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CU Boulder athletic director apologizes after football coach Karl Dorrell shoves TV camera following blowout loss

By Arnie Stapleton, The Associated Press BOULDER — University of Colorado athletic director Rick George apologized on behalf of Buffaloes football coach Karl Dorrell, who shoved a photojournalist’s camera while trotting off Folsom Field following a blowout loss to Southern California on Saturday. “Coach Dorrell sends his apologizes to the local journalist who he intercepted after today’s […]

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Tenured professors at Colorado public colleges are predominantly white

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 professors? Less than 8% of all […]

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Union slams University of Colorado spending, wages and bond debt

A University of Colorado labor union has questioned the university system’s priorities, pandemic cutbacks, and business model, and urges more spending on students and employees. The United Campus Workers Colorado/Communications Workers of America Local 7799, which represents workers at the system’s four campuses, said in a report released Monday that the University of Colorado has prioritized building […]

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University of Colorado Boulder bans ex-teacher from outreach after Trump speech

BOULDER — Former California university professor John Eastman has been banned from performing outreach or speaking at the University of Colorado Boulder after giving a speech for former President Donald Trump shortly before the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, university officials said. “The University of Colorado Boulder relieved John Eastman of duties related […]

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CU Boulder struggles to enroll low-income students. That has consequences for Coloradans’ social mobility.

Jason Gonzales, Chalkbeat Colorado Despite modest gains over the last decade, the University of Colorado Boulder still ranks near the bottom of the list of flagship public universities in enrollment of low-income students.   The percentage of Pell Grant recipients at the university moved from 12% in 2008 to 16% a decade later, ranking Boulder as […]

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CU Boulder to resume in-person classes next week as coronavirus outbreak slows

The University of Colorado Boulder will bring thousands of students back to its campus for in-person learning on Oct. 14 after rising coronavirus case numbers last month pushed the school to move entirely online for more than two weeks. Chancellor Philip DiStefano said the plan to return to in-person classes was made possible by decreasing […]

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Boulder County loosens coronavirus restrictions on 18 to 22 year olds

BOULDER — Boulder County has announced an update to coronavirus health restrictions, including a limitation on gatherings of young adults, aimed at curbing an outbreak of COVID-19 among University of Colorado Boulder students. Boulder County Public Health announced the change Monday allowing 18-22 year olds to gather publicly in groups of up to two people, […]

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Denver enacts stricter rules for universities as coronavirus outbreaks spread at campuses

By Jason Gonzales, Chalkbeat Colorado Denver public health officials enacted stricter rules for area colleges and their students on Thursday after a series of outbreaks at three of the city’s universities. The health department will require colleges to conduct daily health screenings, increase efforts to ensure mask compliance, limit campus visitors, and submit a compliance […]