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University of Colorado at Boulder

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  • The commencement speaker boondoggle

    With commencement season heading into full swing, the scandal du jour is the rising number of speakers hounded off their graduation podiums (podia?) by student protests or threats thereof. Rutgers graduates and their parents will be deprived of the...
  • A beer pioneer launches Jordan's first microbrewery

    A beer pioneer launches Jordan's first microbrewery
    Yazan Karadsheh is wary of unannounced visitors. When a car without an appointment arrives in the outer yard of his factory, seven guard dogs surround it, barking furiously. Karadsheh trudges out with three of his employees to check the source of the...
  • U. of C., Knox College among schools being investigated for handling of sex cases

    U. of C., Knox College among schools being investigated for handling of sex cases
    The University of Chicago and Knox College are among 55 schools under federal investigation for their handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints, according to a list released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Education. Both schools have...
  • Crazy in Colorado, or are male philosophy profs really sexist pigs?

    Crazy in Colorado, or are male philosophy profs really sexist pigs?
    They're the Buridan's Ass bandits! The feminist police who patrol academia for signs of "rape culture" must have run out of fraternity houses to pick on, so they've decided to go after -- philosophy professors. Yes, you read that right. You might think...
  • No joke, Chicago is America's funniest city

    No joke, Chicago is America's funniest city
    Chicago is seriously funny. A new study by the University of Colorado at Boulder ranks Chicago as America’s funniest city, beating out laugh riots Boston and Atlanta to claim the top spot. Researchers hailed Chicagoans for their witty banter and...
  • Amid marijuana safety concerns, Colorado unveils pot vending machines

    LITTLETON, Colo. — In the posh resorts of Vail Valley, where celebrities are as common as the paparazzi who stalk them, a machine has suddenly stolen the limelight. Meet Zazzz, thought to be the nation's first identity-verifying marijuana...
  • What's in Beijing smog? 1,300 microbe species, study finds

    As if it weren’t bad enough to breathe already, a new study has detected traces of more than 1,300 species of microbes in some of Beijing’s most polluted air. Most of the microbes detected by scientists were harmless bacteria that are...
  • Richard J. Cross

    With heavy hearts and eternal hope, the family of Richard Cross announces his passing on December 19, 2013. Richard follows his beloved wife of 56 years, Susie. He is survived by his son John Cross and his wife, Donna, daughter Carolyn Suttle and her...
  • Astronaut Scott Carpenter dies at 88; second American to orbit Earth

    M. Scott Carpenter, a college dropout and local ne'er-do-well who became the second American to orbit Earth, wasn't proud of the way his teen years took off. "The local papers that say I was just a normal boy are trying to think of something not bad...
  • Colorado Floods Bad, But The Bigger Story Was The Rain

    Boulder, Colorado. Both of these names derive from torrential river flows. So why the media hysteria about the floods there last month? The city of Boulder was named for Boulder Creek, which was named for the abundance of large boulders. How did they...
  • With previous tragedy in mind, Boulder, Colo., was ready for flood

    BOULDER, Colo. — Clancy Philipsborn stood on the banks of Boulder Creek examining the flood-level marker he helped erect. The 18-foot stone and glass tower was a bit damaged but still standing. "This piece of granite broke off," he said, running...