Editorial

Utilizing Student Union

  Recently, the John Carroll University Student Union has expressed its disappointment that it has received very little attention from University administration regarding two bills passed last school year. One of the bills deals with changing the University’s language on its sexual consent policy and the other calls for the administration to start printing the…

Top-down social justice

John Carroll likes to think of itself as an institution that works for social justice. The University’s student body goes to great lengths to ensure that their reputation as “men and women for and with others” is well-deserved. One social justice issue that some in the John Carroll community are particularly concerned with is the…

Gettin’ more from the core

John Carroll University alumni have shared their talents on a worldwide scale, but a few success stories have come to the attention of the JCU community, and The Carroll News feels they are worth telling. In the most recent issue of the alumni magazine, editor John Walsh shared stories of individuals and their careers post-graduation.…

Fenced in

  This week, senior Grace Donnelly joined members of the Students for Social Justice organization to put up a fenced “wall” last Monday in front of the D.J. Lombardo Student Center for her Peace, Justice and Human Rights capstone project. The wall had information on current immigration policy and the unlivable conditions that prompt them…

Go big in CLE

It’s no question John Carroll University grads are doing great things out there in the “real world,” but one alumni in particular is taking exceptional strides. Lauren Kluth, class of 2013, is not only the entrepreneur of a city-wide start-up, but also she is doing so with the help of a current John Carroll student.…

Vigilance, efficiency, and awareness

  “There is a bomb at John Carroll.” These seven words rattled John Carroll University the evening of Monday, March 14, at 5:39 p.m. An email response to the note found in Grasselli Library at 9:30 a.m. that morning was sent out by the John Carroll Police Department and classified as a “low-level threat.” Although…

Calling for both sides

    On Thursday, Feb. 16, John Carroll University brought in Bonnie Mann, a professor from the University of Oregon, to give a guest lecture on the philosophical phenomenon she calls, “Sovereign Masculinity.” She describes this as “the need to prove one’s masculinity, or manliness.” The presentation, “Sovereign Masculinity: The War on Terror, Mass Shootings…

JCU Needs Informed Immersions

    John Carroll University’s Immersion Program recently released applications for students to embark on worldwide journeys in the spring and post-commencement. There is no question that this program is important to the JCU community. Students and staff provide personal and hands-on service to hundreds of people yearly due to the work of the administration…

Exploring Pedagogy

Last semester, John Carroll University’s Student Union passed a bill that changed the policy regarding course evaluations. The bill designed a more structured evaluation system in which a professor’s colleagues–within each department–must examine the students’ feedback.  The Student Union believed this bill would hold professors more accountable and be a catalyst for improvement in the…

For the love of the game

Last Saturday, Jan. 30, John Carroll University students and staff volunteered their time with athletes and administrators of the northeast Ohio NCAA Special Olympics. Deepwood and Berea-Brook Park teams played in a friendly basketball competition prior to theVarsity Men’s basketball game. With the help of the JCU Athletic Department, Center for Service and Social Action…

Not too big, not too small

  School has started once more, after a semester quaked by turbulence. Students returned to campus in August to new parking regulations. The semester ended with John Carroll University’s African American Alliance (AAA) demanding changes to the University. For a school with fewer than 4,000 students, very prominent issues have been thrust into the limelight.…

List of demands given by AAA

When you think of colleges known for their political activism— Kent State in the ‘70s, Mizzou right now— John Carroll University doesn’t typically come to mind. However, in a recent demonstration by John Carroll’s African American Alliance (AAA) group, the highly politicized issue of racial inequality was brought to center stage, as they demanded to…

Social justice and an artistic medium

On Friday, Nov. 13, Russian poet Sergey Gandlevsky read his poetry to students and staff in the O’Dea Room. While he read in Russian, English professor Phil Metres translated. Gandlevsky and Metres have been friends since 1993; they met when Metres spent the year in Russia learning about the poetry and culture. He says, “Sergey…

Misguided and misdirected

  On Oct. 4, Oct. 22 and Oct. 31, someone anonymously distributed letters throughout Dolan Science Center against homosexuals and the LGBTQ community. The same person, who may or may not be a member of the John Carroll community, also placed discriminatory letters into faculty offices mailboxes and wrote, “Repent and follow Jesus, as he…

Reentering a former world

  Convicts are helped in returning to society in Cleveland by two local programs, EDWINS and North Star Neighborhood Reentry Center. On Tuesday, Nov. 17, students in an Event Planning course are bringing in a speaker named Brandon Chrostowski for part of their semester project. Their assignment is to plan and carry out a major…

The blurred lines of “consent”

  On Tuesday, Oct. 13, John Carroll University’s Student Union hosted an open forum for students to discuss the ongoing issue of sexual assault on college campuses. The conversation took place in the O’Dea Room, where students voiced concerns, questions and comments regarding issues on campus. “Sexual assault is an ever-present issue on college campuses…

Students at your service

Recently, John Carroll students have voiced their concerns regarding the slow service of the Inn Between and a lack of other food choices on campus. A significant number of students have noticed they have had to wait 20 or more minutes for a simple takeout meal. This is due to understaffing in the grab-and-go facility,…

Breaking down Cleveland barriers

Due to recent events involving alleged excessive force, there have been issues among police officers and members of the Cleveland community. Last Wednesday,  April 22, the Society of Professional Journalists hosted a panel of individuals from a variety of careers who assembled at John Carroll University to discuss the issues of police brutality. The public…

Environmental Bio students: Keep the planet going

Did you know that 2014 was the one of the hottest year in the recorded history of the Earth? It was not because of anything related to Kim Kardashian or Kanye West either! According to the New York Times, last year was the hottest on the planet Earth since 1880. What does this mean and…

Investing in scholarship

  Recently, Timothy M. and Jayne N. Donahue, John Carroll alumni, donated one of the largest gifts to date toward the “Forever Carroll” campaign. The donation of $6 million has pushed the fundraising total to $86 million, only $14 million shy of its overall goal. The most recent contribution has been dedicated to scholarship and…

A call for the core

  Chuck Todd, moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press” and NBC News’ political director, visited John Carroll University last Wednesday, March 18. He focused his talk on the 2016 presidential election. The John Carroll community was invited to ask questions about various political topics and offered positive feedback after the lecture.   John Carroll’s decision…

Room for improvement

  Last Wednesday, the John Carroll University community received notice that the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools had placed the University on Notice. While the HLC reaffirmed John Carroll as an accredited school, it also identified several problem areas that need to be corrected before its next visit…

Editorial – In response to the letter to the editor (2/26/15)

This week, a student from John Carroll University submitted a letter to the editor to The Carroll News, in which she stated she was a victim of sexual assault. She later filed a report with the John Carroll University Police Department and has also been working with the Violence Prevention and Action Center (VPAC) since…

The reinvented bystander

This semester, John Carroll University began requiring first-year students to attend bystander intervention seminars to educate them about students’ mental, physical and emotional well-being. This series of one-hour informational sessions aim at addressing these topics, giving advice on how to handle these situations when they arise. First-year students must complete this program in order to…

This time is the last

  This past weekend, John Carroll University experienced an anonymous act of racism. A banner, which had been hung to celebrate Black History Month on campus, was thrown to the ground and left in a heap in front of the St. Ignatius of Loyola statue. In response to these events, the assistant provost for diversity…