BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The lone finalist in the University of Colorado system presidential search is facing backlash for recent comments he made related to affirmative action.
University of Colorado president finalist draws concern
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The selection of University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy as the sole finalist for president of the University of Colorado system has raised concerns from some CU...
North Dakota’s Kennedy tapped by University of Colorado
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy is the sole finalist for president of the University of Colorado.
The Colorado school's regents said Wednesday they...
Scientists to deploy drones in thunderstorm study
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Drones will be among the tools scientists and students will use later this year and next to study supercell thunderstorms that can spawn tornadoes in Nebraska and other Plains...
KKK hoods found in Denver area yearbook from 1978 to ’80
DENVER (AP) — A review of Denver-area yearbooks in recent decades found photos of students wearing Ku Klux Klan-style hoods for several years at one suburban high school and students in blackface and Nazi garb at the University of Colorado in the 1960s.
Blood test problems stop Boulder drugging investigation
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Police have closed their investigation into whether several female students at the University of Colorado were drugged at parties because of a problem with blood samples taken from some of the alleged victims.
The Daily Camera reports six women reported they believed they were drugged Oct. 17 at parties at four different fraternities near the school's campus in Boulder.
University of Colorado monitors shutdown effects on campus
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — University of Colorado officials are monitoring the effects of the partial government shutdown on the university where the majority of research funding comes from the federal government.
The Daily Camera reports the university received about $369 million, or 72 percent, of its research funding from the federal government last year.
University of Colorado announces $4B fundraising campaign
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The University of Colorado has announced its most ambitious fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $4 billion.
The university has already raised more than $2 billion in the quiet phase of the campaign, which has been ongoing since late 2013. University officials say they have now made the campaign public to hit the $4 billion mark, which could happen in the next three to five years.
RTD: Denver’s tall buildings partly to blame for line issues
DENVER (AP) — The Regional Transportation District says that high-rise growth in downtown Denver is one of the main causes of the district's ongoing issues with the metro area's commuter rail network.
That discovery came in an action plan the district submitted to federal regulators Friday and made public Monday.
The document says Denver's rising skyline around Union Station regularly blocks GPS signals the system relies on to keep the University of Colorado A-Line running smoothly and safely.
Man dies after crashing into tree at Breckenridge Ski Resort
FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old man died after crashing into a tree at Breckenridge Ski Resort.
The Summit Daily reports Daniel Giger, a University of Colorado-Boulder student and native of Newport Beach, California, hit the tree while skiing an intermediate run on Peak 7 on Sunday afternoon. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
University of Colorado student dies after skiing crash
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a University of Colorado student has died after he crashed into a tree while skiing last week.
The Daily Camera reports 26-year-old Bill Brockmueller died Monday after he was taken off a ventilator.
Report: Colorado economy on pace to keep growing in 2019
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A recent report says the Colorado economy will continue to grow next year, but perhaps at a slower pace.
The Daily Camera reports the 2019 Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forecast shows that Colorado, despite slower growth, will still be in the top 10 states next year for employment growth.
CU senior is school’s 1st woman to win Rhodes scholarship
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A University of Colorado senior is the first woman from the school to win a Rhodes scholarship and the first CU student since 1993 to be selected for the honor.
Serene Singh of Colorado Springs was one of 32 American students selected to study at Oxford University by the Rhodes Trust on Sunday.
The group includes more women than any other previous year and almost half of the recipients are either immigrants or first-generation Americans.
CU regents discuss whether future regents should be paid
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The University of Colorado Board of Regents will examine whether future regents should be paid a stipend.
The Daily Camera reports that regents currently cannot receive payment from the university, beyond reimbursement of reasonable expenses, without approval from the board.
Fraternity orders shutdown of Boulder chapter
DENVER (AP) — The national office of a fraternity has ordered the shutdown of its chapter in Boulder after five University of Colorado students told police they believe they were drugged while attending parties in the collegiate business and residential district across from campus.
Bernie Sanders stumps for Democrat Polis in Colorado
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders headlined a get-out-the-vote rally in friendly and familiar territory Wednesday, praising Colorado's Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Rep. Jared Polis, at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Sanders urged a crowd of about 2,000 to vote for Polis and other progressive candidates and check what he called President Donald Trump's broken promises on health care and myriad other issues.
CU Boulder guarantees admission for education students
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Some high school students in Colorado can now guarantee their admission to the University of Colorado's School of Education.
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- Daily Times-CallCU Boulder Students, Employees Pass Resolutions Rejecting Mark Kennedy, Search ProcessApril 19, 2019
- Daily Times-CallCU Boulder Faculty Pass Resolution with Requests for Presidential Finalist Mark Kennedy's VisitApril 18, 2019
- Daily Times-CallGov. Jared Polis Cautions CU System Regents to Pick President Who "unites the Board"April 18, 2019
- Daily Times-CallAmid Growing Criticism, University of Colorado Regents Defend Presidential Search ProcessApril 13, 2019
2 die in Colorado shooting that left police officer injured
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Police say two people have died after being shot in a Denver suburb at the start of a gunbattle that also injured a police officer and a person suspected of that shooting.
