CU convenes a dialog about the link between climate change and human rights.
It’s been a year since COVID-19 struck our world, and we all underwent a tectonic, generational change. Such a monumental societal disruption causes us to re-examine all kinds of institutions, including higher education. Last March, as the pandemic spread and confusion gripped our nation’s college campuses, University of Colorado Boulder took immediate, decisive action and […]
Colorado has an incredible opportunity in this year’s legislative session to increase access to higher education. Legislators can help end statutorily driven discriminatory practices and help the state’s colleges and universities compete with out-of-state schools for Colorado’s students. Lawmakers can realize these changes by passing two proposed bills addressing outdated admissions practices. One would eliminate […]
Now, more than ever, I have been thinking about leadership and what it takes to become and maintain being a good leader. Maybe you have as well. Too often and for too long, I believe, too many have sought leadership positions for power, self aggrandizement and short-term gain, turning a blind eye to the long-term […]
Whenever I meet with parents of University of Colorado Boulder students, I begin by thanking them for entrusting their young adults to us. I tell them their loved one’s safety is my No. 1 priority. That’s why when I first learned of the seriousness of COVID-19, we immediately moved to action. We transitioned CU Boulder […]
Every winter under the gold dome of the Colorado Capitol, the state legislature comes together to literally write Colorado’s history. In 2014, with little fanfare, they established a scholarship to help low- and middle-income students — disproportionately students of color, first-generation and underrepresented. Since then, tens of thousands of Coloradans who may not otherwise have […]
When a SpaceX passenger capsule docked with the International Space Station on March 3, completing a flawless daylong trek, it put an exclamation point on the success of public-private partnerships. On the eve of that headline-making voyage, NASA Deputy Administrator James Morhard and colleagues from NASA were on our campus in Boulder to help us […]