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Colorado Politics

DeGette sponsors legislation granting $25 billion to research disrupted by pandemic

The Research Investment to Secure the Economy Act cites a slowdown in non-COVID-19 research activity given the modified operations of university-based laboratories.
CU Online launches
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CU Connections

Website details CU’s efforts to ramp up online presence

CU’s Online Accelerator Committee (OAC) is living up to its name, pushing forward to meet a late October deadline for recommendations to the president and chancellors on how best to build the structure and processes to help the university grow its capacity and enrollment in online education.
CU In the Media
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The Denver Post

CU budget takes $250M hit as costs of coronavirus continue to add up

The University of Colorado’s budget for the next academic year will fall 5.3% from last year, dipping from $4.79 billion to $4.54 billion, largely due to the financial impacts of the new coronavirus.
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Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on DACA

We at the University of Colorado are pleased that our DACA students will be able to continue their educational journeys with us.
Diversity
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Statement from CU President Kennedy on Supreme Court Decision on Civil Rights

The decision today by the United States Supreme Court that civil rights law barring sex discrimination in the workplace applies to gay, lesbian and transgender workers affirms and aligns with the University of Colorado’s values.
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President Kennedy on the death of George Floyd

It’s difficult to find the right words. The brutal death of George Floyd caught on video rendered me, like many of you, speechless and horrified. Other recent killings of African Americans compound feelings of shock and sadness that accumulate with each injustice.
University of Colorado a global leader in patents
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CU Connections

University of Colorado a global leader in patents

The University of Colorado jumped from No. 53 to No. 20 in a recent global ranking of the top 100 universities granted U.S. utility patents for an array of inventions and innovations that can have far-reaching and positive impacts on society.
Speaking out and taking action against injustice
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Speaking out and taking action against racism and injustice

As allies to communities of color, we must confront racism and bias. As an institution of higher education, we have a heightened obligation to do so. Learn more about the actions we’re taking to be the university our students, state and nation need now and in the future.
Our destiny in space will decide our destiny as a nation
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Washington Examiner

Our destiny in space will decide our destiny as a nation

After nearly a decade of having to hitch rides with Russia to reach the International Space Station, the United States is once again launching its own astronauts into space.
Theodosia Cook
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CU on the Air

African Americans, allies confront racism, health disparities

CU on the Air host Ken McConnellogue discusses these important subjects – and the university’s role in contributing to the solution – with Theodosia Cook, CU’s new chief diversity officer.
Theodosia Cook
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Reflecting on race and the times

I have seen our country deny the realities of racism over the voices of suffering people clamoring for structural change.
Health and safety

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June 2020

From triage to transformation

It’s not enough to merely make it through these strange and uncertain times. We’ve got to meet them head on by leaning into our strengths, resources and potential. By doing so, CU will emerge as an even more vital asset for our students, state and nation.
Corona Virus
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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Spurred by Coronavirus, Some Colleges Rush to Move Online

How do colleges plan for the long term when they are reacting to the uncertainty of a global pandemic and an economic crisis?
CU In the Media
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Colorado Sun

Nicolais: CU steps up to help students amid coronavirus concerns

Even as the state legislature cut spending to Colorado colleges and universities, CU leadership took steps to ensure access and diversity on campus.
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Statement of gratitude to the University of Colorado Heritage Society

Thank you to those who have shared their hopes and dreams with us. We recognize that the future is unknown and that plans change. Still, we welcome those who have informed CU of their plans for future gifts to become members of the CU Heritage Society, a prestigious group of supporters who engage in meaningful ways across our CU campuses.
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President Kennedy announces CU system staff furloughs

We are all aware of the extremely challenging financial conditions COVID-19 brought about. Personnel costs are more than 70 percent of our expenditures.
Norlin Charge
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2020 Spring Commencement - Norlin charge

It is a tradition to read the Norlin Charge at all University of Colorado commencements. This years virtual commencement included and the introduction by CU President Mark Kennedy and the charge lead by exiting Regents Linda Shoemaker, John Carson and Irene Greigo.
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CU on the Air

The importance of innovation for CU in the age of COVID-19 and beyond

CU on the Air again talks to CU President Kennedy about the University of Colorado’s response to COVID-19 and its transformation to greater technology and online learning.
CU In the Media
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The Denver Post

University of Colorado forgoes tuition hikes in response to coronavirus

Only out-of-state nursing students on Anschutz Medical Campus will see a tuition increase next year.
Coronavirus
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The Gazette

GUEST COLUMN: Pandemic has accelerated innovation in education

The pandemic has accelerated digital forces that were in motion, disrupting most every activity and institution, including higher education.
CU In the Media
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Daily Camera

Kennedy to donate, forgo $200k bonus

University of Colorado President Mark Kennedy will forgo or donate $200,000 in bonuses he was set to receive for completing four goals set by the Board of Regents during his first year on the job.
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President Kennedy contributes/forgoes salary bonus

I will contribute or forgo the $200,000 in contract payments. This is in addition to the 10% salary reduction to which my leadership team and I committed.
Virtual BOR meeting
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President's communication to faculty and staff

The CU community’s response leaves me impressed and appreciative, although we know we have a long way to go and challenging times ahead. Focusing on our priorities takes on greater significance and urgency.
CU In the Media
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Daily Camera

Colorado higher ed leaders seek additional federal support

This is the second letter sent by the state’s top higher education officials seeking specific funding and relief programs for colleges and universities.