Students Features Archive

Seven things you should know about the Rec. Center expansion

The student-initiated expansion of the CU-Boulder Student Recreation Center re-opened on Jan. 10. While the project is not completely finished, many recreation areas are ready for use.

Draft plan for new college available for review

The draft plan for CU-Boulder’s proposed College of Media, Communication and Information is done, and we want your suggestions! The new college would include eight academic departments and programs focused on communication, media studies, information science and digital technology. It offers an exciting opportunity for CU-Boulder students and faculty to become thought leaders in digital production and communication in an era of sweeping change. You can read the full details at our website,, where you’ll find a form to leave your comments and suggestions. The final proposal will go to the Board of Regents for their consideration later this spring.

CU-Boulder student leaders to co-host 9th annual MLK celebration

On Monday, Jan. 20, hundreds of community members will pay tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. during the City of Lafayette’s ninth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March for Peace and Celebration. Planned in conjunction with the federal holiday, the event will kick-off with a community march at noon at the southwest corner of West Waneka Parkway and South Public Road.

CU study a step toward more-efficient wind farms

Being first in line has its advantages, even for wind turbines, which are propelled by comparatively smooth wind flow that helps them produce near-optimal power at varying wind speeds.

Student life: Finding off-campus housing

By Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations

Approximately 22,000 CU students live off campus. After freshman year, most students rent units managed by local landlords and property management companies. Now is a great time to start thinking about your plans for next August.

A pair of new studies sheds light on toddler sleep

In the basement of a building on the University of Colorado Boulder’s east campus, sleep researchers have been busy trying to explain one of the biggest mysteries of parenting: Why won’t my child just go to sleep?

The Sleep and Development Lab, headed up by integrative physiology Assistant Professor Monique LeBourgeois, specializes in early childhood sleep: why it’s important, what happens when there isn’t enough of it and why sometimes it seems so hard to come by.

Commencement address asks, 'How will you respond when your moment comes?'

The University of Colorado Boulder today honored candidates for 1,899 degrees, including 1,399 bachelor’s degrees, 310 master’s degrees, nine law degrees and 181 doctoral degrees. Kristi Anseth, distinguished professor of chemical and biological engineering, challenged herself to provide some simple advice that today's graduates might remember.

Student documentary captures ivory crush for OnEarth

There’s something very powerful about seeing six of tons of elephant ivory ground to rubble in a rock crusher, says Gloria Dickie. She and fellow journalism student Caitlin Rockett covered such an event last month. It was part of an effort by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to draw attention to the $10 billion illegal wildlife trade industry and send a message of intolerance to poachers and traffickers. 

CU-Boulder: Highlights of 2013

In 2013, members of the CU-Boulder community stood out in a wide range of areas, from publishing cutting-edge research to volunteering in compassionate service to performing at the top of their game in sports.

CU-Boulder announces key hires in the Division of Administration

University of Colorado Boulder Vice Chancellor for Administration Louise Vale today announced the appointment of Carla Ho-a as assistant vice chancellor for administration auxiliaries and Melissa Zak as police chief for the University of Colorado Police Department.


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