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Climate, environment and sustainability

CU Boulder scientists explore ways to help people and communities around the world become more resilient to a changing climate.

Chancellor Philip DiStefano

Shooting at UCCS: A statement from Chancellor DiStefano

Feb. 16, 2024

Following the tragedy at UCCS, Chancellor Philip DiStefano offers support and resources for those impacted on the CU Boulder campus.

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University statement on mobile billboard truck on campus

Jan. 30, 2024

The University of Colorado Boulder condemns tactics designed to intimidate and threaten our students, faculty and staff. Outside groups publicly attempting to shame CU community members is not a productive way to address the difficult conversations facing our society in a respectful and civil manner. We will continue to support...

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(Updated) A note from Chancellor Philip DiStefano: Ethnic Studies statement on the Hamas-Israel conflict

Oct. 26, 2023

While the principles of academic freedom and freedom of expression protect the speech of CU Boulder faculty, staff and students, that does not mean their points of view represent the perspectives of the university—nor that we endorse them. In an update Oct. 30, I want to recognize the Department of Ethnic Studies for its decision to remove its Oct. 22 online statement.

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We see you, hear you and offer options for care and support

Oct. 23, 2023

In light of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, we want you to know we stand with you during these challenging times and offer resources for your academic success, well-being and safety.

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CU Boulder statement on Israel-Hamas war

Oct. 11, 2023

We are horrified and saddened by the Hamas terrorist attack on Israel. We stand against all acts of violence and human suffering, and recognize the profound effects of the crisis on people living in the region, as well as Israeli and Palestinian scholars and students here in Colorado and around the world. Read the full statement.

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Colorado to join Big 12 Conference in 2024–25

July 27, 2023

The CU Board of Regents unanimously approved a resolution allowing CU Boulder to join the Big 12 Conference. Read statements from President Todd Saliman; Chancellor Philip DiStefano and Athletic Director Rick George; and Regent Callie Rennison.

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Supreme Court decision related to LGBTQ+ rights: A statement from Chancellor DiStefano

June 30, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision on a case that originated in Colorado at the intersection of free speech, religion and the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals. The ruling may create questions or concerns within our community. Read more from CU Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano.

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Upon debt ruling, CU Boulder remains committed to access, affordability

June 30, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a plan by the U.S. Department of Education to wipe thousands of dollars in student loan debt from millions of borrowers nationwide. CU Boulder remains committed to reducing the cost of earning a college degree through a number of initiatives.

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Supreme Court decision on affirmative action: A statement from Chancellor DiStefano

June 29, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision against race-conscious admissions programs at Harvard College and the University of North Carolina. In the face of this momentous ruling, CU Boulder remains resolute in its commitment to the advancement of students of all races and backgrounds.