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CU Boulder researcher is campaigning to make Barbie better

Casey Fiesler has been tapped by Mattel a consultant
Casey Fiesler's been both a critic and a champion of various career Barbie iterations. In 2014, Fiesler went viral when she joined the widespread criticism of the book accompanying the computer engineer Barbie, which painted the iconic doll as incompetent at her job. Full Story
EU ambassador to the U.S. to speak at University of Colorado event
The University of Colorado will host a global town hall this weekend, the first in a series between now and 2020, when the United Nations marks its 75th anniversary. Full Story

Judge dismisses claims against CU officials in Joe Tumpkin lawsuit
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against University of Colorado Head Football Coach Mike MacIntyre, Athletic Director Rick George, Chancellor Phil DiStefano and President Bruce Benson filed by the woman who accused former Buffs assistant coach Joe Tumpkin of domestic violence. Full Story

Bruce Benson to retire as University of Colorado's longest-serving president in 6 decades
University of Colorado President Bruce Benson, a Republican oilman whose hiring was met with controversy 10 years ago, announced Wednesday that he plans to retire next summer, having gone on to become CU's longest-serving leader in more than six decades. Full Story

Survey: CU President Bruce Benson's salary well below median pay for college presidents
University of Colorado President Bruce Benson's salary ranks well below the median of public university leaders, new survey data shows. Full Story

Dead & Company concerts at CU yield 4 arrests, 1 citation over weekend
The estimated 58,500 fans who watched the Dead & Company perform two shows over the weekend at Folsom Field were well behaved overall, according to University of Colorado police. Full Story

Boulder embraces Dead & Company, musical touchstone for generations
Rock with roots reaching back half a century filled Folsom Field on Friday as Dead & Company kicked off two nights of shows in Boulder for a third year running. Full Story

CU regents discuss personality diagnostics, leadership styles: 'It's really about personal awareness'
The University of Colorado regents on Friday used the results of a personality diagnostic test as a launch point for a discussion about improving their communication and conflict resolution. Full Story

Some University of Colorado regents propose measuring, increasing support for political diversity
TABERNASH - Tensions flared Thursday among the University of Colorado regents as they discussed metrics by which they'll measure system and campus success. Full Story

CU Boulder launches review after professor uses university account to misappropriate research funds
The University of Colorado is reviewing some of its auxiliary accounts in the wake of revelations that a professor used such an account to circumvent customary controls and use funds from a federal research contract for personal expenses. Full Story

Boulder ready to rock — and take fans' cash — with return of Dead & Company
Laying their heads by the riverside or at some other bucolic bivouac has proven not to be the way most Dead & Company fans roll, so the band's return to Boulder this weekend likely will impact local merchants more than it does park rangers or the law enforcement community. Full Story

CU regents take personality tests in latest bid to better get along
The University of Colorado's elected regents will try a new tactic to get along: personality tests. They'll gather for their annual summer retreat in Tabernash on Thursday and Friday for public meetings, and one of the sessions will focus on the results of personality tests they took in advance. Full Story

CU Boulder professor misappropriated funds from Los Alamos research contract, feds say
A University of Colorado mechanical engineering professor pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to mail fraud related to a contract he obtained with Los Alamos National Laboratories in 2008 and used for personal expenses, including international travel. Full Story

CU Boulder instructor introduces parking lot plots for bees: 'The bees can't wait'
The edge of a Boulder parking lot has been transformed into a haven for bees native to Colorado. More than 20 native plants have replaced shrubs and line two sides of the parking lot next to the intersection of Canyon Boulevard and 14th Street, near the Boulder County Farmers Market. Full Story

CU Boulder seeking community members for intergenerational writing class
For the third year in a row, a University of Colorado writing class will involve community members who are 60 or older. Full Story

First tenants moving into new CU Boulder building on top of Euclid parking garage
After five years of planning and construction, the University of Colorado's Center for Academic Success and Excellence has its first tenants. Full Story

CU Boulder to increase discrimination, harassment training following post-Tumpkin policy review
The University of Colorado will increase the frequency of employees' training on discrimination and harassment policies under new recommendations made in the wake of the Boulder campus's botched handling of domestic violence allegations against a former football coach. Full Story

CU Boulder grad students advocate for paid parental leave: 'This really is a barrier'
Maggie Jacoby nearly decided against pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Colorado. The 31-year-old, who is a graduate student and research assistant in the architectural engineering department, enrolled first as a master's student before she was faced with a difficult decision: pursue her PhD and postpone having children or scrap plans to pursue the degree in favor of starting a family. Full Story

CU Boulder officially removes Coors name from events center
After more than two decades, the University of Colorado's Coors Events Center is officially no more. As of July 1, the building that houses the university's basketball and volleyball teams became the CU Events Center. Full Story

CU praises campus diversity as officials review Trump's shift on use of race in school admissions
Praising campus diversity, University of Colorado officials said they plan to review the Trump administration's decision Tuesday to rescind Obama-era guidelines that encouraged universities to consider an applicant's race when making admissions decisions. Full Story

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College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

 
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College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

 
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Second Story Garage: Gasoline Lollipops

The Boulder alt-country band gives its EPs names such as Death and Resurrection, and its songs bear the mark of hard truths and sin. But the punk energy behind the playing, and the sense that it's all in good fun, make it OK to dance to a song like "Death." Full Story