Students Features Archive

Free Midnight Breakfast to be held Dec. 17

The countdown to finals has begun, which means that Midnight Breakfast is almost here! The semi-annual event will take place on Monday, Dec. 17. Activities start at 9:30 p.m., and breakfast is served from 11:59 p.m. until 1 a.m. in the UMC Alfred Packer Grill. Everything is free for CU students, so pack up your books and notes, come to the UMC, and grab some FREE food on us!

CU-Boulder team develops swarm of pingpong ball-sized robots

University of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor Nikolaus Correll likes to think in multiples. If one robot can accomplish a singular task, think how much more could be accomplished if you had hundreds of them. Correll and his computer science research team recently created a swarm of 20 robots, each the size of a pingpong ball, which they call “droplets.” When the droplets swarm together, Correll said, they form a “liquid that thinks.”

CU-Boulder student life: Colorado Crew

At 5:45 a.m., the sun hasn’t made its climb over the horizon yet. In the dark, early-morning chill, the men’s and women’s rowing teams push off from shore at the Boulder Reservoir for practice.

Get your grades, class schedule and book lists on your mobile devices

When your finals end and you’re checking every hour for the posting of your grades, you can now do it through the convenience of your smartphone. Through mobile MyCUInfo you can check your grades, view class schedules and location, book lists and more, all on a smartphone or other mobile device. The schedules, books, and grades you can access in the Student tab of MyCUInfo are presented in a mobile-friendly format so you always have them with you.

New merit scholarship program recognizes outstanding Colorado residents

The university today announced a new merit-based scholarship program to recognize top entering Colorado freshmen for outstanding academic achievement.

What Amendment 64 means for CU-Boulder

As of this week, as a function of the passage of Amendment 64, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has signed into law the proclamation that legalizes the personal possession of less than an ounce of marijuana in Colorado. The law does not permit public use of marijuana by anyone under any circumstances, and allows possession only for those over the age of 21. Given some of the confusion about precisely what Amendment 64 means for CU, here is what I want people to know.

Brooks: MacIntyre makes winning first impression

It was a whirlwind day for Mike MacIntyre, who was approached by CU, presented a weekend offer and accepted before first setting foot on the Boulder campus. He arrived in Colorado at mid-afternoon Monday, met with CU President Bruce Benson, Chancellor Phil DiStefano and Bohn, then met with his new team for about 35 minutes prior to the press conference. He advised them to “do well on exams, don’t do a double negative – just because you’re down a little on what happened, I’m here to help you move forward.

CU Commute: Networking and trip tracking for off-campus students and staff

The University of Colorado community can now access commuter and carpool resources through CU Commute, a social networking website for University commuters. CU Commute is a platform that networks users by alternative modes of transportation and provides commuter carpooling options. Created through a partnership between CU’s Parking & Transportation Services and the Environmental Center, CU Commute offers resources and incentives for students, faculty and staff who are interested in sustainable transportation.

Research team finds massive crevasses and bendable ice affect stability of Antarctic ice shelf

Gaping crevasses that penetrate upward from the bottom of the largest remaining ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula make it more susceptible to collapse, according to University of Colorado Boulder researchers who spent the last four Southern Hemisphere summers studying the massive floating sheet of ice that covers an area twice the size of Massachusetts.

CUSG: What we've done so far

By Lora Roberts, CUSG Director of Communications

As the University of Colorado Student Government, we get the honor of helping CU rise to excellence by giving the students quality services through the seven Cost Centers under our control and to also act as the bridge between the students and the administration.

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