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Moodle unplugs students from class

By Associate Editor

February 24, 2014

As the semester picks up and professors begin piling on more homework, students may notice that Moodle, the college’s online tool, is becoming more common in their coursework. Following edicts by department chairs, professors have begun incorporating education-based software into classes—a fact that is negatively impacting the college’s curriculum.While some professors are simply requiring students to submit assignments onli...

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The Stamina 55-1610 InMotion E1000 Elliptical Trainer

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

February 3, 2014

Being a Workaholic or serial Netflix binger is no longer a good excuse for skipping exercise.The Stamina 55-1610 InMotion E1000 Elliptical Trainer, created by Stamina Products Inc., has tension-adjuste...

Student-teacher collaborations aren’t fiction

By Ivana Hester

November 26, 2012

The idea of lions, tigers and bears on LaSalle Street sounds pretty strange, but for a Columbia faculty member, it is the inspiration and theme for his new children’s book.“Hackers of Oz,” written by Tom Mula, a senior lecturer in the Theatre Department, was inspired by the “The Wizard of Oz” series written by L. Frank Baum in the early 1900s, which is now in the public domain. However, Mula said his version has a...

Doctors should prepare patients for post-treatment troubles

By Brandon Smith

November 19, 2012

Even when Cancer treatment is a “success,” a survivor’s life is often never the same.A recent study funded by the National Cancer Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more than one-third of 12.6 million cancer survivors will have physical or mental health problems post-treatment. A Eurekalert.org report of the study said it is estimated that 3.3 million survivors have poor physical health an...

Back to Ghoul Bash attracts faculty, scholarship funds

By Contributing Writer

November 5, 2012

by Elizabeth Earl, Contributing WriterMark Twain stopped drinking his soda to listen to an undead Miss Ohio announce that the silent auction would be ending soon, and a princess quickly went to bid.This was the scene at the second annual Back to Ghoul Bash on Nov. 1 at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave. Faculty and staff, many in costume, gathered to raise money for scholarships.“We wanted a culmination of committed Columbi...

Absent mayor, active community

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 29, 2012

As the City Council’s Nov. 15 deadline to approve the 2013 budget looms, a group of aldermen is seeking to narrow the divide that has emerged between the council and the public that emerged after Mayor Rahm Emanuel cancelled the traditional public budget forums.The Progressive Caucus of the Chicago City Council, which was formed in 2011, is composed of core City Council members including aldermen Bob Fioretti (2nd), John Ar...

Bank of America accused of racial discrimination

By Kaley Fowler

October 29, 2012

Chicago, Milwaukee and Indianapolis joined seven other cities Oct. 23 in filing a complaint against Bank of America, claiming the company is guilty of racial discrimination in how it maintains its foreclosed properties.The National Fair Housing Alliance, an organization dedicated to ending housing discrimination, launched an investigation into several lenders in 2010 that examined 505 Midwest properties owned by Bank of America. Acco...

Taste of Chicago ticket prices not a ‘bargain’

By Editorial Board

April 27, 2012

The annual Taste of Chicago food festival is one of the most popular summer events in the city. In past years, the festival stretched across Grant Park and lasted almost a week, treating residents and visitors to both simple and fancy foodie fare. Next to the food, the free Taste of Chicago concert is a main attraction. But this year the Taste faced drastic cuts and tickets for the concert will cost $25.Taste of Chicago...

Closing Chicago mental health clinics will hurt patients

By Editorial Board

April 23, 2012

Protesters in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood barricaded themselves inside a mental health clinic April 12 in vehement opposition to the citywide closings of mental health clinics, The Chronicle reported April 16. Mayor Rahm Emanuel will consolidate 12 mental health clinics across Chicago into six as part of his 2012 budget, which passed unanimously, Emanuel stated the move would save the city approximately $2.3 million per y...

Proposal for third airport should be axed

By Editorial Board

April 9, 2012

For years, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has advocated for a third airport in Chicago’s South Suburbs near the town of Peotone. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has instead pushed for a fourth runway at O’Hare International Airport as part of his $7.3 billion infrastructure plan. He told the Chicago Sun-Times that “O’Hare’s capacity will grow by the size of Midway’s total capacity.” In response, Jackson once again argued that ...

Mayor Rahm does good, breaks bad Daley deals

By Editorial Board

April 2, 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has undertaken an aggressive series of actions since he came into office. From installing speed cameras to closing down schools, he has made it clear he intends to end an era of lenient government policy.In fact, Emanuel has undone two deals former Mayor Richard M. Daley had his hands in while in office. Emanuel’s moves are bold and will have consequences, but his actions are necessary and requiredby law.One ...

Wrongful conviction settlement could have gone to better use

By Gabrielle Rosas

March 19, 2012

Chicago is world-renowned for many different things, ranging from being the deep-dish pizza capital of the nation to being the sixth most miserable city in America, no thanks to Forbes magazine. Unfortunately, there are two more dirty little words associated with Chicago and its police detectives: coercive interrogation.Last semester, The Chronicle followed the wrongful conviction case of Terrill Swift, a man who was convicted at...

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