Coloradan Magazine Archives

University of Colorado Boulder

Higher education provides ongoing return

Given our significant role in economic development and long-term prosperity, it’s puzzling to see the value that Colorado and other states place on higher education. Across the country, public colleges and universities are bearing the brunt of the poor economy.

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New multicultural sorority debuts

Representing Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, African American, Mexican American and Taiwanese backgrounds, CU’s newest multicultural sorority, Theta Nu Xi, celebrated its chapter’s emergence on the Boulder campus last fall.

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New doctoral programs blaze technological trails

Developing sensing and imaging systems in everything from cars and cell phones to medical equipment and military operations may be lines of work for future alumni of CU’s new graduate program in computational optical sensing and imaging.

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Who knew ESTER was so cool?

Mike West, director of education for CU Biodiesel, has taught everyone from postgraduate students to second-graders how to brew their own biodiesel, showing how simple it is to create cleaner, more sustainable fuel from waste.

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Benson says give us dough or let us go

With severe state budget cuts looming, CU President Bruce Benson (Geol’64, HonDocSci’04) and other frustrated higher education leaders are asking lawmakers for the flexibility to raise tuition as they feel necessary.

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NASA moonstruck with CU

CU-Boulder will play a crucial role in NASA’s future explorations of the moon, thanks to two NASA grants totaling $11 million in early January.

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Shopping with Donnie

Donnie Lichtenstein, a CU marketing professor, remembers looking in the newspaper as a young child and regularly seeing an ad for barbecue grills from Sears. “They were always, always on sale. I thought, ‘How can that be? They can’t always be on sale.’ I guess my curiosity just grew from there.”

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When Sputnik and the Beatniks ruled

During the late 1950s, Bob Harvey (Edu’59) and his friends at the University of Colorado listened to folk artists like the Kingston Trio, played guitar and ruminated on the deeper meaning of Jack Kerouac’s 1957 anti-establishment treatise, On the Road (Viking).

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Hawk seeks 10 wins in 2009

The football team failed to earn a bowl berth for the second time in coach Dan Hawkins’ first three seasons as head coach, but he is aiming for a big improvement in 2009. During his closing remarks at the Buffs’ post-season senior awards banquet, Hawkins set a goal for this year: “Ten wins and no

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Vetsville

During World War II the campus was filled with coeds and military personnel. Bolstered by the educational benefits of the GI Bill, fresh-faced youths were replaced after the war by battle-hardened military men often accompanied by wives and families. When enrollment more than doubled, the university scrambled to provide housing for the new student population.

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Tennis players backhand opponents in fall

Three tennis players finished with at least 10 singles victories during the fall portion of the season: senior Franziska Jendrian (14-5), junior Melisa Esposito (12-4) and junior Camila Belassi (10-4). In addition, senior Monica Milewski went 7-1. Belassi capped off the fall season by defeating Jendrian for the singles A consolation title at the San Diego State Fall Classic.

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The Weighty Word Book

The Weighty Word Book and Weighty Words, Too by Paul Levitt (CU professor of English), Douglas Burger (CU associate professor of English) and Elissa Guralnick (CU Professor of English at the College of Music). Katherine Karcz, illustrator.

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Freshman drives to new record in golf

Freshman Emily Childs recorded the lowest fall stroke average in the history of CU’s women’s golf (73.27) and was named Big 12 female co-golfer of the month for November. Childs finished sixth in the Texas State Challenge, leading the Buffs to their fourth team title in the program’s history.

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Harriers race to fall honors

CU men’s cross country team placed 12th at the NCAA Championships, the first time they haven’t cracked the top 10 since 1992. Junior Jordan Kyle finished 14th individually, earning All-America honors for the second time.

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