Candleight for trafficking victims

Justice for Black women drives PhD student’s research

Oct. 6, 2020

CU Boulder graduate student’s own observations propels her dissertation on sex trafficking and sexual violence.

A girl studying on a computer

Helping students boost individual, community wellness in a pandemic

Sept. 2, 2020

New course designed in part by students delves into the interrelationship between COVID-19 and systemic racism; Anthony Fauci to be special guest.

Kamala Harris

With Kamala Harris, Americans yet again have trouble understanding what multiracial means

Sept. 1, 2020

News that Sen. Kamala Harris was Joe Biden’s choice for the 2020 Democratic vice presidential nominee drove speculation and argumentation about her identity. The big question appeared to be, “Is Kamala Harris truly African American?”

Racism protest sign

Free anti-racism course opens door to 'some very difficult questions'

Aug. 7, 2020

CU Boulder Today recently spoke with Shawn O’Neal to learn more about Anti-Racism I, the first of three new Coursera courses he developed with Jennifer Ho

Black Lives Matter in the windows of the buildings

Students mobilize to fight racism, demand change

July 29, 2020

A petition created by two CU Boulder students seeks to make Black, Indigenous and other people of color feel safe, heard and valued

Students together on Machu Picchu

Ethnic studies offers new certificate in critical sports studies

April 15, 2020

The new critical sports studies certificate at CU Boulder offers students the opportunity to combine their interests and career goals in relation to sports.

HannaLore Hein

CU alumna becomes Idaho’s first woman state historian

Dec. 4, 2019

She was inspired partly by CU Boulder’s Patty Limerick, who has served as Colorado state historian

inside out

Learning about social justice from the inside out

May 6, 2019

The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program at CU Boulder brings undergraduates and incarcerated individuals together—often with life-changing results


Migrant detention-center issues not new, scholar says

Jan. 20, 2019

Jessica Ordaz argues that citizens should not be surprised by news of abuses, encourages student activism that lies ‘at the heart’ of ethnic studies.


Prof, others celebrate publication of Remembering Lucile

Jan. 17, 2019

Never officially recognized during her lifetime, the first African American woman to graduate from the University of Colorado was posthumously honored this spring. Now, a biography telling the long-overlooked story of Lucile Berkeley Buchanan has been published.