Aurora police said Saturday that the men who died and the officer were shot Friday evening near the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
Police said officers were investigating a reported fight when they heard gunshots. They found several people, including a juvenile, had been hurt.
Officer shot in suburban Denver expected to be OK
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A police officer was shot in the Denver suburb of Aurora but is expected to be OK.
Aurora police say the officer, whose name has not been released, was shot near the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus on Friday evening. Investigators have not said where the officer was hit or what led to the shooting.
Man arrested in fatal shooting on Colorado Springs campus
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal shooting on the campus of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a 28-year-old man to 25 years in prison for the hit-and-run death of a student in Colorado Springs.
Fourth Judicial District Judge Thomas Kelly Kane handed down the sentence Friday to Vincent Fernando Garcia for the October death of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs freshman Zachary S. Schlagel.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The owners of a downtown Boulder property have surrendered their tavern liquor license following the death of a customer.
Boulder's Licensing Manager Mishawn Cook confirmed that the license was formally revoked on Friday as part of a plea deal. The Daily Camera reports it was one of 16 tavern liquor licenses in the city.
CU President Bruce Benson to retire next July
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — University of Colorado President Bruce Benson has announced he will retire next July.
Benson has been president of the university system since March 2008, and he is the longest-serving CU president in 65 years. He says it has been an honor and privilege to serve as president of his alma mater, from which he earned a geology degree in 1964.
He also says he's proud of the work that has been done to ensure that the university is one of Colorado's most important public assets.
CU Boulder professor pleads guilty to mail fraud
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A mechanical engineering professor at the University of Colorado Boulder has pleaded guilty to mail fraud for using funds from a research grant for personal expenses, including international travel.
Oleg Viktorovich Vasilyev, 50, pleaded guilty Monday. Sentencing on the federal charge is scheduled for Oct. 25.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The Boulder County Coroner says the University of Colorado student whose body was pulled from the Boulder Creek in February had died from head injuries suffered in a fall.
The Daily Camera reports that 21-year-old Khalid Rafee was found facedown and not moving in the creek Feb. 9.
Boulder seeks salve to pre-leasing frenzy
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Students, landlords and officials from both city government and from the University of Colorado are discussing Boulder's rental housing market.
Currently, pre-leasing for rental housing starts 10 months in advance of move-in dates.
- Business WireCoursera Announces Accelerated Degree Momentum at 2019 Partners ConferenceApril 2, 2019
- Business WireBrickstone Partners and Deutsche Finance America Recapitalize Boulder Student Housing PropertyMarch 19, 2019
- Business WireDavenport University names new executive vice president of alumni and developmentMarch 11, 2019
- Globe NewswireUniversity of Colorado Achieves Savings and Sustainability Goals with JAGGAER’s Source to Pay Spend Management SolutionsOctober 18, 2018
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the University of Colorado's move to strip student government of financial oversight (all times local):
University of Colorado Chancellor Phil DiStefano says he will gather student feedback on a decision to move a majority of funds managed by CU's student government over to the vice chancellor for student affairs.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The University of Colorado says it is moving a majority of funds managed by the university's student government over to the vice chancellor for student affairs.
The Daily Camera reports Chancellor Phil DiStefano said Wednesday the university wants to take the burden of managing the funds off of the student government.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The University of Colorado has decided to honor its first black female graduate, who wasn't allowed to walk across the stage in 1918.
The Daily Camera reports that Polly McLean, a CU associate professor who researched the woman's story and corrected the record at the university, will host the inaugural Lucile Berkeley Buchanan Lecture on April 4.
GOP and Best Western
• Actions speak louder than words. When the Colorado GOP ditched Best Western hotels, that action affirms for the rest of us that the Colorado Republican Party has been purchased by the NRA.
• I think it's interesting the Republicans are going to punish a company for using their right to have whatever business practices they want. Their decision here is going to hurt the Longmont economy.
The University of Colorado has announced that W.B. Allen and Stephen B. Presser will be the Boulder campus's 2018-2019 visiting scholars in conservative thought and policy.
Allen is a political philosophy professor at Michigan State University and his research interests include the "national character," an idea propounded by George Washington that probes the sources of "fragmentation" among American citizens.
University of Colorado Art Museum Acquires Sharkive Collection
The CU Art Museum in Boulder hit the artistic print jackpot by acquiring the internationally acclaimed Sharkive collection as part of a $1.35 million purchase.
The collection includes work from more that 40 years of collaborations between world-renowned artists and Shark's Ink, the Lyons studio of Bud and Barbara Shark .
Regional West strengthens partnership with UCHealth and University of Colorado Cancer Center
SCOTTSBLUFF – Patients in western Nebraska now have increased access to the region’s most advanced cancer care, thanks to a new partnership between Regional West and University of Colorado (CU) Cancer Center in collaboration with UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).
