Students Features Archive

Lt. Governor Garcia observes CU’s ‘Literacy Squared’ bilingual model for Literacy Week

As part of Colorado Literacy Week, on Monday afternoon Lt. Governor Joe Garcia visited a highly successful program at Godsman Elementary School in Denver that promotes not only literacy, but biliteracy in Spanish and English. In partnership with the CU-Boulder’s BUENO Center for Multicultural Education, the school has fully integrated the Literacy Squared® model. As a result, Godsman has achieved impressive reading and writing gains in both Spanish and English that have outpaced the district and the state.

Student-designed rover, built for NASA lab, can go to extremes

Just before midnight Saturday, one day before the final presentation, the project came to a dead stop.

The following Monday, the student aerospace engineering team was scheduled to perform a live test of their prototype land exploration rover to a high-profile client. But the microcontroller—the circuit board that commands the rover—was fried.

Five things you should know about crowdfunding at CU-Boulder

Learn more about the pilot launch of our new crowdfunding platform, who can use the tools and what types of projects you can support today.

CU Athletics records highest-ever APR scores

The University of Colorado Academic Progress Rate (APR) report based on information for the four year period between 2009-10 and 2012-13 was released by the NCAA Wednesday with those of all other Division I schools, with CU reporting record news for all 16 of its intercollegiate athletic programs in that time frame.

For the fourth consecutive year, the APR results are the highest in school history since the NCAA’s Academic Performance Program was introduced in 2003. To read the entire article, visit www.cubuffs.com.

Chancellor's Corner: Spring 2014 Commencement address

Graduates, congratulations! Your hard work has brought you to this day. The University Seal you will soon see embossed on your diploma depicts a torch in the hands of youth with a Greek inscription that reads: "Let Your Light Shine!"

This year, you really let your light shine and it glowed brightly.

Chancellor’s Corner: Improving our digital technology accessibility

Today, I am writing to update you that we received an inquiry from the U.S. Department of Justice requesting information about CU-Boulder’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. As the state’s flagship campus, and as the higher education institution enrolling the highest number of students with visual impairments in the state of Colorado, we are fully committed to complying with ADA and providing appropriate resources to our students, faculty and staff with disabilities.

From VCA Thweatt: Summer construction on campus

It’s nearly summertime and that means... campus construction! While it’s true that construction brings some disruption, I’m happy to report that Facilities Management is gearing up to make our campus even more functional, beautiful, and sustainable than it already is. By squeezing projects in over the summer break, we’re able to minimize impacts during the rest of the year when the campus is even busier.

From comedy to student government, student hesitantly says goodbye

Lauren E. Cross graduates May 9 from CU-Boulder with a degree in political science and minor in economics, leaving her legacy with CU Student Government and the campus comedy improv group, Left Right Tim. A Colorado native, Cross sees herself sticking around Boulder for a little while before venturing to a place that offers a scene for politics as well as comedy.

Campus community invited to participate in campus climate discussions

Over the last academic year CU Student Government (CUSG), the Boulder Faculty Assembly (BFA), and the Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) in the Provost’s office have been working collaboratively to develop strategies to address campus climate issues. 

We are announcing the co-hosting of a series of structured discussions where students, faculty, staff and administrators can exchange ideas on the many aspects of campus climate including topics such as classroom expectations and responsibilities, the principles guiding civil discourse among and between students, staff and faculty, and how we can respect, support and celebrate all identities in and out of the classroom. 

Chancellor DiStefano honored for 40 years of service to CU-Boulder

More than 150 attendees gathered on Tuesday morning to honor staff who have given decades of service to the University of Colorado Boulder. The 38th Annual Years of Service banquet provided the perfect opportunity for a surprise celebration of Chancellor DiStefano’s 40 years on the Boulder campus.

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