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Competition provides practice field for leadership skills

  The Collegiate Leadership Competition (CLC) is only one day away from its second annual competition, to be held on Saturday of this weekend in the Dolan Center for Science and Technology.   Represented in the 2016 competition will be a total of six teams representing Walsh, Akron and Widener Universities, the University of Southern…

Q&A with Madeline Smanik, the next “Meet the Press” fellow

Madeline Smanik, a senior at John Carroll University double majoring in Communication and Political Science, has been named the next “Meet the Press” fellow. The Carroll News sat down with her to discuss this opportunity.   Can you talk about the journey that led you to this point?   Since I chose [Communication and Political Science]…

Student Union president signs letter in support of people of color

John Carroll University Student Union President Will Hudson signed a letter in support of people of color at Jesuit colleges and universities. Student Union presidents at the other 27 Jesuit colleges and universities across America signed the letter as well.   This letter is the first collaboration between student body presidents of all 28 Jesuit…

Tuition increases 3.5 percent for next year

  In a letter sent to students dated Feb. 11, the John Carroll University Board of Directors announced a 3.5 percent increase in tuition to $37,190, effective for the 2016-2017 school year. This represents a change of $42 per credit hour for full-time students.   “There is no one reason that drives the tuition price…

Apple and FBI battle over acces to iPhone

  After the Dec. 2 terror attacks in San Bernardino, California, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation took charge of piecing together the cause and connections of the crime. According to ABC News, the FBI soon found what they consider a critical piece of evidence: perpetrator Syed Farook’s iPhone 5c.…

Students stand in solidarity with Paris on study abroad trip

John Carroll University offers a number of study abroad opportunities to its students. The International Cultures course, “Gazing Women, from Paris to Florence,” provided students the opportunity to study Italian and French culture. The class included a mandatory trip to France and Italy over the course of spring break of 2016.   The class is…

New course teaches interconnectivity between religion and culture

“Soul Food and Food for the Soul” is now midway through its first semester of existence.   The course was created by Martha Pereszlenyi-Pinter and the late Valentino Lassiter. “Linked courses,” such as this one, are part of the new integrative core affecting current freshmen. Students sign up for two classes which meet separately during…

Security Update: JCUPD responds to security threat

JCUPD has responded to a note containing a bomb threat, found at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 14 in Grasselli Library.   The note said, “There is a bomb at John Carroll,” and was found in a desk by a library staffer.   The staff notified JCUPD, who then, along with the University Heights Police…

Students conduct research in Costa Rica over spring break

Seven students spent spring break studying over 150 bird species, 40 species of amphibians and reptiles, and at least 10 species of mammals in Costa Rica. Ralph Saporito, faculty member who accompanied the students on this trip, teaches a 400 level biology class called Tropical Field Biology, which introduces students to tropical biology and field…

Mayor Jackson gives State of the City speech

    In the midst of a dizzying presidential campaign, it is easy to forget about local politics. On Monday, March 10, The Carroll News attended the State of the City Address sponsored by the City Club of Cleveland, where Mayor Frank Jackson spoke of both celebrating the city’s successes and cobbling together a future that…

AAA presents fashion show through the ages

  The African American Alliance (AAA) presented the organization’s first fashion show, “Evolution of Black Fashion,” on Wednesday, Feb. 17 in the Dolan Science Center atrium. The show featured organization members as models and emphasized how black fashion evolved through the ages in America, beginning in the 20s and continuing in the present. The event…

Shula chair discusses masculinity

  University of Oregon Professor and current Shula chair of philosophy at John Carroll University Bonnie Mann delivered a speech entitled, “Sovereign Masculinity: The War on Terror, Mass Shootings, and the Trump Campaign” on Thursday, Feb. 16. She spoke to about 150 faculty and students in the Donahue Auditorium.   Mann holds a Ph.D from…

Panel discusses role of media in body image

Guess who said: “I wish I looked like Cindy Crawford?”   Surprisingly, Cindy Crawford said it.   In this quote, supermodel Crawford is stating how much the media photoshops and enhances photos to make women look as sexy and appealing as possible. For many years, the media has focused on women’s appearances. The media decides…

