As graduation approaches, we see a notable uptick in campus activity, with term papers nearing completion and preparations for finals by both faculty and students. Recently, I was fortunate to help two honors students by serving on their thesis committees (honors theses need to be completed much earlier than other end-of-semester assignments).
So why – if most of the students who attend a junior/senior level course have close to perfect or perfect attendance, do well on exams, quizzes and a paper – would we not give them A’s and B’s? They earned it.
“I have come to believe that scientists are truly today’s superheroes. We may not have omnipotent suits in our closets like Tony Stark or be able to read minds like Charles Xavier, but when it comes to saving the world, to believing no disease incurable, no planet too far away, no species too unimportant, the scientific community is a pretty heroic bunch. And just like any good superheroes, tackling the greatest of obstacles requires teamwork.”
I wandered deep into a spruce fir forest, far from a road, not far from a small lake, and sat down in the shadows to see what would happen. In just a few minutes, a party broke out — a dinner party.
As a comprehensive research and educational institution, the University of Colorado Boulder innovates. We maintain a leadership role relative to our peers by innovating across an impressive range of academic fields. Even with declining state support, CU-Boulder has continued to advance in new areas and is doing so in remarkable ways.
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