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Virtual BOR meeting
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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.
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CU Connections

Strength in numbers: President Kennedy establishes National Security Advisory Group

Despite pandemic-related chaos and uncertainty, CU’s commitment to learning, discovery, innovation and research remains steadfast. As a testament – and building on CU Boulder’s National Security Initiative – President Kennedy convened faculty experts from all four campuses for an initial meeting of CU’s new National Security Advisory Group.
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.
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.
President Kennedy speaks on diversity, equity and inclusion at the Governance and University Affairs Committee meeting.
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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...
CU Online launches
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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.
CU In the Media
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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.
CU In The Media
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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.
CU In The Media
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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.
The Cure is Us
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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
CU In the Media
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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

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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.
Coronavirus
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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.
CU In The Media
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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.
CU In the Media
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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.