Update: A proposed ballot initiative that would ban concealed handguns on public college and university campuses was given the go-ahead yesterday by a state board that reviews such measures. But that doesn't mean the initiative will automatically be on the ballot. Starting in mid-January, the propo ... More >>
During the last presidential campaign, Republicans were put in an awkward position by Missouri senatorial candidate Todd Akin's comments about "legitimate rape;" remember how Mitt Romney dodged a CBS4 question about it? Now, however, a Colorado Democrat, state rep Joe Salazar, is the person backpeda ... More >>
Update below: The time has come to question whether many liberal arts degrees are really worth it. So says Representative Mike Coffman in a recent newsletter, in which he also admits to regretting his own political science major and notes that he probably would've been better off primarily studying ... More >>
As CU-Boulder continues to get attention for its new rule allowing concealed-carry-permit holders to have guns in some family housing units, Colorado State University in Fort Collins is sticking with a stricter policy. At CSU, guns aren't allowed in any dormitories or apartments, period. And offici ... More >>
Glamorous Law School, a new musical written, directed and performed exclusively by University of Colorado Law School students, opens Thursday at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder. So how glamorous can a musical about law school be? Glamorous enough to provide a brief respite from actual law s ... More >>
Regis University in Denver is taking the lead on a program to teach online college courses in refugee camps in Malawi and Kenya, and in urban Syria. The four-year pilot project is called "Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins" and it aims to solve a stark problem: the dearth of higher educ ... More >>
More Colorado college students are taking remedial courses once they arrive on campus, according to a report released today. In the 2010-11 school year, 31.8 percent of recent high school graduates were placed into a remedial course, as opposed to 28.6 percent in 2009-10. The remediation rate for st ... 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 >>
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 >>
Paul Voakes.Nothing gets journalists more hysterical than perceived attacks on journalism. It's no surprise, then, that an announcement the University of Colorado at Boulder was considering discontinuing its journalism school in favor of a new media entity prompted big play for panicky pieces ... More >>
At which school do you think you're most likely to see these?Earlier in the week, we brought you news of the University of Colorado's fall in the pot rankings. But why stop there? The Princeton Review ranks, logically or not , all manner of things: class discussions, race relations, general e ... More >>
Colorado State University officials and Governor Bill Ritter announced a sweeping plan today to ensure higher education for lower and middle class students threatened with hefty student loans and skyrocketing tuition. The tuition break plan, dubbed "Commitment to Colorado," promises to cut t ... More >>
Long-time CSU professor John StraayerColorado State University professor John Straayer, an expert on state government, says Colorado's recent decision to allow universities to hike tuition by unprecedented amounts further threatens to put higher education out of reach for thousands of residen ... More >>
Kenny Be "Expand limited gambling again? Why should we legalize video keno games and ask Colorado bar patrons to fund higher education when we could just legalize prostitution and ask college students to pay for state tuition increases by working their asses off."
David Lane is keeping to his "nice" timetable.On Tuesday, we told you about attorney David Lane's threat to sue if the University of Wyoming didn't reverse its ban of Weather Underground co-founder William Ayers by noon the following day. When asked if he would file paperwork the next day if ... More >>
Mason Tvert prefers Emerald to Amethyst.For indefatigable marijuana booster Mason Tvert, founder of the advocacy organization Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER), April 1 is a very big day. Rallies are scheduled to take place at more than eighty colleges and universities across ... More >>
Courtesy of the White House"The Republicans can't blast me for doing this, can they?"These days, pretty much everything President Barack Obama does is criticized by someone or other. But his detractors will have to work overtime to fault him for his decision regarding the money he received f ... More >>
"Gee, I wish I could afford college."Senate Majority Leader John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, and Minority Leader Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, are brainstorming ways to keep Colorado's colleges from suffocating amid crippling losses in revenue from the state. Atop the mount of potential soluti ... More >>
I remember nearly falling over in my chair one afternoon when a student on a TV advertisement relayed the benefits of her schooling to become a certified pharmacy technician. At the time, I was employed with a major drug store chain as a pharmacy technician, or as they say in the biz, a CPhT. ... More >>
Colorado's parks, recreational areas and open space are subsidized by the Colorado Lottery, which over the past fifteen years has sent millions of dollars to Great Outdoors Colorado. Community colleges are slated to be supported by another form of gambling: Last November, Coloradans voted to ... More >>
Okay, so Falcon Heene was never in the balloon. But why wasn't he in school yesterday? That's a question for Rico Munn, who's done good work during his two years as executive director of the Department of Regulatory Affairs, and yesterday was appointed by Governor Bill Ritter to head the Co ... More >>
"And here's another mistake you guys made..."Back in 2007, the Denver Post's Jim Spencer was downsized right out of his plum metro-columnist's gig -- and months after landing a job as the communication director for the University of Colorado Denver's School of Medicine, he was still publicly ... More >>
With students returning to the University of Colorado at Boulder campus for the fall semester, the Boulder Police Department is stepping up DUI patrols -- and the CU cops will be out in greater force, too. The university department has added six more officers as part of an overall plan to red ... More >>
A Flickr photoMason Tvert hasn't turned narc. He's seen wearing a Halloween costume. April 20 isn't only the anniversary of the killings at Columbine High School. It's also 4/20, a national celebration of cannabis culture -- something long supported by Mason Tvert, executive director of SAFER (Safe ... More >>
Pablo would be a senior in college now. A senior in a private college, rather than a public university. Because while Pablo was a star student at West High School, he was also an illegal immigrant. His parents had come to the United States when he was just a boy, and although they'd worked hard to ... More >>
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A PHYSICIAN IN TRAINING SUES AFTER GETTING THE BOOT.