Before Courtnie Paschall touched down at the University of Colorado Boulder, she’d graduated from the Naval Academy (‘08), attained the rank of lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and undergone years of flight training.
Paschall graduates on May 9 with a degree in neuroscience and a minor in electrical engineering. She earned the distinction of graduating summa cum laude and was named the Outstanding Graduate for the College of Arts and Sciences for spring 2015.
With the conclusion on Thursday of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and as the campus moves into spring finals, I want to take this opportunity to give you an update on issues surrounding sexual assault prevention and what has been accomplished at CU-Boulder this year.
When you’re a master’s candidate, in your final semester, you don’t have a lot of time for yourself. Your days are spent writing, researching, neglecting to sleep. And when you’re working toward your master’s in music, a good chunk of your day is spent practicing.
That said, sometimes an opportunity presents itself that’s so good—an opportunity that will demand weeks of your precious time—that turning it down isn’t an option.
This week when you walk around campus, you might see a series of posters asking you to report Bias Motivated Incidents (BMI’s). The posters, which are part of a CU-Boulder student-led campaign, use very graphic language to bring attention to the need to report acts of bias on our campus. I am joining the students in asking you to report these incidents by visiting www.colorado.edu/reportit, so we can provide support services and administrative action as appropriate.
CU-Boulder, one of only two universities in the country to be selected, will host a four-week pilot in July to provide English courses, college preparatory content and cross-cultural activities to 15- to 17-year-olds primarily from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru.
The University of Colorado Board of Regents today approved two new degrees on the Boulder campus, an MS and a PhD in Environmental Engineering. The board also voted to approve degree name changes for three studio art degrees.
The University of Colorado Board of Regents on Thursday voted 7-2 to maintain the university’s investment policies and not divest from energy companies. The measure approved by the Board also contained a provision commissioning a report on investment strategies reflecting “CU’s commitment to sustainability” and deliverable to the Board at its November 2015 meeting.