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1 year 6 months ago

CU-Boulder gets $36M NASA grant

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - NASA is giving the University of Colorado about $36 million to build and operate an instrument to gather data about the disruptive effects of space weather. The Daily Camera reports the instrument will weigh about 60 pounds and will launch aboard a commercial communications satellite. The...

2 years 4 months ago

CU-Boulder auctioning basketball court

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Anyone out there with a large truck and an even larger amount of pride in University of Colorado basketball? CU-Boulder is auctioning its portable, 16-year-old basketball court in hopes of getting at least $5,000 - the minimum bid. The Daily Camera ( ) reports that since...

3 years 5 months ago

CU-Boulder confers 5,897 degrees in commencement

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A crowd of about 20,000 watched roughly 5,900 University of Colorado-Boulder students earn degrees. The Daily Camera reports the university conferred 4,593 bachelor's degrees, 884 master's degrees, 164 law degrees and 256 doctorates during the ceremony Friday. Chipotle Chief Executive Steve Ells, an art...

3 years 6 months ago

CU pays 50K for annual pot celebration

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - University of Colorado officials are discussing the possibility of shutting down an annual marijuana celebration event that costs the school tens of thousands of dollars to manage. Vice Chancellor for Administration Frank Bruno says CU pays about $50,000 annually to hire personnel from the sheriff...

3 years 6 months ago

2 Colorado sprinters accused of burglary, theft

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Two Colorado sprinters charged with first-degree burglary, theft and third-degree assault have been suspended from the team. Track and field coach Mark Wetmore said Friday that Quinton Elgin Dodson and A.J. Whitaker are suspended indefinitely from team activities for violations of team and university rules. The...

3 years 7 months ago

CU weighs extending staff tuition benefits

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado is looking at ways it can increase the tuition benefits it makes available to its faculty and staff so the school can compete with what other colleges provide. The university is considering extending the tuition wavier to the dependents or children...

4 years 9 months ago

Fraternities, sororities swelling at CU

More students at the University of Colorado are joining fraternities and sororities. As spring rush approaches, the Greek-letter groups are more popular. Fraternity membership is up 12.5 percent from last year, to 1,225 men. The fraternities at CU-Boulder aren't officially affiliated with the school. More than a dozen...

4 years 9 months ago

CU-Boulder gets grant to build tiny spacecraft

The University of Colorado at Boulder has received $840,000 from the National Science Foundation to build a tiny spacecraft to learn more about solar flares and their effect on Earth's atmosphere. The three-year grant will go to CU-Boulder's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics and the aerospace engineering sciences department....

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