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Speeding up and slowing down

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May 2020

Speeding up and slowing down

Life didn’t stop when we moved to remote teaching in mid-March in response to COVID-19, but our campuses became different places almost overnight, with the normal hustle and bustle replaced by a strange quiet.
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CU President Mark Kennedy and Colorado higher ed leaders' letter to legislators

We continue to urge Congress to provide an additional $47 billion in emergency funding to be split between students and campuses, higher education centers and institutions of higher education...
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CU Connections

CU to substantially ramp up online education efforts

President Kennedy stresses new urgency in growing ‘pockets of excellence.’
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CU on the Air

CU on the Air: CU President Kennedy’s coronavirus update

CU President Mark Kennedy sat down this week with CU on the Air host Ken McConnellogue to provide updates to the CU community
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CU Connections

As leadership takes pay cuts, budget questions remain

President Kennedy updates regents on coronavirus, announces pay reductions for leadership.
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A message from President Kennedy

I am proud of how CU’s students, faculty and staff have stepped up to the challenges brought about by COVID-19. You have helped us protect the health and safety of our community while also continuing to deliver on our educational mission. There have been bumps in the road, yet we are faring well amid the upheaval. Our students remain our focus. Thank you for everything you are doing.
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Daily Camera

CU President Kennedy, chancellors to take 10% pay cut amid coronavirus budget concerns

The pay cuts will save $383,877 annually, CU spokesman Ken McConnellogue said.
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President Kennedy statement on COVID-19 and WFH

You have helped us protect the health and safety of our community while also continuing to deliver on our educational mission. There have been bumps in the road, yet we are faring well amid the upheaval. Our students remain our focus. Thank you for everything you are doing.
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CU Boulder Today

CU regents hear update on financial impacts of COVID-19, next steps

In a special virtual meeting, the board heard a presentation from President Mark Kennedy on the university’s response to COVID-19.
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CU Connections

Unprecedented times, unprecedented board meeting

In video conference, regents agree to delay vote on tuition, fees, compensation.
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Daily Camera

CU braces for economic impact of coronavirus

CU officials outlined the potential impacts of the coronavirus recession at a system finance committee meeting.
CU's mission is our priority
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CU President Mark Kennedy, CU’s mission is our priority

During the COVID-19 crisis, the University of Colorado will continue on our mission to serve our students, state and nation. In a time of uncertainty, CU and its fellow institutions can be a touchstone for where we are going and where we have been.
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The Cure is Us

It's up to each of us to do the right thing. Take the pledge! Debbie and I did, you can too! #stayhealthy #staysafe #stayinside #thecureisus www.thecureis.us
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Daily Camera

CU system predicts funding cuts amid coronavirus upheaval

University of Colorado system leaders are predicting significant funding cuts amid the economic upheaval brought on by coronavirus, which could lead to layoffs or furloughs.
Looking to tomorrow

Newsletter

 
April 2020

Working for today, looking to tomorrow

Our world today is different, with many once-familiar things turned upside down. Between now and when we return to normal, or a slightly altered version of normal, we are facing the difficulties and opportunities that lie ahead for our society and our university with resolution and purpose.
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COVID-19 statement from President Kennedy

The environment brought about by COVID-19, with sudden and significant changes to teaching, learning, research, living and work, has challenged us all. It also has led to heightened levels of stress and anxiety, particularly for certain members of the University of Colorado community.
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Daily Camera

CU’s Kennedy, higher ed leaders seek emergency funds amid coronavirus outbreak

A letter sent to the state’s congressional delegation on March 20 outlines the need for emergency aid to students and institutions, technology funding, supplemental research funding and access to low-cost capital amid a worsening economic and public health crisis caused by the novel coronavirus.
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CU Connections

President Kennedy announces delays, pauses for key initiatives

The ripple effects from COVID-19 are causing delays in some of the major systemwide initiatives that have been underway for several months at CU, including the strategic plan, technology enablement project and online learning initiative.
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A message from President Kennedy

Thank you for your continued efforts to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. I appreciate all you are doing to help protect the health and safety of the university community while also ensuring we continue to meet our mission in teaching and research.
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Daily Camera

CU Boulder move to online-only classes mostly smooth after coronavirus cancels live classes

More than 30,000 University of Colorado Boulder students and their professors have transitioned from traditional, in-person classes to all online classes within a matter of days.
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CU on the Air

CU on the Air: CU, yesterday and today

In this special episode of CU on the Air, we talk with University of Colorado President Mark R. Kennedy about what CU is doing to ensure the health and safety of its students, faculty and staff as well as emergency plans in place and long-term impact on the university.
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CU on the Air

Coronavirus: President Kennedy discusses the steps underway at CU

We talk with University of Colorado President Mark R. Kennedy about what CU is doing to ensure the health and safety of its students, faculty and staff as well as emergency plans in place and long-term impact on the university.
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CU Connections

CU leadership announces further steps in coronavirus response

As the spread of coronavirus continues throughout the state, nation and world, University of Colorado leaders are announcing further steps in response.
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Statement from President Mark Kennedy and Board of Regents Chairman Glen Gallegos on COVID-19 planning

We have been actively engaged with University of Colorado campuses in our evolving plans to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff, which is our top priority.