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...

Athlete Profile: Jake Maali

Athlete Profile: Jake Maali

February 10, 2014

Originally a tae kwon do fighter, Jake Maali became interested in computers and bodybuilding after graduating high school. He is now majoring in network architecture and design at DeVry University a...

Local colleges not consistent with crime statistics

By Campus Editor

October 17, 2013

Columbia’s annual crime Statistics & Fire Safety Report shows the college has a higher crime rate than neighboring institutions, but the data may be skewed because of a reporting technicality.The report shows 15 on-campus forcible sexual offenses from 2010–2012, which is twice as many as other Loop campuses. DePaul and Robert Morris universities both reported zero forcible sexual offenses on their Loop campuses, whi...

49th Ward spring clean up

By James Foster

April 23, 2013

Rogers Park residents and members of Lawrence Hall Youth Services joined the 49th Ward to host its 23rd Annual Spring Clean-Up on Saturday, April 20 following a major rainstorm. The residents said they decided to clean to motivate others in the area to clean their environment, meet other community members and take care of their neighborhood.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="http://columbiachro...

G8 absence is welcome, but should have come sooner

By Editorial Board

March 11, 2012

For months, Chicago has been teeming with excitement over the G8 and NATO summits, both originally set to happen in May. But in a surprise move, Barack Obama announced March 5 that the G8 summit would not happen in Chicago but instead take place at Camp David, the president’s mountainside retreat just north of Washington, D.C. While Obama’s decision to move the summit makes sense, waiting until the last moment was not ...

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...

Columbia plans to remain open during G8/NATO summits

By Heather Scroering

January 23, 2012

While Chicago is buzzing about the G8 and NATO summits that will lock down much of the South Loop from May 1–21, Columbia plans on staying open.The G8 and NATO summits, taking place at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, are expected to attract more than 7,000 delegates and staff, as well as 2,500 journalists from across the globe, according to Jennifer Martinez, press secretary for the Chicago G8 and NATO Host C...

Protesters Restricted

By Kaley Fowler

January 17, 2012

To ensure that things run smoothly when Chicago hosts the G8 and NATO summits this May, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council have spent much time planning for these sometimes controversial events. But it is Emanuel’s most recent initiative to corral protestors that has manyChicagoans outraged.At a Dec. 14 City Council meeting, Emanuel introduced his plan to amend several provisions of the Municipal Code in regard to pro...

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