Compassionate leadership course coming to CU Boulder
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — An open online course about developing compassionate leaders is coming to the University of Colorado.
The Daily Camera reported Monday that Jane Goodall, known worldwide for her research on the relationship between chimpanzees and humans, will lead the course.
The course, which starts this summer, is geared toward K-12 educators, but anyone can enroll.
Colorado women’s lacrosse player killed in auto accident
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A player on the University of Colorado women's lacrosse team died in auto accident over the weekend.
The school said Monday that 21-year-old senior Julia Sarcona was driving a vehicle that crashed into a tree on a highway south of Boulder.
Coach Ann Elliott described Sarcona as someone with an "incredible heart" who was "always funny and caring" and "could always make you laugh and smile."
$2.25M Pledge to Support Local, Low-income CU Boulder Business Undergraduates
A $2.25 million pledge from Boulder donors Chuck Bellock and Madeleine Morrison will support local, low-income students at the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business.
Bellock is president and founder of Community Development Group, a Boulder real estate developer.
Man believed to be homeless found dead on Christmas
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A man who is believed to have been homeless was found dead in Boulder in cold weather on Christmas.
The body of 44-year-old Benjamin Harvey was found outside the Boulder History Museum near the University of Colorado at around 2 a.m. Monday.
Police Sgt. Melissa Carey told the Daily Camera that there weren't any signs of foul play. The coroner's office is investigating how he died.
Health study planned after firefighting foam tainted water
DENVER (AP) — Researchers said Thursday they will study contamination levels in the blood of about 200 Colorado residents whose drinking water was tainted by firefighting foam from an Air Force base.
The University of Colorado and the Colorado School of Mines said the two-year study aims to determine how much of the chemicals residents absorbed, how quickly their bodies are shedding the contaminants and what the current levels are in the water.
The Latest: Hickenlooper picks Hart for state Supreme Court
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on Gov. John Hickenlooper's pick to fill an opening on the Colorado Supreme Court (all times local):
Gov. John Hickenlooper has picked University of Colorado law professor Melissa Hart to fill an opening on the Colorado Supreme Court.
Hart will take the place of Allison Eid (EYED) who was appointed to Denver's federal appeals court by President Donald Trump. She filled the vacancy left by Neil Gorsuch, who stepped down after being nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Hickenlooper to announce pick for Colorado Supreme Court
DENVER (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper will announce his latest pick to fill an opening on the Colorado Supreme Court justice on Thursday.
Last month, a judicial nominating commission gave the governor three judges to choose from, all of them women. They are Denver attorney Marcy Glenn, University of Colorado law professor Melissa Hart of Denver and Alamosa-based district court judge Pattie P. Swift.
France gives climate study grants to 5 Colorado scientists
DENVER (AP) — France has lured five Colorado scientists to do climate change research for the rest of President Donald Trump's term.
Colorado Politics reported Tuesday the scientists will come from the University of Colorado, the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Rocky Mountain park to expand Native American representation
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Rocky Mountain National Park is expanding its representation of Native Americans with the help of indigenous-focused University of Colorado groups and tribal representatives.
University of Colorado plans $15,000 online degree programs
DENVER (AP) — University of Colorado officials are backing the creation of online programs that could let students earn college degrees for $15,000.
CU Boulder to lead Pac-12′s eye-tracking concussion study
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The University of Colorado has been selected to lead the Pac-12 Conference's new initiative to use eye-tracking technology to better understand traumatic head injuries in student athletes.
The conference announced Thursday that it has formed a Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Concussion Coordinating Unit, a multi-year and multi-site research initiative that will use the eye-tracking technology to study how to prevent and respond to head injuries in athletes.
Tuesday Deadline Looms for Returning 2017 Boulder County Election Ballots
Where to drop off your 2017 election ballots
Voter Service and Polling Centers
Voter Service and Polling Centers are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Election day.
Study: More evidence links earthquakes to energy waste wells
DENVER (AP) — Scientists say they have more evidence that an increase in earthquakes on the Colorado-New Mexico border since 2001 has been caused by wells that inject wastewater from oil and gas production back underground, similar to human-caused quakes in Oklahoma and other states.
A paper published last week by researchers at the University of Colorado concluded that the wastewater caused a big enough increase in underground pressure to make rock formations slip along fault lines.
Correction: FDA-Shingles Vaccine story
In a story Oct. 20 about U.S. approval of GlaxoSmithKline's shingles vaccine, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the drugmaker is testing its new vaccine against an older one sold by Merck & Co. The study is being conducted by University of Colorado researchers; Glaxo is providing its vaccine for the research.
A corrected version of the story is below:
FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virus
University of Colorado to eliminate course fees in fall 2018
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The University of Colorado is eliminating all course and program fees starting in the fall of 2018.
The Daily Camera reports that the eliminated fees will collectively save students $8.4 million per year. Chancellor Phil DiStefano announced the commitment to lowering costs for students at the university's annual State of the Campus address on Monday.