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Student Union votes against SAF budget for the first time in history

 
For the first time in Student Union history, SU senators voted against the proposed Student Activities Fee budget for the fiscal year 2015 at the SU meeting on Tuesday, March 25. The budget, heavily discussed and debated at both Tuesday’s meeting and the meeting the week before, was voted down in a 10-9 ruling.…

Students harassed by stranger in academic building and dorm

 
 
On Monday, March 10 at 12:06 a.m., JCUPD alerted the John Carroll University community of an unidentified man roaming the campus and verbally harassing students. The text alert read, “Tonight an unknown male made improper comments to students in Ad Bldg. & Millor Hall. Described as blk male, 6’ tall, blk coat, tan…

JCU seeking approval for emergency access road

 
John Carroll University was granted approval by University Heights City Council to construct the St. Ignatius of Loyola Plaza, and the University is also in talks to ask the city of University Heights to approve an emergency-only access road near Murphy Hall.
 
The plaza, which was first announced in 2012, is set to…

JCU pep band carries on Salem legacy

 
From the time the JCU men’s basketball team competed in the NCAA Division III Final Four in 2004, the JCU pep band has been invited to perform in Salem,Va. each year since. Although the Blue Streaks will not be attending the championships this year, the pep band has been asked to return to bring…

JCU gets up close and personal with Pope Francis

 
On Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15, the Cardinal Suenens Center at John Carroll University sponsored the two-day lecture series “The Papacy: One Year Later.” The presenters discussed the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis, and his international attention on the world stage.
 
JCU President, the Rev. Robert Niehoff…

JCU artist adds a pop of color to Schott Dining Hall

 
Bernard Johnson, John Carroll University staff member of 23 years, brings color to the life of the JCU community with his welcoming personality and vibrant artwork.
 
For those that don’t know Johnson personally, he may be regarded as yet another friendly staff member in Schott Dining Hall. But for those that do, Johnson…

The CN chats with 2013 “Meet the Press” fellow Dan Cooney

What were you involved in during your time at JCU?
 
I was heavily involved with The Carroll News. I started my freshman year. I was a staff writer. The second semester of my freshman year, I became a Campus Spotlight editor, and that section doesn’t exist anymore, but I had a co-editor, and we…

Student Union starts shuttle service exploratory committee

 
 
Student Union Vice President Tim Johnson is on a mission to improve campus transportation one discussion at a time. Last Monday, Feb. 17, the Shuttle Exploratory Committee had its inaugural meeting to generate options for off-campus transportation for students.  The committee, a spin-off of Student Union, will address student concerns and gauge interest…

Love doesn’t shove

 
 
Senior Gabriella Kreuz recently learned that strength is not defined by staying silent through a struggle, but by letting her pride go and asking for help.
 
What happened to Kreuz is what happens every year to nearly 1.5 million high school students who are in physically abusive relationships and might not recognize…

JCU Dining works to better cater to students’ needs

 
 
As you’re walking through the doors of the cafeteria, the scent of freshly fried tater tots wafts through the entry way. You eagerly wait as your card is swiped and rush to grab a plate. As tempting as it might be to load up an entire plate of these tasty delicacies, First Lady…

Alumni Corner: The CN talks with 2012 ‘Meet the Press’ fellow Emily Gaffney

The CN: What were you involved in during your time at John Carroll?
 
Gaffney: Mostly newspaper. That was the main thing that I spent a lot of my time on.
 
The CN: And were you Editor in Chief?
 
Gaffney: Yeah, my senior year.
 
The CN: What was your major?
 
Gaffney:…

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…