Turning Opposing Forces into Cooperation and Life Skills

May 27, 2022

Should universities provide young people with the skills they will need to find meaning in life, or should universities provide them with the skills they will need to find a job?

Limerick: Put Critical Race Theory back in the bottle, so we can have a meaningful conversation

June 21, 2021

Original article can be found at The Denver Post Originally published on June 21, 2021 By Patty Limerick The phrase has elicited derision, without understanding Of all the memorable ways to let a genie out of a bottle, it is hard to beat the maneuver of inventing a phrase and...

Patty Limerick: Finding common ground with the Cheney women

May 14, 2021

Original article can be found at The Denver Post Originally published on May 14, 2021 By Patty Limerick Before 2021, whenever I heard the name “Cheney,” I was overcome by a compulsion to overgeneralize. “I know all I need to know about that clan,” I would think, “and I know...

CU President Mark Kennedy to speak at Boulder bipartisanship event

April 14, 2021

Original article can be found at Times-Call Originally published on April 14, 2021 By Katie Langford University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for the American West will host a virtual conversation between system President Mark Kennedy and University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan at noon Thursday, the second installment in the...

Opinion: Secretary Deb Haaland is sure to enrage everyone. She should just embrace it.

March 25, 2021

Original article can be found at The Denver Post Originally published on March 25, 2021 By PATTY LIMERICK, LUIS BENITEZ | luis.benitez@state.co.us and ALISON ROSE JEFFERSON The new secretary of the interior should prioritize the outdoor economy and push for more inclusivity The Department of the Interior has been nicknamed...

Limerick: How careful is too careful after I’ve had my second COVID-19 vaccine?

March 18, 2021

Original article can be found at The Denver Post Originally published on March 18, 2021 By Patty Limerick At 95% effective, I am ready to return to society but not to normal just yet In days of yore, when someone told me to “be careful,” what I should do next...

This Black Family Ran a Thriving Beach Resort 100 Years Ago. They Want Their Land Back.

March 11, 2021

Original article can be found at The New York Times Originally published on March 11, 2021 By Jacey Fortin Willa and Charles Bruce were among the first Black people to settle in Manhattan Beach, Calif., but the city shut down their resort in 1924. Now, the county is considering returning...

CU student veterans discuss transition to higher education

Feb. 28, 2021

Original article can be found at CU Independent Originally published on February 28, 2021 By Alexander Edwards CU student veterans Nisa Joval and Reed Robins discuss the transition to higher education. (Alexander Edwards / CU Independent) The University of Colorado’s Center of the American West hosted a discussion Friday focused...

Limerick: Henry Adams predicted one day we’d badly need “safeguards.” McConnell just rejected them.

Feb. 20, 2021

Original article can be found at The Denver Post Originally published on February 20, 2021 By Patty Limerick When the vote to convict former President Donald J. Trump fell short of a two-thirds majority, an impulse to escape the present — by leaping into the future — took possession of...

Guest Commentary: How pure patriotism could oust nationalism

Jan. 25, 2021

Original article can be found at The Denver Post Originally published on January 25, 2021 By Patty Limerick and Bob Draughon The nation’s leaders are now locked in a bitter struggle to control the vision of how the citizens of a divided nation should be brought back together. If all...

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