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Memorial paints rosier financial picture

Memorial Health System’s financial picture is looking pretty rosy these days – thanks to some changes made internally and to the rebounding stock market. Memorial reported January earnings at $4.8 million, exceeding its budget and the previous year’s numbers. The information was part of the hospital’s monthly report to the Colorado Springs City Council. “In… Continue Reading Memorial paints rosier financial picture

CU launches billion-dollar fundraising effort

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The University of Colorado system is launching its most ambitious fundraising campaign in the university system’s history. The $1.5 billion comprehensive campaign will benefit all four campuses, including the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The university has raised more than $900 million since the silent phase of the campaign began in July2006. Major fundraising… Continue Reading CU launches billion-dollar fundraising effort

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Economic stress hits next generation hard

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Hit hard by a deepening recession during first quarter 2009, students were faced with tough choices – and in some cases, panicked. A study by the University of Arizona showed that students struggled with the financial recession just as adults did – and their experiences could echo through the economy for years. In an Arizona… Continue Reading Economic stress hits next generation hard

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If you’re inclined to keep score, I’ll help you out: There will be five uses of “but” in this column, which means that almost every time I am making a point, I’ll be contradicting something I previously wrote. In an open letter that ran in the CSBJ’s Jan. 29 edition, Steve Bartolin, the CEO of… Continue Reading City committee a good idea, but …

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