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11 months 3 weeks ago

University of Colorado sets up Spanish-only dorm

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A new dormitory at the University of Colorado will house students who will be required to speak Spanish. The goal is build a global engineering program. The university says engineering consulting firms have been rapidly expanding their international portfolios over the past 10 years and the...

1 year 5 months ago

CU mulls putting select courses online for free

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado is weighing a contract with a company that allows universities to offer free online courses that are available to hundreds of thousands of students worldwide. CU spokesman Ken McConnellogue tells The Daily Camera the university will decide sometime in February whether to...

2 years 2 months ago

CU, Mines get Pentagon grants for equipment

DENVER (AP) - The Defense Department has award grants for equipment to researchers at the University of Colorado and the Colorado School of Mines. The grants were among 190 announced by the Pentagon on Tuesday. Individual amounts weren't listed, but they total $54.7 million and average $288,000. The CU grants...

2 years 2 months ago

CU: Cost of pot fest crackdown still unknown

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - University of Colorado officials say it will take a few weeks to determine the cost of a crackdown on the 4/20 marijuana celebration on the Boulder campus. University spokesman Bronson Hilliard tells The Daily Camera the school is waiting for invoices from agencies that assisted in...

2 years 7 months ago

Falcons lose heartbreaker to Buffs

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Askia Booker hit a 3-pointer and Andre Roberson got a key block and layup in overtime to help Colorado to a 76-73 victory over Air Force on Wednesday night. Nate Tomlinson led Colorado (3-2) with 19 points on 4 of 7 shooting from 3-point...

2 years 8 months ago

CO schools luring more foreign students

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A new Colorado law freeing state universities to recruit more international students has prompted schools to begin aggressively courting foreigners who want to study in the United States - and pay higher tuition. The Daily Camera reports that Colorado State University is seriously considering hiring an...

2 years 9 months ago

Wildlife officers tranquilize mountain lion at CU

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Colorado wildlife officers have tranquilized a mountain lion found in a tree on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder. The Daily Camera reports the animal was spotted Wednesday afternoon near the Kittredge residence hall complex. Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill says wildlife...

2 years 9 months ago

CU introduces Peace Corps program

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A new program at the University of Colorado allows students to serve in the Peace Corps and also earn a master's in business administration, education, environmental studies or geography. Peter Simons of the Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement at CU says the Boulder campus is...

2 years 10 months ago

Texas transfer enrolls at CU

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Quarterback Connor Wood has enrolled at the University of Colorado after transferring from Texas. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound redshirt freshman will practice with the Buffaloes this fall but must sit out this season. He'll be eligible in 2012, after starter Tyler Hansen has graduated. Coach Jon Embree...

2 years 11 months ago

CU's Bohn gets 5-year contract extension

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - University of Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn is getting a five-year extension following a unanimous vote by the school's board of regents Wednesday. Bohn's base salary remains the same at $297,000 and he can earn $154,000 more in annual incentives. The deal runs through June 30,...

2 years 11 months ago

CU trying to snuff campus pot fest tradition

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado says nearly one in four students who answered a school survey took part in a marijuana outdoor smoking festival last spring as the school works to snuff the campus "4/20 smoke-out" some students believe is a university-sanctioned event. The school released...

3 years 2 months ago

Church revokes speaking invite for Churchill

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A Grand Junction church that invited fired University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill to speak on Memorial Day has withdrawn its invitation. The (Grand Junction) Sentinel reports that the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley did not want to offend military families by having...

3 years 2 months ago

CU-Boulder confers 5,897 degrees in commencement

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A crowd of about 20,000 watched roughly 5,900 University of Colorado-Boulder students earn degrees. The Daily Camera reports the university conferred 4,593 bachelor's degrees, 884 master's degrees, 164 law degrees and 256 doctorates during the ceremony Friday. Chipotle Chief Executive Steve Ells, an art...

3 years 2 months ago

CU suing over "defective" toilet paper

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado at Boulder is suing two companies for what it claims was defective toilet paper that clogged the campus's sewage systems. The Daily Camera reported Wednesday that the university's Board of Regents filed a lawsuit last week in Boulder County District Court against...

3 years 3 months ago

Hansen named Buffs starting QB

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Senior Tyler Hansen will be Colorado's starting quarterback this fall. Coach Jon Embree made the announcement Tuesday. He also said that five players won't be returning, including two because of knee injuries. Three other players, including two redshirt freshmen, aren't being invited back to the program....

3 years 4 months ago

CU weighs extending staff tuition benefits

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado is looking at ways it can increase the tuition benefits it makes available to its faculty and staff so the school can compete with what other colleges provide. The university is considering extending the tuition wavier to the dependents or children...

3 years 6 months ago

CU picks new dean of business school

BOULDER, Colo. (AP)-The University of Colorado has picked an assistant dean from the University of Illinois to lead its business school. CU announced the appointment of David L. Ikenberry on Tuesday. Ikenberry is currently the associate dean at the College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign...

3 years 6 months ago

New year, new job

For college grads and the unemployed getting a job is priority number one. So what can you do to try and land a position? University of Colorado, Colorado Springs senior, and business major Becky Morey, currently works as a student assistant in the business college. She knows it won't...

