Emulate the buffalo and Be Well

June 8, 2020

We launch this campaign to help our college family be well and stay well “How are you?” Normally, that rote inquiry precedes a ready response: “I’m well.” Today, however, we grapple with the global pandemic, record unemployment, political polarization and historic levels of protest of our citizens’ long history of...

Old Main then and now

In praise of today’s and tomorrow’s heroes

May 26, 2020

Let us meet this moment, embrace the challenge, and show the world, and ourselves, just what Buffs can do James W.C. White, interim dean of the college, soaks up the scenery in the foothills above Boulder. At the top of the page, students in MASP's summer bridge program find a...


Teaching well in trying times

April 1, 2020

As students resume classes after spring break, we want to help them succeed in this tumultuous semester.

Old Main then and now

This is not CU’s first pandemic

March 20, 2020

This is not the first time the University of Colorado Boulder has weathered a pandemic caused by a virus.

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Yin and yang, research and teaching

Feb. 26, 2020

Excellent research and teaching are synergistic. Our job is to broaden and deepen human knowledge and to convey the ability to analyze and discuss it.


Believe the liberal arts are dead as doornails? Think again.

Dec. 28, 2019

Mark Twain once remarked that “reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” That was memorable enough to have been repeated ever since. But he didn’t say that, exactly. Let’s review the story and discuss why it matters.


‘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

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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.


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.