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Dublin Panel Series Highlights Diversity as a Workforce Strategy

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Dublin Panel Series Highlights Diversity as a Workforce Strategy

The City of Dublin’s Dublin Reality Check series is well underway. The latest event in the series, held at the Exchange at Bridge Park, addressed diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and what companies and employees alike can do to ensure Dublin is a city that everyone feels invited to work in. In CU’s own […]

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Hyperloop Efforts Continue, but Don’t Count Out Passenger Rail Yet

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hyperloop Efforts Continue, but Don’t Count Out Passenger Rail Yet

The idea of connecting Columbus to Chicago and Pittsburgh with a new, super-fast, tube-based form of transportation has received a lot of attention in the last few years. The Hyperloop test pod made several appearances around Ohio last summer, delegations of local officials have flown out to Nevada to check out a desert test track […]

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NEXT: Conversations with Alexa

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Conversations with Alexa

If I want to know last night’s baseball scores, I can type my query into Google. Up will come a number of search results, from ESPN.com to CBS Sports Network, to the Major League Baseball site, to the sites for the local teams’ newspapers. Getting to the top of that search is, of course, big business. Now […]

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Pay-by-Phone Now Available on COTA Buses

Brent Warren Brent Warren Pay-by-Phone Now Available on COTA Buses

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) announced the roll-out of a long-awaited feature at its annual luncheon today. Bus riders can now pay for a ride on a COTA bus using a cell phone, something that the agency has been promising for several years. “We believe this first iteration of digital payment will draw new […]

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‘Low-Hanging Fruit’: Dr. Rattan Lal on How Soil & Farming Can Help Save the Climate

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea ‘Low-Hanging Fruit’: Dr. Rattan Lal on How Soil & Farming Can Help Save the Climate

Dr. Rattan Lal’s world revolves around soil. And he understands, perhaps better than anyone, that every person’s world revolves around soil. Everything we eat, each and every day, begins with soil. There is, said Lal, a “direct relationship between human wellbeing and health of the soil and the land where they live… The fact is […]

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New Leaders Council Hosts Climate Discussion on Eve of Youth Strike

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea New Leaders Council Hosts Climate Discussion on Eve of Youth Strike

Thursday night, on the eve of the global youth climate strike, dozens of young progressives gathered at the Rambling House on Hudson Street to engaged in a climate action roundtable discussion organized by the New Leaders Council of Columbus. The Columbus NLC is a chapter of a national nonprofit with the goal of organizing and […]

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City of Dublin to Introduce System Using Blockchain Technology

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City of Dublin to Introduce System Using Blockchain Technology

The City of Dublin is planning to introduce a new system that will use blockchain technology in place of its traditional information database system, giving residents new capabilities and ways to achieve privacy unlike ever before. The use of blockchains is most commonly understood in the use of cryptocurrency and specifically in Bitcoin, where a […]

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