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Colorado’s Director of Transportation steps down

HOW WILL THIS AFFECT COMMUTER STUDENTS? Shailen P. Bhatt, the Executive Director of Colorado’s Department of Transportation has decided to step down from his position to lead a transportation advocacy organization in his new role as president and CEO of the Intelligent Transportation Society of

Dual enrollment chases after superior education

Recent Updates in dual enrollment Dual enrollment, also known as concurrent enrollment, has provided students with opportunities to further their education through the addition of more credits. Dual enrollment allows students to enroll at separate academic institutions with multiple course-loads and classes at each. Although

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Professor returns to CU Denver with novel

Emily Ruskovich reads from Idaho Upon the release of her LA Times bestselling novel, Idaho, Emily Ruskovich was hired onto Boise State University’s Master of Fine Arts faculty—but she wrote and published the book while teaching creative writing at CU Denver. Last month, Ruskovich returned

Federal funding impacts teenage pregnancy

CONCERN RISE ON STATE AND FEDERAL LEVELS Although the rate of teenage pregnancy has decreased on a national level with the implementation of various sexual education programs, recent changes in federal funding have put young demographics at risk of experiencing high rates of teenage pregnancy

CU Denver offers vaccines to students

FLU SEASON HAS ARRIVED Nothing dictates that summer is over and fall has begun like the start of flu season. With the commencement of flu season, vaccinations are now available at every corner. According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu peaks between

Groundwater becoming heightened risk

WATER THE CHANCES STUDENTS ARE AT RISK? Every year, the Environmental Protection Agency publishes a list of sites across the United States that need contamination control. These are called “Superfund” sites. Most of these sites are former industrial complexes that have been abandoned. There are

Mayor Michael Hancock speaks on Auraria Campus

LEAVES LYNXFEST IN LAUGHTER On Saturday, Oct. 14, the usual queso smell that fills the halls of the Student Commons Building was replaced with whiffs of fresh barbeque as students, alumni, and their families gathered for a luncheon with Mayor Michael Hancock. The luncheon was

Free speech becoming major issue on campus

STUDENT ORG IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF CONVERSATION Free speech rights are one of the most talked about current political debates in this country right now; specifically, whether hate speech should be protected under the first amendment. There are examples of this debate around America

International students pay more for same degree

MANY OF THE COSTS ARE UNAVOIDABLE CU Denver strives on its diversity and inclusion on campus. In fall 2016, there were more than 43 percent of undergraduate students of color and 57 percent of new first-year students of color. With the Office of International Affairs,

Resources for applying to graduate school

APPLICATION CAN BE MADE EASY Around this time every year, undergraduate students and alumni, including CU Denver students, are applying to a variety of different universities for their graduate programs and personal areas of interest. As an undergrad, it’s more difficult to apply to graduate