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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 […]

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Can government investment in the arts help lift Colorado, the U.S. out of the economy’s coronavirus slump?

Maybe if things get bad enough, something radically good can come of it. Some arts advocates, daring to hope for a change in the presidential administration, believe it’s almost time for a new New Deal for the arts. Michael Bracy, a Washington, D.C., lobbyist who has worked in music policy for 20 years, insists the […]

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Coronavirus killed 59,179 arts jobs in Colorado and crippled key economic and cultural engines. Can they be revived?

While it may not feel as urgent as an eviction notice or the fear of food scarcity, the devastation of the arts and culture scene due to the coronavirus pandemic portends long-term ripple effects. The arts in Colorado are a powerful economic driver as well as a defining aspect of our community and fuel for […]