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Hydro is now open at CSU Spur, completing the one-of-a-kind CSU System campus in north Denver. Hydro offers public education, research, and policy discussions related to water. It joins Vida, which focuses on health, and Terra, centered on food and agriculture.


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Rapid decline

The Colorado River Basin is in crisis. Brad Udall, an eminent CSU climate researcher, describes the implications of a 23-year megadrought for Colorado and six surrounding states. Here, 40 million people and 5.5 million farm acres depend on the river and its tributaries.

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A CSU alumnus who teaches in the tiny town of Granada, Colorado, rallied his students and worked closely with a community of Japanese Americans to resurrect painful history at Camp Amache, leading to its new status as a National Historic Site.

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Saluting military students

At CSU Global, students with military ties make up 13 percent of total enrollment, and the online university offers several programs to help them succeed. Now, the school ranks No. 6 in the nation for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans.

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New president

Amy Parsons returns to Colorado State University as its 16th president, focusing on issues including faculty compensation and access for students from traditionally underserved groups. She earlier held leadership roles with CSU and the CSU System.

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Makeover coming

The Clark Building is the busiest academic building on the CSU campus in Fort Collins, but it’s been largely unchanged since 1968. That is set to change.

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Enrollment records

At the CSU System’s three degree-granting campuses, enrollment is rebounding after the COVID-19 pandemic. The flagship in Fort Collins, for instance, welcomed its largest freshman class in August.

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In memory: Joe Blake

The CSU System lost a beloved leader when Chancellor Emeritus Joe Blake recently passed away. He left a legacy in education, business, and community service.

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Sunshiny day

CSU Pueblo wears a green crown as the first college campus in Colorado to reach net-zero energy efficiency. It’s the result of an impressive new solar array.

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In overdrive

CSU Pueblo recently neared a goal of $100 million in its comprehensive fundraising campaign – so the university raised its goal to directly benefit students.

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Research revs up

A new research institute at CSU Pueblo will conduct research and teach students about innovations in railroad, ground, and intermodal transportation.

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Never too late

Mary Kay McCarty recently graduated from CSU Global at the age of 81, becoming a commencement speaker and inspirational figure for the online university.

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