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Mines Struggles to Begin Sustainability Efforts

The Sustainability Committee on campus serves to promote sustainability at Mines. It works to direct research, teaching, and facilities towards environmental impact awareness. According to Kathryn Roberts who has served on the committee and works closely with the group, “It’s never really gotten off of the ground.” Roberts explained that the committee has recently made […]

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Sustainable Architecture on Campus

When one thinks of sustainable architecture on campus, the steam tunnels that run from Coors to heat our sidewalk normally come to mind. As Chris Cocallas, the University Architect at Mines, explained, the heating and cooling infrastructure at Mines is based on, “Steam and chilled water.  Most buildings on campus are served with chilled water […]

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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 […]

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Mines News Spotlight

Uncovering the Little Known History of Mines Research Institute

Perhaps the most interesting thing about the Colorado School of Mines Research Institute is the lack of public information. Despite the institute’s location in the center of Golden and being labeled as a Superfund (or CERCLA) site due to the presence of radionuclide and heavy metal contamination. The lack of awareness is due largely to […]

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Campus Issues

Online Homework: What’s the Cost of a Green Box?

Everyone on campus has had this experience at some point: after poring over lecture notes, the TA’s advice, and Snapchats of friends’ work, you finally see it; hours of crunching numbers and several cups of coffee later, you get the green box! You would celebrate, but you have four hours to sleep until your 8 […]

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Faculty Spotlight

Professor Spotlight: Dr. Michael Barankin

Dr. Barankin joined the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering department this fall. Born in Sacramento, CA he earned his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at UCLA. Barankin went on to earn his master’s degree and doctorate in Chemical Engineering at TU Delft in the Netherlands with a dissertation on novel methods for producing coatings using plasma […]

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Student Organizations

Trick or Treat so Golden Can Eat

On Halloween night, 70 CSM students gathered to trick or treat all around Golden. But they weren’t trick or treating for candy, they were trick or treating for cans and non-perishables. The event, called Trick or Treat so Golden Can Eat, was organized by USG, specifically Quinn Tenorio, Graham Weeks, James Kiousis, Tom van Ierland, […]

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Health Mines News

Health Center is There for Us in Times of Sickness and Health

With the active lifestyle of a college student and the rigorous Mines’ course load, many students just cannot afford to be sick. The Mines’ Health Center is located across from Elm Hall and next to the IM Fields. They have a staff of four doctors, six nurses, a pharmacist, and dental clinic staff including a […]

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GoldMine Offers Crowdfunding Platform for Projects at Mines

Fundraising can often be a difficult task for busy students, but a new crowdfunding platform can help members of the Mines community make their projects a reality. The Gold Mine, officially launched in early October, features campus projects and helps connect them with donors. “The whole concept behind crowdfunding is reaching out to a large […]

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First Annual Day of Service

On August 20th, 900 incoming Mines students completed over 1,000 hours of community service at more than 25 locations around the Golden community. This first annual “Day of Service” was implemented and organized by Mines senior and Lead Peer Mentor, Dana Steiner. In October, Steiner was awarded with the first-ever Mayor’s Goldmine Award for Excellence […]