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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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While I am in favor of a wellness approach to health insurance (a healthy population is cheaper to insure), CU’s Wellness Initiative, highlighted in the Dec. 22, 2011, issue of CU Connections ,...
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Viola We want to sincerely thank everyone who contributed to the success of the five 2011 Bonfils blood drives at CU-Boulder. There were 1,133 units of blood collected this year, a 21 percent...
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After reading about the “Green Roof” at Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (July 6 issue), I thought, wouldn’t it be great if the Boulder campus had gardens available for staff? What an amazing gift...
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The April 27 issue of the Faculty and Staff Newsletter reported that the Board of Regents voted in favor of tuition increases and a salary pool . I found Regent James Geddes' comment a mix of irony...
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The percentage of unemployed workers is close to 9 percent. Some unemployment is due to the loss of manufacturing jobs. Historically, workers must be trained for new jobs like IT, for example. But...
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I attended President Benson's recent town hall presentation to the Boulder campus. He spoke of the difficult budget situation and its impact on the institution's ability to maintain competitive...
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While it was good to hear news about how well various CU schools have done in the recent U.S. News ranking of graduate programs, it's good to remember that these rankings can cut both ways. More...
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I have been a state employee for nine years and it has taken me 30 years to find a job I love. However, it is becoming increasingly difficult to survive. The classified staff employees have not...
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While most of us still miss the Silver & Gold and the opportunity to read from the printed page, it is gratifying to have space in the Faculty and Staff Newsletter for our letters and opinions...
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I am becoming more and more concerned about my paycheck here. I don't expect my employer to worry too much about how much comes out in tax withholdings, however the recent changes have caused some...
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As a survivor of throat cancer, I read Roger Ebert's recent blog with a heavy heart and tears in my eyes. Mr. Ebert will, indeed, be terribly missed at the Conference on World Affairs. Thank you for...
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If the tuition benefit is extended to dependants (Feb. 9 issue), the current requirement that courses taken by employees must be job related should be eliminated. Why shouldn't employees also have...
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The recent announcement that Social Security withholding will be reduced to 4.2 percent from its previous 6.2 percent rate basically gives some CU employees a raise while others found their incomes...
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The thought of a name change at Metropolitan State College, to include the word "university," is somewhat difficult to get a handle on. You cannot call a cow a duck if it sounds like a cow and looks...
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Recent letters about PERA suggest that the writer has a bad case of "the grass is greener on the other side of the fence" syndrome. Most faculty have also had stagnant salaries. If one worries about...
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Recent letters about PERA suggest that the writer has a bad case of "the grass is greener on the other side of the fence" syndrome. Most faculty have also had stagnant salaries. If one worries about...
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Last April, the Faculty and Staff Newsletter published a letter I submitted on the topic of the 2.5 percent pay cut PERA employees received for FY11. At the time, I wrote, "(B)oth PERA and the state...
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Kudos to the Faculty Council for aiming to improve communication , both internally and externally (Dec. 8 issue). As Chancellor Wartgow stressed at the Dec. 3 meeting with CLAS faculty, it is...
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I was surprised to see some spots assigned to low-emission vehicles at the Henderson Parking garage at the Anschutz Medical Campus. I find this policy to be unfair and misused. I would love to buy a...
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I write to thank the CU-Boulder anthropology department and Chair Bert Covert for covering my conference fee for the October 2010 Governance Conference in Boulder. I shared the knowledge from the...
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I strongly disagree with the university's decision to offer Colorado Weigh at its various campuses (Nov. 10 Newsletter). I do support the University of Colorado's vision of encouraging a healthy...
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I strongly disagree with the university's decision to offer Colorado Weigh at its various campuses (Nov. 10 Newsletter). I do support the University of Colorado's vision of encouraging a healthy...
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In this era of state-level disinvestment in higher education, I propose that our system president and the campus chancellors provide leadership advocacy for the University of Colorado and its sister...

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