News & Weekly Updates Archive

CU-Boulder teaches Southern Ute students to build computers

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s Education Department teamed up with the University of Colorado Boulder’s Indigenous Alliance Program on June 20-21 to teach Southern Ute students to build computers. Led by CU Ph.D. student Calvin Pohawpatchoko Jr., six students spent two days assembling their own machines from components including motherboards,... Read more »

Pre-Collegiate Program takes aim at western Garfield schools

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Roaring Fork High School graduate Ingrid Gomez says getting involved in the Pre-Collegiate Program back in seventh grade set her up for the success she is now achieving as a University of Colorado student. “They don’t hold your hand, but they guide you there,” said Gomez,... Read more »

University of Colorado program helps students reach college dreams

BOULDER — As a youngster, Jeff Sarceno always knew he would go to college because his parents, natives of Guatemala, always impressed the idea of higher education as a gateway to a better life upon him. However, not long after he started attending Skyline High School in Longmont, he realized... Read more »

Boulder Family Learning Center summer program highlights culture, identity

Tatianna Medina was surprised to learn that she has French, Arabian and Italian in her background. The soon-to-be seventh-grader at Lafayette's Angevine Middle School is working on a genealogy project this summer at Boulder's Family Learning Center. She started by interviewing her parents about her background and now is writing... Read more »

CU weighs in on campus diversity and the use of affirmative action

CU is known for its high academic ratings, the 300 days of Boulder sunshine each year, and it’s several D1 sports teams. However, the campus is also known for its predominately white student body, and the lack of diversity is a factor that some community members feel needs improvement. CU... Read more »

Small bytes of the future

Students from the Ute Mountain Ute tribe last week learned the ins and outs of building computers as part of the University of Colorado Indigenous Alliance program. The training for the 12 students was held at the Ute Mountain Ute Education Center in Towaoc. David Aragon, office of diversity, equity,... Read more »

CU-Boulder minority enrollment hits all-time high

CU-Boulder minority enrollment hits all-time high The University of Colorado's Boulder campus enrolled an all-time high number of minority students and has nearly closed the gap when it comes to the rate at which white and minority students stay at the school beyond their freshmen year. Campus diversity officers this... Read more »

CU-Boulder challenged with recruiting more males for pre-collegiate program

Nearly all students who go through the college prep program continue to college As the first in his family to pursue a higher education, Sergio Castillo didn't have an already mapped-out path to college. In fact, the University of Colorado senior -- who is now prepping for law school --... Read more »

Programs critical in reaching, retaining diverse students

Regents hear details of past year's gains Gains are being made in attracting and retaining diverse students, explained Vicki Leal, University of Colorado director of diversity and P-20 initiatives, but there's still much more to be done. Leal and campus diversity officers provided the 2010-2011 diversity report to the Board... Read more »

CU-Boulder first-generation students help others adapt to campus life

Research class focuses on first-generation students at CU University of Colorado sophomore Veronica Vang has spent her semester like most college students --doing homework, studying and working on class projects. But between classes and study sessions, Vang is also busy filling out financial aid information, asking questions about her degree... Read more »

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