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Social Media a Possible Lifesaver During Disasters

Dec. 1, 2009

In June, Twitter awed the world with its potential for breaking news during the Iranian election protests.

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Colorado Chalks Up a Century of Teacher Licenses

Dec. 1, 2009

More than 100 years ago, those who wanted to teach high school in Colorado merely needed to complete high school.

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By the Numbers - Fall 2009

Sept. 1, 2009

Numbers and statistics from the fall 2009 issue.

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Alumni Donations High To Ol’ CU

Sept. 1, 2009

More than 19,000 CU-Boulder alums donated to the university in the fiscal year ending June 30 — 8.8 percent more than the prior year and the most in the university’s history.

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Chase Murder Case Closed 12 Years Later

Sept. 1, 2009

In June a Boulder jury found Diego Olmos Alcalde guilty of first-degree murder, felony murder, first-degree sexual assault and second-degree kidnapping of CU-Boulder senior Susannah Chase on Dec. 21, 1997.

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Researchers Find Exciting Clues to Epilepsy

Sept. 1, 2009

Chronic seizures caused by traumatic head injuries may be caused by chemicals released by the brain’s immune system to try to repair the injured site, according to CU-Boulder researchers.

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Lake-Front Property on Mars Discovered

Sept. 1, 2009

CU investigators discovered the first evidence of shorelines on Mars in June, indicating a deep, ancient lake. A Holy Grail of sorts, the finding could help scientists zero in on evidence of past life on the planet.

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Norlin Buzzing All Night Long

Sept. 1, 2009

For decades, pulling an all-nighter in Norlin Library meant sneaking into the stacks and hiding out until morning. Not anymore.


Silver & Gold's Last Record

Sept. 1, 2009

After serving as CU’s faculty and staff weekly newspaper for almost 40 years, it fell victim to budget cuts.

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Churchill Denied Job, Backpay

Sept. 1, 2009

In a resounding defeat for fired CU-Boulder ethnic studies professor Ward Churchill, a judge ruled July 7 that Churchill deserves neither financial compensation nor his job back.