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Colorado Mesa University
Colorado Mesa University

Mesa County needed to restore trust after an election system breach. Here comes Wayne Williams, in his boots.

Colorado’s former Secretary of State slept in a college dorm room, entertained poll workers with songs and sought to reassure voters about a fair election

Politics and Government

Colorado is more diverse than ever, but its college professors are overwhelmingly white

Who teaches students matters. Studies show that it affects a student’s sense of belonging, and whether students and families see colleges as being for them.

Education

A solid No. 2 surveillance tool: How a year of testing Colorado’s coronavirus poop has gone

More than 65% of Colorado’s population is now under wastewater surveillance, which has been a critical leg of the state’s COVID-19 testing stool.

Coronavirus

Colorado colleges want to offer more in-person classes this spring. Here’s what they learned from a tough fall.

Some schools have been more successful than others in adapting to the coronavirus pandemic

Education

Colorado universities are increasingly losing money on sports as coaches’ pay, recruitment costs rise

Coaches’ salaries rose at every D1 and D2 university and college in Colorado except one between the 2013 and 2019 fiscal years

Education

Supreme Court ruling on DACA brings more time, but no less uncertainty for Coloradans

In their own voices: Five Colorado young people explain how DACA shaped their lives and what the Supreme Court's decision means to them.

Coloradans

How students stuck in Colorado dorms re-create college life by themselves

Only a few hundred students still are on campuses in Greeley, Grand Junction, Gunnison and Durango. And the road less traveled leads to a quiet, dreary dorm room, where online classes, reheated meals and longing for connection await.

Education

Colorado college students, upended by coronavirus, are worried about food, housing and their education

Education

Colorado reaches 193 coronavirus-related deaths, including college student; first prison inmate tests positive

“There are more victims ahead of us than there are behind us," Gov. Jared Polis said at a news conference. “We know that there are many more losses ahead.”

Coronavirus

The Western Slope’s outdoor recreation economy had everything but a bachelor’s degree. Colorado Mesa is changing that.

Bonsai Designs boss Sarah Shrader sparked development of a new outdoor recreation industry studies program to help create the next generation of business leaders.

Outdoors

Lockheed Martin sniffs around for space in Grand Junction

With recent BLM win, Western Slope city hopes to land a piece of aerospace

Business

A Western Colorado professor’s mosquito book created so much buzz that it brought him to tears

Timothy Winegard’s book, “The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator,” hit the New York Times bestseller list in early August

Coloradans

All the classes, none of the Boulder: CU offers computer science degrees on Western Slope

Western Colorado University in Gunnison latest to sign on to program offering smaller classes, lower tuition for computer science and engineering education

Education

Grand Junction used to be a place young people fled. Now, millennial entrepreneurs are flocking there for opportunity.

The Western Slope city is shedding its image as a Shangri-La for shuffling seniors. Could it be that Grand Junction is now cool?

Growth