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UNC program prepares students with intellectual, developmental disabilities for competitive jobs

GREELEY — Corey Pierce was strolling through McKee Hall one day in the fall of 2019 when he came across a group of students standing polished in suits and dresses, almost as if they were on their way to prom. The students, however, had donned their formal attire for mock job interviews. For Pierce, director […]

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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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College in Colorado will be different this fall, but not cheaper

Coronavirus forced Colorado’s top universities and colleges to eviscerate the student experience for the fall 2020 semester.  On-campus housing? Down to a chosen few. Jobs on or near campus? Many are gone.  Stimulating seminars after a brisk walk across a leaf-strewn campus? Written off, in favor of online-only classes. Meticulously calculated class schedules to meet […]

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

Colorado’s public universities increasingly lost money on their sports programs as they spent more on coaches’ salaries, recruitment and other expenses between 2013 and 2019, an audit by the state released Monday shows. Expenses for athletics increased by $75.9 million during the audit period, while revenue increased by only $49.2 million over the same span […]

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

As of the end of last year, Colorado was home to 14,640 DACA recipients. They have always known their freedom runs on a clock. Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the Trump administration cannot summarily shut down the program does not change the precariousness of their legal status in this country, but it buys more […]

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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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Greeley pregnancy center loses website battle with abortion-rights activists calling it a “fake clinic”

An anti-abortion counseling center in Greeley has lost a legal fight aimed at shutting down a website that accused the center of deceptive advertising and spreading misinformation about abortion and birth control. The Resource Center — which advertises free tests for pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases to University of Northern Colorado students with the slogan […]

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Hard work made Greeley’s downtown hip and happening. Two months of social distancing could make it all disappear.

GREELEY — Ely Corliss’ phone rang in his office at the Moxi Theater on the morning of March 12. Typically, that meant opportunity. But that morning, the ring kicked off the worst day in his life.  Corliss used his business acumen and experience as the band booker and sound guy for AF Ray’s, a Garden […]