Scientists shutdown, a contingency plan, and a new president

By Jessica Caballero

Nobel Prize-winning physicists left to “dream up new ideas” during government shutdown

CU-Boulder’s David Wineland and Eric Cornell have been furloughed during the government shutdown with their work at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Long-term projects having to do with quantum computing and developing better atomic clocks have been put on hold and the scientists are losing ground — and time — against their colleagues. Hear more about their frustrations and how they’re keeping optimistic from Sarah Kuta of The Daily Camera.

Thanks to a contingency plan, federal financial aid continues uninterrupted

According to USA Today’s Emily Atteberry, the Department of Education created a government shutdown contingency plan that allows for limited functionality of financial aid transactions, including loan payments, aid disbursements and FAFSA. The Federal Financial Aid website is still up and running under the government’s plan.

Dr. Carrie Hauser named president of Colorado Mountain College

Carrie Hauser, a UCLA alumna and an avid climber, has been named president of Colorado Mountain College, which has 10 campuses across Colorado in Aspen, Breckenridge and Dillon, Buena Vista, Carbondale, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Rifle, Spring Valley and Steamboat Springs. Hauser has been in administrative positions across Colorado, as part of boards and commissions for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. She has also been president of Kauffman Scholars, Inc., a program specializing in access and college preparation for urban students in Kansas City.

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