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News Nuggets, 25 August 2009: Fracking fluid, it’s toasted!

Dug up fresh, daily. SECRET FORMULA: In Wyoming it's the same as it is here in Colorado. "How in god’s name can the oil industry...

News Nuggets: 22 July 2009

Dug up fresh, daily. PRIMETIME FACEBOOK PRESSER: Obama is talking to journos Chuck Todd and Jake Tapper about health care right now from a podium...

Have you seen this CSU candidate for chancellor?

(Updates I and II below) Who's this guy? Help us find out. It's the guy in the background, the one who almost could be...

Blake skirted formal CSU chancellor search process, selected 6 days later

The Coloradoan today reports more evidence that the Colorado State University System board and Joe Blake likely violated state laws by meeting secretly to discuss his application for the chancellorship. Blake formally submitted his application for the position the same day of a closed April 29 meeting with the head of the CSU governing board. Blake, then-vice chair of the board, was named sole finalist for the chancellor position by the board a week later.

While CU cuts exec salaries, CSU hires chancellor and hikes tuition

As Colorado State University prepares to hire a top executive at the school, expanding its administration significantly, it appears University of Colorado President Bruce Benson is taking the state's leading research university in the other direction, eliminating 54 administrative offices and slashing executive pay to cut a total of $6.2 million from the university's $39 million operating budget.

Media law expert: Secret CSU chancellor meeting likely illegal

The search for Colorado State University's first-ever chancellor has become positively Cheney-esque in its intrigue and now possible law-breaking by the Board of Governors. Bob Moore at the Coloradoan has the goods on the selection of CSU Board of Governors Vice Chairman Joe Blake as its chancellor-finalist.

CSU board member Blake selected chancellor

The Colorado State University Board of Governors named CSU Board Vice President Joe Blake its sole finalist for chancellor on Tuesday just hours after Senate Majority Leader Brandon Shaffer killed a bill he co-sponsored that demanded greater transparency in the state's public university leadership appointments.

Despite secrecy, budget crunch, CSU chancellor search presses forward

Rocked by the former president's high-stakes budget shifting, Colorado State University is gambling once again that upping administration costs will bolster its future. The controversial search for the land grant university's first chancellor comes amid faculty and staff layoffs, a looming multi-million budget shortfall and another round of expected state tuition hikes. But what good does a high-level executive ensconced in a Denver office bring to thousands of middle class students and dwindling ranks of tenured faculty at the Fort Collins and Pueblo campuses?

Little-known Denver office central to controversial CSU chancellor search

Investigation of the veiled process by which Colorado State University decided to hire its first system-wide chancellor to lobby lawmakers and "attend cocktail parties" leads to a nondescript administrative division housed in Denver.
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