor and I worked for The Carroll News. I was the assistant world news editor. And I had internships. I interned at Channel 3 in Cleveland, I interned with…

The Carroll News chats with 2009 ‘Meet the Press’ fellow Andrew Rafferty

1. What were you involved in during your time at JCU?
 
During my time at JCU, I was very involved in The Carroll News. I was the Editor in Chief my senior year, and Managing Editor before that and the Campus Editor. Basically as soon as I got onto campus, I got involved in…

Students given the chance to see and touch rare works of Chinese art

 
 
As part of the week long celebration of the Lunar New Year, the Cleveland Museum of Art visited John Carroll University on Thursday, Jan. 30 with ancient Chinese artifacts. Students were given the opportunity to see and touch works of art that are up to 4,000 years old.
 
The event, which was…

Remembering Ms. Mary

 
“They told me I have cancer. Stage four. I’m gonna die.”
 
Sabrina Ivory stood in awe as Mary Gaston, her dear friend and coworker, told her the frank truth about her breast cancer.
 
“Well, don’t be sad about it. That’s just how it is,” said Gaston.
 
Sunday, Feb. 9 marks the…

JCU’s “Late Night” events encourage students to stay up after dark

 
Recent frigid temperatures may have left some John Carroll University students dull and spiritless, but they have not affected Maura Jochum, the graduate assistant in the Office of Student Activities who coordinates the “Late Night at Carroll” events.
 
The “Late Night” events are made possible through the Late Night Programming Grant. Student groups…

Scafe v. JCU court proceedings continue

A lawsuit filed by former head football coach Regis Scafe against John Carroll University is set to go to trial in 10 days, but the University is still awaiting a ruling on a motion to have the case dismissed. Hundreds of pages of documents filed with the court in support of dismissing the case provide…

What do you believe in? New Secular Students Alliance facilitates dialogue for critique and exploration of religious beliefs

Thanks to the John Carroll Secular Students Alliance, students of both religious and non-religious backgrounds are now represented at John Carroll University.
 
Recently established as a student organization, JCU Secular Students plans to recognize students with nontheistic backgrounds. Currently about 30 members strong, the group is continuing to grow by the day. Sophomore Tyler…

JCU students get a jump start on med school

John Carroll University prides itself on its successful job placement rate after graduation, and JCU’s Medical School Early Acceptance programs that partner with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine for Ohio students contribute to this high success rate. The program helps both prospective high school…

Murphy Hall construction: The saga continues

The Krill Co. Inc. construction company, with the help of Hasenstab Architects in Akron, Ohio, engineers from McHenry & Associates Inc., as well as owners representative from Project and Construction Services Inc., have moved the Murphy Hall renovation along quickly and efficiently.
 
The extreme cold weather over Winter Break did not affect the work…

Farewell, former president: Ficke flies into office

The Student Union inauguration ceremony took place on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 5 p.m. in the LSC Conference Room, ushering in junior Tim Ficke as the new Student Union president.
The evening began with the farewell address of previous SU president senior Kim Rossi.
“The Student Union vision: to promote positive progress and change, ensuring…

John Carroll University alumnus becomes mayor of Cincinnati

If one could peer into the past at John Cranley’s time at John Carroll University, the newly elected mayor of Cincinnati and member of the JCU class of ’96 would be doing many of the same things that current JCU students love: working in Student Union, performing service and reading The Carroll News. After many…

John Carroll professor publishes sixth collection of poetry

On Feb. 1, 2014, George Bilgere, of the John Carroll University English department, will release his newest volume of work entitled “Imperial,” a collection of poems about being middle-aged and middle-class in America. Published by the University of Pittsburgh Press, this will be his sixth published collection of poetry.
“[It is] an exploration of American…

Wading through the storm

The polar vortex that swept across the nation earlier this month wreaked havoc at John Carroll University, causing an estimated $20,000 to $30,000 worth of damage to offices and residence halls, according to Bernie Beyer, director of Physical Plant. On Wednesday, Jan. 8, Writer-in-Residence Rev. Donald Cozzens received a call about some unexpected news: His…