Editorial

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…

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…