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On lonely Boulder ‘prairie,’ Mary Rippon saw glory

March 3, 2022

Women’s history snapshot: CU’s first woman faculty member, now a university icon, hesitated to come West.

The first shot of the American Civil War was fired on April 12, 1861, in a bombardment of Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor.

Historian harnesses the power of memory

Feb. 28, 2022

Lawrence-Sanders’ research looks at how Black memory exposes the ‘lost cause’ myth

Ken Washington at an antiwar protest on campus.

How a Stanford student prompted CU to challenge discrimination

Feb. 25, 2022

Denver resident Ken Washington joined Stanford’s chapter of Sigma Chi, igniting controversy and a legal challenge at the University of Colorado.

Nilon addressing students in 1963 about civil rights. Photos courtesy of CU archives.

First CU Boulder Black professor, librarian paved way for others

Feb. 16, 2022

Black history snapshot: Racial bias hindered Charles and Mildred Nilon’s search for a home to buy, but they strove to make the university more inclusive and welcoming to those who came after

A Black male walking through a door

Panel to discuss how to support Black male students

Feb. 11, 2022

Event, part of Black History Month, is titled ‘Shifting the Cultures of Disenfranchisement at CU Boulder: Supporting Black Male Identified Students’

Gil Cruter clearing a high jump.

On the playing field, CU’s opponent was racism

Feb. 10, 2022

A Black history snapshot: student legislators and university leaders fought against ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ to bar Black players

Stock image of jazz instruments

‘Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement’ event set for Feb. 21

Feb. 8, 2022

Flutist, educator, composer and director Galen Abdur-Razzaq to perform and discuss how jazz musicians helped advance civil rights

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Native American grad student wins critical acclaim, support

Nov. 30, 2021

The competitive scholarship recognizes students who ‘want to contribute an Indigenous voice in the field of archaeology’

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