Letters to the Editor
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In response to How did the garden grow? , regarding the mystery flowers: After the demolition of the Red Cross building, the Facilities Management Grounds department spread wildflower seeds to the...
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A few months back, an old building was torn down off of Montview Boulevard, across from the large apartment complex and next to an old chapel and library. In the deserted lot is a plethora of wild...
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Dear CU Family, The members of the CU Faculty Council Ethnic and Minority Affairs Committee (EMAC) would like to recognize and discuss the important events spurring a meaningful learning opportunity...
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I well understand and appreciate the public health implications of a smoke-free campus. However, we may need to rethink this well-intentioned initiative for a few different reasons. Because of what I...
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Thanks so much for the interview with Pam Laird (CU Connections, Aug. 14 ). What an inspirational person. I hope she submits a proposal for the Faculty Council’s Women’s Symposium. She has much to...
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Steven Hayward, Visiting Scholar of Conservative Thought and Policy When the University of Colorado Boulder announced its three-year pilot to establish a Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and...
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I have never been a smoker and was not aware I had become a smoker but evidently I am, as HRMS shows that I smoke. I just want to know ... do I smoke tobacco or marijuana? From Employee Services: Why...
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Fifty years ago John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Although much has been written about his legacy, one component that remains as relevant today as it was 50 years ago is his call to service...
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The University of Colorado has set a goal to be one of the healthiest places to work, and we need your help to make it happen. We understand the importance of your health, and we are providing you...
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Recently President Benson sent a mass email to CU staff (and others) titled, “The window into CU,” espousing the value of intercollegiate athletics and asking us to support the athletic programs –...
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I listen to everyone, including myself, complain because state classified employees have gone years with no pay increase. The exempt employees have been given salary increases by the regents because...
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I’m happy to see Staff Council undertake a resolution that encourages CU-Boulder to find (and fund) a mechanism that will allow classified staff to receive salary increases ( CU Connections, Oct. 25...
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If you work on or visit the Anschutz Medical Campus, you will meet up with street closures. I can understand those next to construction projects. However, Wheeling Street north of 19th Place has been...
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I have discovered that the shingles vaccine is not covered by Cigna until after age 60, while our former provider, Anthem, covered it after age 50 in accordance with current medical thinking. Cigna...
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Aug. 30: Once again it is another 90-plus-degrees day and those of us who work, teach and study in buildings without a swamp cooler or air conditioning are suffering. I not only work in such a...
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Workplace wellness is not a new concept. It has been around for years and looks very similar from workplace to workplace. The usual elements include “opt in” participation in a health risk appraisal...
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Dear Members of the University of Colorado Community, As we approach the end of the academic year and commencement, I want to thank each of you for all your efforts. Even though we face fiscal...
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I am writing to congratulate Dr. (Alexander) Bracken on his new assignment as the Quigg and Virginia S. Newton Endowed Chair in Leadership ( CU Connections, Feb. 2 ). Dr. Bracken was “Sandy” to me as...
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Many people believe perception is reality. If that is the case, then Chancellor Phil DiStefano and the CU administration didn’t do itself or CU employees any good by not being transparent in regards...
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Dear “Leadership” of the University of Colorado-Boulder, I do not disagree with the philosophy that in order to retain good employees that care about the greater good of the institution you need to...
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I write to affirm the point made by the author of the Feb. 16 letter “Salary talk detracts from greater budget concern.” The author correctly notes that rather than blaming salary, “you actually...
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The Letter to the editor ( CU Connections, Feb. 9 ) complaining about administrator raises misses a much larger and more important point than it makes. Yes, the Boulder chancellor now makes $389,000...
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The CU Connections news story “Tuition benefit likely to be expanded in April” ( Feb. 2 ) discusses how an expansion of the tuition waiver benefit for CU employees is “on track.” It outlines how the...
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The powers that be have given themselves some hefty raises and have left the rest of us lowly workers out in the cold. I wonder where the value of ethics comes into play here? We are asked time and...
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Dear President Benson: I read the article in the Daily Camera in which you defended the raises awarded to the top administrators at CU. I’ve been an employee of the university for 10 years now. My...

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