Friday, November 18, 2005

Posting on the Top Level of the Blog Rather then Comments

Hello All,

Here are some slightly more explicit directions for how to post on the top end of the blog.

First you need a blogger account. These are free, you can sign up for one by going to and clicking the links for signing up. After you sign up you want to join the blog. To do this send an email to me or bill and we will send you a membership invitation. Numerous invites were sent out, but they may have gotten lost or ended up in bulk mail folders. If you did not get an invitation and want one let one or the other know.

Follow the directions in your invitation to join the blog. Once you have joined you can login again at to be taken to the blogger dashboard. From the dashboard click the link that says Future of Shimer College where you will see the title in the upper left corner, and directly beneath a tab that says POST. Click on this tab and you should see a large open text field where you can past text (usually better to write in a word processor first) under the title field. This looks like a screen you might see when composing an email. Add a subject, paste your text and you are ready to publish.

Click the giant orange button under the text field that says Publish Post and you should be ready to go.

If you have any further problems please feel free to contact Bill or myself and we will do our best to help you through it.



Bill said...

Hey Sara, there is nothing I can do to make all posts appear at the first level. I checked. I haven't tried editing the template. Have you?????

It's google -- what can i say???

Saradevil said...

Hey Bill,

That should take care of it. Sorry it took me so long to get to it. Been busy.


Albert B. Fernandez said...


]Chicago Police Dept. crime reports by area in map form can be found at
For the IIT area, enter 3300 South Federal Street or Beat #2113
For the University of Chicago area, enter 5801 South Ellis Ave.
For citywide comparison go to

Have Shimer area crime map in pdf but don't know how to post documents on this site.

My analysis:
All 3 are "Fort Apache" situations: low crime rate on campus and immediate vicinity, much higher in surrounding areas.

At IIT biggest risk for students seems to be EL line & Comiskey Park station. But IIT has 7-day per week shuttle bus service to Loop area running fairly often & till fairly late. IIT also has own security force, with campus call boxes. The New Chicago Police Hq just couple of blocks from campus.

Albert Fernandez (Shimer faculty)