Latest CU News

Here you can find the latest news about the CU campuses regarding antiracism

DEI Innovation Fund will augment campuses, system diversity efforts

October 15th 2020

"CU President Mark Kennedy collaborated with the CU Foundation Board of Directors to create a $5 million DEI Innovation Fund"
By Staff in University of Colorado's "CU Connections"

GOP could lose control of University of Colorado Board of Regents for the first time in 4 decades

October 11th, 2020

"The University of Colorado Board of Regents is due for some new blood in 2020 with three positions up for election... the nine-member board hasn’t had three newcomers at once since 2008."
By Elizabeth Hernandez for the Denver Post

"University of Colorado Boulder lacks public coronavirus data on race, ethnicity"

October 3rd 2020

"Missing data hinders targeted response". Coverage of CU's COVID tracking data in the Boulder Daily Camera. 

"A movement, not a moment:
A deeper look into Black Lives Matter in 2020"

September 30th 2020

The Bold makes a timeline summarizing events from 2020 related to the BLM movement.
 By Areyana Proctor

CU Regents Meeting

September 10th 2020

Listen for public commentary by CU students regarding prioritization of anti-racism work 

Scholar Strike at CU Boulder

September 9th 2020

From the Boulder Daily Camera:
"Editor’s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified those responsible for organizing the CU Scholar Strike. It was organized by Black, Indigenous and people of color who are current and former University of Colorado Boulder students, faculty and staff."

"CU student leader and Regent Linda Shoemaker point to failings in CU’s approach to antiracism"

August 30th 2020

Mairead Brogran for the CU Independent, CU Boulder's student news

"Co-founders of Black Lives Matter movement to give CU virtual talk Sept. 16"

September 2nd 2020

"Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi and Alicia Garza, the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter Global Network, will give a virtual talk to the CU Boulder community on Wednesday, Sept. 16."

"An institution that uplifts and empowers"

August 28th 2020

Commentary by CU graduate students Casey McManus and Callie Rhodin in the Boulder Daily Camera

"The Missing BIPOC of CU Boulder art installation stands at Norlin Library"

August 30th 2020

"40 silhouettes stand in for The Missing Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) at CU Boulder. Installed by The Radical BIPOC/Femme Collective and allied groups, the art stands in the sundial area of Norlin Library."
(CU Independent)

CU and Prison Labor in the Boulder Daily Camera

August 29th 2020

An Open Forum in the Boulder Daily Camera highlights CU's ongoing use of prison inmate labor for suppling campus furniture

"CU Students Use ‘Artivism’ To Demand Systemic Changes On Boulder Campus"

August 26th 2020

Coverage of "The missing BIPOC people of CU Boulder" art installation by CBS Denver News

CU Boulder students press officials for action against racism

August 26th 2020

The Daily Camera reports on the recent letter sent to Chancellor Phil DiStefano and the art installation outside of Norlin Library

Fighting racism: Building coalition among racial minorities

August 26th 2020

A commentary in Medium by CU's Rezwan Masud

Faculty Council Statement in response to President Kennedy's July memo

August 25th 2020

Faculty Council's response to CU President Mark Kennedy's July memo attempting to silence free speech

Denver Post's coverage of President Mark Kennedy's attempt to silence free speech

August 25th 2020

CU administration is trying to silence us, but we will not be quiet

Guest opinion: Regent Linda Shoemaker: What do CU’s BIPOC students want?

August 8th 2020

The Daily Camera publishes CU Regent Linda Shoemaker's comments on BIPOC student demands

Free anti-racism course opens door to 'some very difficult questions'

August 7th 2020

"CU Boulder Today recently spoke with Shawn O’Neal, a doctoral candidate in ethnic studies, to learn more about Anti-Racism I, the first of three new Coursera courses he has developed with Jennifer Ho, professor of ethnic studies and director of the Center for Humanities and the Arts (CHA). "

CU diversity discussion frustrates Boulder students

August 4th 2020

Daily Camera reports on CU students response to a regent meeting regarding diversity

A petition created by two CU Boulder students seeks to make Black, Indigenous and other people of color feel safe, heard and valued

July 29th 2020

Colorado Arts and Science Magazine- "Galvanized by recent racist incidents around the country and on campus, student activists Olivia Gardner and Ruth Woldemichael are challenging systemic racism, unconscious bias and microaggressions at the University of Colorado Boulder. "

Chancellor announces immediate anti-racism actions to transform campus

June 18th 2020

Colorado Arts and Science Magazine- "Galvanized by recent racist incidents around the country and on campus, student activists Olivia Gardner and Ruth Woldemichael are challenging systemic racism, unconscious bias and microaggressions at the University of Colorado Boulder. "

Racist posts by CU Boulder students draw condemnation, calls for change

June 10th 2020

Times Call reports on unrest among students about racist comments online