Posted inColoradans, Education, Equity, News

Descendants of people displaced to create Denver’s Auraria campus will finally get free college tuition

Abenicio Rael’s mother, Irene, was one of hundreds of people forced to leave their homes in Denver’s oldest neighborhood before it was razed to make way for the Auraria campus in the 1970s.  That made him eligible for the Displaced Aurarian Scholarship, though he soon found the limits of its promise of free tuition at […]

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Opinion: To better support the success of students of color, Colorado instructors must disrupt their own racial biases

The last year has laid bare the deep racial inequities in our society and in our institutions, including in education. As a math instructor at Community College of Aurora (CCA), I know firsthand that now is the time to confront the systemic racism that Black, Latinx and Indigenous students face in classrooms every day and […]

Posted inCOVID, Education, Health

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

From the 17th floor of Lawrenson Hall on the University of Northern Colorado campus in Greeley, Carson Pecot looks down at maybe 100 cars parked in lots that would normally hold many times more. The 22-year-old junior might see one or two students during his daily run, or when he heads to the dining hall […]

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Writing a term paper on a cell phone? For Colorado college students forced off campus by coronavirus, that may be the best option.

Haley Colling hunkers down in the Auraria Library just about every weekday, often relying on the library’s computers and internet connection to complete her homework. With a broken laptop and a weak internet connection at home, the Metropolitan State University of Denver sophomore depends on the campus’ technology to keep pace with her academics. That […]