(Published 1:15 p.m. April 5, 2013) A pocket brain monitoring device, a luxury accessories line and a fresh fish farm using aquaponics could be some of the next big ideas. They are the three top ideas that took home cash prizes Thursday at Colorado College’s “The Big Idea” contest, where students were vying for a […]
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A long-debated proposal about college tuition for illegal immigrants is being debated in the Colorado Senate. But the real test awaits across the hall in the Republican-led House. This year’s immigrant tuition bill would allow residents who are illegal immigrants to attend state universities at tuition rates that are higher than those for in-state students […]
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Colorado College has completed a $14 million renovation of Slocum Hall, one of its largest residence halls. Built in the 1950s, the makeover was designed to create new study spaces in the building, enhancing the sense of community and collaboration. The residence hall now has an open lounge on the first floor, as well as […]
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New technology has the potential to eliminate some jobs, although that same progress can lead to the creation of other positions, such as when the typewriter was replaced by the computer, which helped propel the IT industry. “Technology creates new and different jobs, and often higher-paying jobs,” said Dave Jeffrey, president of JPM Prototype & […]
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Colorado Springs and its neighboring communities will face challenges on the way to economic prosperity in 2015, according to a recent economic outlook report by the Business Research Division of CU-Boulder. The report, released last month during a forum at the university, included predictable optimism about future growth in the Denver metro area, but more […]
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Several girls gathered to the west of the giant, muddy puddle that had formed just outside the boundaries of Sondermann Park, where the sounds of Interstate 25 are all but lost alongside the gurgle of Mesa Creek. “I’m not touching any mud,” one said, matter-of-factly. “Me either,” was the response. All of that changed. The […]
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A new initiative among local school districts and employers aims to create a talent pipeline in Colorado Springs. The Pikes Peak Business & Education Alliance is a workforce development collaboration between 12 school districts in the Pikes Peak region and local businesses, said Bob Gemignani, the workplace learning manager for El Paso County School District […]
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Parents of military-connected children in the Colorado Springs area can join other concerned parents to learn more about whether their students are on track to be successful in college and their careers, according to a news release issued by the Military Child Education Coalition, which added the conversation will also focus on issues facing military-connected and highly […]
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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation gave Colorado College an $800,000 grant to support its strategic plan. The grant–to be used during the next four years– is the largest the college has received from the foundation. The award will allow the college to strengthen its signature Block Plan, launched in 1970, in which students study one […]
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When Nathan and Melissa Liljestrand’s remodeling business, Custom Creations, needed a bottom-line makeover, they took it to the Small Business Development Center’s Leading Edge class. The couple’s business plan has advanced to a state-level competition, where it will compete against the business plans submitted by 14 other SBDCs for a cash prize. The SBDCs 13-week Leading […]
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Online graduate programs in business, engineering and nursing at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs are among the best in the nation, according to the editors of U.S. News and World Report. “Online education provides a valuable alternative to individuals seeking career advancement while often balancing work and family responsibilities,” Venkat Reddy, assistant vice chancellor, […]
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Atlas Preparatory School began developing Colorado Springs’ workforce years ago. The nonprofit public charter school launched to help grow the community from the ground up, student by student. Efforts target children from low-income families, and the teachers work individually with each student, instructing them in both academic and life lessons to prepare them for adulthood. […]
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