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MWB Builds Bridges in Nicaragua

Along with the opportunities provided by the international office, student organizations also create opportunities for students to travel and gain valuable international perspective. Over winter break, Mines Without Borders traveled to Nicaragua to build a pedestrian bridge for a local community. The experience provided students with perspective to living conditions in Nicaragua and they also…

Hike for Help Travels to Nepal

Hike for Help is a student organization that travels to Nepal to conduct humanitarian work with different projects to help the local impoverished communities. This last winter break, the members traveled to Nepal with the help of  Lhakpa Sherpa, the owner of Sherpa House, to build restrooms along the heavily used trails leading up to…

CU Environmental Center: Buffs Go Green

The level of Environmental Awareness on college campuses directly affects the development of students sustainability goals and value of future action addressing climate change. Sarah-Dawn Haynes, program assistant at the environmental center at CU Boulder stated, “Students are really redefining their values. They could be extremely different from their home towns.” CU’s environmental center has…

Faculty Productivity Model Talk
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Mines’ Faculty Productivity Model: Looking into the Source of Controversy

At this year’s annual campus conference held before the start of fall classes, President Paul Johnson, with the help of Interim Provost Tom Boyd discussed a faculty productivity model focused on equally distributing Mines’ resources amongst the different colleges. This new model, however, has caused a stirring among the faculty as it appears to only…

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