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A day after Colorado State University President Larry Penley suddenly resigned after five years of leading the state’s second-largest public university, the general mood among campus and community leaders was shock.
The environmental political activist group Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, which spent $1.6 million in the 4th Congressional District against Republican Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, is celebrating the victory of Democrat Betsy Markey today.
Larry Penley, the president and chancellor of Colorado State University, unexpectedly resigned his position Wednesday via a letter to the system’s Board of Governors, effectively ending his five-year reign at the state’s second-largest public university.
His resignation, effective Nov. 30, comes weeks after an investigation by The Colorado Independent highlighted Penley’s efforts to shift state funds away from the university’s academic colleges and library system while injecting cash to the school’s athletics department and nearly tripling the budget of his own Office of the President. The investigation sparked criticisms and concern from longtime CSU faculty members and state lawmakers, who questioned Penley’s shift of public funding to nonacademic functions.
Larry Penley, the president and chancellor of Colorado State University, unexpectedly resigned his position Wednesday effectively ending his five-year reign at the state’s second-largest public university.
The resignation came weeks after The Colorado Independent published an investigative series highlighting the decisions made during Larry Penley’s tenure to increase administrative and athletics funding during the last five years.
Other Republicans around the country and in Colorado did it.
John McCain made a gracious speech to supporters Tuesday night in Arizona, where he congratulated his Democratic presidential opponent, Barack Obama, for a good campaign that has made political history. Colorado Republican Senate candidate Bob Schaffer called his opponent, Democratic Rep. Mark Udall, to congratulate him for his victory before making a thank-you speech to his supporters.
FORT COLLINS — Talk about a breakout year and a historic election in Colorado. Not only did Barack Obama become the first African-American to win the presidency, but Betsy Markey overran Republican Rep. Marilyn Musgrave to become the first Democrat elected to Colorado’s 4th Congressional District in 36 years.
Reports are streaming out of Weld County that Hispanic voters are leaving polling places without voting because voter information, including ballots, had not been translated into Spanish and because of a lack of translators available at polling places.
FORT COLLINS — Republican Bob McCluskey, who is challenging Democrat John Kefalas for the House District 52 seat, says he is hopeful he can regain the House seat he lost to Kefalas two years ago.
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After failing to out raise her Democratic opponent throughout most of the last six months, Republican Rep. Marilyn Musgrave‘s fundraising has hit overdrive in the final week of the election.