John Carroll ranked number four in Ohio for earning potential

  John Carroll University ranked fourth out of 20 Ohio schools in terms of earning potential, according to a study done by Cleveland.com.   The results, derived from the U.S. Department of Education annual collegiate scorecard and a Georgetown University study,  focuses on student earnings 10 years after beginning their studies. It does not factor…

Update: JCU police department reports one arrest for recent thefts

    JCUPD arrested a man on campus who may be potentially responsible for the thefts that occurred in December of last semester.   Last semester, four televisions were stolen from the Boler School of Business, as well as a laptop and two outlets. Additionally, a laptop, wallet and purse were stolen from the Grasselli…

Seven immersion trips to take place during the 2015-16 school year

    There are three immersion trips taking place over spring break in March, and four after commencement in May. More opportunities for immersion trips will then begin in January  2017, including a new trip to the U.S. Mexican border.   Any undergraduate student can apply for an immersion trip. “We always want a mix of…

Student Orgs team up for Flint

    As the supply of water in Flint, Mich. becomes increasingly toxic, environmentally and socially conscientious students at John Carroll University are organizing to help relieve the problem. Deemed,“Operation Hydration,” members of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, African American Alliance and the Environmental Issues Group are coming together to collect bottles of water, water filters…

Students start new pre-medicine club on campus

The John Carroll University Pre-Medicine Club will hold its first event, a medical school student panel, on Monday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in AD 258.   JCU graduate students Rachel Wilson, Brigid Prayson, Ethan Simpson and undergraduate sophomore Anastasia Dines are co-presidents of the club. Kathy Lee, assistant dean for health programs, is the…

Mental health speaker tells her story to JCU community

  Author and activist Alyse Schacter spoke to a group of about 100 John Carroll students on Tuesday, Feb. 16 regarding mental illness and the issues surrounding it.   Originally from Canada, 25-year-old Schacter has been traveling around Canada and the United States, speaking to groups about her struggle with mental illness. To date, she…

Military Times names Boler among the “Best for Vets: Business Schools”

The John M. and Mary Jo Boler School of Business was ranked among the top 50 of the 77 business schools listed in the 2016 “best for vets” business school rankings.   “Best for Vets: Business Schools” is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the criteria that make an institution a good fit for…

Brian Hurd hired as JCUPD’s new police chief

  Former assistant director of the John Carroll University Police Department Brian Hurd accepted the position of JCUPD Police Chief on Monday, Feb. 8. He will begin his tenure on March 1, 2016.   Hurd has served as assistant director of JCUPD since 2008, where he managed compliance reports, created the department’s operations manuals and…

Office of Residence Life loses resident assistants throughout dormitories

  Recently, positions for resident assistants (RA’s) have opened up to new applicants after a number of RA’s were either dismissed from their position or chose to step down.   The position of RA is considered a leadership role with job-like components. Associate director of residence life for residential education, Lord Edwin Carreon, explained it…

Student Union bill to change course evaluations

  Student Union has taken a large step towards changing course evaluations. They passed a bill in the fall semester of 2015, which suggested that all course evaluations done for a professor’s class must be looked at by another faculty member to ensure that feedback is looked at and taken into consideration.   Cole Hassay,…

Four Boler Business students to travel to Colorado for national competition

  Four students of John Carroll University’s Boler School of Business will travel to Denver for the “Operation Stimulus Competition” from Wednesday, Feb. 3 to Saturday, Feb. 6. The competition is exclusively for North American business students from the United States and Canada.   John Carroll will be competing against 16 different universities, including The…

Former Ambassador Steven Pifer visits JCU

  Deterrence, restraint, and engagement. These are the three ideas that former ambassador Steven Pifer said should be the policy in looking forward towards U.S. relations with Russia.   Pifer is a former Ambassador to Ukraine, director of Brookings Arms Control and non-proliferation initiative and Senior fellow in the Center for 21st Century Security and…