Editorial

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…

Winter woes

This past Sunday, Northeast Ohio experienced a massive blizzard that cancelled classes at John Carroll University. Snow plow trucks successfully cleared the main roads surrounding JCU. However, the parking lots on the University’s campus were still completely covered in snow when classes resumed on Tuesday. This led to a parking nightmare and a safety hazard…

Let freedom ring

In the last week, John Carroll University welcomed Turkish journalist Sevgi Akarcesme to speak about her experiences within her own country. During her time on campus, she shared disturbing firsthand accounts of the suppression and censor of the Turkish media with the JCU community.
 
Akarcesme’s experiences have essential implications for American society today. Given…

A modern twist on education

 
 
John Carroll University’s Academic Planning Task Force recently announced that changes to the core curriculum at the University will be implemented in the fall of 2015. In addition to reducing the number of credit hours in the core curriculum, the core will also be divided into four new sections aimed to more properly…

The price of education

 
 
Every year, John Carroll University proves to be a college of academic excellence. A total of 411 professors drive this success with their dedication to scholarship and their commitment to student learning. However, 52 percent of these professors are grossly underpaid for their efforts. Part-time professors are excluded from the benefits that full-time…

“All about that gray area”

Two weeks ago, John Carroll University students voted on a possible smoking ban on campus. Fifty-two percent of the student body voted against the ban, while 48 percent voted in favor of it. Although the majority voted in opposition of the ban, it is still a controversial issue to both students and staff.
 
When…

Getting their fair shake

 
 
The John Carroll Student Activity staff recently decided that the executive board members of the Student Union Programming Board will receive a stipend for its work at the beginning of the spring semester. This stipend ranges from $750-$1,000 per year, depending on the specific position, and will be dispensed through monthly installments. This…

Recycling old habits

 
The Revenue and Spending Committee at John Carroll University has adopted a new goal of going “paperless” on campus. The goal of this initiative is to reduce unnecessary spending at JCU, while simultaneously pursuing a more eco-friendly campus. A member of the committee suggested to embrace a stronger technological presence on campus by investing…

R.E.A.L. Life

John Carroll University recently partnered with Cleveland Heights High School to host the R.E.A.L. Early College program. This program allows students to take college-level courses in addition to their high school courses. Students attend regular high school classes at their own school, but commute to John Carroll for their college-level courses. As a result, students…

Run, not walk, to the nearest computer

Recently, the Office of Alumni Relations rolled out the JCU Student Mentoring Network. This program aims to give students the opportunity to connect with John Carroll University alumni, who have similar interests, for advice about post-graduate opportunities.
 
The program, which can be found on John Carroll’s website, only requires that users are current or…

Letter to the editor 10/02/14

 
There is nothing quite like the sweet aroma of cancer when you step out of your dorm in the morning. That’s right, cigarettes cause cancer. Yet, it seems that many students here at John Carroll University are ignorant of this fact. Therefore, I would like to make a proposal that should have been implemented…

Working for change

 
Beginning last year, Students for Social Justice created the Workers’ Rights Committee at John Carroll University. The original purpose of the committee was to educate others about the issue of a living wage, and to ensure a living wage for all University employees. Last spring, students presented the committee’s goals about implementing the “Jesuit…

Proceed with Caution

 
Earlier this week, the John Carroll University Parking Office came under fire for accidentally sending out an email to the entire student body about one student’s unpaid parking tickets. Students soon took to social media to voice their complaints and try their hand at humor about the issue. Some students, in fact, suggested that…

Welcome, Dr. Mills

 
At the beginning of this semester, John Carroll University welcomed Terry Mills as the first assistant provost of diversity and chief diversity officer. This marks a new era for John Carroll in their initiative to promote diversity. Previously, the University did not have an administrator in charge of diversity issues. While Mills acknowledges that…

Yikking and yakking

Anonymous social media accounts have become quite a trend among today’s younger generation. Most recently, Yik Yak has hit the scene. Advertised as a local community bulletin board, this website has devolved into a gossip site marked by rumors, bad language and crude humor.  The site accepts anonymous contributions from users within a 10-mile radius,…

Goodness Gracious: Beta blues

The national headquarters of Beta Theta Pi fraternity recently mandated a reorganization of John Carroll University’s Eta Epsilon chapter. This past week, all current members were required to reapply for membership, which was to be determined by an advisory board. In addition, the chapter is no longer allowed to participate in the 2014 Greek Week,…

Streaks for change

In the next few weeks, two John Carroll University student organizations will be sponsoring a series of events to increase awareness about two different issues on campus. While the issues are very different, they both push students to act more conscientiously.
Beginning Monday, March 31, the Environmental Issues group began sponsoring a series of events…

Mo’ money, mo’ problems

The John Carroll University Student Union votes on a $1.1 million budget proposal issued by the Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee every year. This year, Student Union senators spent much more time than usual debating the proposed budget. On Tuesday, after two meetings and roughly three hours of debate, the budget proposal came to a…

Why, Wahoo?

Last Wednesday, March 19, John Carroll University hosted a speaker who discussed the controversy of the Cleveland Indians’ team logo. The logo is the red-skinned face of a Native American chief with a wide, manic grin named Chief Wahoo, and is being scrutinized as a form of blatant racism against Native Americans.
Considering the amount…

One step further

Starting at the beginning of the spring semester, ARAMARK implemented various changes in the cafeteria. ARAMARK is the food service company at John Carroll that is responsible for all dining options. The most notable of these changes is the switch to the MyPlate diagram as a nutritional guide. The MyPlate diagram, like the MyPyramid before…

Med School? Check.

This past fall, John Carroll University implemented a new partnership with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine for Ohio students (OU-HCOM). This program enables both current and future John Carroll students to gain acceptance to medical school much earlier than usual.
 
This program…