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Preparation is key to stretching holiday shopping dollar, CU professor says

Consumers should take the time to prepare themselves by researching prices and quality before they hit the stores or Internet this holiday shopping season, according to University of Colorado Boulder Professor Donald Lichtenstein.

Being prepared can save consumers money, steer them away from overspending and even change their way of thinking about purchasing gifts during the holidays, said Lichtenstein, chair of the marketing department at CU-Boulder's Leeds School of Business.

Denver Post Editorial: CU's increasing diversity benefits university, state

As an increasingly diverse state, Colorado will continue to thrive only if it can successfully educate a broad swath of students all the way through college. That's why we're pleased to see the University of Colorado at Boulder is reporting this year's freshman class includes a record 22 percent minority students. Read more.

 

Most marijuana enforcement policies on campus remain unchanged

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett announced that his office will dismiss all pending criminal cases of possession of less than an ounce of marijuana for those who are at least 21 years old. There have been questions about how Amendment 64 and this latest decision will affect marijuana enforcement on the CU-Boulder campus.

Nutrition course serves up fun, food facts

Low carbs, no carbs, good fats, bad fats – with so many conflicting messages in the media, it’s easy to get confused about what makes a healthy, balanced meal.

Chancellor's Employee of the Year Award: 2012 Winners

Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano has announced the winners of the 2012 Chancellor's Employee of the Year Award. Congratulations to Kimberly Diawara, Office of Admissions; Peter Freitag, College of Arts and Sciences Academic Advising; Timothy May, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Integrated Teaching and Learning Lab (ITLL); Brian Sanders, Colorado Space Grant Consortium and; Donald Seeley, Housing and Dining Services, Conference Services.

Calling all quitters

By Kathryn Dailey, Peer Development Coordinator, Community Health

Hurricane Sandy, how you can help those in need

By Kathryn Quinn, Junior, Alternative Breaks Coordinator, Volunteer Resource Center

In light of the recent hurricane that has taken its toll on the East Coast, the CU-Boulder Volunteer Resource Center is hoping to step in as a voice to raise awareness about helping those impacted to get back on their feet. 

Eight things you need to know about Amendment 64

On election day this past Tuesday, Colorado voters passed a constitutional amendment – Amendment 64 – that allows people 21 or over to cultivate, consume and possess limited amounts of marijuana. There have been a number of questions about the impact of the amendment on the University community, and this Q&A addresses a few of these questions.

Veteran goes from combat to campus

Matthew Reed didn’t feel ready for college right out of high school. But after five years of military service, he felt more prepared to pursue a college degree.

“Being in the military made me disciplined,” said Reed. “I’m much better prepared and in a much better situation to be in college now.”

Reed, from Broken Arrow, Okla., is a sophomore majoring in geology and anthropology. Because he is an Iraq veteran, his tuition is covered by the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill.

Feeling stressed? Free campus resources available

It’s not shocking to many that stress is a big part of everyday life. But what might surprise you is CU-Boulder students point to stress as the leading factor impacting academic performance.

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