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Virtual BOR meeting
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CU Connections

Staff Council discusses fall return to campus with President Kennedy

With fall’s return to campus approaching, CU President Mark Kennedy joined the July 16 meeting of the University of Colorado Staff Council (UCSC) to provide an update and take questions from council members.
CU Online
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CU Connections

Early details of CU Online initiative presented to university leadership

The co-chairs of the University of Colorado’s online education initiative last week presented to the president and campus chancellors some of the early recommendations from the Online Accelerator Committee that are related to supporting growth in fully online academic programs in the systemwide CU Online effort.
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CU Connections

CU Transformation and Innovation Program sets systemwide IT goals

Launched last year as a key component of our strategic planning process, the Transformation and Innovation Program (TIP) recently debuted its website highlighting systemwide efforts to better leverage technology’s role in advancing CU's mission.
President Mark Kennedy
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The Gazette

GUEST COLUMN: CU responding to the pressing demands of the times

Experience has taught me that effective leadership in times of crisis requires promptly responding to the pressing demands of the moment while keeping a keen eye fixed on the actions necessary for post-crisis success.
Ice decides not to block international students
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CU Connections

Ice decides not to block international students: CU lauds decision

Hours after a letter from CU President Mark Kennedy, the four campus chancellors and many other Colorado higher education leaders was sent asking for the rejection of recent guidance from Immigration and Customs Enforcement regarding international students, federal officials dropped their pursuit of the directive.
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CU Connections

Plans for fall return to campus show commitment to health, safety

“Everyone is taking great concern for the health and safety of our faculty, staff and students,” President Mark Kennedy said. “I hope (board members) feel more comforted that we’re taking the challenge of back-to-fall very seriously.”
CU In The Media
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Daily Camera

Trump Administration Rescinds Rule on International Students: CU President Applauds Move

“It will ensure that international students at the University of Colorado will be able to continue their educational journeys,” Kennedy wrote. “We were also pleased to work with our national partner organizations on the effort and coordinate efforts among our colleague institutions in Colorado. This is important to our state and to higher education.”
Diversity Semantics Shift Higher Ed Inclusivity Away from Students of Color
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CU’s request to Department of Homeland Security to withdraw July 6 directive on international students

The University of Colorado is joining our national higher education associations, as well as Colorado colleges and universities and peers nationally, to request the Department of Homeland Security to withdraw the July 6 Immigration and Customs Enforcement directive regarding international students.
Presidential initiative for CU Denver
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CU Denver Today

Presidential Initiative Supports Urban and Place-Based Research at CU Denver

The initiative aligns with my goal of having distinctive points of expertise and renown for each CU campus – CU Denver’s being its prime location in downtown Denver, its strong network of community partners, and its preeminence in urban research.
A message from President Kennedy

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July 2020

A future-focused approach

When I assumed the CU presidency one year ago, the world – and how we lived in it – looked a lot different. Working in partnership with the Board of Regents and a talented and dedicated team of CU faculty and staff, we immediately began defining strategic priorities for the university, a process that revealed several urgent needs.
Mark Kennedy
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CU Connections

President Kennedy, Board of Regents set leadership goals for 2020-21

At CU we recognize that issues tied to the coronavirus pandemic and the heightened movement against racial injustice will frame the key challenges for the coming year.
Corona Virus
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UC Health Today

COVID-19 vaccine trial to launch in Colorado

Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and UCHealth on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus will recruit qualified patients throughout Colorado for a study testing a promising COVID-19 vaccine candidate.
CU In the Media
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Daily Camera

Amid pandemic and upheaval, CU regents look forward

University of Colorado’s Board of Regents met over Zoom on Wednesday for a retreat to discuss goals for the upcoming year, including addressing diversity and inclusion, navigating the hurdles of the coronavirus pandemic and practicing good governance.
Michelle Marks
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Welcome, Chancellor Michelle Marks

Starting a leadership position during a moment as tumultuous as this is challenging. Assuming the job of chancellor of a premier urban public research university is particularly so. Fortunately, Michelle Marks, CU Denver’s new chancellor, is well-equipped to navigate this moment
CU In The Media
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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.
President Mark Kennedy
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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.