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How Nixon's resignation changed us: Impeachment 45 years later

July 30, 2019

On this episode of the Brainwaves podcast, what were some of the long-term impacts of Nixon's resignation, did America ever truly heal, and given the state of politics, could Congress ever carry out impeachment in a bipartisan way ever again?

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Netflix docuseries 'When They See Us' shines international spotlight on Colorado Law’s Korey Wise Innocence Project

July 1, 2019

The Korey Wise Innocence Project at Colorado Law has seen a dramatic uptick in international attention since the May 31 release of Ava DuVernay’s Netflix docuseries "When They See Us," based on the wrongful convictions of five teenagers who became known as the "Central Park Five."

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Election 2020: Fake news, Russian trolling and primary chaos

May 15, 2019

In this week’s Brainwaves podcast, we look at the new rules for how the Democratic nominee is chosen, concerns about Russian interference and fake news.

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Campus Q&A: How many U.S. presidential candidates are too many?

April 24, 2019

With 19 candidates already in the running, Joe Biden officially entering the race and new Democratic Party rules in place, we asked Professor Ken Bickers for his take on the 2020 campaign.

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The ethics of artificial intelligence: Teaching computers to be good people

March 25, 2019

Real AI is lightyears away from the all-too-common sci-fi depiction of a heartlessly rational computer, though researchers are already grappling with ways to avoid the pitfalls you might see in the movies.

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Is Colorado really blue? Not necessarily, new survey shows

Jan. 24, 2019

While Democratic candidates swept recent statewide races, registered voters remain split on hot-button issues like fracking and whether businesses can deny services based on religious beliefs.

Governor-elect Jared Polis

Governor-elect Jared Polis donating congressional papers to CU Boulder

Dec. 27, 2018

Gov.-elect Jared Polis will archive his congressional papers in the CU Boulder Libraries Special Collections, Archives and Preservation department.

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Dakota Access Pipeline controversy cost companies at least $7.5 billion, study finds

Nov. 26, 2018

Companies involved in constructing the Dakota Access Pipeline lost at least $7.5 billion, according to a new CU Boulder case study.

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Democrats have an edge in Colorado midterm elections, new survey finds

Oct. 22, 2018

New survey results by CU Boulder political scientists give gubernatorial candidate and Democrat Jared Polis a 12-point lead over his Republican opponent Walker Stapleton.

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Women who run for office inspire others to do the same, study suggests

Aug. 28, 2018

As a record number of women seek seats in Congress, CU Boulder and Notre Dame researchers probe the motivations behind the trend.