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President Mark Kennedy and First Lady Debbie Kennedy at a panel discussion

Newsletter

 
June 2021

On an Upward Trajectory

CU is in a strong position for the future.
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President Kennedy Statement

I have been privileged to lead the University of Colorado and to work with the many wonderful and dedicated people inside and outside the university who are committed to its success.
President Mark Kennedy
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Statement from CU President Mark R. Kennedy

The Board of Regents and I have entered into discussions about an orderly transition of the presidency of the university in the near future.
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CU Connections

How leadership in diversity, equity and inclusion is accelerating across the CU system

New officers across the University of Colorado system are delivering an infusion of talent in the realm of diversity, equity and inclusion, which President Mark Kennedy continues to address with financial support and a call to achieve long-needed progress.
May 2021

Newsletter

 
May 2021

The Power of Transformational Dreams

CU’s Ludeman Family Center for Women’s Health Research exemplifies transformative philanthropy.
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CU Connections

Signing of services agreements, term sheets advances CU Online

The CU Online initiative took a significant step forward with the recent signing of the main services agreements between all four campuses and the Office of Digital Education, along with term sheets for specific programs that are contracting for enhanced services.
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The Denver Post

Frank and Kennedy: Why we are requiring COVID vaccines at CU and CSU

Both the University of Colorado and Colorado State University systems joined with other colleges and universities around the state to announce that we will require vaccines for on-campus employees and students for fall semester 2021.
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CU Requires Vaccine for Fall Semester 2021

Since the health and safety of our campus communities is among our top priorities, we have determined to require that all University of Colorado students, faculty and staff receive a COVID-19 vaccine before the start of fall semester 2021.
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State of the System Report

CU President Mark R. Kennedy gave the following presentation to CU Faculty Senate on April 22, 2021
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President Kennedy Statement on Derek Chauvin Verdict

While this is an important step in the right direction, it is still just a step on a journey we must travel together toward equal justice under the law for all, no matter the color of their skin or their circumstances.
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CU Denver Today

University of Colorado Denver Invests $4 Million for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Efforts

Chancellor Michelle Marks announced that CU Denver would invest $4 million to support the university’s work in diversity, equity and inclusion. The money - $1 million of campus funds, $2 million from the CU President’s Office and $1 million from the CU Foundation - will support CU Denver's initiatives to become an equity-serving institution.
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CU Connections

CU President Mark Kennedy, UMass President Marty Meehan to discuss bipartisanship, friendship in free virtual event

Event will bring together two former congressmen, including CU system president, to talk about friendship across the aisle.
CU Boulder students

Newsletter

 
April 2021

International Students Enhance our Campuses and our Learning

CU’s more than 4,000 international students are vital members of the university community.
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CU Connections

Office of Digital Education making progress on campus agreements, leadership search

As reported to Faculty Council last week, an overarching service agreement between the four CU campuses and the systemwide Office of Digital Education (ODE) is expected to be completed soon. The service agreement will detail roles, responsibilities and financial details of the relationship between campus units and ODE.
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Message About the Mass Shooting in Boulder

Our university is a community, not just on our campuses or in the four cities they call home, but as part of a larger whole – our state, our nation, our world. And in times like this, we must rely on our community to pull together and provide the support that will help each of us grieve and support one another.
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Colorado Springs Gazette

GUEST COLUMN: Expanding the Springs' aerospace and defense impact

Colorado Springs has become an increasingly robust ecosystem critical to our nation’s security and innovative edge, thanks in large part to powerful partnerships between the University of Colorado, industry and government.
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Standing with the Asian American Community, Today and Every Day

At CU, we stand in solidarity with the AAPI community.
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CU Connections

New systemwide Tableau contract saves CU $900,000 over five years

All campuses came together, with University Information Services and the Procurement Service Center managing the negotiation, to combine into one universitywide Tableau contract to save money and expand access to more users across CU. Tableau allows CU users to transform data into dashboards, reports and other business intelligence.
CU Denver SPA First Friday Virtual Event March 2021
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CU Denver Today

President Kennedy, Chancellor Marks discuss the future of higher ed

The School of Public Affairs at CU Denver hosted its March First Friday event via Zoom with two notable guest speakers: Chancellor Michelle Marks and University of Colorado President Mark Kennedy talking about the future of higher education. The event included discussions about COVID-19, online education, diversity and equity, civil discourse, public education and strategic planning.
Patty Limerick
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Checking in with one of our MacArthur Fellows

I was delighted not long ago to spend time with eminent CU Boulder History Professor Patty Limerick, who is faculty director of the Center of the American West on campus (and a MacArthur Fellow as well). Her energy and enthusiasm won’t be reined in.
CU Anschutz

Newsletter

 
March 2021

Blazing Trails in Health Care

CU Anschutz is at the forefront of clinical care, research and training.
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Statement on Boulder Unrest

The violence, vandalism and acts of aggression we saw yesterday are unacceptable.
2021 President's Diversity Awards
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CU Connections

President’s Diversity Awards honor faculty, staff, students

The awards recognize significant achievements of university community members in developing a culturally and intellectually diverse university community reflective of inclusive excellence. Awardees engage in meaningful diversity activities beyond their primary CU responsibilities.
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Statement Regarding Gov. Polis Prioritizing Vaccines for Student-facing Faculty and Staff

Returning to a more in-person experience will benefit our students, faculty and staff and reduce the social isolation so many have experienced over the past year. We applaud Gov. Polis for making this a priority.