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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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Everest to remain open pending further federal action

Less than a week after Corinthian Colleges Inc. announced a 21-day federal funding suspension by the U.S. Department of Education, a company executive has said that its more than 100 campuses will remain tentatively operational. In an email to its staff Monday, Corinthian Chairman and CEO Jack Massimino said the company has “reached an agreement in principle… Continue Reading Everest to remain open pending further federal action

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Catamount Institute takes classroom outdoors

Several girls gathered to the west of the giant, muddy puddle that had formed just outside the boundaries of Sondermann Park, where the sounds of Interstate 25 are all but lost alongside the gurgle of Mesa Creek. “I’m not touching any mud,” one said, matter-of-factly. “Me either,” was the response. All of that changed. The… Continue Reading Catamount Institute takes classroom outdoors

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Graduations helpful for hospitality industry

Area college commencements can mean a sizeable economic injection to the hospitality industry. Many businesses, from Monument to the south end of Colorado Springs, have seen a significant increase in customers the past couple weeks. Some of that is simply due to warming weather and the inevitable spike in tourists. But it’s difficult to deny… Continue Reading Graduations helpful for hospitality industry

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