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Five Questions for Kathie Novak

Kathie Novak When all is said and done, educators and politicians have at least one thing in common, says Kathie Novak — trying to make things better by...
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Longtime physics leader from CU-Boulder nominated for White House post

Carl Wieman, the director of the Science Education Initiative (SEI) at the University of Colorado and the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (CWSEI) at...
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Five Questions for Laura Welch

Laura Welch Imagine stepping off a plane in a strange, unfamiliar country, then going through the maze of university enrollment, all the while trying to find...
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Retirees file suit against newly signed PERA law

A group of retirees has filed a lawsuit challenging the recently signed law that cuts Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) benefits. The suit was...
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Tuition flexibility plan might go to lawmakers this month

A proposal allowing colleges and universities to set their own tuition could be in Gov. Bill Ritter's hands this week and to the Legislature by the end of...
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Five Questions for Steven Medema

Medema Since 1989, Steven Medema has been a member of the University of Colorado faculty, researching and teaching economics — from the history of economic...
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INVST marks 20th year with gala, workshops

Photo courtesy of INVST Former INVST students working with a nonprofit organization in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Photo courtesy of INVSTFormer INVST...
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PERA rescue plan signed into law by governor

Gov. Bill Ritter on Tuesday, Feb. 23, signed legislation that will reduce PERA retiree benefits but keep the pension plan afloat. Ritter said the changes made...
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Five Questions for Tad Pfeffer

Pfeffer A love of snow, ice and cold weather has become for Tad Pfeffer a lifelong passion to help the world understand the transformation of glaciers and the...
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PERA rescue plan ready for governor's signature

Legislation that proponents contend is needed to keep the Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) fund from disintegrating passed the Colorado House on...
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Five Questions for Joanne Belknap

For more than 25 years, Joanne Belknap has been an advocate for women, especially those who have been victimized or find themselves in the midst of an...
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House Finance Committee approves PERA rescue plan

Acknowledging that legal battles were certain, the House Finance Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 10, voted 8-3 for a bill that proponents say would rescue the...
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Staff Council looks to boost participation

University of Colorado Staff Council considered ways to promote and raise its visibility; discussed the effects of House Bill 11-1301 and reviewed details of...
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State senators advance PERA rescue plan

The Colorado Senate on Monday passed a bill that sponsors say would shore up the Public Employees' Retirement Association over the next 30 years. SB10-001,...
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Five Questions for Shelby Wolf

Shelby Wolf Professor, School of Education University of Colorado at Boulder Shelby WolfProfessor, School of EducationUniversity of Colorado at Boulder On any...
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PERA rescue plan moves forward at Capitol

Legislation intended to stabilize the Public Employee's Retirement Association pension fund passed the Senate Finance Committee by a 5-2 vote Tuesday night...
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Five Questions for Richard Wobbekind

Richard Wobbekind Thank a man and some gorillas in a cage for pushing Richard Wobbekind to study economics, but thank his parents and mentors for helping him...

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