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Bruce Benson fake Twitter feed more fun than CU president's real account

5 years ago by Michael Roberts
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 juxtapose the...
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Bruce Benson earmarks $1 million to bring conservative speakers to liberal CU Boulder

5 years ago by Michael Roberts
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's Charley...
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Bruce Benson making bad CU tuition hike PR worse by via failed spin control?

5 years ago by Michael Roberts
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." Sweet...
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CU's Princeton Review reefer madness & party school rank falls: Why bitch, Bruce Benson?

6 years ago by Michael Roberts
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 near the top...
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Bruce Benson: CU party-school pooper is our latest Shmuck of the Week

6 years ago by Michael Roberts
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 Bruce Benson...
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Where Is CU Boulder in Princeton Review's Reefer Madness Top 10?

26 days ago by Michael Roberts
For more than half-a-decade, administrators at CU Boulder have done everything possible to insure that the university no longer appears among the top ten on the Princeton Review's annual list of reefer madness schools. And once again, they've failed. As usual, CU Boulder is on the 2016 roster — and...
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BENSON'S BULLY PULPIT

22 years ago by Patricia Calhoun
The press won't have Bruce Benson to kick around anymore. But he sure gave journalists something to remember him by. The Republican gubernatorial candidate waited until almost ten o'clock last Tuesday night to concede that he'd lost the election. Lost despite the fact that as late as September, polls actually...
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Col. Bruce Hampton Has a Long Colorado History — and Will Add to It Tonight

1 year ago by Jon Solomon
Atlanta-based jam-band pioneers Col. Bruce Hampton & the Aquarium Rescue Unit spent a lot of time on the road in the early ’90s, and plenty of it was in Colorado. “I guess we played about thirty cities in Colorado,” says Bruce Hampton. “We covered it. We would stay up there...
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Denver Botanic Gardens' Summer Lineup and Every New Concert Announcement

6 months ago by Westword Music
Denver Botanic Gardens announced its 2016 Summer Concert Series, including Ziggy Marley, Marc Cohn, Jose Gonzalez, Martin Sexton, Chris Isaak, UB40, George Benson and more. Tickets go on sale to the public on Tuesday, April 19 while pre-sale tickets Denver Botanic Gardens members run from Monday, April 11 through Monday,...
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BRUCE'S GENEROUS PALS

22 years ago by Eric Dexheimer
part 1 of 2 Ever since Bruce Benson began waging his campaign for the governor's office, his opponents have used his fortune against him by portraying him as a consumer shopping for an office. During the primary, Republican candidate Dick Sargent vowed, "We're going to take him out with one...

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