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Governor says sending University of Colorado students home isn’t a safe option

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday said that sending University of Colorado Boulder students home amid a worsening campus outbreak of the coronavirus is not a safe option. The Democrat cited a 16% positivity rate among COVID-19 tests associated with the school, explaining that having CU students return to their homes across Colorado and the country […]

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University of Colorado signs sponsorship deal with sports betting operator

BOULDER — The University of Colorado has signed a partnership deal with a Denver-based sports betting operator. The five-year corporate sponsorship with PointsBet was negotiated by Learfield IMG College, the media rights holder for Buffaloes athletics. PointsBet will have signage at Colorado’s football stadium and basketball arena and ads on radio broadcasts and other media. […]

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Colorado partners with Apple, Google to allow for coronavirus exposure notification on cellphones

Colorado officials announced Tuesday that the state is partnering with Apple and Google to allow people to download an application on their smartphones or opt into a service that can anonymously inform them if they have been exposed to the coronavirus. Sarah Tuneberg, Gov. Jared Polis’ coronavirus innovation response team lead, said the system will […]

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Colorado College suspends most in-person learning after coronavirus prompts three dorm quarantines

Colorado College is the first higher education institution in the state to walk back in-person learning as coronavirus quarantines disrupted the campus in the fall semester’s first few weeks.  The private liberal arts school in Colorado Springs announced the decision in a letter to the campus community on Tuesday. Colorado College runs on a block […]

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As Colorado College students arrived on campus, one tested positive for coronavirus. Now, an entire dorm is quarantined.

First-year students at Colorado College began moving onto campus on Thursday. Two days later, the private liberal arts school in Colorado Springs reported that one of them had tested positive for coronavirus.  Now, an entire dorm building and 155 students who live in it are in quarantine for the next two weeks because CC says […]

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Colorado hopes a new higher education funding formula will make a difference for students. It may not be easy.

By Jason Gonzales, Chalkbeat Colorado Dangling the lure of state funding, Colorado wants to encourage its public colleges to better serve disadvantaged students. But the latest update to its funding formula, which uses seven criteria to judge community and state colleges and universities, may not work as well as intended, according to studies and experience in […]

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Trump administration rescinds rule requiring foreign students to attend in-person classes or leave U.S.

By Collin Binkley, The Associated Press BOSTON — Facing eight federal lawsuits and opposition from hundreds of universities, the Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded a rule that would have required international students to transfer or leave the country if their schools held classes entirely online because of the pandemic. The decision was announced at the […]

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Colorado joins 16 other states in suing Trump administration over international student visa rule

Colorado joined 16 other states on Monday in suing the Trump administration over its new rule forcing international college students to leave the U.S. if they don’t take in-person classes. The lawsuit was filed in a federal court in Boston and is being led by the attorney general in Massachusetts, Democrat Maura Healey. It seeks […]

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Colorado’s CARES Act money doesn’t do enough for colleges and students, higher education leaders say

This story was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: ckbe.at/newsletters By Jason Gonzales, Chalkbeat Colorado Federal assistance meant to lessen the economic blow of COVID-19 on Colorado’s colleges isn’t fully meeting the needs of their neediest students and comes with restrictions that limit the […]

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Will Colorado’s college athletes soon be able to profit from their names and images?

By James Anderson, The Associated Press Following California’s lead, Colorado lawmakers advanced a bill Thursday that would allow college student athletes to profit from their names and images — while giving the NCAA and Congress time to issue guidance beforehand. The Senate Education Committee on Thursday unanimously passed the bipartisan bill, whose chief sponsors are […]