Students Features Archive

Boulder campus fares well in U.S. News' 2013 Best Colleges rankings

The campuses and undergraduate programs of the University of Colorado maintained high rankings among national and regional institutions in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges.
The 2013 report, released today, shows the University of Colorado Boulder ranked at No. 42 among top Public National Universities; the University of Colorado Denver’s downtown campus ranked 108th on the same list. 

Mission to study past climate on Mars enters final phase before slated 2013 launch

A University of Colorado Boulder-led mission to explore and understand how the loss of atmospheric gas has changed the climate of Mars over the eons has been authorized by NASA to proceed to system delivery, spacecraft integration, testing and launch, which is slated for November 2013.

Living in paradise requires us to be on our game

By Christina Gonzales, Dean of Students and Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
We have chosen a beautiful place to live and go to school. While we are close to hiking and biking trails and numerous ski resorts, camping areas and other recreation spots, we need to respect these places.
So when you are out recreating in and around Boulder and in the nearby foothills and mountains, please keep your personal safety in mind.

CU Police encouraging bike safety, giving away free U-locks

Bike theft continues to be the No. 1 crime on campus, and the CU-Boulder Police Department is asking for help to deter thieves. Just last week, a suspicious man was spotted near the Center for Community bike racks with bolt cutters, likely looking to cut weak cable locks. Don’t become a target.

$2 million investment in Leeds School of Business launches two new undergraduate business programs

The Anschutz Foundation has committed $2 million to launch two new initiatives designed to make the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder a more powerful economic contributor to Colorado and beyond.

Students encouraged to arrive early for Saturday's Sacramento State game

Students attending the first home football game Saturday against Sacramento State at 1 p.m. are encouraged to get to Folsom Field early and enjoy all the gameday festivities.
A few of the pregame highlights include a visit to Ralphie’s Corral, located just south of Benson Earth Sciences, where Ralphie herself arrives at 10:15 a.m. and will be available for photo opportunities. Or stop by to grab a glance of her until about 30 minutes before kickoff. 

Bear visits campus, prompts reminder about bear safety

An adult bear visited campus Thursday morning in the Grandview neighborhood. CU Police, Boulder Police, Boulder open space rangers and the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife responded to the scene. Luckily, the bear wandered away from campus some time Thursday night.

After roaming around the area for a while, the bear settled next to a tree for approximately 30 minutes. It then scaled the tree shortly after noon and rested on a branch about 35 feet up, and remained there until some time Thursday night when it decided to come down and leave the area. 

CU student hones skills during D.C. internship

Early last spring, Jessie Zweibel started thinking about how she could spend her summer. That’s when a campus email came across her screen, seeking applicants for an internship program in Washington, D.C.

Zweibel was one of more than a dozen CU-Boulder students who spent the summer in Washington, D.C., as part of CU in DC, an internship program developed by the College of Arts and Sciences that is open to all students in the college.

Continuing Education celebrates 100 years of connecting communities to the University

The University of Colorado’s Division of Continuing Education has come a long way from its humble beginnings in young Macky Auditorium where burlap bags separated staff space in 1912 and the division offered 28 correspondence courses in 11 fields. Today, Continuing Education partners with CU’s academic departments to offer flexible credit courses representing 35 departments and multiple programs granting nontraditional students and community members access to campus.

Obama campaign draws 13,000 to Norlin Quad

The Obama for America campaign event on Sunday, Sept. 2 drew an estimated 13,000 attendees to hear the President’s address. Scheduled on Norlin Quad after an invitation from Students for Obama, the rally was coordinated and hosted by the campaign and did not constitute an endorsement of the Obama campaign by the University of Colorado or the Board of Regents. The rally featured CU students Brittni Hernandez, Sarah Andrews and Ryan Case.


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