The Columbia Chronicle

AlertWave notification system a work in progress

By CiaraShook

March 1, 2010

An alarm sounded Feb. 18 in campus buildings including the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building and the Music Center, 1014 S. Michigan Ave. Students, faculty and staff, confused by the tone, left the buildings.What they were actual hearing was a test of the AlertWave system, adopted by the college in late 2008. Bob Koverman, associate vice president of Campus Safety and security, who joined Columbia’s administration last spring...

Composting in the city

By Ashley Badgley

February 9, 2009

Composting in Chicago may not seem relevant in the winter months, but it’s happening everywhere, according to several composting groups. Many people living in tiny apartments only have house plants to raise oxygen levels, but they can reuse their organic waste the same way a suburban household would.Urban composting is a major focus for Chicago Home Composting, a University of Illinois extension program. The group consist...

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