Today, I am writing to update you that we received an inquiry from the U.S. Department of Justice requesting information about CU-Boulder’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. As the state’s flagship campus, and as the higher education institution enrolling the highest number of students with visual impairments in the state of Colorado, we are fully committed to complying with ADA and providing appropriate resources to our students, faculty and staff with disabilities.
It’s nearly summertime and that means... campus construction! While it’s true that construction brings some disruption, I’m happy to report that Facilities Management is gearing up to make our campus even more functional, beautiful, and sustainable than it already is. By squeezing projects in over the summer break, we’re able to minimize impacts during the rest of the year when the campus is even busier.
Lauren E. Cross graduates May 9 from CU-Boulder with a degree in political science and minor in economics, leaving her legacy with CU Student Government and the campus comedy improv group, Left Right Tim. A Colorado native, Cross sees herself sticking around Boulder for a little while before venturing to a place that offers a scene for politics as well as comedy.
Over the last academic year CU Student Government (CUSG), the Boulder Faculty Assembly (BFA), and the Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) in the Provost’s office have been working collaboratively to develop strategies to address campus climate issues.
We are announcing the co-hosting of a series of structured discussions where students, faculty, staff and administrators can exchange ideas on the many aspects of campus climate including topics such as classroom expectations and responsibilities, the principles guiding civil discourse among and between students, staff and faculty, and how we can respect, support and celebrate all identities in and out of the classroom.
More than 150 attendees gathered on Tuesday morning to honor staff who have given decades of service to the University of Colorado Boulder. The 38th Annual Years of Service banquet provided the perfect opportunity for a surprise celebration of Chancellor DiStefano’s 40 years on the Boulder campus.
All CU-Boulder students set goals for themselves, like studying abroad, gaining research experience or landing the right internship. For Matthew Cirac, a 23-year-old graduating senior, the main goal he sought to accomplish was to finish school – after fighting stage IV non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer his junior year.
University of Colorado Boulder graduate student Emi Tokuda is trying to find effective ways to battle melanoma, a notoriously drug-resistant disease that is responsible for 75 percent of all skin cancer-related deaths. She is the subject of one of a slew of videos recently produced for LabTV, and filmed by Emilie Johnson, a graduate student in journalism at CU-Boulder. The video was recently named a Finalist Award Winner by LabTV at the Tribeca Film Festival.
In light of two federal announcements this week involving Title IX and sexual assault issues on U.S. college campuses, I want to update you on what CU-Boulder is doing to make progress on Title IX issues and why we want to be a leader among the nation’s universities in creating a safe learning environment for women.
Last fall, The Board of Regents asked each University of Colorado campus to develop a process for prioritizing its academic and administrative areas. Since that time, the University of Colorado Boulder has been working in earnest to engage students, faculty and staff in a process of objective and evidence-based decision making. This initiative, while challenging in many ways, is a real opportunity for CU-Boulder to further develop quantitative data to inform our decisions and help us better serve our students and the state of Colorado. We wanted to share our thoughts with you about this process and our next steps.