The general election is November 4, and initiatives on such hot topics as fracking and genetically modified food are vying for a place on the ballot. But a proposal focusing on the hottest topic of all -- gun control -- won't be on the ticket. Late last week Safe Campus Colorado, a nonpartisan grass ... More >>
This Saturday, April 6, Hooked on Colfax will donate its wall space to Local Goes Global, an evening devoted to raising money through art for a global health-focused nonprofit, Comunidades Unidas Peru. A student-run organization, CU Peru comprises volunteers from various schools at the University o ... More >>
It just doesn't make sense for lawmakers to allow guns on college campuses, where the risks of suicide or shootings tied to mental health illness can be high. At least that's an argument of Boulder Representative Claire Levy, who is crafting legislation that would add campus buildings to the list of ... More >>
The days of walking out of class and finding a wide array of food trucks to choose from on the Auraria campus are over. Well, not exactly over -- but things have changed. On November 1, a new policy went into effect that limits any gourmet food-truck visits to the Auraria campus to Monday, and also ... More >>
While some professors are not happy with a policy change that allows students with concealed-carry permits at CU-Boulder to bring guns into their classes, one gun-rights organization has an opposite concern. The most unsafe place on campus, according to Students for Concealed Carry, is the one place ... More >>
As Barack Obama was visiting CSU, where he was greeted by 13,000 supporters and an attack sign with a typo, the folks behind Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, released a letter with an academic flavor. It features the signatures of 100-plus professors who back the measure, inclu ... More >>
CU-Boulder has spent a lot of time and effort trying to ditch its party-school reputation -- by, for example, cracking down on the annual 4/20 celebration this year. Nonetheless, Newsweek has just placed the university third on its new party-school list, using unusual criteria: the number of arrests ... 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 >>
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 >>
The top spokesman for the University of Colorado governing board says he wishes he "had a gun so I could blow off a few rounds." That's how many media calls Ken McConnellogue, spokesman for university system Board of Regents, has received as CU aims to keep a gun ban that a state court effec ... More >>
Is Cam the Ram about to become Cambo?Colorado State University System officials voted unanimously Wednesday to rescind the school's hotly contested campus gun ban in response to a court ruling last month that wiped out a similar prohibition at CU-Boulder. The CSU ban, which was passed earlie ... More >>
As promised, the Rocky Mountain Gun Owner's Club has filed suit against Colorado State University for its board's recent ban of concealed weapons on campus. With the suit filed on the same day as a Colorado Court of Appeals decision to throw out CU-Boulder's similar ban, it might have more am ... More >>
Joshua Newton allegedly needs some serious lessons about how to treat a lady.No doubt the parents of CU students who live on campus will be alarmed when they hear about the arrest early this morning of a man being investigated for kidnapping, sexual assault and other crimes. But CU-Boulder Po ... More >>
Dan Meyers.Last week, former Denver Post columnist Jim Spencer left his position as communications director for the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine in favor of a return to journalism at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune; while a CU spokeswoman said she thought he'd taken an editor ... More >>
Roxane White.Roxane White knows a little something about the power of prayer, having graduated with a degree in religious studies from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon back in 1985 -- and she'll need all the faith she can get in her new job, as Mayor John Hickenlooper's new chief of ... More >>
The Chatfield High School logo.Just got a call from one of my daughters, who attends Chatfield High School in unincorporated Jefferson County. She wanted me to know that the school had been evacuated amid freshman orientation today (she's a junior, but she served as a freshman mentors) due to ... More >>
Attention college students (and overbearing mothers of college students): Westword is looking for an online-journalism intern to contribute to westword.com. The intern will focus on growing the site's multimedia presence, specifically with audio and video, but will contribute to all aspects of the ... More >>
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Robert Schrier took the University of Colorado to court for academic freedom. The school settled before a jury could hear the tale.
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Theoretical ways to curb those extracurricular, post-game colloquies.
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The Colorado Innocence Project
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It's a mystery why Jerry Stevens can't get credit for his mystery-writing classes.
Metro State's African American Studies major will end after less than six years.
Leonard Peltier. Stephen Miles. Now the witness who might break the Ramsey case. Itís no wonder Lee Hill thinks he needs to pack a pistol.
Their scoring may be high, but college basketball players' graduation rates are low.
Michael Paglia's brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
A lawsuit is driving DU's Graduate School of Professional Psychology crazy -- or was it already?
The Speedholes have a prescription for what ails Denver rock.
A sex-harassment case against a former chancellor breaks CU's code of silence.
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