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CU, Baylor, UI and UMass Celebrate Constitution Day

CU President Mark Kennedy convened a panel of some of his national peer higher education colleagues to celebrate Constitution Day, the annual observance of the creation and adoption of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.
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Enrollment Ripples Will Have Long-lasting Effects

Overall fall enrollment numbers at CU campuses are better than expected given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, but concerns remain about significant declines in new freshmen, international students and nonresidents, according to an update provided to the Board of Regents at its Sept. 10 meeting.
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Impressive showing for CU in U.S. News & World Report 2021 rankings

U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 national rankings were announced Sept. 13, and CU’s four campuses boasted some outstanding educational highlights and overall rankings.
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CU Boulder Team Builds Hope for Trek to Mars

CU Boulder Professor Dan Baker and CU President Mark Kennedy discuss the construction and launch of UAE's first spacecraft, Hope.
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Champions of diversity, equity and inclusion honored

The University of Colorado President’s Diversity Award selection committee has announced its 2020 award and commendation recipients, who will be recognized in a virtual award reception at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15.
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September 2020

A Leader in Space

Space is increasingly important to our state, our nation and our university. CU is a vital part of an ecosystem focused on space that includes industry, government, higher education and the military.
Caption: As a warmup to Labor Day, we visited Lookout Mountain, west of Denver, to view the evening sky.
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BLOG: Exploring Colorado High and Low

My sister and niece visited Colorado this past Labor Day weekend, and Debbie and I welcomed the chance to explore this beautiful state with them. We are proud to call Colorado home.
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Governor Urges Against Large Gatherings Ahead of Labor Day Weekend, Focus on Students

Gov. Jared Polis and CU President Mark Kennedy provided an update about the state's response to COVID-19. Polis urged caution ahead of Labor Day weekend, asking residents to continue wearing masks, social distancing and avoiding large gatherings to maintain the state's positive trend.
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CU Boulder Detects Possible Coronavirus Outbreaks at Four Dorms Thanks to Wastewater Testing

CU Boulder asked students and workers at four residence halls on campus to get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible after wastewater tests detected possible outbreaks at the buildings.
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Statement of Apology

In no way should a shameful event in American history be equated with challenges facing the university.
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BLOG: Denver Rustlers Support Colorado Youth

Despite the pandemic, this year’s Denver Rustlers celebration went off without a hitch. The annual event gathers Colorado’s civic leaders in support of 4-H and the Colorado State Fair Junior Livestock Sale, which helps young ranchers and farmers raise money for their future education.
CU Group Meets Buckley Air Force Base Leaders
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BLOG: Buckley – A Key Space Force Base

Visiting with leaders at Colorado’s Buckley Air Force Base yesterday was inspiring. They shared with our group from CU how they are transitioning to the Space Force with space-based missile warning capabilities, space surveillance operations and space communications operations.
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BLOG: CU Serving the Western Slope

Debbie and I had the opportunity to join Paul Rady last week on a visit to the engineering facility being built at Western Colorado University in Gunnison that was funded by his generous donation. Rady’s philanthropy extends to CU: CU Boulder’s Mechanical Engineering Department is named in his honor
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CU Regents Chair Calls for Unity to Weather Uncertain Year

CU Board of Regents Chair Glen Gallegos and Vice Chair Lesley Smith addressed faculty members from all four campuses at the system’s first faculty council meeting of the academic year.
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The Denver Post

Guest Column: Campus Changes We’re Seeing Reflect Fundamental Shift in Higher Education

As college students nationwide begin a fall semester like no other, it is tempting to label this an historic moment. This is much more than a moment in time, however. It is not merely a pause before we return to business as usual. It is a movement.
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CU Working to Coordinate Its Constituent Relationship Management

The main goal for the project is to develop a systemwide CRM strategy and supporting technical architecture that includes Recruitment and Admissions, Student Experience, and Advancement and Alumni Engagement. Expected benefits include improving student success, standardization of student data, more effective information technology and lower costs.
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Mind the Brain, You Can’t Go Without It

CU on the Air speaks with Dr. Neill Epperson about her weekly podcast, Mind the Brain, which explores the many aspects of mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Touring South Metro Denver

Michelle Marks, CU Denver chancellor, Tony Salazar, CU system AVP for engagement, and I met with great people and great companies on our South Metro Denver tour last month. At CU, we're working hard to drive opportunity for our students and the state.
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CU Taps Alpha Education to Advise CU Online Business Model

Alpha Education LLC will advise CU as it advances the CU Online systemwide, centralized operations. The move will allow the CU Online fall 2021 launch to remain on track after the Online Acceleration Committee was put on hold when it was determined the proposed financial model was unsustainable.
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CU Alters Relationship with Colorado Correctional Industries

CU will continue to consider CCI as a vendor for its furniture contracts across the four campuses and system administration, but it will no longer use it as an exclusive provider. The decision was based on a recommendation from a working group convened to examine the university’s relationship with CCI in light of concerns about its use of inmate labor and associated issues.
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Work Changes Brought on by Pandemic Expected to Continue

Remote working, budget challenges, furloughs and a hiring chill – side effects of the coronavirus pandemic – will continue to shape the work lives of CU system administration staff for the foreseeable future.
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University of Colorado Strengthens State's Economy

As CU carries out its mission of providing exceptional teaching, research and health care, it also generates an annual economic impact of $14.2 billion for the state of Colorado according to a new study by CU Boulder's Leeds School of Business.
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Changing Course at the University of Colorado

Hard work and meticulous planning have gone into welcoming students back to CU for the fall semester.
Colorado Correctional Industries new arrangement with CU
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CU alters relationship with Colorado Correctional Industries

The University of Colorado announced today it will continue to consider Colorado Correctional Industries (CCI) as a vendor for its furniture contracts, but it will no longer use it as an exclusive provider.