Each year, the University of Colorado Student Government holds two elections, one in the fall and one in the spring. Previous elections have followed a system very similar to the voting system on the national level, in which voters only vote for the same amount of people as spots open. However, beginning last spring CUSG chose to go another route and implement an entirely new voting system called "approval voting."
When this year’s iGEM team at the University of Colorado Boulder began meeting early this year, they wanted to take what they knew about biology, and use it to build something entirely new. iGEM, or International Genetically Engineered Machine, is the top synthetic biology competition in the world and after a foundation-building first year, the CU-Boulder team wanted to make an impact in 2013.
We live in an age of acronyms that inundate our day-to-day world with a thick buzzing of white noise, so it is certainly understandable that many students feel overwhelmed with the barrage of CU-official personalities that cover the campus.
Despite the high concentration of CU-logoed "traffic" that we encounter here in Boulder, it actually is worth your time and effort as a student to pay special attention to the University of Colorado Student Government (CUSG).
Halloween is a fun and celebratory occasion. It is often a time used to portray a character or symbol different than oneself. Unfortunately, stores often sell stereotypical and offensive costumes. If you are planning to celebrate Halloween by dressing up in a costume, consider the impact your costume decision may have on others in the CU community.
One badly disguised bug easily becomes a snack for a bird.
But the impact reaches far beyond one poorly camouflaged insect. The bird, drawn to the insect that doesn't blend in, sticks around to eat all the other insects that live on the same plant. Those insects, in turn, are not able to feed on the leaves of the plants as they normally would.
CU-Boulder will be celebrating Homecoming Week 2013 from Monday, Oct. 21 – Sunday, Oct. 27 with a variety of events, both small and large, occurring throughout the week that will take place in a variety of locations across campus.
The University of Colorado Faculty Council, working through the Committee on LGBTQ Affairs, is sponsoring the second annual one-day symposium on the Auraria Campus (St. Cajetans) on Oct. 25, 2013, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The symposium, Creating Equity for the LGBTQ Community in Higher Education: Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century, provides a forum for faculty, staff and students at all the University of Colorado campuses to exchange ideas and learn new strategies for being LGBTQ inclusive in the classroom and throughout the university.
From a basement office in the UMC, Radio 1190 broadcasts an unpredictable and mind-boggling variety of music -- indie punk, ska, and techno one hour, R&B, metal and noise the next. The station is a collective endeavor that allows students to get on the air and share their love of music.
“After being on the road for three games it will be exciting to finally be able to play at home,” Elliott said. “This will mark the first ever women’s Division I lacrosse game at CU and we are very excited to be able to play at home with the support of the community and our fans.”