Memorial paints rosier financial picture

Memorial Health System’s financial picture is looking pretty rosy these days – thanks to some changes made internally and to the rebounding stock market. Memorial reported January earnings at $4.8 million, exceeding its budget and the previous year’s numbers. The information was part of the hospital’s monthly report to the Colorado Springs City Council. “In […]

CU launches billion-dollar fundraising effort

The University of Colorado system is launching its most ambitious fundraising campaign in the university system’s history. The $1.5 billion comprehensive campaign will benefit all four campuses, including the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The university has raised more than $900 million since the silent phase of the campaign began in July2006. Major fundraising […]

Economic stress hits next generation hard

Hit hard by a deepening recession during first quarter 2009, students were faced with tough choices – and in some cases, panicked. A study by the University of Arizona showed that students struggled with the financial recession just as adults did – and their experiences could echo through the economy for years. In an Arizona […]

City committee a good idea, but …

If you’re inclined to keep score, I’ll help you out: There will be five uses of “but” in this column, which means that almost every time I am making a point, I’ll be contradicting something I previously wrote. In an open letter that ran in the CSBJ’s Jan. 29 edition, Steve Bartolin, the CEO of […]