Education School to Move
In January, CU Boulder’s School of Education will move to the Fleming Building, currently occupied by various academic and academic support programs.
Renovations to Fleming — located off Kittredge Loop near Broadway and Baseline — will yield contemporary classrooms, learning labs and community spaces to meet the demands of a growing 21st-century education school.
The school has been in its current location, just south of the University Theatre, since the 1950s. Following renovations, it is expected to house the linguistics department and the Student Academic Success Center.
CU System Gets a New President
Mark Kennedy, a former business executive and threeterm Minnesota congressman who leads the University of North Dakota, will be the 23rd president of the University of Colorado System. Kennedy, 62, succeeds Bruce Benson, 80, (Geol’64; HonDocSci’04), who retires July 1 after more than a decade in the job.
In May, the CU Board of Regents approved Kennedy, the sole fi nalist for the job, in a 5-4 vote.
The CU system includes the Boulder, Denver and Colorado Springs campuses, plus the Anschutz medical campus. Kennedy’s initial contract is for three years.
Philip P. DiStefano remains chancellor of the Boulder campus.
Heard Around Campus
"We can't go out tomorrow and change the justice system, but you can do that on your campus. You can try out new systems of accountability. You can try and fail and try something different."
— Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, during a CU Cultural Events Board talk at Macky Auditorium April 15.