Campus Spotlight

Immersion trips popular option for spring break

Consistent with the Jesuit identity of John Carroll, the Campus Ministry department and Center for Service and Social Action offer immersion experiences for students over spring break. There will be seven opportunities offered over the break in locations across the eastern United States including Wheeling, W.Va., Camden, N.J., Chicago, Ill., Immokalee, Fla., Louisville, Ky. and…

Arrivederci John Carroll, Ciao Italia

While some students will be looking forward to returning home for spring break, some will be heading very far away from home. In this case, “far” means across the Atlantic Ocean.  Students in Santa Casciani’s Italian humanism and the Renaissance class are traveling to Italy over spring break. They left yesterday from Cleveland for Arezzo,…

Students taking the traditional spring break

While others at JCU are preparing for an organized trip, some students have made plans of their own. Senior Caitlin Gorie and a few of her friends are some of the vacationers that will be on a cruise during spring break.  “[My friends] Bailey, Mary and I were in the Boler lab one day talking…

Snow piles up on JCU campus

Ten inches of snow, eight hours until Monday classes start, and only six men to make it all possible.  As the snow continues to fall in the frigid Cleveland area, the John Carroll University facilities department’s grounds crew is constantly at work making sure the sidewalks and parking lots are clear for students and teachers.…

Home Sweet Carroll: Power Couples 2010

The Carroll News’ annual review of who’s who in the dating world. These couples were nominated by members of the John Carroll community. J.J. Kuczynski & Maria Westcott Maria, a junior, is a cheerleader and J.J., a senior, is a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Bill Worms, who nominated the couple, said, “They are…

New calling system rakes in dough

When asked about the stores that can be found in the Fairmount Circle Shopping Center, most students will say Pizzazz Pizza, CVS/pharmacy or Dave’s Cosmic Subs. In fact, students might be surprised to learn that there is a group of students working in a small second-floor room sandwiched between CVS and Pizzazz at the Student…

Communications department invests in technology

For some students, their experiences at college are some of the most important they will ever have. At John Carroll, students have the opportunity to make the most of their education by using the mass of technological equipment available. This includes digital cameras, graphics machines, video recorders and audio recorders as well as having the…

Residence Life explains housing process

When buying or renting a living space, people take into account many different factors. These factors could include the layout of the space, their neighbors and location.  The same could be said of students choosing their living spaces for next year. JCU students will begin this process very soon, according to Marie Perri, housing coordinator…

Upperclassmen dorms in review

JCU’s eight residence halls each have their own characteristics. Each also have advantages and disadvantages, depending on the many different preferences of the students.  Bernet Hall, according to the Office of Residence Life, is the most sought-after residence hall on campus. This is because it has a bathroom and living area in each apartment-style suite.…

Living Simply

As the new semester floods students with assignments, reports and papers, one thing that most students look forward to is filling out their housing plans for the next year. Although freshmen are mainly confined to the dorms, many sophomores, juniors and seniors take part in a wide variety of housing options.  Among these options is…

JCU students find ways to spread holiday cheer

Christmas is in the air at John Carroll.  Although the temperatures have dropped, the age-old spirit of generosity is on the rise. Even among broke college students, no one says “Bah, humbug!” when it comes to giving. How Students Give As John Carroll’s mission states, its students are men and women for others.  One of…

JCU honors Jesuit martyrs

Twenty years ago on Nov. 16, at the University of Central America in El Salvador, six Jesuits, their housekeeper, and her daughter were dragged out of their home by Salvadoran military soldiers and assassinated. John Carroll University, along with other Jesuit institutes and even the United States and El Salvadorian government, are remembering these tragic…

SIFE brings help to African orphans

The John Carroll University Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) chapter has made a name for itself through past successes in fundraising and national competitions.  This fall, the fundraising team has been working to raise money for their partner, the African Children’s Ministries, which in turn provide funds for orphanages in Zaire. The African Children’s Ministries…

STLF holds fundraiser to go green

On Saturday Nov. 7, Students Today, Leaders Forever will be holding a fundraising event like John Carroll University has never seen. The first-ever cocktail party will be held in the Dolan Science Center. The event is complete with jazz music, by JCU’s own Jazz band and fancy hors d’oeuvres. The organization is holding the fundraiser…

There’s no debating JCU’s new program with youth

The members of the nationally competitive John Carroll University Debate Team felt it was important to share their wealth of knowledge with others. They recently started a program that teaches debate skills to young men, ages 15 to 19, at the Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correctional Facility. “We honestly believe that debate is the best educational…

JCU Faculty on Facebook

Facebook has become a popular means of communication for people all over the world. The phenomenon that was originally just for college students when it premiered in 2004, has since grown to be one of the most used social networks, now including everyone from junior high to those in the workforce. There are over 300…

52-year-old graduate student pursues non-profit ambitions

This year, 52-year old graduate student Ann Albert will not only be finishing her Master’s degree in non-profit administration at John Carroll University, but she will also continue pursuing her other dream of starting her own non-profit organization.   “It has always been a dream of mine to start a non-profit organization to support the arts.…

Pulitzer Prize-winner to visit JCU

Journalist Sonia Nazario to speak in Donahue Auditorium in the Dolan Science Center, at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8.

It’s not all xeroxing and memos

JCU students with unusual summer internships share their work experiences
While many students found themselves flipping burgers or washing cars to make some cash during the summer, others worked on movie sets, trained wild animals, taught children at nonprofits and preserved legends at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Five years of friendship

While bright-blue coolers filled to the brim with sausage patties and 20 gallon bins overflowing with donated clothes sit in the John Carroll University vans, a group of 20 students gather together in Rodman Chapel for a brief reflection before heading out into the streets of downtown Cleveland. Their destinations are sidewalk grates, tents in the woods and camps under the over-passes. They are headed to the “homes” of the homeless.

John Carroll University diversifies by hiring foreign faculty

This fall, John Carroll University welcomed six new international faculty members to its community. The new professors bring with them backgrounds and cultures that differ from many of the American faculty and students of JCU.

Crahen and Hawke create a ‘Safe Space’ on campus

A $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women has brought a program aimed at preventing instances related to sexual and relationship violence to John Carroll University.  The program is needed in light of the fact that JCU and the surrounding community reported 11 on-campus forcible sex offenses in the…

Ride for Miles takes a second spin

The second annual Ride for Miles was held Saturday, Sept. 12.  It was the conclusion to the weeklong Miles Coburn Environmental Symposium.  Miles Coburn was a faculty member at John Carroll University for over 30 years, eight of which were spent as chairman of the biology department. He was killed in August 2008 in a…

Spot ON: Maryclaire Moroney

Professor Maryclaire Moroney has been an intricate part of the John Carroll University community since 1991. She is a favorite amongst colleagues and students and continues to exhibit her excellence in teaching. Background: A native Virginian, Moroney graduated summa cum laude from the College of William and Mary with degrees in English and history. She…

JCU to host the Ohio Fair Trade Expo

On Sept. 26, JCU will host the Ohio Fair Trade Expo, which will feature speakers, workshops and a fair trade market with over 20 vendors from across Ohio. There will be a variety of fair trade gifts, clothing, food and drinks.  The expo is an educational event aimed to impassion people to become advocates for…