Naomi Peña Villasano asked a federal court to OK wearing a sarape in tribute to her Mexican and American heritage. When the court said no, she did it anyway.
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Colorado college students work with outdoor businesses to solve challenges
Students from Colorado Mesa University, Colorado Mountain College and Western Colorado University offer solutions, perspectives for eight outdoor businesses as part of the Wright Collegiate Challenge
Mesa County diversion program offers “a place of safety and guidance” for kids on the edge
The Lighthouse Project helps teens at a tipping point for entering the justice system envision a future for themselves.
Western Slope university students working with outdoor businesses as part of Wright Collegiate Challenge
Outdoor industry students at Colorado Mesa University, Colorado Mountain College and Western Colorado University are helping nine businesses and nonprofits solve challenges.
State budget writers fine Colorado Mesa University for exceeding tuition increase cap, highlighting annual Capitol debate
Legislature told the state’s colleges and universities they couldn’t raise tuition for any in-state undergraduate students by more than 2%.
Wright Collegiate Challenge enlists Colorado students to solve outdoor business challenges
When the International Ski Federation — or FIS, the governing body of all things skiing — officially banned ski waxes with fluorocarbons last season, Peter Arlein kept getting the same questions from race techs and ski shops: What do we do with all this forever-chemical wax? “Shops were saying, ‘Well I guess we’ll just put […]
Colorado Mesa University trustees now led by rare all-woman executive committee
Alison Griffin didn’t know she would be part of a team making Colorado history, and national waves, when she agreed to serve on the board of trustees at Colorado Mesa University. The Lafayette mother and education advocate has been on numerous of boards in her two decades dedicated to reforming challenges in the field of […]
Mesa County needed to restore trust after an election system breach. Here comes Wayne Williams, in his boots.
GRAND JUNCTION — A kitschy red, white and blue wooden plaque reading “Of the people, By the people, For the people” hangs over a bank of Dominion Voting screens and scanners in a room tucked inside the warren of elections divisions offices at the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s building. Two cameras point at former […]
Colorado is more diverse than ever, but its college professors are overwhelmingly white
By Jason Gonzales, Chalkbeat Colorado In a state that’s become increasingly diverse, the professors who teach at Colorado’s four-year colleges are overwhelmingly white. Of the 3,500 professors who have tenure, just 15 of them are Black women. Another 38 are Black men. Hispanic students now make up about 20% of the state’s universities. But Hispanic […]
A solid No. 2 surveillance tool: How a year of testing Colorado’s coronavirus poop has gone
A year ago, testing sewage for COVID-19 was a new fringe science with an attention-grabbing gross-out factor. The words “poop” and “coronavirus” were making headlines across the country. So, what has happened in the interim to all that human-waste sampling and its potential to predict where COVID-19 is spreading? The short answer is that it […]