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RTD Price to Increase in 2019

Discounts to low-income and young riders The Board of Directors for the Regional Transportation District (RTD) voted on Sept. 18 to increase the price of local, regional, and airport fares, which will take effect in January 2019. Currently, the pricing for one-way rides is $2.60

Chancellor Horrell gives State of the Campus address

CU Denver addressing shifting demographics On Nov. 15, Chancellor Dorothy Horrell addressed the CU Denver campus, focusing on the recent growth and changing demands of the campus. Horrell stated that over the last academic year the campus population has grown by 1.5 percent. According to

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#Fight4HER campaign comes to campus

Abortion remains a topical conversation among college campuses The national campaign #Fight4HER has increased its presence on the Auraria campus over the last few weeks. #Fight4HER was established in 2017 in response to President Trump’s Global Gag Rule, which would prevent non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from

Denver unveils new on-demand public transit

An attempt to tackle parking congestion and traffic The City of Denver launched a new on-demand public transit campaign on Oct. 26 in order to ease traffic and parking congestion in the Cherry Creek, Capitol Hill, and Civic Center neighborhoods. Riders can access the 14-rider

CU Denver diversifies mental health services on campus

New mental health hotline for CU Denver Employees CU Denver launched the Real Help Hotline in July, a free service to all CU employees, designed to provide a helping hand for use during times of stress, crisis, and financial counseling.    The hotline provides many

CityCenter connects campus to Denver business

CU Denver establishes itself as Denver’s research institute CU Denver’s CityCenter opened on Oct. 10 in an attempt to further establish the “CU in the City” vision by building connections with local governments, businesses, and non-profits.  Before it opened as the front door to the

Proposed Cory Gardner bill addresses student debt

More politicians likely to address issue to appeal to young voters Colorado Republican Sen.Cory Gardner introduced the Student Loan Repayment Acceleration Act in October 2018, which would allow employers to make tax-free contributions of up to $10,000 each year toward their employees’ student loans. The

Denver Lab awarded grant from NIH

Study targets opioid addiction and pain treatments In July 2017, Dr. Amy Wachholtz (Ph.D., M.Div., M.S.), an assistant psychology professor at CU Denver, and her team at the Comorbid Opioid Addiction and Pain Lab (COAP) were awarded a $700,000 grant from the National Institute of

Who are the CU Regents and what do they do?

Regents hold coin purse for CU campuses The CU Regents are responsible for the general supervision and management of appropriations and funds for all CU campuses, which include over 60,000 students. The Board of Regents is currently responsible for a $4.5 billion budget. “We’re like a