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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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Faculty Senate Works to Implement and Improve the Workload Model

The Faculty Senate serves as the communication medium between the faculty and administration As a result, they play a vital role in communicating the new policy, and overseeing its implementation. According to Dinesh Mehta, the Faculty Senate President, the Faculty Senate is “evaluating how [the productivity model] will affect faculty and students and is providing […]

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The Human-Centered Design Studio

While senior design projects are inherently innovative, one team is tackling disability-related barriers with a special project this semester. The Human Centered Design Studio (HCDS) team consists of 26 Mechanical and Electrical engineering students working on a variety of adaptive sports equipment projects that will allow people with disabilities to participate in activities that they […]

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Mines Alumni Spotlight: James Tyree

While STEM fields may sometimes seem far removed from the political sphere, CSM alum James Tyree is using his environmental engineering knowledge to benefit important policy development. Originally from Corpus Christi, Tyree graduated from Mines in 2007 with a B.S. in engineering with an environmental specialty and the McBride Honors minor in Public Affairs. “There […]

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Professor and Friend: Remembering Dr. Paul Ogg

Students and staff were devastated to hear of the passing of Dr. Paul Ogg on July 1, 2016 after his 18 month long battle with T-cell lymphoma. Dr. Ogg (CBE) taught at Mines for almost a decade as a member of the Chemical and Biological Engineering department. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from […]

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Featured Interview with Bill Nye

The following is a condensed version of The Oredigger’s interview with Bill Nye. What about science makes you so excited, and how can teachers get this across to students? Nye was excited right away with this question. His immediate response was “How can they not?!” He talked about how science is important for the future, […]

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Nye Encourages Focus on Climate Change

With his signature bow tie and nerdy science jokes, Bill Nye visited campus to share a humorous lecture with a crowd of over 2,000 Mines’ students, faculty and alumni. While Nye spoke about everything from sundial science to his recent trip to Greenland, his biggest message encouraged today’s engineers to use science to save the […]

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Student Organizations

Dance, Dance

If you spend even a quarter of the time that I spend in the library each week, you have undoubtedly noticed the blue and white striped flyers excitedly inviting each and every Mines student to Dance Team tryouts. These intriguing flyers inspire my mind to wander off from my Partial Differential Equations homework, and into […]

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Mines Little Theater Prepares for New Season

Mines’ Little Theater (MLT) is one of too few school supported creative groups on campus. A lot of people do not know what MLT is getting up to on a regular basis and that means that they are missing out on some exciting productions. This semester, MLT is working on two separate Fall plays that […]

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Denver Music Scene Review: Gleemer

The dream-pop genre has seldom been mentioned in the local music scene until recently, with Loveland-based group Gleemer taking the stage. Their unique sound tickles the senses with a brush of floating vocals, driving guitars and lyrics that feel as though they’ve been in your heart before you even put on your headphones. Gleemer’s talents […]