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An estimated 9,500 visitors will visit the Pikes Peak region for the Air Force Academy’s annual Parents’ Weekend, starting Thursday. The visitors are expected to bring an additional $7.5 million in direct revenue to Colorado Springs businesses and an additional $556,776 in sales tax revenue. Academy officials say the numbers are a fraction of the… Continue Reading Parents’ weekend to bring $7.5M to Springs economy

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AFA ranks in top ten for second time

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In its second accolade of the week, the Air Force Academy is ranked as one of the top 10 universities in the nation, according to Forbes. Forbes released its best colleges ranking Wednesday, ranking the academy as the tenth best. The magazine ranked Williams College in Massachusetts at the top, followed by Princeton, the U.S.… Continue Reading AFA ranks in top ten for second time

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Academy ranked in top colleges list

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The Air Force Academy received top 10 rankings in the most available professors, low drug and alcohol use and best school administration in a review of top colleges released by Princeton Review. The review ranks the Air Force academy’s faculty fifth in the nation in “most accessible professors,” and ranked its administration ninth in the… Continue Reading Academy ranked in top colleges list

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The Air Force Academy Board of Visitors is meeting to hear an update on the school’s academics, discipline and other matters. The board will meet Friday and Saturday at the academy outside Colorado Springs. Lt. Gen. Michael Gould, the academy superintendent, is expected to attend. Also expected are Daniel B. Ginsberg, assistant secretary of the… Continue Reading AF Academy Board of Visitors meeting on campus

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The Air Force Academy has an annual economic impact of $851 million dollars, according to a study released today by the academy. That figure includes direct and indirect jobs, construction projects, businesses located on the academy – it does not include the 440,000 tourists who visit the academy every year. The academy employs more than… Continue Reading Air Force Academy’s economic impact: $851 million

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Tomorrow The Air Force Academy will dedicate a new chapel that’s intended to accomodate the religious needs of the earth-centered spirituality. Academy officials say the space will be open to all faith groups and individuals for communal worship or individual devotion, but that priority will be given to the earth-centered spirituality community. The chapel is located on… Continue Reading New Academy chapel for earth-centered worship

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The Air Force Academy’s department of management maintained its accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, an accrediting body for schools offering undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. The accreditation provides validation of the AFA’s faculty and academic program, said Col. Andrew Armacost, permanent professor and head of the… Continue Reading AFA management department earns international accreditation

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AFA cadets graded by National Security Agency

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Most college students have finals graded by tough professors, but the cadets at the Air Force Academy are being tested by the National Security Agency. The 11th annual Cyber Defense Exercise is being held this week at the academy. Cadets will design, build and defend computer networks against simulated intrusions by the National Security Agency’s… Continue Reading AFA cadets graded by National Security Agency

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Synthetic pot ban up for CO vote

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A state ban on synthetic marijuana is up for a vote in the Colorado Senate. The bill that will be debated today would outlaw several chemicals used to make synthetic cannabinoids. The chemicals are widely available on the Internet and mimic the effects of marijuana in products called “Spice” or “K2.” The legality of the… Continue Reading Synthetic pot ban up for CO vote

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AFA hosting student engineering competition

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Civil engineering students will build steel bridges make concrete float during a two-hour competition that’s part of the 2011 American Society of Civil Engineers Rocky Mountain Student Conference at the Air Force Academy this week. The ASCE regional conference brings 400 students, cadets and faculty members from 16 schools in the United States and Mexico… Continue Reading AFA hosting student engineering competition

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