Renting out dorm rooms on Airbnb? Absolutely not, CU-Boulder says

Student in Boston facing disciplinary action for trying to rent out room
02/08/2016 05:16 PM MST
University of Colorado students: Let Jack Worth's story be a cautionary tale. Worth, a sophomore at Emerson College in Boston, could be facing disciplinary action from his school for renting out his dorm room on Airbnb, the popular vacation rental website that allows users to offer up a room or their entire home. 
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Former CU-Boulder professor pleads guilty to theft in lab equipment scheme
02/08/2016 11:29 AM MST - A former University of Colorado professor arrested on suspicion of creating a company to sell marked-up lab equipment to the Boulder campus has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft and has been given a six-month deferred sentence. Full Story

CU-Boulder program helping low-income, first-gen students on path to grad school
02/06/2016 02:06 PM MST - The University of Colorado wants to help low-income and first-generation college students think beyond graduation and picture themselves as doctors, lawyers, researchers and entrepreneurs. Full Story

CU-Boulder, Michigan State professors taking new approach to introductory science
02/07/2016 12:24 PM MST - University of Colorado biology professor Michael Klymkowsky doesn't want introductory science courses to weed out students based solely on their ability to memorize large amounts of material. Full Story

CU paid $140K in bonuses during rocky rollout of new payroll system
02/06/2016 10:35 AM MST - Dozens of University of Colorado employees received bonuses totaling $140,000 for their work on new payroll and finance systems that got off to a rough start late last year, leaving some workers without paychecks in December and January. Full Story

CU to employees: 'Hang in there' with new payroll, finance programs
02/04/2016 05:31 PM MST - The University of Colorado system's top human resources official says nearly all employees who didn't get their January paychecks last week should now be paid, and asked CU staffers to "hang in there" as the university works out the kinks in its new payroll and finance systems. Full Story

No surge in overall U.S. crime due to 'Ferguson effect,' CU-Boulder study finds
02/04/2016 06:23 PM MST - A University of Colorado-led study found no surge in overall or violent crime in large U.S. cities due to the so-called "Ferguson effect" following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in 2014. Full Story

CU student killed in Boulder stabbing to be awarded posthumous doctorate
02/04/2016 06:32 PM MST - The University of Colorado grad student who was stabbed to death in downtown Boulder in December will be awarded a posthumous doctorate degree. Full Story

CU-Boulder opens multi-stall, all-gender restroom in student center
02/04/2016 06:23 PM MST - The University Memorial Center announced the opening of the restroom this week as the first multi-stall, all-gender restroom inside the building. The project cost $176,400 and was funded by student fees. Full Story

Tom Perez, U.S. labor secretary, to speak at CU-Boulder
02/04/2016 06:32 PM MST - U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez is scheduled to speak at the University of Colorado Law School's Silicon Flatirons Center on Tuesday. Full Story

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Are car keys a thing of the past?

The furor over General Motors' deadly ignition switch has the potential to doom the car key, a technology drivers have been using for 65 years. Full Story
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Famous bidders lining up to buy Clippers

Billionaires, entertainers and athletes alike announced their intentions to pursue the Los Angeles Clippers with varying degrees of seriousness Wednesday, proving the longtime losers will be quite a prize if the NBA is able to wrest control of the team away from Donald Sterling after his lifetime ban for racist remarks. Full Story
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Louis CK is back and grumpier than ever

Louie, who (like Louis) is a New York comic and a divorced father of two daughters, knows struggle and angst and cloudy wonderment. He views life through eyes with a stricken look, dwelling in a state of comfortable dread. Full Story