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Silverman: University of Colorado has a long, proud history of confronting white supremacists

How many times must white supremacy be confronted? Every time.  Less than 10 days ago, 10 innocent people were slaughtered by a teenage white supremacist at a Buffalo grocery store. Almost 30 years ago, white supremacists killed 168 people in Oklahoma City. Nearly 40 years ago, Alan Berg was assassinated by white supremacists in Denver. One […]

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Opinion: A workers’ wish list for picking the next CU president

Higher education is under siege. Costs go up while Colorado continues to defund state universities. Increasingly, Americans voice skepticism of the value of college; nearly 60% of Republicans hold an unfavorable view of higher education. Complicating the picture is that the average length of tenure for a university president in the U.S. is only about […]

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Colorado Supreme Court won’t hear newspaper’s open records lawsuit challenging CU

BOULDER — The Colorado Supreme Court will not hear a lawsuit from the Daily Camera newspaper of Boulder that challenges the University of Colorado’s refusal to reveal the finalists for the school president’s job in 2019. The Camera reported that the court denied its petition Wednesday. It had asked the court to determine who is considered a […]

Posted inEducation, News, Politics and Government

As Mark Kennedy departs, University of Colorado students call for a change in direction

After nearly two years bemoaning their president’s slow responses and missteps on critical issues, University of Colorado students — particularly those of color — are celebrating the early departure of Mark Kennedy. They see his exit as a chance to steer the system toward a more progressive track. Faculty who censured Kennedy a month ago […]

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Littwin: The problem with CU President Mark Kennedy is not just that he was hired, but how he was hired

It’s a good thing that Mark Kennedy is stepping down as president of the University of Colorado. He was the wrong president at the wrong time, a former right-wing politician with a shaky resumé who never gained the trust of students, faculty and, for all I know, school mascots.  And now that Democrats have gained […]

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Here’s what the new Democratic majority on the University of Colorado Board of Regents is planning

For the first time in four decades, the governing board for Colorado’s flagship university will be under Democratic control. Democrat Ilana Spiegel beat Republican Richard Murray, roughly 53% to 44%, to flip the 6th Congressional District seat. Previously the district was represented by Republican John Carson, who was elected in 2014 and opted against running […]

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Carman: Leaked documents reveal rush to mediocrity in CU president search

As we hurtle into 2020, bracing ourselves for yet more petty political mayhem and dysfunction, let’s pause a moment to honor those noblest of public servants: the whistle-blowers. Where would we be without them? Especially when we consider just how enlightening it is to see the reactions of public officials when their back-room dealings are […]