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…

University achieves fair trade status: John Carroll Fair Trade Committee wins extensive advocacy battle

After years of campaigning, John Carroll University has joined Seattle University, Saint Joseph’s University, Creighton University and Loyola Marymount University as the fifth Jesuit school to become a fair trade university. There are currently 25 university campaigns declared nationwide.
Fair trade is a system of exchange where the individual producer of a product and…

How do we measure up? The Carroll News compares new core curriculum to other Jesuit universities

Starting in the fall of 2015, the current core curriculum will be replaced with an updated set of requirements.
Although John Carroll University’s new core curriculum will be implemented next fall, it will only apply to that year’s incoming freshman class. Current students at the University will continue to take classes with the current…

Carrollside chats

The Carroll News chats with student union president Cole Hassay about goals for the future.
The Carroll News: What was the significance of Winston Churchill’s quote at the beginning of your inaugural address?
Cole Hassay: I wanted to bring that up because it says you have to change as times change to continue making…

Comedian W. Kamau Bell visits JCU

Within the past year, John Carroll University has focused on increasing diversity and overall awareness of the issue. Martin Luther King, Jr. is often considered both a role model and inspiration for ending racism and promoting equality in America. Each year, the JCU community recognizes the ideals set forth by MLK in a community celebration.…

A new chapter for JCU student union

Another era has arrived as JCU welcomes a new executive board and senate members to the John Carroll University Student Union. On Thursday, Jan. 15, the LSC Conference Room was filled with those in support of those being inducted, including students, faculty, staff and proud friends and family.
The evening began with a…

MBA cohort’s presentation on ethics impresses local leaders

Think final exams are hard? Try trading places with a graduate student in the part-time MBA program in the Boler School of Business.
For a five-week, one credit course called “Ethical Decision Making,” 14 students (who all have jobs) were tasked with assembling a “TED-like” talk on ethics to a board of six high-ranking…

JCU alum tells story of overcoming paralysis

Alumnus David Markovich ‘14 spoke on Thursday, Dec. 4 at the Donahue Auditorium about his life journey. Markovich went from having paralysis to eventually running a half marathon. His presentation was sponsored by the JCU Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
David Markovich explained Transverse Myelitis using the example of a lamp. The head of the…

Students discuss campus race issues

*CORRECTION: The following sentence, “While the discussion of campus race issues is by all means a one-sided debate, students that would disagree the claims made were simply not in attendance” appeared in print. “All means” has since been changed to “no means.” We apologize for this mistake. 

The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri,…

Low salaries in higher education

Most students expect their bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University to be met with a well paying job after graduation. But, what if someone had a doctorate and was only getting paid the same as a McDonald’s cashier?
Many instructors at JCU are considered part time. They do not have health insurance, job…

Humans of John Carroll 12/11/2014

Four years ago, an unfortunate incident involving a hard drive crash almost ended junior Evan Meindl’s band, Honey.
Meindl and his two bandmates, Joe Praksti and Pat O’Toole, set out to record their first album before Praksti and O’Toole left for college.
“When we had finished tracking it, and it was almost totally…

Entrepreneurship program ranked 23rd nationally

John Carroll University’s Entrepreneurship Program was recently ranked 23rd in the country by U.S. News & World Report, just five years after its inception as an academic minor.
The director of the Entrepreneurship minor [eMinor], Jackie Schmidt, emphasized that the national recognition is largely attributed to the diversity of disciplines the program reaches.

Knights of Columbus returns to JCU, honors the Rev. Bernie McAniff

The John Carroll University chapter of the Knights of Columbus was reinstated on Thursday, Nov. 20 when it welcomed nine new members into the council.
The Knights of Columbus is a worldwide Catholic men’s fraternal benefits society, which upholds the values of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism.
The John Carroll chapter held its first degree…

Smoke Signals: Students and faculty weigh-in on the tobacco-free campus debate

Students voted against the proposed campus-wide tobacco ban during the Student Union Executive Board election on Nov. 5 and 6.
From the 782 votes cast on the ballot issue, 413 or 52.81 percent of students voted against the initiative, while 369 students or 47.19 percent voted in favor of it. The implications of the…

JCU joins nationwide sexual assault prevention campaign

“It’s on us.”
John Carroll University’s Student Union is working to share this message to prevent sexual assault.
Student Union President Tim Ficke announced the launch of the “It’s On Us” campaign at JCU to the University via email earlier this month.
In September, the White House launched “It’s On Us” to…

Interfaith student panel engages in lively conversation

Despite Monday’s plummeting temperatures and blustering winds, students and faculty alike gathered in the Donahue Auditorium of the Dolan Center for Science and Technology to listen to an interfaith student panel speak about spirituality and individual beliefs.
The interfaith panel, comprised of six John Carroll University students, began with each student describing themselves generally…

Humans of John Carroll 11/20/2014

Barista, gamer, environmental enthusiast – these are just a few of the roles filled by sophomore Ese Osaghae at John Carroll University.
Osaghae came to JCU because he attended to a Jesuit high school and wanted another Jesuit experience.
“I enjoy the fact that I can say hello to everyone, and the small…

Going paperless: It’s not as hard as you think

I’d like you to stop and think for just a moment about how much paper you use in a given day. How about a week? A semester?
If you’re like myself and many others, you’ve probably realized by now that students use a ton of paper. Whether it be for notes, essays or…

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…