3 years 7 months ago

CU takle is consensus All-American

BOULDER - University of Colorado senior Nate Solder was named to the Associated Press All-America team Tuesday, in the process becoming the first offensive tackle in the history of the Buffalo program to earn consensus All-America honors. Solder, a 6-9, 315-pounder from the small mountain town of Buena Vista,...

3 years 8 months ago

CU Regents restore athletics oversight board

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado is restoring an athletics oversight committee that was abolished in 2006. CU regents voted Friday in Colorado Springs to reinstate the board to monitor compliance with NCAA rules. The board also reviews academic performance of athletes and new construction plans...

3 years 8 months ago

Hawkins is out at CU

DENVER (AP) - Multiple media outlets are reporting that embattled University of Colorado football coach Dan Hawkins will be fired Tuesday. Hawkins has been on the hot seat since last year. The cries for his ouster grew louder following the biggest collapse in school history Saturday when the Buffaloes blew...

3 years 9 months ago

Ward Churchill wants his job back at CU

Former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill is asking the Colorado Court of Appeals to give him his job back after a jury ruled last year that his firing was politically motivated. Churchill says the Board of Regents violated his civil rights when it convened a judicial process to...

3 years 9 months ago

No immediate plans for CU's South Campus

A University of Colorado official says the school has no immediate plans to develop a Boulder location that critics say would destroy wetlands and be susceptible to flooding. Frank Bruno, vice chancellor for administration, told the Boulder Daily Camera Tuesday that development on what is known as the South...

3 years 9 months ago

CU-Boulder chancellor opposes lower tuition cap

The University of Colorado regents are expected to consider a 4 percent cap on tuition increases, lower than the 9.5 percent cap recently requested by administrators. Regents were scheduled to consider the lower cap during their meeting Wednesday. CU-Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano spoke against the proposal Tuesday. ...

3 years 9 months ago

Buffs lose two more for the rest of the season

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado football team has lost two more players for the season. Safety Anthony Perkins played the entire second half at Missouri on Saturday with a torn ACL and running back Brian Lockridge needs ankle surgery. Coach Dan Hawkins said sophomore receiver Will Jefferson...

3 years 10 months ago

Buffs will play at Ohio State in 2011

BOULDER - When it comes to intersectional match-ups on the football field, Colorado and Ohio State are often in a league of their own. So it makes perfect sense that two will resume their brief but eventful series next year in Columbus. The Buffaloes will travel to Ohio Stadium...

3 years 11 months ago

University of Colorado raises $140 million

The University of Colorado received $140.8 million in private support over the past fiscal year, capping the school's strongest-ever four years for such donations. The private contributions for the fiscal year that ended June 30 represent a 4.7 percent increase from the 2008-09 school year. The funds include...

3 years 11 months ago

CU suspends study progams in Mexico

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado in Boulder says it has temporarily canceled its study abroad programs in Mexico over concerns of rising cartel violence. CU's interim provost Russell Moore said Thursday the programs to Jalisco, Monterrey, Oaxaca and Guanajuato were called off and students planning to go...

4 years 1 week ago

Aspen landmark slated for demolition

Some Aspen leaders hope the community can raise enough money to buy a University of Colorado conference center in their resort town and save it from being demolished to clear the way for development. CU's medical school says it needs to sell the property because it costs up to...

4 years 1 month ago

CU Board of Regents back move to Pac-10

The University of Colorado has officially joined the Pac-10. The Board of Regents unanimously voted Friday to accept a bid to join conference. Regent Michael Carrigan said the vote was an easy one. The Buffaloes may have started the dominoes falling by bolting the Big 12 on Thursday....

4 years 1 month ago

CU dental school professor resigns

A University of Colorado dental school professor who was awaiting approval for a state dental license has resigned. CU spokeswoman Jacque Montgomery says Randal James submitted his resignation in May. She said she could not provide details. James' office said he was on vacation and unreachable for comment...

4 years 1 month ago

Colorado city makes a 'Best' list

Kiplinger's Personal Finance has named its 10 Best Cities for the Next Decade-with a focus on innovative thinking. The list includes Boulder, at #4. Kiplinger's teamed with Martin Prosperity Institute, a think tank that studies economic prosperity. "New ideas generate new businesses," says Stolarick, who this year evaluated U.S....

4 years 2 months ago

University of Colorado commencement today

Nearly 6,000 University of Colorado students on the Boulder campus are getting their degrees during spring graduation ceremonies. Commencement begins Friday morning at Folsom Field. John Wood, founder of the international nonprofit "Room to Read," will deliver the commencement speech. CU will award 4,530 bachelor's degrees, 850...

4 years 2 months ago

CU Boulder receives $15 million in stimulus money

The University of Colorado at Boulder has received a $15 million grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to be used toward the ongoing construction of a biotechnology and biomedical research facility. Faculty and students will use the facility for fundamental research on everything from cancer and cardiovascular...

4 years 3 months ago

University of Colorado to consider more cuts

University of Colorado officials are planning $22 million more in reductions and other budget-balancing measures expected to eliminate a total of 339 positions across the four-campus system. The proposed measures will be discussed at the April 22 Board of Regents meeting. The university has already approved $29 million in...

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