The University of Colorado is the state's premier learning institution, and Boulder is the region's only true college town, on par with Madison, Wisconsin, or Ann Arbor, Michigan. Changes initiated by Hank Brown, the school's president, have put a damper on the famous party atmosphere there, but there's still a palpable energy and enthusiasm that not even a former Republican senator can snuff out completely. CU-Boulder is my alma mater, and when I left, I had both a BA and an MA as consolation prizes for having to give up all the tremendous fun I had while... More >>>