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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.


The 'liberal arts': what that really means

Oct. 1, 2018

From the interim dean: Cicero called these disciplines artes liberales, the liberal arts. The term is widely wielded and occasionally misunderstood.


Making the case for diversity and inclusion

April 26, 2018

From the dean: Diversity and inclusion are not important just because they are useful. As I have tried to make clear, they are good because they are right.


Remembering Lucile, and our rectitude

March 21, 2018

Slavery is America’s original sin, and sinners are slow to repent. At the University of Colorado, we hope to heed our better angels.


In praise of diverse intellectual traditions

Feb. 23, 2018

From the dean: As our history shows, the university has consistently championed free expression, academic freedom and vigorous but civil civic discourse.