The Columbia Chronicle

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...

Meet Columbia’s safety specialist

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 12, 2012

As Columbia’s campus continues to expand, a newly created position in the Office of Campus Safety & Security has been filled.Susan Rizer is the college’s new environmental health and safety coordinator, a job created just for her. She has been charged with carrying out the College Safety Plan, which requires her to visit each department and conduct safety assessments, to discover what safety hazards are present.Acco...

Federal government leaves Chicago to fend for itself

By Editorial Board

March 5, 2012

The G8 and NATO summits are approaching Chicago in full force, and the city is taking every possible measure to prepare. The summits are estimated to cost $40 million–$65 million, all of which the city promised in January would not be paid for with taxpayer money.But city officials recently went back on that promise and admitted that Chicago has not received any federal funds to cover the summits, even though the city has a...

Renovation stations

By Vanessa Morton

October 10, 2011

El riders will see two more changes in their daily travels as the Chicago Transit Authority and Chicago Department of Transportation go forward with a number of large construction projects.Both agencies have worked together for 15 years in an effort to modernize subway stations throughout the Loop.Brian Steele, CDOT spokesman, said the CTA has been working with CDOT on a multi-year program that has been renovating numerous stati...

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