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Incubator to help AFA bridge gap

Incubator to help AFA bridge gap

The U.S. Air Force Academy is looking to cash in on its entrepreneurial spirit. For more than a half-century, the Academy has been a hotbed of research and development for all manner of technology — related to military and commercial applications — and is now looking to this innovation for potential revenue streams. “What we’re… Continue Reading Incubator to help AFA bridge gap

New D-38 leader brings multiple experiences

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New D-38 leader brings multiple experiences

Karen Brofft has begun her first year as Lewis-Palmer School District 38 superintendent. Brofft worked in both the public relations and tech fields before transitioning to education. She discussed with the Business Journal this week her plans to engage the business community, the state of public education and how to make school lunches even more… Continue Reading New D-38 leader brings multiple experiences

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Flight Plan: Brothers hope to launch entrepreneurial high school

The only things bigger than the bites on a Cush brothers fishing trip are the ideas. “Some beer, sunshine and time on a boat and it all came together,” said David Cush, the San Francisco-based CEO of Virgin America airlines. “It was like a lightning strike,” added his brother, Patrick Cush. “Let’s start an entrepreneurial… Continue Reading Flight Plan: Brothers hope to launch entrepreneurial high school

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UCCS arts center on track for 2017

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UCCS arts center on track for 2017

Talk of the UCCS Visual and Performing Arts Center has been relatively quiet since last year, when the university announced plans to build the sprawling cultural complex. Word of a Trader Joe’s moving into the nearby University Village Colorado and of other major projects on the Cragmor Campus have overshadowed the planning phase for the… Continue Reading UCCS arts center on track for 2017

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Colorado College raises $18.6 million

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Colorado College announced Wednesday that it has raised $18.6 million in charitable giving since last summer — the third best year for the campaign in the school’s 140-year history. The cash gifts came from 9,000 alumni, parents, students and friends of the college, and made for a 27-percent increase from last year’s fundraising, according to… Continue Reading Colorado College raises $18.6 million

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United Way collects more this year

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Contributions to Pikes Peak United Way increased slightly in the fiscal year that ended June 30, said President and CEO Jason Wood. Last year, the nonprofit collected around $5.5 million, he said. This year there is an additional $200,000 in the contribution baskets. “We saw a better level of giving, from corporations to individuals,” Wood… Continue Reading United Way collects more this year

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In a deal with the U.S. Department of Education, Corinthian Colleges Inc. has agreed to draw down the remainder of its operations, including the sale of all of its Colorado schools. The agreement stipulates that the Santa Ana-based owner will sell 85 of its for-profit schools and close 12 others within the next six months.… Continue Reading All Colorado Corinthian colleges for sale as part of agreement

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All Colorado Corinthian schools for sale

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All Colorado Corinthian schools for sale

In a deal with the U.S. Department of Education, Corinthian College Inc. agreed Thursday to draw down the remainder of its operations, including the sale of all of its Colorado schools. The agreement stipulates that the Santa Ana-based owner will sell 85 of its for-profit schools and close 12 others within the next six months. Among the schools… Continue Reading All Colorado Corinthian schools for sale

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PPCC hires new director of grants

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PPCC hires new director of grants

Tammye Pirie was hired as the director of grants for Pikes Peak Community College. Pirie will oversee the Grant Office and guide PPCC’s grants development and management services as they relate to the solicitations, acquisition and management of governmental funding and support from private funders, focusing on project design, processes, training and oversight required to… Continue Reading PPCC hires new director of grants

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After months of state and federal investigations into its business practices, Corinthian Colleges Inc. has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education to plan the winding down of some of its operations — including its two facilities in Colorado Springs. The deal, announced Monday, stipulates the creation of an operating agreement by July… Continue Reading Everest swims, like its students, in uncertainty

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