‘Uninhibited, robust and wide-open debate’ helps you and us

Dec. 17, 2019

Next time you start to turn away from an opinion you find hard to hear, pause and listen. Take a deep breath and test your critical-thinking skills. You might emerge with your view unchanged. But you will be stronger, your thoughts clearer, and we’ll have a more perfect union.

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A win-win proposition for longtime faculty

Nov. 22, 2019

When two young faculty members bought their home in Boulder decades ago, the city and its university were smaller and housing was much cheaper. Growth since then has been a double-edged sword: Their home’s market value has soared, but so has their potential tax burden.


Message to motivated students: you belong here

Nov. 6, 2019

Stereotypes can limit students’ growth, but we are striving to overcome that barrier.


Student success is our duty, mission and calling

Sept. 11, 2019

To students, new and returning, I want to reiterate a key fact: We are glad you are here. Also, I want to emphasize an underlying truth: We want you to succeed.

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Will we stop the climate freight train?

June 25, 2019

I share the facts because I am a scientist; I take a stand because I am a parent and grandparent.

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Rejecting the stereotypical false choice in college

May 8, 2019

From the dean: Either/or choices are simple—too simple: Bach or rock? Beaches or mountains? Art or science? Job training or broad education? These are false choices.


The case for carpe diem

April 16, 2019

When choosing a course of study or changing a career, these are good reasons to be intrepid.


There is a bright future for history majors (and other liberal-arts alums)

Jan. 31, 2019

From the dean: Conventional wisdom about the liberal arts is wrong, but it has changed the face of higher education and will change the complexion of the workforce.

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Don’t let a myth steer your college career

Jan. 30, 2019

Conventional "wisdom" aside, there is a future for those who major in history, writes Interim Dean James W.C. White.


As she blazes trails, Rhodes Scholar leads and inspires

Dec. 4, 2018

Serene Singh aspires to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, and she has a resume, mind and heart that could drive her there.