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CU Boulder history instructor baffled and offended by pro-pot protest

Half the students in Prof. William Watson's Western Civilization course at University of Colorado Boulder abandoned class last Wednesday to join the "4/20" pro-legalization marijuana protest being held on campus. Watson blogged that he was taken by surprise by the pot protest-- an annual event that garners national media coverage-- but that it ironically gave his lecture that day on Protestant religious values greater power and relevancy. Watson told the students who showed up that it was the Protestant Work Ethic that made America great and encouraged them to "live responsible and sober li[ves]... and one day become good spouse[s] and parent[s]." He told them that they would all receive extra credit for their "faithful attendance" and for "choosing to learn about responsibility, instead of blowing smoke in the quad."

Former federal comptroller laments the lack of realistic budget solutions in...

According to former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, the budget showdown and looming federal government shutdown is an irrational fight over a relatively insignificant issue. “It’s like politicians in Washington are arguing over the bar tab on the Titanic while we’re heading toward the iceberg ready to sink the entire ship.”

CU unveils 10-year master plan for campus construction and renovation projects

The University of Colorado today released a draft of the master plan for campus construction and renovation projects in the next ten years.

CU Students rally to support ASSET bill to provide in-state tuition...

BOULDER – Over 100 CU students braved the fierce cold on Wednesday to show support for SB 126, which would grant undocumented Colorado students access to higher education through in-state tuition.

Colorado kids rank 11th smartest in study comparing test scores with...

Amidst ongoing debate over the state's role in providing breakfast for school children comes a report indicating that kids living in poverty do worse in school than kids whose families have more resources.

Beehive Design Collective illustrates what it says is the true cost...

BOULDER -- Nearly 50 percent of the electricity used in the United States comes from burning coal. In China, coal supplies 71 percent of the total energy consumption. But some wonder if we know the full picture of how that coal is extracted from the ground and brought to the power plant.

In wake of repeal, a look back at how ‘Don’t Ask,...

Members of the government in Washington, reviled by the majority of the American public as a pack of petty partisan do-nothings, took action this weekend. Democrats and Republicans joined together in an inspired last-ditch effort that succeeded in repealing the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" military policy banning gay soldiers from serving openly. The 17-year-old policy reflected a confused transitional moment in U.S. history. It was written by military brass referencing no serious empirical data. It asked soldiers to lie to each other and to their commanding officers. It resulted in tens of thousands of discharges and hundreds of millions of wasted dollars on education, combat training and legal fees. Even though the policy's end came too late to prevent the career disasters that befell gay service members such as CU Boulder Air Force ROTC Cadet Mara Boyd, maybe it came in time to see many of those careers resurrected.

CU immigrant tuition equity movement benefits from ‘teach-in’

BOULDER - Roughly 100 University of Colorado-Boulder students working to secure tuition equity for the state's undocumented teens got a boost Wednesday from professors...

Bennet pleads case at CU Boulder: ‘If you vote, we win’

BOULDER -- Swinging through University Memorial Center on the CU-Boulder campus minutes ago, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet pleaded soft and loud for students here...

Bennet back to working the base

BOULDER -- Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet is eschewing right wing talk radio to rally more likely supporters on Election Day. He's due to arrive...
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