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The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is all grown up and headed into a new school year as one of the region’s emerging economic drivers. The university, once a small commuter college, now packs a $310 million economic punch to the local economy and is growing. This year, the university is building a $17.5 […]
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Colleges and universities in this region have had a productive year: Some have started, continued or planned major construction projects, while reinforcing their reputations as community leaders and forward-thinking institutions. They’re not letting piecemeal state and federal funding stop them from continuing as great regional assets.   December 13 PPCC plans downtown expansion The next […]
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Five university vice presidents from China will spend 17 weeks at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs to study American academia. The university presidents are from Jiangsu (John-Soo) Province. UCCS faculty and students will welcome the Chinese team in an open-to-the public ceremony  at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 14 in Dwire Hall 204. The ceremony will […]
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When the Pikes Peak Library District opens its new branch near the city’s northern edge in June, Colorado Springs will welcome a facility that administrators say is unlike any other in the region. “It’s not just a building,” said PPLD Executive Director Paula Miller. “We’re changing the way we deliver public library service in several […]
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Metropolitan State College of Denver is considering a tuition cut for illegal-immigrant students. The proposal being considered by an advisory board on Wednesday would cut rates by more than half. Students would have to prove they are high school graduates and have lived in the state for at least three years. The rate would still […]
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Pikes Peak Community College has created a new position to oversee its manufacturing and technical programs. The position aims to connect local manufacturing workforce needs with the college’s growing manufacturing programs. The associate dean for manufacturing, industry and technical studies is a position that has been tops on PPCC President Lance Bolton’s list since he […]
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The U.S. Air Force Academy is looking to cash in on its entrepreneurial spirit. For more than a half-century, the Academy has been a hotbed of research and development for all manner of technology — related to military and commercial applications — and is now looking to this innovation for potential revenue streams. “What we’re […]
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Ashley Buckner has had a passion for cooking since she was a young girl. While attending School District 49’s Springs Studio for Academic Excellence, she started taking culinary classes at Pikes Peak Community College. Now a full-time student who also works about 22 hours a week at Cheyenne Mountain Country Club, Buckner is close to […]
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The GOP tax plan has Colorado universities worried about a range of issues, from the future of graduate students and philanthropy to building projects and workforce development. The proposal that’s raised the most vocal opposition from students and universities is a plan to tax tuition waivers, which appears in the...
Three local school districts are asking voters to approve ballot issues to make up for state funding shortfalls that have left schools struggling to make ends meet. Academy District 20 is seeking bond funding that will see no increase in property taxes, and District 49, which covers the eastern side of El Paso County from […]
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