Update: At least two of the nine Denver Public Schools Board of Education candidates -- Michael Kiley and Meg Schomp -- voluntarily disclosed all campaign contributions over $100 by midnight on October 25, fulfilling a request from a coalition of organizations that includes the Denver teachers union ... More >>
Like much of the rhetoric surrounding next month's Denver Public Schools school board election, the nine candidates are roughly split when it comes to who's funding their campaigns. The four so-called reform candidates have received big checks from Phil Anschutz, Daniel Ritchie and DaVita CEO Kent T ... More >>
This week, CU-Boulder Regent Jim Geddes argued that the university should add more conservative faculty as a way of striking a better ideological balance at the famously liberal institution -- this after CU chose Steven Hayward as the Board of Regents' first "visiting scholar in conservative thought ... More >>
Talk about awkward timing. There's no direct connection, monetary or otherwise, between CU-Boulder's proposal for an 8.7 percent tuition hike next year and a plan for a $170 million upgrade to the university's sports facilities; see graphics and more below. But a CU spokesman concedes that the schoo ... More >>
Yesterday, Governor John Hickenlooper quietly signed Amendment 64. But the reaction from major players who oppose the new pot law has been considerably louder. U.S. Attorney John Walsh and the Colorado State Patrol both issued terse warnings calculated to harsh the buzzes of celebrants. And a prior ... More >>
In June, attorney David Lane appeared before the Colorado Supreme Court to argue that former CU-Boulder professor Ward Churchill should be reinstated, since a jury found his firing to be payback for a controversial 9/11 essay. But on the eve of the latest 9/11 anniversary, the court rejected this b ... More >>
Earlier this month, a CU Boulder spokesman denied that the university's approach to the annual 4/20 celebration on campus represented a crackdown. But that was before the announcement that Norlin Quad would be closed and visitors banned on a day that's clearly not among CU president Bruce Benson's f ... More >>
How to gauge the student take on CU Boulder's plan to shrink the campus' annual 4/20 event via a Wyclef Jean concert and a more active police response? We turned to the University of Colorado memes Facebook page, where the responses have been swift -- and funny. Check out samples below, supplemented ... More >>
Denver blog posts love Peyton Manning and Tim Tebow equally. Colorado Pols describes a $1 million initiative to bring conservative speakers to liberal CU Boulder as Bruce Benson's dream come true. Coyote Gulch on how the hot and dry start to March is impacting the state's snowpack. Lakewood Edge' ... More >>
Denver blog posts are good for what ails you. Colorado Pols isn't knocked out by CU president Bruce Benson's latest try to counter negative tuition-hike stories. Denver PR Blogon highlights from Austin's South By Southwest fest. WhoSaidYouSaid spotlights the "Department of Education Sugar Daddy." ... More >>
Over the past few years, Boulder has ranked as America's healthiest, happiest, brainiest, foodiest, most sustainable and worst dressed city -- the list goes on. More recently, the University of Colorado at Boulder was named the top party school. So it's no surprise that CU has topped another list -- ... More >>
Fake Bruce Benson.One of the odd quirks of the social media explosion has been the proliferation of folks pretending to be someone else -- a phenomenon that no doubt annoys the typically notable person being identity-jacked but can be entertaining for the rest of us. As an example, let us ju ... More >>
Bruce Benson.Our post last week about University of Colorado at Boulder regents voting to shutter the CU journalism school on June 30 featured comments from assorted dissenters. But rather than bashing university president Bruce Benson and other closure advocates, a CU insider casts the move ... More >>
Bruce Benson.Last August, CU journalism school dean Paul Voakes insisted that reports about the impending death of the J-school were hysterical and premature. Not anymore. Yesterday, at the urging of CU prez Bruce Benson, regents voted for a shutdown by a 5-4 vote -- one closer than anticipat ... More >>
With a nickname like "Buffs," it's no wonder that the naked-lady-lovin' folks at Playboy magazine would have a hard-on for the University of Colorado at Boulder. And now they've expressed their affection for the school's lifestyle by naming CU America's number one party school (Link is NSFW). ... More >>
The University of Colorado at Boulder decided to shut down its journalism school and is looking to reboot the program, with President Bruce Benson is seeking feedback from media-industry pros. It's a peculiar question in the Westword office, since many past and present writers never went to ... More >>
Bruce Benson.On Friday, we named University of Colorado at Boulder president Bruce Benson Shmuck of the Week for complaining in advance about the way the Princeton Review comes up with its annual party school and reefer madness rankings. Naturally, we assumed he was doing so because CU was ne ... More >>
Bruce Benson.Each Friday, we anoint a deserving person as our Shmuck of the Week. Here's our latest winner... Any kid with two brain cells to rub together knows that you don't start making excuses for doing something wrong until you get caught. But that's apparently one lesson CU president ... More >>
Scott McInnis.Scott McInnis's plagiarism problems sent his campaign into a tailspin -- and with competitor Dan Maes mired in troubles of his own, Colorado Republicans like Senator Greg Brophy are scrambling for a fix. Still, Republican consultant Katy Atkinson believes McInnis isn't necessar ... More >>
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